In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.
The North Rutherford YMCA of Middle Tennessee has been guided by its Christian mission and values to strengthen the foundations of the community and nurture the potential of the men, women and children who call Rutherford county home. As a leading nonprofit dedicated to meeting community needs, they engage people across 10 counties, giving more than 313,000 of our neighbors—more than a third of them kids—the chance to learn, grow and thrive.
All told, there are some 5,000 local Senior Nutrition Programs in the United States. These programs provide well over one million meals to seniors who need them each day. Some programs serve meals at congregate locations like senior centers, some programs deliver meals directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited, and many programs provide both services. While remarkable, the one million meals per day figure underestimate the size and shape of our network and its reach and influence in communities across America. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of seniors who receive meals, there are many thousands of professionals employed at the various local Senior Nutrition Programs across the U.S. More notable than that is the virtual army of volunteers who also "work" for these programs. It is said that this group, numbering between 800,000 and 1.7 million individuals, is the largest volunteer army in the nation.
Citizens of the city of Smyrna and the surrounding areas who are 55 years old or older may meet for entertainment, arts, and crafts and to perform and partipate in community programs for the mutual benefit of themselves and others.
Other recipients include:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Smyrna-Lavergne Food Bank
- SHS & SCHS Interact Clubs
- Smyrna West Alternative School
- Boy Scouts of America
- Smyrna Library
- Fisher House
- Boys and Girls Club Steak Dinner
- Read to Succeed
- CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocate
- CAPE: Challenged Athletes Playing Equally
- Stones River FOP
- SLAC: Smyrna-Lavergne Assistance Coalition
- Snyder Foundation
- Rotary Pavilion at Lee Victory Park
- Alert CDC
- Books from Birth