The mission of Greenhouse Ministries is to “offer life transformation as volunteers make themselves available to encourage and motivate the clients, to inspire them to dream and make better choices and needed changes in their lives, to promote wholeness, and to give back to others in the community.” Since 1999, the goal of Greenhouse Ministries has been to move people out of their current situation of hopelessness and help them see new possibilities.
Greenhouse Ministries’ purpose is two fold:
1. To serve the underserved of our community through the power of God’s love.
Greenhouse offers a Food Pantry, clothes, toiletries, homeless packs, baby items, and other needed services. We offer classes for life changes like computer, budget, parenting, cooking, music and community classes. Greenhouse has a nursing clinic, and hosts the Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association Free Legal Clinic every Thursday afternoon. Greenhouse partners with United Way to offer free tax preparation, January to April. Greenhouse has three housing programs, Homeless Men, VA, and a partnership with “Doors of Hope, with their ZOE House for women. Greenhouse has a VA mentoring program offering one-on-one mentoring to veterans. Greenhouse has a ReCycle Bicycle Program so clients can earn a bike for transportation. Greenhouse also has a wonderful Thrift Store, and they take gently used donations. Because of our great networking community, Greenhouse can refer for any services they do not offer.
2. To offer a community-based place for volunteers to give back to others.
Opportunities to serve ON SITE:
Stocking food pantry
Sorting donated items
Helping in Thrift Store
Decorators and personal shoppers for Thrift Store
Mobile Food Pantries and Back Yard Events
Improvement Projects, cleaning, painting, office work etc.
Veterans to mentor other Veterans
Visiting with walk-in clients
Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: Contact Greenhouse for these opportunities.
Donation Needs: Any gently used furniture, clothing or special items for their Thrift Store or food for their Food Pantry
Event Volunteers: They have a number of events that require many volunteers.
How to volunteer: For individuals or regular groups please call and come to the volunteer orientation class. For one time groups please call.