The purpose of this program is to reach out to those in need.
The Nashville Striders ReachOut Committee will gather donations of race shirts and other clothing at training runs and other events/races for distribution within the community. Designated containers will be available for your donations.
We will welcome donations of clothing items in children's or adult sizes that are clean and in good condition. All of the donations will be accounted for and delivered to the recipients by the Striders ReachOut Committee.
Some examples of targeted recipients include:
Children's Homes; Seniors on fixed incomes; shelters; and other families on low or fixed incomes.
For further information please contact the ReachOut Committee at email@example.com. If you know of an individual or group in need of assistance, please include specific information in your email.
December 29, 2012
CJ Gibbs ended the year with a visit to the Bridges of Williamson County. The Bridges program helps the victims of domestic violence so some of the small items that we receive helped her to put together about a dozen "toiletry kits" so that the victims can have some personal items to clean up and keep clean for a few days.
In addition to the toiletry kits, CJ shared several pairs of shoes, some running clothing including cold weather gear, technical tee-shirts, jeans, a couple of coats, and a bag of unsorted woman's clothing. The bag of clothing included both house clothes and dress clothes to help someone get started anew. Lastly, in the spirit of the holidays, CJ provided a couple dozen boxes of candy and a large tin of cookies!
November 23, 2012
- 170 T-shirts of various sizes (primarily large)
- 1 dozen pairs of running shorts
- 5 pairs of pants
- 1 sweat shirt
- 5 casual shorts
- 1 pair of shoes
Please remember to bring your gently used items to Strider timed events so they can be shared in the needy community.
July 14, 2012
Donations slowed down over the winter months because there were fewer races but has increased since late April as The Reachout Program Coordinator CJ Gibbs was present at more races. On July 14, 2012, Gibbs gathered the collected clothing and other items and attended the Theta Baptist Church clothing drive in Theta, TN. She was able to deliver 80 tee shirts varying from small to extra large, 8 pairs of shoes, 38 pairs of socks, some brand new jewelery, and 166 pieces of men's and women's casual and dress clothing, including a Boston Marathon jacket. Thank-you running contributors!
December 14 and 19, 2011
Throughout the fall, Strider members and other race attendees continued to donate to the Reachout Program. On December 14th, the Reachout Program Coordinator CJ Gibbs made a delivery of 186 items to the Battered Women's Shelter in Franklin and another 150 items to the Monroe Harding School. On December 19th she made a stop at the Nashville Mission to deliver another 100 items. the types of items delivered included dress shirts and pants, sweaters, coats, running and dress shoes, sweat shirts and tee shirts, jeans, and a variety of other household necessities:
July & August 2011
CJ Gibbs, our Reachout Program Coordinator, visited three locations in Columbia to deliver donations:
Columbia Trailer Court--July 17 & 23
Eastside Community--July 23
Women's Pregnancy Center--August 3
20 Items of Boy's/Men's Clothing
105 items of Women's/Girl's cloting
58 Pair shoes
26 Water Bottles
11 Pair Women's Shorts
32 Pair Jeans (25 men, 7 women)
A special donation drive was held at the Cadillac Firecracker 5K for the Monroe Harding Summer Running Program directed by Nashville Striders member Pamela Hobson. The young men participating will conclude the program by running either the 5K or 10K at the Franklin Classic on September 5, 2011.
DONATIONS INCLUDED: 15 pair running shoes, 2 dozen water bottles, and 14 technical running shirts
May 21, 2011
Magdelene House Donation
20 running shirts were donated to help women from the Magdelene House who are participating in a Couch to 5K program.
Saint Luke's Center in West Nashville 05/09/2010
Donations given Thursday 03/18/2010, shirts,shoes,water bottles were given to a neighborhood in need.
12/5/09 Bridges of Williamson County
- 80 items of women's clothing and shoes, 35 t-shirts, bags of toiletries from the Christmas Party
11-5-9 HOUSE OF MERCY NASH TN 30 T-SHIRTS
11-24-9 ST. LUKES CENTER NASH TN 100 T-SHIRTS 2 CASES OF MUGS
Columbia TN Crisis Pregnancy Center
small tshirts 15
medium tshirts 25
large tshirts 40
extra large tshirts 40
6 pair of tennis shoes
Columbia TN Hope House
small tshirts 11
medium tshirts 36
large tshirts 37
extra large tshirts 31
8 pair of tennis shoes
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