Local Impact Partners

Franklin Area Sites

PATH PROJECT
Location: 700 W Meade Blvd Franklin, TN 37064
Contact Person: Margaret Jane Strelecki
Appropriate Ages: Highschool-Adult
 

Rolling Hills and Path Project began a partnership in 2012 to launch a program for at-risk youth in the Franklin Estates mobile home community, which is home to mainly first and second generation Hispanic immigrants. Many of these children lack positive role models, basic learning skills, and face the hopelessness that often leads to gang violence, teen pregnancy, and high drop out rates. We work with families, schools, and businesses to help the kids at Franklin Estates find the right path for their lives - spiritually, socially, and academically. 

  • Tuesday 3:00-4:00 Middle School
  • Tuesday 4:15-5:15 3rd & 4th grade
  • Thursday 3:00-4:00 PreK and K
  • Thursday 4:15-5:15 1st & 2nd grade

In addition to serving with the tutoring program, Community Groups can provide individually packaged snacks and drinks or school supplies (mainly new/gently used books) for the ongoing ministry. Around the holiday season there are also many opportunities for Community Groups to sponsor an age group, help out with Christmas parties, or support a Franklin Estates family. For any additional interests or question, call Margaret Jane

THRIFT SMART FRANKLIN
Location: 454 Downs Blvd Franklin, TN 37064
Contact Person: Grecia Rodriguez or (615) 833-8200 ext. 21
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult
 

Thrift Smart is a thrift store where 100% of proceeds benefit charity. Each donation of clothes or goods to one of their stores benefits the lives of others. They offer group opportunities to volunteer. Your community group can “adopt a department” and take care of it weekly or monthly or you can simply bring your group of any size to clean and help categorize the donations. 

FRANKLIN HOUSING AUTHORITY
Location: 200 Spring Street Franklin, TN 37064
Contact Person: Tina Payne. (615) 794-1247, ext 212
Appropriate Ages: Birth- Adult
 

Franklin Housing Authority has been providing affordable housing to families in need for over 40 years. Today they serve approximately 230 families in the City of Franklin, from young families to senior citizens, and those with special needs.  Current volunteer opportunities include:

Administrative
  • Newsletter – collating and mailing the monthly newsletter and possible help with articles
Events
  • Assist with the monthly community learning events
Mentoring
  • Assist with mentoring residents and their families
BEGIN ANEW OF MIDDLE TN, WILLIAMSON CO. CAMPUS (FORMERLY CWJC)
Location: 1350 W Main Street Franklin, TN 37064
Contact Person: Lauren Christians or (615) 332-2480
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult
 

Begin Anew (formerly Christian Women’s Job Corp) empowers individuals to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources. Begin Anew serves the Middle Tennessee area through five locations in Nashville, Madison, and Franklin, TN. The program provides three curriculum tracks for students: High School Equivalency test preparation, Computer and Job Skills, and Life Skill English.

Volunteers are needed to help with classes during evenings throughout the week, collect supplies to feed the kids and furnish classrooms, help in the office, tutoring, or loving kids by donating your time. There is also a great need for prayer partners. To be a prayer partner, you would come to an evening class one time to meet and get to know your partner. Then, for the remainder of the semester, you would send scripture, prayer, and encouragement to your partner in the form of a text message. In addition to these regular needs, there are opportunities around Thanksgiving and Christmas to provide food baskets or toy boxes to families in need.

WAVES, INC.
Location: 145 Southeast Pkwy Suite 100 Franklin, TN 37064
Contact Person: Emily Layton or (615) 794-7955, ext. 2128
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult
 

WAVES works on behalf of individuals with intellectual disabilities and operates eight homes and four apartments in Fairview and Franklin.  WAVES currently provides around-the-clock support and services for 27 individuals. Volunteers and community groups are needed to do yard or housework at residential homes, office support, assisting at special events, and helping clients at Day programs.

