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Thanks to many, many volunteers and scores of donors, we were able to end 2015 in very comfortable shape.  We were able to minister to many and our financials are looking good for 2016.

Between the middle of November and Christmas we were very busy with a variety of events – all successful – and this is where our wonderful volunteer corp comes into play. Here is a brief rundown:

November 19 – Annual Thanksgiving Banquet – we served 200 and had 40 volunteers!

November 29 – Dedicated 170 Holiday Hope Buckets at Central Baptist Bearden – gifted to the Hope Center

November 23 – Thanksgiving Basket Deliveries – we delivered 50 baskets with 15 volunteers!

December 1 – World AIDS Day program with about 80 in attendance – 20 people involved in planning and implementation

December 8 – Christmas Food Boxes Delivered 50 – 15 volunteers

December 10 – Hope Center Party – provided 170 Hope Buckets and transport for clients with vans from 3 churches.

December 12 – FaithWalk and Al Ichiki 5K – 100 participants… 20 volunteers — raised $2300 to support ministry work.

Needless to say, we are off to a great start for 2016 and grateful for all of the support we receive from all over the community.

This is an opportunity to thanks all of our supporters, our individual donors, and our financial partners, especially….

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Tennessee CBF
Central Baptist Church of Bearden
Central Baptist Fountain City
East Tennessee AIDS Fund
Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church
First Baptist Church, Knoxville
The City of Knoxville
FISH Hospitality Pantries
The Equitas Group

Here’s wishing all of you a great 2016!

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