Boys & Girls Clubs Of Chattanooga Recognized By Tennessee First Lady Marie Lee

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022

On Tuesday, First Lady Maria Lee launched the 12 Days of Giving social media campaign to highlight impactful nonprofits across the state and encourage Tennesseans to give back during the holiday season.

The 12 Days of Giving began on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, and will feature a different nonprofit, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga, and a unique call to action for the 12 following weekdays.

“Our organized is honored to be selected by First Lady Lee” stated Jim Morgan, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga, “and we used this opportunity to highlight our robust literacy and academic enrichment programs."

“Tennesseans are known for their generosity, and Bill and I are especially inspired by how they serve others throughout the holiday season,” said First Lady Lee. “It’s our hope that those looking to give back this Christmas find new ways to serve their neighbors while connecting with organizations in need of their support.”

Tennesseans are encouraged to support the following nonprofits:

Day One, November 29: Mid-South Food Bank
Day Two, November 30: Tucker’s House
Day Three, December 1: Rest Stop Ministries
Day Four, December 2: Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga
Day Five, December 5: Lifeline Blood Services
Day Six, December 6: Mission of Hope
Day Seven, December 7: A Soldier’s Child Foundation
Day Eight, December 8: My Friend’s House
Day Nine, December 9: Birth Choice
Day Ten, December 12: Hispanic Family Foundation
Day Eleven, December 13: PENCIL Foundation
Day Twelve, December 14: Appalachia Service Project

Examples of ways to serve the highlighted nonprofits include volunteering, donating new and used items, praying for the population an organization serves and using social media to bring awareness to the needs of certain communities.

The 2022 Tennessee Christmas events hosted by the Governor and First Lady are focused on “The Gift of Giving” theme this year which highlights the various ways Tennesseans use their time and talents to give to others throughout the holiday season.

For more information on how to participate in the 12 Days of Giving, click here.

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