Wilson County Community Help Center

 

What We Do:

Father and son free shopping under our clothing assistance program

  • Six days a week we provide emergency assistance in the form of food, clothing, resource education and financial aid to Wilson County residents.
  • The Help Center distributed over 30,000 pounds of food to feed the hungry in our county last year alone.
  • Our clothing program has provided more than 1,000 coats each year to warm the needy.
  • Free medical equipment is available.
  • We collect, sort, recycle and sell clothing and household items of any type donated by the community.
  • The Help Center staff educates people on ways to utilize assistance programs that are available in Wilson County.
  • The Wilson County Community Help Center will come in contact with more residents each week than any other agency in this county.

Challenges:

  • Rising local need has placed huge strains on the Help Center assistance funds.
  • Decreased funding has resulted in laid off staff at the Help Center.
  • Some help programs have been diminished and some may have to be eliminated.

How You Can Help:

My little hands can help. Can yours?

  • Make monetary donations, large or small, one time or every month.
  • Donate your gently used items to be given away or sold to help finance the assistance programs.
  • Donate your time at the Wilson County Help Center
  • Involve your friends, family and church and help us educate the community as to the tremendous amount of good work and good will the Help Center provides our citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilson County Community

Help Center

203 West High St.

Lebanon, TN 37087

(615) 449-1856

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Thrift Store Hours

Mon - Sat 9:00 to 5:00


Donation Hours

Mon - Fri 7:00 to 5:00

Sat 9:00 to 5:00


Assistance Counter Hours

Mon - Fri 9:00 to 3:00

  • Hello Family! I want to toss an idea or two out to you and see if we can't put together some matches. Many of our toy & gift programs in the county have run their cycle in anticipation of the coming Christmas celebration. We are finding there are still those who missed deadlines that would have otherwise benefited from these great and generous programs. We are trying to make sure those who have fallen through the cracks still have an opportunity to receive some much needed Christmas joy, especially the kiddos. If your family has been thinking about sponsoring a family will you please contact me so that I can put you in touch with opportunity for you to bless others. I believe there is still a chance of making this a great season for those in need! If you know of a church or agency that is still receiving families or individuals to help please let us know so that we can direct these good folks to the right place. God's Blessings upon you for stepping up in these last few days before Christmas. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • We have finally finished weighing, sorting and counting our November delivery of the Lebanon High School Food Drive! I had the honor of announcing at last Friday's Pep Rally the final numbers with the kids. This year they bested last year by 3,589 pounds of food with a grand total of 13,736 pounds! As I told them, this is enough for us to make possible between 7,500 - 8,500 meals for 450 - 550 people! That is one whale of an impact on hunger! Along with LHS, Winfree Bryant and Sam Houston schools helped make this the best year ever! Thanks kids, teachers and staff! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Thank you to the Twin State Iris Club for their 94 pound food donation. We enjoy your iris sales each season out in front and now food at the holidays while the irises are sleeping! Thank you! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • A shout out to one of the most awesome partners that support us here at WCCHC. Thank you to Performance Foodservice - Lester for a 406 pound food donation and financial contribution to our food pantry. As always your timing has been perfect! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Thank you to the Lebanon Wilson County Democratic Party for a 95 pound food donation. Thank you too JJ for your awesome 48 can donation of Pork & Beans. You are our first responder to this specific need! Thank you! We so appreciate your efforts! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Thank you to the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary for the great donation of clothing. It's already being processed and placed on the racks for those who are here today looking for clothing options. Thank you especially for the numerous coats! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Remember back in the Autumn when we asked you to rally up and fill our men's shoe racks? Remember the pitiful picture of what we had in stock? This picture is a thank you to all of you who have pitched in and answered the call! You are putting smiles on faces and miles on feet who needed help with the simple gift of a good pair of shoes. Thank You! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • It's BEAN a great Thanksgiving! We have BEAN having a great Christmas so far! I can't tell you what a joy it has BEAN to work with you as a community in the task of helping those who need us here in Wilson County! So to summarize we need pork & BEANS for our food boxes. We can't keep up with this much needed protein canned good! Thanks for always BEAN there for us (Ok that last one was a stretch!) - Bean Spicer / Executive Director

