Volunteers

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You guys rock and we think you are the best! This section to dedicated to spotlighting our wonderful Volunteers. 

To our volunteers. If you have a volunteer or volunteers at your congregation who help with Family Promise and would like to show them off please contact us.

 

 

Obsmonge build

Thanks to StaffSource for their volunteer day with Family Promise building obstacles for Obsmonge!  Go to www.obsmonge.com and sign up to participate or volunteer today!

 

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Volunteer Spotlight January 2015: The Importance of reading!

  Over the holidays a team from KPMG came to Family Promise with a mission – to provide books for our children to read and to take with them to their new homes.  This wonderful group built a bookshelf, filled it with books and read to the kids. In conjunction with First Books, a national nonprofit dedicated to child literacy, KPMG helped open they eyes of our children to the joys of books. Each was able to pick a favorite to call his own.  KPMG’s gift keeps on giving. Family Promise also received a grant to purchase additional books. After consultation with our current guests age 3 to 12 we just ordered over 100 additional books including Ramona, Junie B Jones, The BoxCar Kids Mysteries and Tails of a Fourth Grade Nothing. These titles will bring back memories for most of us!  Now each child will take home books for their new room and with them the joys of reading.

 


 

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 Volunteer Spotlight December 2014: Lily’s Birthday Gift!

Lily decided to do something special for her Birthday. Rather than receiving gifts she gathered art supplies for the children at Family Promise. She made individual art kits with pens, pencils , colors and paper.  She gathered construction paper, glue and scissors for arts and crafts. Then, thoughtfully grouped them adding cups to hold supplies while one is working. When I asked Lily why she wanted to bring art supplies, she said “some people have difficulty expressing themselves speaking or writing but everyone likes to draw.” At our beautiful new day center we have cabinets where these supplies are kept for use by our families. This weekend art happened! When we returned to the office there were Christmas wreaths made from the hand prints of each child! I think Lily would be delighted to see them and know the joy she brought to those in the house.

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Volunteer Spotlight October 2014:

A wonderful group of women (and one guy) from Fuse Church spent a Saturday morning painting the office space at West View. They were a joy to be around and they knew what they were doing too. The Holy Spirit was evident in their cheerfulness and smiles. A few of us had about as much paint on ourselves as the wall but great progress was made. When supplies ran out, I was ready to pack up and go home. They had other ideas and went out for more paint and donated it as well. Many thanks to Fuse Church for sharing their faith and commitment.
A group of Johnson University Students spent the day painting at West View as a day of service project. Music filled the air and Lauren, Jenna, Beth, Evan and Frankie primed the walls for painting. I had the opportunity to hear their educational and personal goals. These students are impressive and giving back is a part of who they are. Worried about our young people and our future leaders? I am not. Thanks to the team from Johnson University.

 


 

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Volunteer Spotlight May 2014:

Two volunteer families from Knoxville really saved the day for our Family Promise families when they planned and executed “Spring Break Day Camp” at the Harley House.  Many thanks to Taylor, Alex, Chris, Timothy and Alden along with Moms Ginny and Ashley gave our 7 children a real day camp experience over spring break.  With all the kids home from school it can get crowded quickly at the Harley House! Our awesome volunteers came for two days, 5 hours each day with tons of fun – bubbles, sidewalk chalk, craft projects, tee shirts to tie dye, games to play and lots of ole fashioned running, skipping and jumping!  Ice cream Sundays with all the fixings hit the spot on a very warm spring day. Our kids were exhausted by the end of the day and our parents had time for uninterrupted work and a little needed rest. Thank you so very much!

 


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Volunteer Spotlight April 2014:

“My knitting goes everywhere, even when I help host for our Family Promise of Knoxville families. Curiosity, about what I was doing quickly became an eagerness to learn to knit too. Yarn and knitting needles were provided and the lessons began. What a joy to see the smiles on the faces of the women, men, and children as we sat around talking and knitted. Our week together was such a memorable time for me”.
Thank you Family Promise of Knoxville for bringing us together,
Roz Yenzer


 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Feb 2014 :

One of our “Move in” Teams.

Move in days are one of the happiest times at Family Promise. They would not be possible without our many volunteers: those who volunteer time, muscle, and hugs for our Families.
This month our “Volunteer spotlight” shines on ~ 
Calvin Harris, Alvin Jenkins and Steve Krupski from First Farragut United Methodist, and Paul & Marcia Fisher from Powell Presbyterian.

 


 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jan 2014

We are happy to Welcome A New Year and this month’s Volunteer Spotlight:  Marisa.  Marisa’s birthday is close to Christmas. Therefore, she asked all her friends to bring a gift for Family Promise of Knoxville to her party instead of a gift for herself! Marisa and her Mom sent information to all her guests about Family Promise of Knoxville, along with her Birthday Party invitation. 

Thanks to Marisa and her friends, we received many new toys for the New Day Center and personal hygiene items for our families in the program. We are so grateful to Marissa for her thoughtfulness. 
 

 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dec. 2013

The girls of Brownie and Daisy Troop 20417 are our featured volunteers this month. They raised money, planned purchases, shopped, decorated and personally delivered their donations with smiles all around!  
We have the best volunteers and we are so thankful!

 


 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nov. 2013

Louella McElroy and Patti Kirk, Family Promise volunteers at Ascension Episcopal, learned folks that are homeless don’t usually buy pajamas – shoes and clothes for school are so much more important. So, the day the families arrive, each child has a freshly made bed and a new pair of pj’s on the pillow. Often the kids are so excited they put them on right away and wear them to dinner! Patti and Louella feel they receive the best gift – the great big smiles of kids in their new pajamas!
Thank You to Patti, Louella, and all of our Volunteers
We think you guys are the best!

 


 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Oct. 2013

These Ladies are our Birthday Bash Group every month they come and celebrate all of the Birthday of our guests from that month. Yesterday they celebrated September! We would like to Give a Quick Shout Out and A big Thank You to these Ladies! What a great gift for our guest