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For the City Serve Day

October 2nd, 2021

Each year during our For the City Serve Day, we go out as a church family to serve at projects to benefit our local partners. We have various options for projects around town on Saturday, October 2nd for various ages and skill levels.

 

Questions? email ccrosby@graceclarksville.com

Serve day Project Descriptions

 

Hope Pregnancy Center

Construction/Painting

We will be fixing broken stair railing, window screens, installing blinds and painting.

This project takes place at Hope’s building located at 325 N. 2nd Street.

(Ages 16 & up)

Approx. project time:  9:00-Noon

Manna Café

Food Boxes

Manna Cafe’ is a local hunger relief organization. They need volunteers to help assemble food boxes for their weekly Food Box distribution.

This project takes place at Manna Village at 605 Providence Blvd.

(Ages 13 & up)

Approx. project time: 11:00am -1:00pm

Empty Bowls

Art for hunger relief

Help us hand paint pottery bowls to be sold at the annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser whose proceeds benefit our partners Urban Ministries & The Food Initiative.

This project takes place at Grace’s building (2853 Dunlop Lane)

(Ages 5 & up)

Approx. project time: Drop in between 1:00-3:00pm

Salvation Army

Landscaping

Help the Salvation Army clean up their common outdoor spaces. They need some help with light landscaping/tree trimming outside.

This project takes place at the Salvation Army at 210 Kraft St.

(Ages 10 & up)

Approx. project time: 9:00am-Noon

Loaves and Fishes

Food Boxes

Packing food boxes at the Loaves & Fishes Warehouse.

This project takes place at the Loaves & Fishes Warehouse on Frosty Morn Drive.

(Ages 14 & up)

Approx. project time: 10:00am-12:30

Fuel Food Bags

Kenwood High School

Help us put together FUEL bags filled with non-perishable foods for kids in our county in need.

This project takes place at Grace’s building (2853 Dunlop Lane)

(All Ages)

Approx. project time: 2:00-3:00pm

YAIPAKS WAREHOUSE

SORTING/PACKING DONATIONS

Help with sorting donations, organizing the food pantry, filling hygiene bags, loading trailers for disaster relief, & various cleaning projects.

This project takes place at YAIPaks at 210 S 2nd Street 

(All Ages)

Approx. project time: 9:00am-noon

Manna Café

Painting/Cleaning

Manna Cafe’ is a local hunger relief organization. They need volunteers to help with painting and cleaning.

This project takes place at Manna Village at 605 Providence Blvd.

(Ages 13 & up)

Approx. project time: 10:00am -1:00pm

The Food Initiative

Farm Projects

Help with various projects on the Food Initiative’s farm. TFI farm facilitates a summer program for teens that focuses on leadership, hard work and serving our local hunger relief organizations.

This project takes place at TFI Farm at 5470 Sango Road.

(Ages 5 & up)

Approx. project time: 3:00 – 5:00pm

For the City 2020 REcap

 Manna Village – Our volunteer teams served at Manna’s breakfast & dinner locations helping with the meal. There was also a team filling food bags & boxes for distribution through their food program.

Salvation Army – A volunteer team stripped all the weeds and overgrowth from the outside areas and added new mulch to their exterior beds. They also cleaned up the outdoor playground area and garden beds.

Urban Ministries – Many people came out to paint 150 bowls to be used at the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser and families put together blessing bags filled with toiletries and cold weather items for Urban Ministries to hand out to those in need that come to them each week.

Hope Pregnancy Center – A team of volunteers installed a new awning over the doorway of Hope’s onsite store, Josephine’s Closet. 

The Food Initiative – A volunteer team helped with many projects on the farm, including getting the farm ready for the winter.

Kenwood High School – We supplied goody bags for the teachers and staff of Kenwood High School in appreciation for all their hard work this fall.

These organizations are always looking for volunteers. We encourage you to jump in and find a place to serve on a regular basis in our city at any one of our 6 local partners!
Questions? Email our Outreach Director, Christy Crosby at ccrosby@graceclarksville.com

Local Partners

Manna Café Ministries - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Hope Pregnancy Center - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
The Food Initiative - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Urban Ministries - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Salvation Army - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Kenwood High School - Local Partner - Grace Community Church
Manna Café Ministries serves people in need in Clarksville/Montgomery County through serving hot meals, providing food box distribution, and other vital resources. Propelled chiefly by volunteers, Manna Café strives to restore hope, dignity, self-reliance, community, and the love of God through Jesus Christ.

Hope Pregnancy Center is a Christ-centered medical pregnancy help center committed to providing accurate information and quality services to women and couples facing an unexpected pregnancy. They provide help through education & assistance as well as other services and programs for crisis pregnancy situations, post-abortion trauma, and more.

The Food Initiative is a farm that brings the community together to learn and experience the food system first hand. One of TFI’s unique programs is their summer youth program where they teach personal development skills, leadership training and meaningful work ethic to the students. The food harvested at The Food Initiative is dispersed throughout the community through their CSA Program, local hunger relief organizations, and at the Downtown Market.

Salvation Army of Clarksville provides an emergency shelter to help people in times of crisis stabilize their lives and move toward restoration. Salvation Army also provides hot meals, a family store and also opportunities for families to get assistance during the holidays through their Red Kettle and Angel Tree programs.

Urban Ministries is an organization here in Clarksville that provides assistance with food, shelter and monthly living expenses as well as transportation, medical needs, and clothing. They also have a Safehouse for women & children experiencing domestic violence, as well as a transitional house for homeless families to assist them in getting off the streets.

Kenwood High School is our partner in education and we believe in supporting our local school system. Through our partnership, we provide food for their after school FUEL program, volunteer to help in the school, provide gifts at Christmas to students in need, as well as other needs that arise during the school year.

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