NFC Charities

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April’s Charity

This April, NFC will be supporting Tennessee Respite Coalition.The Tennessee Respite Coalition’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for family caregivers through respite. Caregivers are those who take care of spouses, parents, children, siblings, or other loved ones facing a wide array of special needs. Respite is temporary relief for caregivers.  It is a service in which care is provided to individuals who have disabilities and other special needs conditions so the caregiver can take a break. Check out www.tnrespite.org for more information about the TRC and resources for caregivers.\

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March’s Charity

This March, Networking for  Charity will be hosting a networking mixer. Each month we support different charities and this month we are taking some time to support ourselves. Once in a while we have to raise funds for NFC in order to do our best at raising money for charity

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February’s Charity

For the month of February, Networking for Charity is proud to support The Patriot Foundation. The Patriot Foundation is a charitable organization that exists solely to financially support a summer camp for underprivileged children, known as Barefoot Republic. 
Every year, children from all over Tennessee, the United States and the world attend this well known Christian summer camp. And each year many children cannot afford the priceless life lessons and experience that come with going to summer camp. 
This is where The Patriot Foundation comes in. The Patriot Foundation awards underprivileged children with the opportunity to attend Barefoot Republic and have the fun they deserve in a happy and safe environment. 

Head over to the website of this great organization at  www.barefootrepublic.org to find out it and how you might be able to help.

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January’s Charity

This January, we are supporting the Cervical Cancer Coalition of Tennessee. CCCT educates women to take charge of their health and to increase awareness about HPV and cervical cancer, which in turn reduces cancer incidence and mortality.

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December’s Charity Networking For Charity is proud to be working with Toys For Tots for the month of December. The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located.  In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign.  Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations. Head over to the website of this great organization at  www.toysfortots.org to find out it and how you might be able to help.

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November’s Charity Networking For Charity is proud to be working with The American Red Cross for this month of November.

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas:

 

  • Disaster relief
  • Supporting America’s Military Families
  • Providing lifesaving blood
  • Health and Safety Services
  • International Services

Head over to the website of this great organization at  www.RedCross.org to find out it and how you might be able to help.

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October’s Charity Imagine bringing your new baby home from the hospital. It should be a time of celebration and great joy, but what if your baby is born 10 weeks early? What if your baby weighs less than 2 pounds? Instead of going home, you visit your baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. A neonatologist talks to you in medical terms that are difficult to understand. A nurse checks your baby’s tubes and monitors. You feel overwhelmed and helpless. However, the nurse tells you about an organization of parents who have experienced the crisis of preterm delivery. A Peer Counselor comes to see you right there in the hospital. She listens as you express your fears, anxiety and grief. She shows you pictures of her healthy 7-year old, whose birth weight was the same as your baby’s. You have hope for your baby’s future. Parents Reaching Out’s peer counseling program provides support and encouragement to families with high-risk pregnancies or a critically ill child. By matching families with others that have had similar experiences, Parents Reaching Out is able to meet the emotional and practical challenges families may experience during these critical times. Head over to the website of this great organization at www.parentsreachingout-tn.org to find out it and how you might be able to help.

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Gabrielle Dickinson, NFC’s public relations intern, presenting September’s dontations to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

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September’s charity is Second Harvest Food Bank Of Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee opened its doors in 1978 with commitment from several community leaders. The purpose of the organization was to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups and individuals who wished to help provide food for hungry people in Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. During the 2011/2012 fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed 19,400,293 pounds of food to over 400 Partner Agencies providing more than 16 million meals of food to hungry men, women and children throughout our 46-county service area. Second Harvest’s vision of ending hunger is more important than ever. Hunger is a big problem, and we need everyone’s help to solve this issue. According to the USDA, an estimated 49 million Americans are at risk of hunger, and almost 14 million U.S. children under 18 are food insecure. One in four children in the state of Tennessee are food insecure, and in Middle Tennessee alone, 31 percent of the people Second Harvest serves are children. If you like what Second Harvest is doing, come to a Networking For Charity event in September. If you wish to do more, check out Second Harvest’s website here.

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Gabrielle Dickinson, NFC’s public relations intern, presenting August’s dontations to Jennifer Wheeler, Humane Society’s Development Director. “More than seventy cents of every dollar we receive goes directly to our programs and services, assisting animals within Davidson County.  While NHA is recognized nationally for our outstanding staff and programs, we are not operated or funded by any national humane group or governmental agency.  We simply rely on friends like you to help us to fulfill our mission!”   Nashville Humane Society.org

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