Share Your  Experience

Maybe you volunteer regularly at the thrift shop or once helped at the plant sale or gala.  Perhaps you or someone you know received emergency food, shelter, or came to a support group meeting. Share your experience!  Tell us why Fayette Cares is important to you, what inspired your first gift, what you love about […]

2017 #Giving Tuesday Stacked


Black Friday and Cyber Monday are widely recognized holiday shopping events.  But the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday, is a global day of giving that transforms how people participate in the giving season. This November 28th we are encouraged to dedicate time to personal philanthropy and charitable giving.  Whether you come together with your family, your […]

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Fashion Show aWEARness Event Features Survivors of Abuse

Fayette Cares staff and volunteers are preparing for the Do You Purple? fashion show.  This free inaugural event empowers survivors of domestic violence to model purple fashions raising community aWearness about the complexities of abusive relationships and the need for victim services.  The event is open to the public and will be held at Fayette […]

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Fayette Cares Strives to End Domestic Violence With Law Enforcement Training

The spotlight is on Tennessee for recently being ranked fourth worst state in the Nation in domestic violence murders.  Fayette Cares recognizes the crucial need for an improved response to this devastating crime and is bringing valuable domestic violence training to frontline responders.  In collaboration with the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center, a […]

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Christmas Sharing Begins at Fayette Cares

For 31 years the Fayette County community has come together for the holiday season to provide food and toys to neighbors in need.  Last year, through tremendous community support and involvement Fayette Cares was able to provide hundreds of families with food baskets and toys for children. As families continue to struggle with food insecurity […]

2017 Fayette Cares DVAM Kickoff

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff

In a show of support for the work of Fayette Cares and a commitment to ending domestic violence, Fayette County officials gathered to recognize October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Fayette County General Sessions Court Judge Jim Gallagher hosted the Fayette Cares DVAM kickoff.   A moving speech was presented by Amy Johnson, domestic […]

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Fayette Cares Received $20,000 Grant During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Mary Kay Foundation℠ Awarded Fayette Cares Critical Unrestricted Funding as Part of New $3 Million Grant Slate Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation℠ is awarding $20,000 grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam for a total of $3 […]


Get Your Tickets to Prevent Homelessness and Domestic Violence in the Mid-South

A Night of southern Elegance Annual Gala tickets are now available. Proceeds support Fayette Cares, a nonprofit fighting domestic violence, homelessness and financial crisis in the Mid-South since 1986. OAKLAND, TN SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 – Fayette Cares, a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to fighting homelessness, domestic violence and financial crisis throughout the Mid-South will host its […]

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Little Free Pantry A Place to Give and Get Help

The first Little Free Pantry (LFP) in Fayette County is now operating in Oakland, TN.  LFP is a collaboration between Fayette Cares, the Town of Oakland, and caring Oakland resident Enjelica Tran. The project lets neighbors help neighbors by creating a place to give or get donated food and personal items. With support and donations […]

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Buying Plants has Never Felt So Good

The 25th Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale brought together the community and Master Gardeners to support those in need. The 25th Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale was held April 8th at First Citizens National Bank in Oakland, TN. Event proceeds change lives by helping provide shelter for the homeless, safety for victims of domestic violence, and crisis intervention for families in financial distress (including food, clothing, […]

2017 Ring Container Technologies Golf Sponsor

Ring Becomes First Ever Fayette Cares Golf Tourney Title Sponsor

A leader in community involvement, Ring Container Technologies has become the first ever Fayette Cares charity tournament Title Sponsor. Ring Container Technologies invites golfers to register for the 2017 Fayette Cares Golf Extravaganza Sponsored by Ring Container Technologies on Thursday, April 27th at Fair Oaks Golf Club in Oakland. Ring Container Technologies stands firm on […]

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Oakland Plant Sale Fundraiser Fights Homelessness, Domestic Violence and Financial Crisis

Every April, Fayette Cares helps individuals get ready for the planting season while also supporting those in need within our community. The 25th Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale will be held April 8 at First Citizens National Bank in Oakland. Event proceeds change lives by helping Fayette Cares provide shelter for the homeless, safety for victims of domestic violence, and […]


U of M Social Work Intern Program

Fayette Cares welcomes Madison Parris, the first intern from The University of Memphis School of Social Work. Parris will work as an intern under the supervision of Fayette Cares Victim Advocate Mara White, applying classroom learnings to real world circumstances. Field placement activities are an integral part of social work education. At Fayette Cares interns […]


