The Club Fantasci Christmas Game Drive Blows Away Expectations Because of these Publishers!
Thanks to all the amazing supporter and donations, the Club Fantasci Christmas Game Drive raised over 900 games valued at over $24,000! Wow! I can not thank you enough for all the support and generosity! We were able to help so many different causes which I will outline below. Some of the non-profits I was able to get interviews with and I hope you can watch the whole video. Others we weren’t allowed to due to them being government facilities. I have one video with them all together and then the rest broken down by non-profit.
A massive, massive thank you to all the publishers who donated so many games! Please visit and support these publishers who made all this happen. It is truly due to them that we were able to do what we did!
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Last Minute Toy Store
The Last Minute Toy Store: A ministry of 61st Avenue UMC in partnership with other United Methodist Churches, Highland Park Church, The Marine Corps Toys for Tots, and many, many others providing gifts to families in need since 1993.
Champ’s Holiday House
Every year Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, set’s up Champ’s Holiday House, a make-shift store set up inside the hospital with toys and other age-appropriate gifts for children and teens.
It helps provide free toys for kids and families who are spending Christmas at the hospital.
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Metro Nashville Police Department Christmas Basket Program
The Metro Police Christmas Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that has been serving Davidson County for over half a century. Because the program has grown each year to meet the needs of the ever expanding community, funding is always a matter of concern.
Several benefit motorcycle rides have been held annually which have been instrumental in raising funds and toys. Several other organizations have also provided financial assistance as well as toys. Contributions are also made by police employees, private citizens, small businesses and other charitable organizations.
Families are selected based on recommendations from police officers. Metro Police officers encounter numerous disadvantaged families on a daily basis. Unfortunately we cannot provide for them all therefore we give careful consideration when choosing the neediest families. Thrifty buying allows for large quantities of basic foods to be purchased. Each family receives 4 bushel baskets of groceries. The baskets of food and toys are assembled in a warehouse the week prior to Christmas. Christmas Eve morning employees of the department arrive to participate. By 9am all of the baskets have been delivered and the warehouse is quiet for another year. A great satisfaction is felt by those participating in being able to make the holidays more enjoyable for those less fortunate.
Community Options’ mission is to develop housing and employment supports for persons with disabilities.
Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, Community Options works with individuals with significant disabilities through residential services, day programs, social enterprises that employ individuals with disabilities, high school transition programs, and specialized programs for respite and medically fragile adults. As a national agency, Community Options seeks to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community through person centered and natural supports, and collaboration with community partners to increase accessibility to services. Community Options does not administer any large congregate programs, recognizing that people with the most severe disabilities need environments, equipment, clinical and staff support that are tailored to their very specific needs. In its history, the agency has developed a reputation for quality, cost effective administration that encourages individual choice and flexibility.
Offering hope to the next generation through Christ’s love.
To be the place of peace, purpose and possibilities for youth.
Founded in 1994 by Contemporary Christian Music Artist Michael W. Smith, Rocketown is a faith based youth outreach facility in the heart of Downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Our approach to working with youth is holistic, with programs and services nurturing the mind, body, and spirit. We engage youth through attraction-based facilities and programs, like our Sixth Avenue Skatepark, live music and concert venues, Coffee & Snack Bar, and afterschool academic enrichment and creative arts programs. Once youth are engaged and have become part of the Rocketown community, staff introduce them to more Ministry-centered programs like our weekly Skate Church and Family Dinner gatherings.
Cedar Grove Residential Treatment Center
Located in Murfreesboro, TN, Cedar Grove Residential Treatment Center serves sexually reactive and sexually abusive males, ages 10-18, who have behavioral and mental health issues. Many of these young men have a history of trauma that may include sexual or physical abuse, neglect or abandonment.
We are a Residential Treatment Center specializing in serving children with histories of trauma, neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and trauma-induced experiences.
Located in downtown Nashville, TN, Hermitage Hall is one of the country’s largest full continuum service providers for youth who struggle with a variety of social, emotional and behavioral difficulties.
At Hermitage Hall, we have developed treatment programming around a core fundamental belief: that treatment success can be maximized through specialized treatment programming designed around the youth’s age, developmental needs, cognitive level, past traumatic experiences and method of learning. The campus features educational facilities, a dormitory and gymnasium. At Hermitage Hall, finding hope for children is what we do every day.
Hermitage Hall is a CARF-accredited facility licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
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