Give the Gift of Giving Back 2021

Making a Difference Through Local Charities

 

Give the gift of giving back this holiday season and make an impact in our community by donating to one of these local organizations.

Northside Neighborhood House

The Impact You’ll Make:

When you support the Northside Neighborhood House, you are making an impact that will last a lifetime. For more than 97 years, NNH has been providing a hand up through education and assistance. Your donations are crucial for our neighbors north of the river. With increased dollars spent, contributions are needed to keep neighbors housed and utilities on. Donors can also empower and support students and families in the CommUNITY School program at five Hamilton County schools. Learn more at nnhouse.org | 423.267.2217

How to Donate:

Mail: P.O. Box 4086, Chattanooga, TN 37405 | Online: nnhouse.org/donate 

Chambliss Center for Children

The Impact You’ll Make:

Your gift to Chambliss Center for Children will make a big impact in the Chattanooga community by helping provide early childhood education and 24/7 child care to primarily low income and single-parent families. The organization also provides foster care for children who’ve been removed from their homes and transitional living for teens aging out of foster care. Additionally, it serves as the future site of Hamilton County’s first Isaiah 117 House. Learn more at chamblisscenter.org | 423.698.2456

How to Donate:

Mail: 315 Gillespie Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411 | Online: chamblisscenter.org 

Chattanooga Area Food Bank

The Impact You’ll Make:

Many of our neighbors go without food all year round, but the holidays can be especially hard. At the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, our wish is to help fill the pantries of the thousands of families facing hunger in our community. With your donation, you can give the gift of a meal to families facing hunger this holiday season – 97 cents of every dollar donated supports the food bank’s mission and programs. Learn more at chattfoodbank.org | 423.622.1800

How to Donate:

Mail: 2009 Curtain Pole Road, Chattanooga, TN 37406 | Online: chattfoodbank.org

Children’s Advocacy Center

The Impact You’ll Make:

A donation to the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC): The Emmy Haney House helps change lives. Due to generous donations, the CAC provides compassionate and professional care to alleged victims of child sexual abuse. Last year, the CAC served nearly 700 local children through intervention, therapy, and education. The CAC works with partners in law enforcement, child protective services, and the judicial system to provide wrap around services for kids. Your support helps the CAC offer a comprehensive response to victims of child abuse. All services are free of charge for children and their families. Learn more at cachc.org | 423.266.6918

How to Donate:

Mail: 5705 Uptain Road, Suite C, Chattanooga, TN 37411 | Online: cachc.org 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga

The Impact You’ll Make:

Gifts to Big Brothers Big Sisters go to ignite the potential in youth through the power of 1:1 mentoring. Pairing youth up with mentors to be a role model and mentor helps inspire them to achieve their full potential. As they’re coming through COVID-19, our youth need someone in their corner rooting for them more than ever. Our role models, or “bigs,” play a large part in igniting that potential! Learn more at bbbschatt.org | 423.698.8016

How to Donate:

Mail: 2015 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 | Online: bbbschatt.org | Venmo: bbbschatt

Hosanna Community

The Impact You’ll Make:

Blind since birth, Susan lived with a foster family for over 40 years. When that arrangement was no longer an option, she had few choices that would allow her a good quality of life. In 1998, she came to live at Hosanna, where she has her own room, attends church weekly, volunteers twice a week, and enjoys attending local musical events. Similar to most of the residents, Susan is on a fixed income. Donations allow residents to receive financial aid and enjoy a modest rent due to substantial monthly subsidizing of Hosanna’s operating costs. Learn more at hosannacommunity.org | 423.870.6880

How to Donate:

Mail: P.O. Box 958, Hixson, TN 373443  | Online: hosannacommunity.org

Erlanger Foundation

The Impact You’ll Make:

The generosity of donors allows Erlanger Foundation to pursue enhancements in care through funding for capital improvements in facilities, the purchase of cutting-edge equipment and technology, and support for programs that benefit all patients by providing additional support alongside the clinical care they receive. You may earmark your gift for a specific center of excellence, such as Children’s Hospital, orthopaedics, urology, heart & lung, neuroscience, or cancer care. Or, you may give to support Erlanger’s broader mission to advance medicine and provide quality care for all. Learn more at erlangerfoundation.org/give | 423.778.6600

