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 […]
VIEW THE PDF VERSION OAKLAND, TN JUNE 29, 2017 – The date has been announced for the 9th annual A Night of Southern Elegance, the foremost gala in Fayette County and one of the most prominent in the Mid-South. The event will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Ring Companies […]
In a show of strong support Memphis Contract Packaging (MCP) returns as a Gold Sponsor for the Fayette Cares Golf Extravaganza Sponsored by Ring Container Technologies, to be held Thursday, April 27th at Fair Oaks Golf Club in Oakland. Based in Fayette County, the locally owned and operated company has a global reach yet remains […]
Join us Saturday, April 29th to support Fayette Cares Forks & Corks (formerly known as a Night to Remember) hosted by BancorpSouth, De Terra Vineyards and Wines of Somerville, and Kroger. Enjoy an evening of food, wine, music and fun in the midst of grape vines and beautiful landscapes. The night will begin with a delicious buffet […]
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, […]
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 […]
Fayette Cares is proud to announce a return of the annual Golf Extravaganza Thursday, April 28th at Fair Oaks Golf Club in Oakland, TN. Historically the event holds a waiting list so teams and individual players will want to quickly secure their slots. Those who register by April 7th will save $10 per player or […]
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 […]
Read the 2017 Spring Newsletter featuring an article from David Crislip, Executive Board Vice President, fun events during the month of April and stories of how lives have been touched by Fayette Cares and more.
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 […]
It took tremendous bravery to operate under enemy fire while deployed alongside Army Rangers. But when the battlefield was her home and the assailant her husband, this combat veteran needed help. The abuser destroyed her self-esteem, wouldn’t allow her to work, and controlled the money.
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.
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 […]
Fayette Cares is seeking volunteers for the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Street Count taking place between 12 noon Tuesday, January 24 and 11:59 am Wednesday, January 25, 2016. This nationwide effort helps determine the numbers of people living on the streets or in makeshift accommodations not meant for human habitation. Once a year, the […]
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 […]
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 […]
A simple act of giving will help families in need this holiday season. Join Fayette Cares in making spirits bright by supporting efforts to provide food and toy giving programs on December 10th, and 13-14th. There are many ways to lend a hand. Consider organizing a food & toy drive at your church, school or […]
In October Fayette Cares unites community members, joining as a nation to mourn those whose lives were taken by domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and work to break the cycle of abuse. A Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief indicates that in the U.S. three women are killed every day at the […]
Fayette County Public Schools are striving to build the largest team of students, teachers, and parents to walk, run, stroll and give hope by participating in the Cotton Pickin’ 5k & 1k Cotton Candy Fun Run benefiting Fayette Cares on Saturday, September 10th. Schools are running at the opportunity to register large student groups, including […]
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 […]
Over 52 teams and a record 208 golfers took to the award winning greens of Fair Oaks Golf Club in Oakland, TN on April 28th for the 10th Annual Fayette Cares Golf Extravaganza.
Tremendous community support from shoppers, growers, and volunteers made the 24th Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale in Oakland, TN a blooming success. Caring, generous, and talented Fayette Cares volunteers organized the event, which grows year after year.
This year the first day of Spring ended with freezing temperatures. Precisely why Fayette Cares strategically schedules their annual plant sale after the typical frost-free date, making it the optimal time to purchase vegetables, herbs and flowers for our region.
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 visitwww.fayettecares.org or call (901) 465-3802 x 221.
Fayette Cares is proud to announce a return of the annual Golf Extravaganza Thursday, April 28th at Fair Oaks Golf Club in Oakland, TN. Golf enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a great charity event on a course recognized as the 2015 Public Golf Course of the Year by the Tennessee Turfgrass Association Conference and Tradeshow.
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 […]
During February, designated Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church Youth participated in an interactive skit to explore unhealthy dating relationships.
Girl Scout Claire Tracy is working to achieve the prestigious Gold Award by leading a project to build Fayette Cares donation drop boxes for placement throughout Fayette County. Claire wants to help Fayette Cares receive contributions of clothing, shoes and basic household goods which can aid families in crisis, including victims of abuse who are […]
A Night of Southern Elegance 2015, A Tropical Affair, is featured in RSVP Magazine, January 2016
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.
Fayette Cares is seeking volunteers for the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Street Count taking place between 12 noon Tuesday, January 26 and 11:59 am Wednesday, January 27, 2016. This nationwide effort helps determine the numbers of people living on the streets or in makeshift accommodations not meant for human habitation.
In the late 1980’s a small group of supporters quickly grew into a multitude of Fayette Cares volunteers and donors with open hearts. Holiday food and toy giving were among the first caring gestures that later grew into a broad array of crisis intervention services provided by Fayette Cares.
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 www.fayettecares.org or call (901) […]
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 […]
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 […]
AT&T Pioneers across Tennessee united in an effort to end hunger with project Dish-It-Up. Memphis Life Member Club donated food to programs in Fayette, Shelby, and Tipton County. Club Treasurer Maxine Sisk presented a donation to Fayette Cares Executive Director Alexandra Wardlaw. The gift for Fayette County represents 1,386 pounds of food. Maxine also presented […]
Hometowne Florist of Somerville creatively adorned bamboo, harvested in Fayette County, using birds of paradise, anthurium and other exotic flora for a tropical entrance at A Night of Southern Elegance – A Tropical Affair benefiting Fayette Cares.
Fayette Cares recently expressed great appreciation to a group of caring people by hosting a party for A Night of Southern Elegance volunteers.
The joyful sights and sounds of the holiday season are upon us. Creating memories and being with loved ones are what makes the holidays so special. We at Fayette Cares see the holiday season as the time we can touch the lives of those in need with Christmas Caring efforts. We desire that our community play a special part.
“He ripped my hair out from the roots … he would spit in my face,” says a Fayette Cares client and survivor of domestic violence. “I dreamed of being a nurse but he would tear up my scrubs and wouldn’t watch the kids so I couldn’t go to school.” The survivor describes the controlling behaviors […]
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when domestic violence victim advocates at Fayette Cares and across the nation focus public attention on the epidemic of domestic violence and encourage everyone to become part of the solution. “Roughly 15-20% of my cases are domestic violence,” states Fayette County General Sessions and Juvenile Court […]
Over 100 winners were announced at the September 12th Cotton Pickin’ 5k & 1k Cotton Candy Fun Run benefiting Fayette Cares. Runners ranging from 8 – 80 years of age were applauded as they stood atop a special awards podium sponsored by The Bank of Fayette County. It is The Bank’s eighth year to sponsor […]
Among the letters, postcards and packages in mail trucks last week, were hundreds of food donations for Fayette Cares from the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Pictured are Somerville Rural Carriers Amanda Bearden and Johnny Johnson presenting food to Fayette Cares Programs Director Tunnisha Deer.
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