We have been able to work with so many amazing organizations. Below are a few examples of organizations we have helped and what the funds were used for.
The mission of the Campbell County Children’s Center is to reduce traumatization of child abuse victims and their families by facilitating a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team approach to detection, investigations, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse; and prevent child abuse. The center was founded in 2001 to provide a safe haven for sexually and physically abused children. Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation provided a grant which was used to purchase needed materials for students who participate in the No, Run, Tell Program, a preventive education program for Campbell County students regarding general body safety and safe/unsafe touches.
Shora means “a safe place” in the Nigerian language. The Foundation, founded in 2008 by Tanika Harper, provides services to inner city teens in the East Knoxville area. These services include but are not limited to life skills seminars, summer learning programs, community events, and a partnership with Austin-East and Fulton High Schools providing students with the school preparation supplies to include brand new backpacks.
The mission at Shora is to provide a safe place culture for those in under-resourced areas by creating opportunities and transforming communities.
The funds provided by Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation were used to cover expenses for kids funding to assist with activities, educational field trips, and transportation to the Academic Center.
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is leading the effort to compassionately feed East Tennessee’s hungry and engage the community in the fight against hunger as 1 in 7 people in East Tennessee live in poverty and have difficulty meeting basic needs. Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation partnered with Second Harvest to provide funds for the Food for Kids programs. Each Friday each at-risk kid who participate in the program receive a bag that provides nutritional items for the weekend. There are over 124 Food for Kids sites in East Tennessee and 41 in the 8 counties served by the grant.