This week, Begin Anew of Middle TN celebrated some of our incredible volunteers at the Mary Catherine Strobel Award Luncheon! The room was filled with people who work and volunteer at local non-profits throughout Nashville. Truly, the room seemed to pulse with the energy of a people who truly care for this city. What an inspiring place to be!
Let me introduce you to some of our inspiring volunteers:
Linda Jones and Danni Hughes represented the group from Covenant Baptist Church. This amazing group has been serving meals about once a month to our Nashville site students for 3 years. This church provides Christmas presents for the students and snacks and juice boxes for the childcare program. Several of the ladies from Covenant Baptist are also serving as prayer partners or tutors on a weekly basis. We are absolutely blessed by them!
Another one of our amazing volunteers, Casey Enright, is the founder and director of The Word Wagon. The Word Wagon is a literacy organization dedicated to promoting childhood literacy by providing reading opportunities and reading materials for children who lack access to books. Casey brings The Word Wagon to our Begin Anew childcare program once a month and the kids love it! The kids jump for joy knowing that she is coming! She reads stories to groups and one-on-one with the students. Every time she comes, she sends each child home with a bundle of books.
It was such a joy to celebrate some of the most selfless, compassionate, and loyal volunteers we are blessed to have on our team at the Mary Catherine Strobel Award Luncheon!