SCHI is funded, in part, by the United Way of Sumner County (UWSC). We believe it is our community responsibility to give back to those who help us. By participating in the annual UWSC Workplace Campaigns, we as a center (staff, board and members) are able to show our gratitude by donating our time and efforts, as well as money to help further the cause of UWSC to they are able to help others as they have helped us! At the end of the campaign, we received the prestigious James W. Hawkins award for 100% participation. Our staff and board had 100% participation and many of our members contributed, as well!
In addition, we collected over 300 coats for the Coat Drive held earlier in the year.
With all of the negativity being shown toward police officers and law enforcement officials, we thought a great way to show our support was our very first COOKIES FOR COPS program. SCHI members baked over 2,000 cookies for this program!! It was truly a heart-felt time to give these to our wonderful Police Department.
In addition, when tragedy stuck the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and our neighbors in Gatlinburg were in need, SCHI served as a drop-off and collection point for items to send to Gatlinburg. Cots, clothing, toiletries, coloring books & crayons, small toys, cleaning products and supplies and so many other items were donated from our members, as well as members of our community and with a little help from our friends, were hand-delivered to our neighbors in need. We even coerced Academy Sports into helping with a donation of socks and a great price on the cots!
We also began our very first Scarves, Gloves and Hats tree, that is sure to become an annual event. One of our industrious members had the idea to take an old Christmas tree and decorate it with scarves, gloves and hats that we collected during the Christmas holiday season. We donated them to Gene Brown Elementary School and let them decide who needed them the most!
It truly warmed our hearts to be able to give back to the community who has given so much to us!
If you’d like to know more about giving back, contact the Center at 615-822-8758.