Thursday, September 28

Help the Neighborhood Empowerment Program make a difference this Christmas


Trevecca’s Neighborhood Empowerment Program is partnering with four other local organizations to provide a Christmas party and gifts to homeless women and their children.

The Neighborhood Empowerment Program is a program of the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice at Trevecca and will host A Christmas to Remember at the Nashville Rescue Mission’s women shelter called the Hope Center.

“This is an attempt to bring the community together to serve our more fragile community members,” said Iris Gordon,adjunct professor in the Center for Social Justice .

Trevecca students can donate individual gifts, snacks and gift cards.

The items and gift bags that will include items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, wool socks and mittens will be handed out at the event.

The shelter is currently serving 180 women and desires to provide at least 100 gifts to distribute to the women. The greatest need is the individually wrapped gifts which should range in value from $3 to $10 dollars.

Other needs include

Individually wrapped snacks for gifts bags such a peanut butter crackers

$5 dollar gift cards to fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, Sonic, or Subway

Homemade baked goods to serve at the event

All donated items should be dropped off on the third floor of McClurkan and will be picked up by December 11th, while the baked goods will be picked up on the 12th by noon.

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