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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.

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, 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]
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. 
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.
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.
The Salvation Army is committed to "doing the most good" for the most people in the most need. The nation's largest faith-based charity, The Salvation Army serves 30 million people each year through a broad array of social services.

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 2021

Hardy Elementary
  • (29) Hardy Trees - this provided Christmas presents for students and families in need at our inner city school partner.
  • 3  siblings from Hardy elementary needed beds. Their Hardy Tree families provided sheets, comforters and pillows and through #LoveChattanooga we were able to buy brand new mattresses and bed frames for these children. 
  • (88) Teacher and Staff Goodie Bags ($5 Starbucks cards and hot chocolate and chocolate goodies)
  • (75) $100 Gift Cards to St. John's restaurant for teachers
  • (475)  Christmas goodie bags for all of the students at Hardy (contained Debbie cake, hot chocolate, Christmas toys - pencils, erasers, bookmark, yo-yo, slime) 
  • UpStreet helped pack the goodie bags and we got to deliver these to Hardy their last week of school and it was such a blast! 

Salvation Army
  • (50) Backpacks for homeless community - (25 male and 25 female) These backpacks were filled (to the brim!) with various items like hygiene products, warmth items (hats, beanies, scarfs, hot hands, etc), umbrellas, water bottles, flashlights, first aid kits. They will be given out at the Salvation Army Christmas Eve brunch to spread love and care to our homeless community this winter. 
  • (100) stockings for Senior Citizens - filled with lots of fun and practical items (50 male/50 female - sudoku books, puzzles, cards, hygiene items, nail polish, combs, pencils/pens, hot chocolate, mints, cups/mugs, etc) so that our senior citizens feel seen and loved this Christmas. 

First Things First 
  • This Christmas season we received over $4,500 worth of gift cards to be given to the dads in the Dad's Making A Difference program through our community partner, First Things First. 30 dads with 75 children were directly impacted and loved on by this! THANK YOU for helping us to #LoveChattanooga in this way and for giving these dads the chance to buy Christmas gifts for their kids, and the chance to rebuild and restore families.

MetMin
  • Staff Appreciation - $150 given so that the MetMin staff could have a holiday meal together
  • $800 donated to help with hotel stays, allowing for a family in need to stay an extra month to avoid homelessness.

Adult and Teen Challenge
  • Robes and Slipper were donated to give to the 9 women in the program. (Often times the women residents at Adult and Teen Challenge, a faith-based residential addiction recovery program, come from homeless situations and are in need of basic clothing and essential items. Each night the women sit together in their living room for an evening devotional time, and to help them feel more comfortable and safe, these items were given this Christmas to the ladies.)
  • $3000 donated so that ATCM could have their Christmas celebration where graduates and their families gathered with current students to share their stories and encourage the current students. Our team had the opportunity to lead worship that night and it was such an amazing evening of grace, love and celebration! 
  • Yarn and Knitting Needles were donated to give to the students that are learning to knit and crochet to make Christmas presents for their family members back home that they are unable to visit this Christmas 

Blue Monarch
  • Staff Appreciation - $300 given so the staff could enjoy a holiday meal together 
  • 2 ($200) Target gift cards given to two new moms in the program to buy supplies and clothing for their new babies.