How to Donate:

Online: erlangerfoundation.org/give

Signal Centers

The Impact You’ll Make:

Signal Centers has partnered with the Hart Gallery to give nontraditional artists the opportunity to express themselves and earn an income. The gallery supports individuals who are experiencing homelessness or have a disability by providing art therapy and a marketplace for their art. Your donations go directly to the costs of operating the gallery, including funding supplies, community outreach, artists’ lunches, and more. Learn more at hartgallery.org

 

How to Donate:

Mail: Signal Centers, 109 North Germantown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411 | Online: signalcenters.org | Phone: 423.698.8528

A Step Ahead Chattanooga

The Impact You’ll Make:

A Step Ahead Chattanooga envisions a world where women become pregnant on their terms, enabling them, their families, and communities to thrive. Over 400,000 women in Tennessee live in contraceptive deserts, where they do not have affordable and convenient access to the full range of contraceptive methods. With your support, ASAC helps to fill these gaps. A donation of any amount will help make these birth control methods available to all women in our community, regardless of income or insurance. Learn more at astepaheadchattanooga.org | 423.265.STEP (7837)

How to Donate:

Mail: A Step Ahead Chattanooga, P.O. Box 4212, Chattanooga, TN 37405 | Online: astepaheadchattanooga.org/donate

Emily’s Power for a Cure

The Impact You’ll Make:

Emily’s Power for a Cure helps Chattanooga area families affected by neuroblastoma pay for medicines and treatments not covered by insurance. Donations help provide meals, transportation, and accommodations for local families and fund new research to find a cure. By participating in the organization’s Hope Lives Here campaign, donors receive a yard sign in exchange for a gift of $50, which signifies their contribution to the fight against neuroblastoma. Learn more at emilyspowerforacure.com | 423.309.7836

 

How to Donate:

Mail: Emily’s Power for a Cure, P.O. Box 1387, Hixson, TN 37343 | Online: emilyspowerforacure.com

Tennessee River Gorge Trust

The Impact You’ll Make:

The Tennessee River Gorge Trust (TRGT) works diligently to provide access to more than 17,000 acres within the Tennessee River Gorge while studying the ecosystem to ensure its health. With your support, TRGT can maintain the Tennessee River Gorge as a healthy, accessible, and protected place for the community and visitors for generations to come. Learn more at trgt.org | 423.266.0314

How to Donate:

Mail: 1214 Dartmouth Street, Chattanooga, TN 37405 | Online: trgt.org/donate

Orange Grove Center

The Impact You’ll Make:

Financial gifts to Orange Grove guarantee the success of their mission to recognize, support, and celebrate the qualities of the individual. Orange Grove’s goal is to maximize the opportunities each individual has to participate fully in every aspect of our community. Serving 1,000 people in Tennessee and North Georgia, Orange Grove’s person-centered programs are holistic in their approach to helping people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) build the lives they want to live. As a community, everyone’s lives are enriched by investing in the success of others. Learn more at orangegrovecenter.org | 423.629.1451

How to Donate:

Mail: 615 Derby Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404 | Online: orangegrovecenter.org

United Way of Greater Chattanooga

The Impact You’ll Make:

Generosity has the power to change everything, and by donating to the United Way of Greater Chattanooga, you can help give direct support to those in immediate need by helping to provide assistance for those who are experiencing urgent needs for things such as food, housing, utilities, transportation, and more. Moments of crisis can happen to anyone, and we’re here to help. Learn more at unitedwaycha.org 

How to Donate:

Mail: 630 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 | Online: unitedwaycha.org/give 

Lookout Mountain Conservancy

The Impact You’ll Make:

Every contribution to Lookout Mountain Conservancy goes to cultivating the potential of inner-city youth by connecting them to nature. With our Intern & Leadership Program, in partnership with The Howard School, we are changing lives through conservation education. Here, interns have a safe space to learn about and work on environmentally focused projects. In addition to helping students build social, academic, and leadership skills, working on the mountain provides them a foundation for their future. Learn more at lookoutmountainconservancy.org | 423.424.3882

How to Donate:

Mail: P.O. Box 76, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 | Online: lookoutmountainconservancy.org | PayPal: @ConserveLookoutMtn

Downside Up Inc.