  • Thank you Lebanon Antique Mall for your 83 pound food donation! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Thank you to those who think of the people we serve and empower us with your generosity. I would like to acknowledge Wilson County Master Gardeners for a 286 pound food donation. I would like to thank the Lebanon Health & Rehab for their food drive that has brought in 167 pounds of food. Thank you to the Cedar Hills FCE Club for their financial contribution and countless other individuals who bless us annually and throughout the year. We are honored to represent you. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • We wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving! We will be closed and gathering with our families for Thanksgiving and I hope that you have the same fortune. WCCHC is thankful for each and every one of you. We will see you on Friday business as usual. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Thank you L & W Engineering for a whopping 1,245 pound food donation. Thank you Wendy's Restaurant for a wonderful donation of 153 pounds of food. Thank you Kenwal Steel for your donation of 10 big 20+ lb turkeys. Finally thank you to West Hills Baptist Church Senior Adult Sunday School class for 100 pounds of canned meats. You all are awesome partners in our mission here at WCCHC! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • A long overdue thank you to the Lebanon Police Department for the kids coats donated on November 12th. Thank you for helping keep Wilson County children protected AND warm! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • It's our 2nd Annual Christmas Open House! Come join us on Saturday November 22nd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm as we open the Holiday Season and celebrate YOU! Thank you for all that you do! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Good morning WCCHC Family! I promised to begin sharing some really good news and I begin today. We have everything accounted for now and it looks like our annual fund raiser 'Empty Bowls' has brought us $16,426 in proceeds to be able to use through-out 2015 to purchase Ensure for the elderly and cancer patients as well as much needed protein rich canned goods that we are ALWAYS running out of. Our food mission here at our location has grown like crazy and we have worried ourselves for nothing about running out. Every time we have had a need you have been there to support us in ways we never dreamed of. In all of 2013 we created 22,416 meals to feed Wilson County. At the end of October of this year we have already created 27,170 meals and we still have two months to go before closing out this season! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for having our back. I can step into the New Year ahead knowing we can confidently fill many an empty bowl. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • I don't know what is happening here lately but our Facebook family is growing by leaps and bounds! Whatever you are doing or whoever you are telling about WCCHC please keep it going! We are stronger when we can network together here and make a difference in blessing others! God is good! Speaking of blessings, I feel like the most blessed person in all of Wilson County. We have so much good news to share as we finalize numbers. Keep an eye on our page in the coming weeks for all the good news we will be able to start sharing soon. The food pantry shows your commitment and so do the donations that keep pouring in. I'm so proud and thankful to work along side such a fine group of willing and generous people. We are making a difference in the lives of those who need us and we couldn't do it without you! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Tomorrow is the big day! Our annual Empty Bowl Luncheon and Silent Auction begins at 11:00 am and will finish up around 2:00 pm. Please support our food pantry with your $20 dollar donation, enjoy some lunch, a very wonderful silent auction and some great music. We promise you'll have a great time and you don't have to cook! Come join us in this effort at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church located at 522 Castle Heights Avenue right here in Lebanon! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • For those of you who are coming to Empty Bowls on Saturday. We will see you there! For those of you who are still thinking about it I have tickets to sell here at WCCHC for $20 per ticket. That will feed you, get you a souvenir bowl, the opportunity to bid in the silent auction, some blue grass music and cash for us to feed 7 people. Just ask for me today or tomorrow and even Saturday morning and I will get those tickets to you! The event is from 11 am to 2 pm at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Just an update alert on what we are needing the most. One, our children's clothing is getting pretty low, especially boys. Our coats are needing refueled so that we can keep everyone warm this winter. We still need more blankets for Compassionate Hands to help the 14 churches working with this mission. Ready set donate! We are counting on you! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Our Empty Bowl Luncheon and Silent Auction is less than two weeks away! There's some amazing silent auction items- tell your neighbors, tell your friends! See you there between 11-2 at Cumberland Presbyterian on Nov 1st