GRACEWORKS MINISTRIES
Location: 104 Southeast Parkway Franklin, TN 37064
Contact Person: Brian Myers (Church Coordinator), Erin at (615) 794-9055, ext. 121 or Phil Rutledge (Food Pantry), (615) 794-9055, ext. 132
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult
 

In Williamson County, TN, struggling families turn to GraceWorks Ministries, a Christian nonprofit which helps supply the basics of life, including food items or assistance with rent or utilities. They have multiple outlets for you and your community group to serve:

Thrift Store
Tag & sort clothes
Price & organize home goods
Sort, fold & price linens
Restock merchandise
Sort new donations
Organize & clean

Food Pantry
Assemble Fuel Bags
Process new food donations
Sort food by type & expiration date
Organize stored foods in warehouse
Restock pantry shelves
Fill grocery carts
Database/Administration
Enter client & donation information
Create signage, file, organize supplies
Answer phones & assist clients

In addition to the ongoing needs, they are in need of volunteers for the following upcoming events:

  • Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk — November 23 and 24: help includes set up, clean up, and/or registration
  • Thanksgiving Baskets/Christmas Baskets: organize and deliver food baskets around the holiday

*To volunteer with GraceWorks, simply go to their website, click ‘Be A Volunteer’ in the upper right corner, then select ‘Groups & Schools’ and follow their sign up process.

TENNESSEE BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOME
Location: 1310 Franklin Road, Brentwood TN 37027
Contact: Sara Goehring or (615) 376-3190
Appropriate Ages: Birth-Adult
 

Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home (TBHC) exists to minister the love of Christ to children and families in crisis. TBHC provides residential care across five locations and foster care services through our Caring Community Ministries. Volunteers and community groups can help on quarterly workdays, take the kids out during a “Cottage Night Out”, or take care of the kids right at the children’s home during a “House Parent night out”.

CARE PACKAGES FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS

*Care Packages are appropriate for Birth – Adult participants

A great way to make a difference in the community is to show support for our local schools by making care packages for the faculty and staff. We have a running list of schools and supplies that you need to make RHCC care packages. Contact Jason Hale directly for more information. 

Nashville Area Sites

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Location: 2144 Fairfax Avenue Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Person: Volunteer Coordinator at (615) 343-4000
Appropriate Ages: Adult
 

The Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents also can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. Volunteers are needed to clean, organize the house, host a “wish list” item drive, collect goodie bags, or cook a meal for the families staying at the house. Special event volunteers help with fundraising events and other special projects for the organization. Additionally, volunteer groups provide much needed meals for families after a long day at the hospital. 

HOPE CLINIC FOR WOMEN
Location: 1810 Hayes Street Nashville, TN. 37203
Contact Person: Missi Mitchell or (615) 627-2790
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult
 

Hope Clinic for Women is a faith-based, safe and confidential place for anyone dealing with unplanned pregnancies, prevention, pregnancy loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, of abortion), and postpartum depression. 

Current Church Partnership Service Opportunities:

  • Mailings (seasonal/events)
  • Properties (landscaping, painting,deep cleaning)
  • Clothing Room (Spring and Fall)
  • Fundraising (Baby Bottle Campaign, Diaper Drive, etc.)
  • Events (day-of)
NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CAMPUS
Women's Campus: 
Location: 1716 Rosa L Parks Blvd Nashville, TN 37208
Contact: Tiffany Fortunato. (615) 312-1586
 
MEN'S CAMPUS: 
Location: 639 Lafayette Street Nashville, TN 37203
Contact: Joy Plank. (615) 312-1544
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult

Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing, and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life degrading problems. Our goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus, and through Him, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life, and become a positive part of the community. Volunteers can help serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to residents and walk-ins, as well as teach a class, tutor a student, or play with kids.

