My Favorite Charities

Angels For Hope

Our angels are available free of charge to those who are severely injured and/or chronically ill. We also send to caregivers or those who need hope. They are a tangible reminder that you are not alone, that others care, and that we remember you in our thoughts and prayers. All angels are sent with a small note to the receiver.

Click here to view some of the angels I have made.


The Ronald McDonald House
Nashville, TN

The Ronald McDonald House in Nashville is one of five in the state of Tennessee with others in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, and Memphis.  A key role of the Ronald McDonald House is to keep the family together during an extremely stressful time. Having a child with a serious illness is not only disruptive to routine family life, but it creates financial, emotional, and physical strains for all family members. The Ronald House helps to relieve families of many of their burdens by offering them all the comforts of "home" at a minimal cost. In special cases, the nightly fee is waived if it presents a further hardship for the family.

My family has never used the facility.  However, I believe if my grandson, Davis, had been able to be stabilized in August 2006, he would have been moved to Vanderbilt, and our family may have stayed at  the Ronald McDonald House. 
I am so glad we have a facility such as this so close to home.

Click the link above to see how you can help.

Jordan Hackett Foundation

The Jordan Hackett Foundation holds an annual 5K run/walk each spring to raise money to support our mission.
Money is contributed to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, the Nashville Ronald McDonald House, and the American Heart Association annually. Scholarships are given to a graduating senior at Smith County High School and Gordonsville High School. A Thanksgiving meal is provided at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for families of children in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU).

Visit the Jordan Hackett Foundation website to see how you can make a donation, or to sign up for the next 5K Run/Walk which is held the 1st Saturday in May each year.

Please visit The Breast Cancer Site at

every day and click on the pink
"Fund Free Mammograms"
button to help fund free mammograms for homeless, low-income women.

It costs you nothing to help make early detection and survival possible. Funding is paid by site sponsors and goes to the nonprofit National Breast Cancer Foundation, who uses it to grant access to mammography to women in need.
You can click once per day.


Ever wonder what to do with left-over yarn?

This is where

MEI Scrapghans Hug

has the solution...

Contact them to see how you can help.



Smith County Relay For Life
June 5, 2009