The Impact You’ll Make:

A gift of any amount will help Downside Up continue to provide creative spaces and experiences that encourage growth, inspire learning, and develop connections for children with disabilities and their families. Downside Up offers inclusive opportunities for children and families of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds through their family camp, Camp Wakawalu, and their downtown activity center Training Wheels. With your help, Downside Up can continue to develop meaningful connections through true inclusion for children of all abilities and their families. Learn more at downsideupinc.org | 423.803.6944

How to Donate:

Mail: P.O. Box 455, Hixson, TN 37343 | Online: downsideupinc.org/get-involved

Chattanooga Room in the Inn

The Impact You’ll Make:

More than just a shelter, Chattanooga Room in the Inn provides a safe place with programs for women and children experiencing homelessness. Donations provide for case management, trauma counseling/therapy, children’s enrichment activities, life skills classes, daily living supplies, transportation assistance, and permanent housing opportunities. Because we provide this at no cost to them, they can focus on more than just surviving. They can learn how to remain stable, healthy, and avoid homelessness in the future. Learn more at chattanoogaroomintheinn.com | 423.624.6144

How to Donate:

Mail: Chattanooga Room in the Inn, 230 N. Highland Park Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 | Online: chattanoogaroomintheinn.com/donate

Un-Teal

The Impact You’ll Make:

One in 75 women is affected by ovarian cancer – now the fifth most common cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. The Karen Collins “Un-Teal” There Is a Cure fund was established in 2012 to promote ovarian cancer awareness and raise money for life-saving research. All donations made to “Un-Teal” go directly to ovarian cancer research projects. Learn more at unteal.org

 

How to Donate:

Online: unteal.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga

The Impact You’ll Make:

Donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Chattanooga (RMHC) go to funding programs that work to keep families near their sick children, which they have done now for over 30 years. Thanks to its generous donors, RMHC was able to help 1,229 children through its programs – including the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room®, and the RMHC® Scholarship Program – in 2020. Learn more at rmhchattanooga.com

How to Donate:

Online: rmhchattanooga.com

The Moth Ball® by CityScope®

The Impact You’ll Make:

A ticket purchase to The Moth Ball® by CityScope® directly impacts women and children right here in Chattanooga. This year, all proceeds will benefit Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, an organization which strives to erase the negative impact of a pediatric cancer diagnosis on families. At no cost, Austin Hatcher’s programs provide psychosocial and psychological services for women and their family facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis. Learn more at themothball.org 

How to Donate:

Online: themothball.org 

You Also Might Like

2021 Holiday Gift Guide
luxurious gift box wrapped in charcoal gray paper with a gold bow

Give the Gift of Luxury Looking for the perfect gift for someone in your life or looking to give your Read more

A 2021 Guide to Holiday Family Getaways Near Chattanooga
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas

One-Tank Trips   ‘Tis the season to be jolly, so grab your loved ones and spread some holiday cheer at Read more

2021 Chattanooga Holiday Events
Ruby Falls entrance at Christmas with nutcrackers and a Christmas tree

Your Guide to 2021-2022 Events the Whole Family Can Enjoy   Each year, many of Chattanooga’s venues and attractions celebrate Read more

2021 Fall Fairs, Festivals, & Special Events
AquaScarium at the Tennessee Aquarium

(Above) AquaScarium A Complete Guide to the Area’s Autumn Festivities (Dates and Times Accurate as of September 3)   Hamilton Read more

Chattanooga Summer Fun 2021
Collage of photos of penguin at the Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls, a photo in an exhibit at the Hunter Museum, and the Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Chattanooga Checklist   Summer is about more than just extra sunscreen and extra-high electricity bills, hot days and even hotter Read more

Tips for Surviving in the Wilderness Without Supplies
the smokey mountains at sunset

No Pack, No Problem   Venturing into the great outdoors can do your body and mind a lot of good, Read more