WORLD RELIEF
Location: 1655 Murfreesboro Pike Suite G Nashville, TN 37217
Contact Person: Logan Jolley
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult
 

World Relief is a resettlement agency that works with the local Church to serve vulnerable refugees and immigrants arriving in the United States. Volunteers can help with apartment set-ups, rides to appointments, ESL classes, warehouse assistant, friendship partner, or with the Journey program- a high school youth program that provides mentorship and homework help to international teenagers.

THRIFT SMART
Nashville Location: 4890 Nolensville Road Nashville, TN 37211
Contact Person: Grecia Rodriguez or (615) 833-8200 ext. 21
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult
 

Thrift Smart is a thrift store where 100% of their proceeds benefit charity. Each donation of clothes or goods to one of their stores benefits the lives of others. Volunteers can help organize donations in the back or clean/pick up the store.

BEGIN ANEW OF MIDDLE TN, NASHVILLE CAMPUS (FORMERLY CWJC)
Location: First Baptist Church, 108 7th Ave South Nashville, TN 37203
Contact Person: Lauren Christians or (615) 332-2480. Tracy Gholson, Program Coordinator or 615) 440-7526.
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult
 

Begin Anew (formerly Christian Women’s Job Corp) empowers individuals to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources. Begin Anew serves the Middle Tennessee area through five locations in Nashville, Madison, and Franklin, TN. The program provides three curriculum tracks for students: High School Equivalency test preparation, Computer and Job Skills, and Life Skill English.

Volunteers are needed to help with classes during evenings throughout the week, collect supplies to feed the kids and furnish classrooms, help in the office, tutoring, or loving kids by donating your time. There is also a great need for prayer partners. To be a prayer partner, you would come to an evening class one time to meet and get to know your partner. Then, for the remainder of the semester, you would send scripture, prayer, and encouragement to your partner in the form of a text message. In addition to these regular needs, there are opportunities around Thanksgiving and Christmas to provide food baskets or toy boxes to families in need.

4:13 STRONG
Location: 1262 Foster Ave. Nashville, TN 37210
Contact Person: Steve Norris
Appropriate Ages: 10 – Adult
 

4:13 Strong aims to help break the cycle of poverty, crime and dependency by providing faith-based educational, vocational, and life skills training. Their vision is to create the path to legitimacy, independence and self-sufficiency for at-risk young men who want to radically improve their lives. Community groups can help prepare a dinner meal and then eat with the men or provide some evening tutoring. Tutoring requires no special knowledge—just a little patience is needed. Other volunteer opportunities include providing non-perishable food items or doing a campus work day (gutter cleaning, landscaping, painting, basketball court repair, etc.). Men can also join in on a 4:13 small group, host a movie night with the boys, grocery shop for the house, organize experiences for the boys like fishing, hiking, canoeing…etc. You can also show your support by attending their upcoming event:

CARE PACKAGES FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS

*Care Packages are appropriate for Birth – Adult participants

A great way to make a difference in the community is to show support for our local schools by making care packages for the faculty and staff. We have a running list of schools and supplies that you need to make RHCC care packages. Contact Jason Hale directly for more information.

NURSING HOMES

*All Nursing Homes are appropriate for Birth – Adult participants

CLAIBORNE HUGHES
Location: 200 Strahl Street Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 615-791-1103
Contact Person: Sabrina Sholar
MORNING POINTE OF BRENTWOOD
Location: 1522 Wilson Pike Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: 615-285-3455 (office)
ARBORS AT WILLOW SPRINGS
Location: 1040 Campbell Station Pkwy Spring Hill, TN 37174
Phone: 615-522-1128 (cell)
Contact Person: Melanie Rouse
BELVEDERE COMMONS
Location: 303 South Royal Oaks Blvd. Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 615-794-6693
Contact Person: Emily Nesbitt
MORNINGSIDE OF FRANKLIN
Location: 105 Sunrise Circle Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: 615-591-3362
Contact Person: Marie Smith
NHC PLACE COOL SPRINGS
Location: 211 Cool Springs Blvd Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: (615) 778-6800 
Contact Person: ask for Recreation