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Ways to Serve

Be sure to keep us in the loop by using #TennesseeServes on social media for a chance to be featured as one of our Service Spotlights.

  • Deliver a meal, flowers, or treat to your neighbor
  • Write and mail a thank you letter to a veteran, active-duty solder, or first responder
  • Offer to babysit for foster parents you know
  • Send a meal home with a coworker in need
  • Prepare and keep care packs in your car to give to the homeless
  • Pay for the meal of a person behind you in line
  • Take a cold drink to road worker or a police officer working outside
  • Help an elderly neighbor with yard work or a household chore
  • Bring flowers or cards to a nursing home or hospital
  • Deliver diapers to a pregnancy center
  • Throw a birthday party for a disadvantaged child
  • Organize a community clean up day at your local park
  • Support a foster family with clothing, food, or toys
  • Deliver cookies or cards to local firefighers or police officers
  • Organize a game or craft with residents of an assisted-living facility
  • Volunteer at a local animal shelter
  • Deliver snacks to a local hospital waiting room
  • Donate school supplies to a classroom
  • Coach a youth sports team
5/6/19 Frist Lady Maria Lee compleates acts of simple kindness.
  • Host a lemonade stand, carwash, yardsale, or penny-drive to raise money for your favorite charity
  • Donate new or gently-used toys to a local nonprofit
  • Organize a donation pickup in your neighborhood
  • Pack fuel bags at a food bank for food insecure kids without access to food on the weekends
  • Donate supplies to a mobile shower unit for the homeless
  • Serve meals at a soup kitchen
  • Become a mentor at a group home for youth
  • Sort clothes at a not-for-profit thrift store
  • Provide administrative or clerical work to a nonprofit
  • Donate clothes or personal care products to a nonprofit supporting survivors of human trafficking
  • Participate in a home build for a deserving family