First Lady Maria Lee Encourages Tennesseans to Give Back Through 12 Days of Giving Campaign

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 12:55pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – First Lady Maria Lee is encouraging Tennesseans to give back this holiday season by supporting various nonprofits from each Grand Division through Tennessee’s 12 Days of Giving campaign.

The 12 Days of Giving will feature a different nonprofit and a unique call to action each day in an effort to connect those looking to give back this Christmas with opportunities to serve alongside nonprofits from across the state. The campaign will begin on Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023 and continue through the following 12 weekdays.

“Tennessee is blessed to be home to thousands of incredible nonprofits that work to address the needs of their communities, and we’re forever grateful for their commitment to serving their fellow Tennesseans,” said First Lady Maria Lee. “We hope Tennesseans looking to make an impact on their communities this holiday season will join us in in serving our neighbors by supporting our states nonprofit.”

The 12 Days of Giving will highlight the following nonprofits:
   · Day One, November 28: Creative Aging Memphis
   · Day Two, November 29: Birthright of Memphis
   · Day Three, November 30: Dismas House
   · Day Four, December 1: Caring for Covenant Fund
   · Day Five, December 4: Jonathan’s Path
   · Day Six, December 5: Hope Smiles
   · Day Seven, December 6: Cocke County Cradle to Career Coalition
   · Day Eight, December 7: Heartland Services
   · Day Nine, December 8: Cul2vate
   · Day Ten, December 11: Sevier County Food Ministries
   · Day Eleven, December 12: Gary Sinise Foundation
   · Day Twelve, December 13: The Jason Foundation

Examples of ways to serve the highlighted nonprofits include using your career, talents, or resources to serve neighbors with disabilities, joining a re-entry mentoring program, donating new and used items, or hosting a food or clothing drive.

The campaign is part of the First Lady’s Tennessee Serves initiative which is designed to transform the state through service while highlighting nonprofits from across the state and mobilizing Tennesseans to get involved in their communities.

For a complete list of ways to serve and additional information about the 12 Days of Giving, visit the Tennessee Serves website.