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Men of Valor
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. ***Accepts donations of: vehicles for our men and women so they can go to work and/or church

Contact Information: Raul Lopez - Prison and After Programs (rauljlopez@movnashville.com), Tevin Peterson – Family Programs (tevin@movnashville.com)


Nashville Rescue Mission
The Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life degrading problems.  ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: www.nashvillerescuemission.org/volunteer


Nations of Nashville
The world is coming to Nashville. Every year hundreds of non-refugee immigrants are arriving in Music City; students to business owners. Nations of Nashville works to welcome them and love them from the day of arrival till returning home. ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: Dan Eum (nationsofnashville@gmail.com)



Room in the Inn
Come find out how you, your family, or your life group can help our ministry to homeless men each winter.  Sorting clothing, driving a bus, hosting a dinner…these are just a few ways that you can volunteers.  Stop by the table and find out how you can minister to the rising number of homeless in Nashville.  ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: RoomintheInn@brentwoodbaptist.com– Room in the Inn Church Stay Program November-March; Karen Stevens - Main Office Opportunities (Karen.Stevens@roomintheinn.org)


Set-Free Church
Church plant reaching out to the homeless, addicted and disenfranchised in the shadow of LP Field.  ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: Pastor Kenny (setfreenash@gmail.com)


Sophia’s Heart
This is one few homeless ministries that address the needs of the entire family.  An entire family can walk through a program together to move them out of homelessness.  There are opportunities to teach classes, adopt the renovation of apartments, cook, mentor, etc.  ***Accepts donations of: Cleaning Supplies: Dishwashing Liquid, Laundry Detergent, Paper Towels, Trash Bags (Large Trash Can Kitchen Bags); Linens: Pillow Cases, Wash Cloths, Bathroom Towels, Dish Towels (To wash dishes with), Drying Towels (To dry dishes with), Pillows, First Aid Kit;
Appliances (Used or New): Washer and Dryers, Refrigerators

Contact Information: Leah Lowrance


The Next Door
The Next Door provides a continuum of evidence based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care. ***Accepts donations of: gently used clothing, shoes & accessories for women, personal hygiene items, toilet paper, paper towels and Serenity Bibles.

Contact Information: Lucretia Mobb (Lucretia.Mobbs@thenextdoor.org); Catherine Hardin (catherine.hardin@thenextdoor.org)


World Relief Nashville
Embraces refugees who have been forced to leave their countries by meeting their physical, relational, and spiritual needs.  ***Accepts donations of: warm coats (all sizes for men, women, and kids), rice cookers, toiletry items, tables and chairs, dishes, pots and pans, baby diapers, and cars.

Contact Information: Jordan Hendricks (JHendricks@wr.org)


Welcome Home Ministries
From a destructive life of drugs and alcohol to a community of healing, reconciliation, and recovery, Welcome Home House builds its foundation upon Jesus Christ.  We use biblical teachings as the model in conjunction with 12 step principals.  ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: Daryl Murray (welcomehomemin@comcast.net)


Orphan/Foster Care, Education, Children, Resources Ministries

Orphan Care Ministry
The mission of the Brentwood Baptist Orphan Care Ministry is to further God’s kingdom by caring for the orphaned and abandoned children both locally and internationally.  Our vision is to make an eternal difference in the lives of these children and promote awareness of God’s heart for the orphan.  ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: Jennifer Gash (Jennifer@sweetsleep.org); Kelly Daniel
(kellydaniel@comcast.net); Cheryl Jenks (jlc5928tn@gmail.com)


Carpenter’s Hands
This is an outreach opportunity for those that are skilled in working on home needs.  Each project is accessed by Carpenter’s Hands to see if it is something that is attainable at the time, however they are able to assist many.  ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: Mike Barnett (mbarnett@amsurg.com)


Path Project
The Path Project is an outreach to children and families in a local Williamson County trailer park.  This outreach opportunity currently revolves around afterschool tutoring however the hope is that it will expand to additional opportunities to reach this community for Christ (sports, preschoolers, English classes, etc.) 

***Accepts donations of:  Path Project accepts donations of goldfish, chips, cookies, and other snack items, juice boxes/Capri Suns, and school supplies to help run weekly programs.  Other needs would be elementary level books, basic sports equipment and soccer balls, basic arts & crafts supplies.  Seasonal items might be needed will be listed on The Path Project Facebook page, usually include things like shoeboxes or empty toilet paper/paper towel rolls.

Contact Information: Michelle Carroll (michelle@path-project.org)



American Red Cross
Prevents and relieves suffering by responding through disaster relief, support of military families, blood donations, health and safety services, and more.

Contact Information: Brentwood Baptist Missions Office for Future Dates or Opportunities for Education.


Christian Women’s Job Corps
Provides a faith-based adult educational program(GED, English classes, computer classes) and life-changing community(Bible study, mentorship) to individuals living on salaries below living wage.  ***Accepts donations of: Cars, snack supplies for children, postage stamps, copy paper, gift cards ( Walmart) to use for students needs or ministry needs.

