$110,810.55 paid in financial assistance for Rent, Gas and Water utilities.
Food boxes totaled 1283 distributed for the year. Those in need are eligible to receive food once every 30 days.
800 families received food through our annual Christmas Basket Program.
Clothing is also available on Tuesdays.
$8,000 in scholarships awarded to 4 area high school girls.
37,407 volunteer hours were contributed by Ladies of Charity during the Consignment Sale, Stuff Galore, Christmas Basket Program and Emergency Assistance Office.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO??
When the sales are over, and the numbers come in, The Ladies of Charity take the proceeds and immediately put that money into our Emergency Assistance Programs. As an emergency fund charity, we can be the first place people call when they are in crisis. Because of the fundraising efforts of our members, and the generous support from the Nashville Community, we can help those who are in need of food and financial assistance.
The EAO has become a go to agency for those experiencing financial hardship, or food insecurity as well as those who are unhoused and seeking clothing, snack bags, and respite from the challenges of living outdoors
We provide monthly food boxes for people who are struggling, with each food box containing enough food to make 36 meals. We provide fresh produce, meat, coffee, bread and canned staples.
When available we also include snacks, desserts and fruit juice. The cost of these items increases our costs, but we know how vital these items are to meal preparation.
We also provide financial relief to people in Davidson County who have fallen behind on rent or a utility bill. When the temperatures are at their most extreme and heating and cooling bills go up, many people cannot afford it. Seniors and people with disabilities have very limited resources, so we are here to provide assistance during those times.
The Ladies of Charity has served Nashville for over 118 years and remain commtted to those less fortunate.