With the season of giving well underway, many people want to know how they can make a difference and help others. Many local organizations and individuals have set up causes they are passionate about that can greatly help those who need it most.
Here are some of the projects happening around the north part of the county that could use your support:
1. Suitcases for Local Foster Care Children: Crystal Morgan, an attorney out of Ashland City, is rallying to get 50 suitcases filled with basic necessities for children within the Cheatham County foster care system. For more info, please call (615) 246-1193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Christmas Anonymous: The Ashland City Civitan Club is sponsoring their annual Christmas Anonymous drive that provides gifts to hundreds of Cheatham children. They are in need of unwrapped toys, batteries, and games for all ages- especially toddlers and ages 7-10. Items can be dropped off at Heritage Bank in A.C. Monetary donations can be sent to Ashland City Civitan Club, P.O. Box 146, Ashland City, TN 37015. For more information, contact club president, Faye Silva at 931-216-2555.
3. Toy Drive (Christmas Anonymous): Valerie Kemp Dreier, CPA is accepting new, unwrapped toys at her office located at 106 Spring Street in Ashland city that will be given to children in need around the county. Deadline, December 7.
5. Shop with Purpose: A variety of vendors will be set up at the Bethlehem Community Center in Ashland City on Saturday, December 9 from 10AM- 4PM. The event is sponsored by Cheatham County Relay for Life and all monies raised through booth fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
6. Stockings for Needy Middle Schoolers: Two local businesses in Pleasant View have joined forces to reach a goal of taking 372 stockings stuffed with basic necessities to middle schoolers in Booneville, Kentucky who live without running water and electricity. To donate stockings or gift cards so that necessities may be purchased, please contact (615) 418-1709 or email email@example.com. Deadline, December 9.
7. Shop with a Cop: Local law enforcement will be joining forces again this year on December 16 for the Shop with a Cop event that allows local children in need to go shopping with local officers/deputies for Christmas presents. Donations and Walmart gift cards can be dropped off (or mailed) to the PVPD, the ACPD, or the Sheriff’s Office. Checks should be made out to: Frank Jordan Memorial Lodge #81.