Contact Information: Sandy Blackman – Nashville Location (volunteer@cwjcmiddletn.org); Angela Good – Williamson Co. Location (williamson@cwjcmiddletn.org)


Graceworks Ministries, Inc.
Graceworks is dedicated to sharing the hope and grace of God to people in need, all across Williamson County.   This is accomplished through assistance with groceries, medication costs, rent and utilities, school supplies, counseling, and more. ***Accepts donations of: food, diapers, shampoo & conditioner, soap, toilet paper, gently used clothing, household items, new cribs, new strollers, new car seats.”  

Contact Information: Kristi Sylvester (ksylvester@graceworksministries.net)


Habitat for Humanity Williamson Co.
We create partnerships to build affordable homes, develop stronger communities, and provide life-changing opportunities for hard-working families.  Over 125 homes have been built in Williamson County since 1992.  ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: Billy Whipple (bwhipple@habitatwilliamson.org)...To sign up for one of BBC’s three Spring Build dates please contact vhowell@brentwoodbaptist.com for availability and further information


English Second Language (ESL)
Throughout the school months, ESL classes are held on the BBC campus on Friday mornings, addressing basic English and followed with a Bible Study opportunity.  ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: Cheryl Neil (cmn210@earthlink.net)


Hope Clinic for Women
Equipping women, men, and families to deal with unplanned pregnancies, prevention, pregnancy loss and postpartum depression.   We simply listen, love, and help.  That is why over 40,000 women and men have come through our door.  ***Accepts donations of: new and gently used baby items (clothes, toys, diapers, bottles, blankets, toiletries, wipes, etc.) and maternity clothing.

Contact Information: Stasi Egli (SEgli@hopeclinicforwomen.org)



Mission Garden
Sign up to work and grow on a plot of land as spring of 2014 begins.  ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: Charlie Mashburn (charliemashburn@yahoo.com)


Siloam Health Center
Cares for the uninsured in Middle Tennessee by providing affordable, whole-person care that addresses the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of health.

***Accepts donations of: NEW stuffed animals (can’t be even slightly used for germ and bacteria reasons), Children’s books (ages preschool – 12 yrs old), Refugee hygiene supplies, ESPECIALLY shampoo and deodorant ***, Over the counter meds, ESPECIALLY allergy meds for spring ***, Shampoo (family size & travel size), Conditioner (family size & travel size), Body wash, Face wash, Bubble bath, Toothpaste , Dental floss, Hand Lotion, Cartoon Band-Aids (the kids get up to 8 shots on Mondays!), Comb or brush, Children’s vitamins (chewable or gummy work best but we’ll take what we can get!), Travel-size sewing kits
Please help our patients fight Nashville’s Allergy Season by donating the following (must be sealed/unopened):  Zyrtec, Children’s Zrytec,  Claritin, Saline spray (non-Afrin), Benadryl, Tylenol,  Travel-sized Kleenex

Contact Information: Wes Harrell (Wes.Harrell@siloamhealth.org)


Tennessee Baptist Children's Home
The mission of the Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to children and families in crisis.  Each year, our homes help children and families in crisis through TBCH residential care, counseling, and other programs.

***Accepts donations of: New or gently used clothing in teen and adult size, Cleaning products (no aerosols), Paper product, Food products, Personal hygiene products, Donations should be family sized as opposed to industrial or commercial sized.  For current list of commissary needs, please contact the Campus Ministry Assistant @ sgoehring@tbch4kids.org

Contact Information: Sara Goehring (sgoehring@tbch4kids.org)


United4Hope
United4Hope addresses the needs of children and their families using the avenue of Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) combined with an impact on the homeless population in Nashville. ***Accepts donations of:

Contact Information: Please contact the Vicki Howell at vhowell@brentwoodbaptist.com to learn more about this program.


Youth Encouragement Services
YES strives to enrich the lives of children in inner city Nashville by encouraging them to reach their full potential.  Through daily programs such as tutoring, summer camp, a basketball league, etc., low-income children are given a positive alternative to the streets and opportunities for a bright future.

***Accepts donations of: BIG NEED - Computers for Learning Center, BIG NEED - Flooring or Carpet, Outdoor Toys – Kites, Chalk, Marbles, Jacks, Foam Planes, etc., School Uniforms – All sizes from 5 – 18, Boys and Girls, Sports Equipment – Basketballs, Kick Balls, Volleyballs, Soccer Balls, etc., School Supplies - Crayons, Pencils, Markers, Construction Paper, Glue, etc., Camp Kits – Brush, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Toothbrush/Paste, Hand Sanitizer, Kleenex, etc., Basic Office Supplies – Pens, Tape, Highlighters, Copy Paper, Stapler/Staples, Paper Clips, etc., Craft Kits, Small Safe, Paint, Non-Perishable Snacks, Juice Boxes

Contact Information: Samantha Johnson (samantha@youthencouragement.org) There are three locations of Y.E.S. in the Nashville area.  Samantha works with the Woodbine location however can connect you to any of three locations.


Young Life Capernaum Williamson County
Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities. Young Life staff and volunteers model Christ’s unconditional love and acceptance as they walk alongside these young adults — filling their lives with love and support. 

Contact Information: Brittany Mazuchowski (brittany.mazuchowski@gmail.com)