Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Nashville, TN. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Building on its tradition of calling Presbyterians to a Biblical faith
Founded in 1965, the Presbyterian Lay Committee (PLC) works to inform and equip Christians to share the biblical faith by proclaiming Jesus Christ alone as: the way of salvation; the truth of God's word; the life of discipleship. The PLC works within the Church for the following: to provide reliable information and resources concerning significant issues confronting the Presbyterian Church; to put greater emphasis on the teaching of the bible as the authoritative word of God; presenting Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior; and to inform and equip individual Christians to engage the ethical and moral issues in cultural, economic and political affairs as Christ's active disciples.
Caring for Haiti's orphaned and abandoned
In the summer of 2004, the members of Christian music group, Audio Adrenaline, founded the Hands and Feet Project. The Project, inspired by fan reaction to the song “Hands and Feet”, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing family-style, residential care for children in crisis. The Hands and Feet Project has grown to include multiple locations across the southern peninsula and is also dedicated to providing sustainable solutions that fight against Haiti's orphan crisis.
Preserving the architectural and cultural resources that make Franklin and Williamson County so unique.
The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County protects and preserves the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County. We promote the revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. For 46 years, the Heritage Foundation has been the one consistent advocate of the quality of life we all hold precious.
A movement to care for orphans
After the adoption of their first daughter, Shaohannah Hope, in 2000, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman desperately wanted to do something about the millions of waiting children who still needed loving families. Combining both the platform and resources with which they had been entrusted, they started Show Hope in 2003. Since inception, Show Hope has helped provide forever homes through Adoption Aid grants for more than 5,500 orphans from over 50 countries, including the U.S. In addition, more than 2,000 orphans with special needs have received critically needed medical care through Show Hope's Care Centers in China. Furthermore, Show Hope is helping bring the hope of healing to thousands of children by championing adequate Pre+Post Adoption Support for families and pertinent professionals. Mobilizing countless individuals, students, families, and churches to care for orphans, Show Hope's efforts have helped restore the hope of a family to many waiting children around the world.
Working for the spiritual renewal of the United Methodist Church
The purpose of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries (ARM) is to equip the local church to minister to the world in the power of the Holy Spirit. Based on Jesus command Matthew 28:18-20 and Matthew 10:6-8, and on His instruction in Acts 1:8, we believe that the empowerment of the Holy Spirit is essential to carry on the ministry of Jesus. The Holy Spirit, God's divine power, has given us everything we need to do all that Jesus did, carrying on His ministry in His character and in His power (2 Peter 1:3-4). ARM seeks to come alongside local churches, equipping lay people and clergy to minister to the world in the character and the power of Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Engaging Presbyterians and global partners in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ
The Outreach Foundation seeks to engage Presbyterians in Christ-centered evangelistic mission for the salvation of humankind. Through relationships with missionaries and projects with global partners, we help to create and sustain mission partnerships that build up the body of Christ for God's mission in the U.S. and around the world. We are a validated mission support group of the Presbyterian Church (USA), working in and beyond our denomination to help individuals and congregations participate in the amazing things that God is doing in the world.
Saddle Up! is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the region, and the only one exclusively serving children and youth who have disabilities. We are a Premier Center accredited by PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International, the organization that sets the standards for safety and quality in equine assisted programs. Our Equestrian Club includes classroom work, barn work, riding, and horse care, and it provides members the opportunity to earn badges and other recognition showing their achievements and growth. At Saddle Up!, the emphasis is on abilities and each child is encouraged to do all he/she can whether it is helping to groom or tack his/her horse or ride independently
We rescue, love and care for orphans and impoverished children.
Founded by Danita Estrella-Watts in 1999, Danita's Children/Hope for Haiti Children's Center rescues and cares for orphaned and impoverished children in Ouanaminthe Haiti, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically, emotionally. Located in the northeastern area of Haiti, currently Danita's Children is home to more than 100 orphans. A school provides an education to nearly 500 children and 18,000 meals are fed each month through the feeding program. A church provides spiritual hope to the community through a congregation of 500 people. The Danita's Children's Medical Center currently under construction will provide for the medical needs of children in northeastern Haiti and the surrounding region.
Helping to educate and empower the people of Uganda with God's love
Amazima is a ministry made up of many different people, working together for the shared purpose of living out the love of Jesus by educating and empowering the people of Uganda and the communities we serve. Amazima Ministries was founded by Katie Davis in 2008. The organization, based out of Brentwood, Tennessee, feeds, educates and encourages the orphaned, poor and vulnerable in the country of Uganda. The name we chose for this ministry represented what she longed to see take root in the lives of everyone who came in contact with our ministry. In Luganda, the local language, Amazima (Ah-mah-zeemah) means “truth.” Amazima Ministries desires to reveal the truth of God's unconditional love through Jesus Christ to the people of Uganda.
Eliminating racism, empowering women
It is the vision of the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee to focus on women and girls who desire to create a better quality of life for themselves and/or their families, to achieve self-sufficiency, and to increase their financial strength. The YWCA will also be a spokesperson for those women who have no voice. Further, we will raise the awareness and diminish the incidence of violence and racism.
Equipping Christian men for a lifetime of leadership
Founded in 1982, Christian Leadership Concepts (CLC) is dedicated to equipping men to provide leadership, based on a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and sound Biblical principles applied to every area of their lives. CLC's founder, Dr. Craig Fry, is convinced of two things concerning Christian men: 1) Men want to be equipped to lead in order to make an impact for God. 2) Men want to develop some close relationships with other men that go far deeper than most of their day to day acquaintances. Considering these needs, CLC has put together a two-year program that challenges men to grow in their faith and experience the journey of standing together with other men as they learn to lead together.