A message from Executive Board Vice President David Crislip

Domestic violence exists in every culture in our worldwide community. It affects all sectors of our society including rich, poor, educated and uneducated. Defeating this terrible societal ill requires awareness, resources, safe harbors, and education for the abused, the abuser and the entire family or support system. Children born in an abusive environment are more […]


25th Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale to be held on April 8 

The 25th annual Fayette Cares plant sale at First Citizens National Bank in Oakland is the perfect place to get inspired, receive gardening advice and pick up gorgeous plants for your yard or home. This year’s sale takes place on Saturday, April 8, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Garden lovers will find all types of plants including vegetables, herbs, ornamentals and more plus popular favorites that have made this event an annual rite for Mid-South gardeners for 25 years.

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University of Memphis Social Work Intern at Fayette Cares

Fayette Cares welcomes Madison Parris, the first intern from The University of Memphis School of Social Work.   Parris will work as an intern under the supervision of Fayette Cares Victim Advocate Mara White applying classroom learnings to real world circumstances. Field placement activities are an integral part of social work education, allowing students the opportunity […]

2016 Christmas Toy Setup Jennifer and Casey Clayton (5)

Fayette Cares Supporters Bring Joy to the World

Sub-freezing temperatures were no match for hundreds of warmhearted Fayette Cares volunteers who prepared holiday food boxes and provided toys for families in need. The early Saturday morning assembly line formed at Warren Community Church with volunteers preparing food boxes for more than 400 low income households.  Volunteers of all ages cheerfully delivered Christmas turkeys […]

A Night of Southern Elegance a success with support from sponsors, guests and volunteers

OAKLAND, TN November 11, 2016 – On November 5th, nearly 450 supporters attended the 8th annual A Night of Southern Elegance, sponsored by FedEx, Ring Companies and the Town of Oakland. A Night of Southern Elegance is Fayette County’s premier gala where all proceeds benefit Fayette Cares. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Fayette […]


Save the Date for the Annual A Night of Southern Elegance Gala to benefit Fayette Cares

OAKLAND, TN (June 20, 2016) – Fayette Cares will host its annual A Night of Southern Elegance gala on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 6:00 PM in Oakland, TN. The party will benefit the nonprofit with funds going toward helping individuals facing financial crisis, homelessness or domestic violence. The Winter Nights themed evening will begin with a […]


Oakland Police Department Cares

Officer Foster of the Oakland Police Department delivered bags of plush toys to Fayette Cares.  These will be welcomed gifts to comfort families served by Fayette Cares including those in the emergency shelter, victims of domestic violence and other experiencing financial crisis.  To support the work of Fayette Cares or call (901) 465-3802 x 221.


Recovery Court Cares

Members of the Fayette County Drug Court recently organized a food drive for Fayette Cares.  The group not only supports the crisis assistance services of Fayette Cares with donations, they also work to place program participants in volunteer assignments at the Fayette Cares shelter, food pantry, and  thrift shops.  Pictured with the generous donations from […]

Warms Heart$ Can Heat Cold Homes

For many, juggling expenses is a constant struggle. But for those faced with a job loss, illness, or other unexpected financial crisis, a hard winter can mean choosing between food, rent, medicine, or utilities. Through the Warm Heart$ program Chickasaw Electric Cooperative gives its customers the power to help those who face a short term financial crisis.


Holiday Spirit

Sharing the attached photos showing that the holiday spirit has filled hearts inspiring schools, churches, businesses, clubs and individual from Fayette County and beyond to contribute to Fayette Cares.  Gifts of food, toys, coats, and money were given to assure that struggling families have a happy holiday.  To give or get involved visit or call (901) […]


Fayette Cares 2015 Volunteer Awards

Amazing volunteers can be found at Fayette Cares every day but each year the agency recognizes a few of their exemplary supporters, who raise the bar on caring.  Congratulations to these selfless Fayette Cares volunteers (from left to right): Frances Petrie – Most Team Spirited Award, Andy Wolf – Behind the Scenes Star Award, Tina […]


Fayette Cares, Inc. receives THDA grant funds

Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) awarded a $75,000 federal Emergency Solutions Grant to Fayette Cares, Inc. to assist rural West Tennessee’s homeless population. The Fayette County-based non-profit will use the funds for rapid rehousing and technology services that will assist both homeless individuals and families in Fayette County. The allocation of ESG funds was approved […]

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