Social Action Ministries and Programs
Habitat for Humanity
Contact: Chris John
Ladies of Charity
Contact: Anne Erickson
Coming from all Nashville parishes, the Ladies help over 10,000 people a year. Their Thrift Shop is open twice a year, their Welfare Office distributes 750 baskets for the needy at Christmas, and scholarships are awarded to students attending Catholic high schools. Meetings are quarterly.
Loaves & Fishes
Contact: Zetia Patterson
Help prepare and serve a noon meal to the homeless of Nashville at Holy Name Church on the third Saturday of each month.
Pro Life Representative
Contact: Assistance Needed (Call Church Office to Volunteer)
Participate in Pro-Life activities and support Pro-Life organizations such as Grace Pregnancy Resource Center, Caring Choices of Catholic Charities, and Tennessee Right to Life.
Room in the Inn
Contact: Margaret Aton
From November through March, help host 10-12 homeless men every Friday night, providing a warm meal, shower, laundry assistance, and place to sleep in the Holy Rosary Gym. On Saturday, breakfast is served and a sack lunch prepared for each guest. Volunteers needed as meal coordinators, cooks, drivers and inn keepers. These positions can be evening, morning, or overnight assistance.
Contact: Scott Weaver
Providing temporary housing for families, it is the only shelter that accepts families with teen boys. Different groups prepare dinner each night.
Contact: Jim Akin
Part of an ecumenical effort of several Donelson churches, volunteers distribute boxes of groceries to those in need. Donations of food are always welcome.