Connecting generosity with need
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee brings good people and good causes together to help ensure both the excellent stewardship of donor funds and the wise investment of grants in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee that we serve. The Community Foundation serves as a leader, catalyst, and resource providing philanthropic services that enhance the Middle Tennessee area. The Foundation provides flexible and cost-effective ways for civic-minded individuals, families, and companies to contribute to the community, now and for all time. The Foundation puts the joy back in giving by making it comfortable, convenient and cost-effective to give.
Helping those who have been caught up in a natural disaster
Incorporated in 1994, Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort immediately responds to any major disaster in the continental United States by sending truckloads of emergency food, water, cleaning, and other supplies to disaster victims. The organization has distributed more than $106 million in emergency food and supplies in response to 301 disasters in 42 states. Churches of Christ Disaster Relief only works through the local Church of Christ in the community or town, where the disaster has occurred. If there is no Church of Christ in the town, Disaster Relief will contact the nearest town that has a Church of Christ and ask for help. Supplies will be distributed by this congregation in the name of the Lord to anyone who has been affected by the disaster regardless of race, color, creed, or religion.
By God's grace, we provide immediate and long-term resources to neighbors in need.
GraceWorks Ministries, Inc. was founded in 1995, when area concerned citizens and faith leaders came together and decided Williamson County needed a central place to send people who needed help with food, clothing and financial assistance. By pooling church resources with private and public sectors, GraceWorks was able to provide more help for many needs to better serve our community, rather than duplicating efforts.
Serving the world with humanitarian relief
Incorporated in 1994, Healing Hands International (HHI) works to save lives and relieve suffering through the distribution of humanitarian aid in order to bring hope to all people, to provide information and awareness of worldwide medical and humanitarian needs; thus, providing a broader opportunity for contributors and volunteers, to ship to areas where God receives the glory and the local church receives the recognition, and to work in the unity of the spirit and the bond of peace with churches of Christ and their church related ministries. HHI has shipped to over 70 different countries in need. With a total number of over 300 shipments, it is easy to see God's hand at work in the ministry.
Promoting the social, economic, and civic advancement of Latino families in Middle Tennessee
At Conexión Américas, our mission is to assist Latino families realize their aspirations for social and economic advancement by promoting their integration into all aspects of life in Middle Tennessee. We believe successful efforts to promote the integration of immigrant families into their new community recognize that integration is a multi-dimensional process. Therefore, Conexión Américas focuses on advocating for, and supporting the integration of, Latino families in three inter-dependent areas of human development: social, economic, and civic integration.
Share the power of a wish.
Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, founded in 2000, grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. The Middle Tennessee chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted more 1,400 local wishes. The chapter has received national awards for Performance Excellence, Outstanding Fundraising Performance and for the 2015 Infinite Wish - Alby's wish to be a pirate treasure hunter.
Reconciling men to God, their families, and society
Men of Valor is committed to winning men in prison to Jesus Christ and discipling them. Our purpose is to equip them to re-enter society as men of integrity becoming givers to the community rather than takers. By working with prisoners in the CCA Prison and the Charles Bass Correctional Complex, the MOV ministry teaches men how to make real changes so they can begin new lives once they are released.
United Way of Williamson County brings together resources and people with passion and expertise to create innovative, positive and lasting change that improves lives. We are all interdependent and connected. It takes all of us to strengthen our community and prevent problems from happening in the first place. United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living United means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.
Restoring hope. Transforming lives.
Mercy Multiplied is a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to helping young women break free from life-controlling behaviors and situations, including eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, unplanned pregnancy, depression, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking. We hope to help every woman we serve experience God's unconditional love, forgiveness, and life-transforming power.Mercy's residential program is voluntary, biblically based, and completely free of charge to young women ages 13-28. Our goal is to help residents permanently stop destructive cycles, discover purpose for their lives, and become productive and thriving individuals. Our outreach programs and resources are based on the same biblically based, life-transforming principles used by Mercy homes.Mercy Multiplied operated under the name Mercy Ministries until October 2015, when we changed our name to reflect our outreach initiatives and commitment to "multiplying" Mercy outside our residential homes.
The world is listening
World Christian Broadcasting exists so that people in places best served by broadcast media become aware of the Good News of Jesus Christ and want to know more. World Christian Broadcasting's international shortwave broadcasting communicates the Good News to millions every day. KNLS, located at the top of the world in Anchor Point, Alaska, has been on the air since 1983. A new station is presently under construction in the region of the Indian Ocean. Through these shortwave transmissions, we can blanket highly populated regions such as China, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, and also hundreds of smaller areas. By speaking in people's own language, forming friendships, and creating bonds of trust, World Christian Broadcasting sparks hope, interest, and curiosity among listeners.
Peace, hope, health, safety, completeness
The Shalom Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support and physical assistance to under-privileged children and their families. We are dedicated to providing educational opportunities for children and adults, essential food and clean water for the malnourished, outreach and medical assistance for basic healthcare and critical care needs through the Moore Pediatric Surgery Center. The Shalom Foundation works to provide love, hope, and support for children and their families living in extreme poverty. Our mission is to encourage Christian values by providing humanitarian assistance to children and their families living in extreme poverty.