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#Lovechattanooga

We Love Chattanooga.

We love to wear the shirts, put the stickers on our cars, and experience all that this city has to offer.
But what would happen if we showed our love for Chattanooga by the way we treated people? 

Imagine the impact we could have on our city if we Love Chattanooga one person at a time.
That means showing up to serve, meeting people right where they are, giving, inviting someone to dinner, connecting on a personal level.
We want to point people to real help and real hope. We want to point people to Jesus.

That is what #LoveChattanooga means to us.
Connecting. Serving. Giving.

Our Community Partners.

We partner long-term with organizations who make a difference in our local community.  For more information, on how to serve alongside us at one of our church wide service events or ongoing service projects, email our Connections Director: [email protected]
Hardy Elementary is a Title I school and a part of the Opportunity Zone Learning Community. They have approximately 480 students, Pre-K through 5th grade, along with 75 faculty and staff members, who are committed to empowering students to be learners and leaders. 
MetMin offers individuals and families a bridge to continuing self-sufficiency, especially for those who have exhausted all other kinds of support.  Through emergency financial assistance combined with stabilizing, wrap-around services, they exist to keep crisis from recurring.
Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga is dedicated to reducing shelter stays, increasing the number of homeless families that transition to stability, employment or income supports if disabled, housing, supportive and follow-up services and self-sufficiency.
First Things First focuses on providing healthy relationship skills to all. Through face-to-face classes and events, experiential products and various digital media resources, they aim to equip people with the tools they need to grow healthy, thriving relationships in every season of life.

Take a Card. Make a Difference.

The boards in the entryway are covered in cards that represent needs in our community.
One card at a time we can Love Chattanooga.

#LoveChattanooga Impacts

Each month we are able to give away a percentage of everything that comes through our doors and pour it back into our community.
We love being able to share the impact made possible through #LoveChattanooga and the generosity of those whose give.

For a full list of our month to month impacts, CLICK HERE.

December 2020

Chambliss Center for Children -
  • This Christmas we partnered with the Chambliss Center for Children to help with some holiday needs they had. Each year they give little stockings to every child and youth in their program, which at this time is 70 children. We were able to donate all of the stocking stuffers, from play-doh to candies, to stickers and chapsticks, to help fill every child's stocking with something fun to open on Christmas!
  • We adopted the wishlists of 5 young adults that are currently enrolled in the Transitional Living Program, to ensure that they would receive Christmas presents this year. The Transitional Living Program provides stable housing and careful case management for youth who have aged out of traditional foster care at age 18 and have chosen to participate in Extension of Foster Care (EFC) services in the state of Tennessee. 
  • We were also able to give a catered Christmas day meal to the 16 young adults in this program, delivered right to their door, so that they would have a fresh, homemade meal for Christmas day. 

Over $4,000 was given to individual families in need -
  • From emergency rent help to immediate needs being met, to helping provide Christmas presents under the tree where there would have been none otherwise, we CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH for your generosity that made all of this possible to help meet these individual needs! 
  • We were able to help a family keep their home this Christmas. Both parents lost their jobs recently due to Covid related layoffs and are struggling to make ends meet. We were able to get their power, heat and water turned back on and help them get caught up on rent payments so they wouldn't be evicted. We were able to help another family with 7 children keep their power and water on. We were able to help another family make their rent payment to avoid falling further behind. We were able to help several families struggling financially to be able to have Christmas gifts under the tree this year for their children. Because of your generosity, over $4000 was given to meet individual and family needs. Thank you so much for making this possible and allowing us to say "Yes, we can help!" to those most in need.

MetMin -
  • First, we want to celebrate that MetMin is now in their new building!!! We are so excited for them and can't wait to share more pictures and videos of their new space. 
  • We donated $1,000 to help meet immediate needs during the holiday season. 
  • We were able to love on the staff this Christmas with an Amazon gift card and some treats from Neidlov's Bakery as a small way to show our deep appreciation for all the amazing work they do in our city. 

The Salvation Army -
  • The Salvation Army of Chattanooga is staffed with 50 individuals who work hard to help those most in need in our city. We are so grateful for them and all they do and this Christmas we were able to give each staff member an Amazon gift card to express our support and appreciation to them. 

Hardy Elementary -
  • The teacher's lounge was officially all set up for the staff as they returned to school in January! A teacher sent us this message, "I just stopped by the school to do some work and popped into the copy room! Oh my gracious! It’s gorgeous! It’s like a little cool retreat in there! Thank you so much for that! It’s amazing!"
  • We were able to supply the learning packs (crayons, folders, headphones, expo markers, and sheet protectors) for January for the 1st grade students. As they are returning back to virtual school due to Covid, these items were necessary for each child at home in order to complete their assignments.  
  • And finally were able to give an Amazon gift card to every teacher and staff member this Christmas to show our appreciation for everything they have done and continue to do for the students at Hardy!