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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.

Community Partners

A big part of Love Chattanooga is our community partners. We partner long-term with organizations and ministries in our city who make a difference in our local community, reaching people we don’t know how to or wouldn’t be equipped to like they are. We come alongside them to support and encourage, love and equip, meet tangible needs, serve hands on, and partner financially and relationally.  

For more information about our partners and how you can get involved, email our Connections Director: [email protected]

2022 Long-Term Partners

ATCM

Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth (ATCM) is a faith-based, residential recovery program for men and women, 18-50, struggling in addiction and other life debilitating issues. Throughout the program, they address their students' physical health, relationship with man and God, and emotional well-being. 

Blue Monarch

Blue Monarch provides a long-term, residential and therapeutic Christian community for women and their children to break adverse cycles and rebuild their families. They offer each woman a one to two-year residential program specifically designed to fit her individual needs and help her further her education, break her addictions, become a better mother, obtain a job and gain independence.

Hardy Elementary

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

Metropolitan Ministries 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.

How We Partner

Meet Tangible Needs

Hands On Service

Financial Giving

The Boards in the entryway are covered in cards that represent specific needs in our community. Each Sunday, there is opportunity to take a card and meet a tangible need. One card at a time, one person at a time, we  can love Chattanooga.
We serve hands on with our partners.  From cleaning and organizing their facilities, preparing hygiene kits, delivering meals to our homeless communities, to running games at field day,  we partner relationally and show up to serve however we are needed.
Every month a percentage of all giving church wide is poured directly back into local non-profits and organizations to support our community.  This allows us to say yes to big and small needs that we are made aware of throughout the year.

#LoveChattanooga Impacts

We love sharing and celebrating the stories of what is made possible through #LoveChattanooga. We do this not only to celebrate all God is doing throughout our city, but to also express our gratitude to every single person that has helped us love those most in need in our community.

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

March 2022

First Things First
  • Gifted new leather wallets and a $50 Walmart gift card to 6 dads that recently graduated from First Things First Dad's Making A Difference program, a transformative 13 week program that offers Dad's guidance in navigating the child support and legal systems, getting (and keeping!) a good steady job, and learning how to better relate to their children and the mother of their child or children. 
  • We covered the security deposit and first month utilities for a dad who recently graduated the DMD program through First Things First and is achieving sustainable housing for the first time in years. This is a huge step in his journey and restoring relationships with his children. 

The Salvation Army
  • Donated $2000 to the Salvation Army to get 50 CARTA month long bus passes for our homeless neighbors in desperate need of transportation resources. 
  • Donated over 1300 Easter eggs, Easter candy, and $1000 for food and drinks for their community wide Eggstravaganza event.

Hardy Elementary
  • We provided all of the snacks and test supplies needs for standardized testing week at Hardy. 
  • We provided a Chick-Fil-A teacher and staff appreciation breakfast at the end of the month. 
  • We were able to purchase needed classroom items from teacher's wishlists across the whole school from binders to Kleenex to pencils to dry erase markers to help them have the supplies they need to finish out the rest of the school year. 

Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Hundreds of items were donated through our Board cards including hygiene items, food and pantry items, slippers, undergarments, socks, toilet paper, etc. These items are necessary for students who often times come straight from homelessness or jail and have nothing.