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April 23, 2024

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Become a Volunteer Family

Kids can read to animals at the shelter, help at local food banks and more this holiday season when you become a volunteer family.

There’s nothing like the warm feeling you get when you help someone in need. Give your family this lasting impression by volunteering together. Here are ways you and your family can help in the community:

Franktown Open Hearts
Volunteer families are needed to help with the Christmas Shopping event on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. You’ll be paired with a child to help him shop for Christmas gifts for his family. It takes place at Christ Community Church (1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin).

Mid-Cumberland Meals-On-Wheels
Individuals, businesses, scouts, grade school classes … anyone … can volunteer. They seek drivers and friendly faces to deliver meals to senior citizens in the area.

GraceWorks Ministries
This organization provides help with food, clothing and financial assistance to residents of Williamson County. Ages 8 and older can volunteer with their family at the Food Pantry to assemble “Fuel Bags,” process food donations, sort food and more. They seek volunteers for their annual Manger Christmas Gifts held Dec. 12 – 15 at Church of the City (828 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin) and Saturday, Dec. 15 at Fairview Baptist Church (7310 Overby Road, Fairview).

Williamson County Animal Center
106 Claude Yates Drive, Franklin
Ages 5 – 10 can volunteer for Book Buddies, where they can read books to shelter cats while creating a positive relationship between shelter animals and children. There’s a one-time orientation, but after that, you can volunteer Mon – Fri from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring your own books or choose from what’s available.

Picture at top of Reading PAWS. Courtesy of Williamson County Animal Shelter.

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