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

  • 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

  • Have picture of Director Ben Spicer at W.I.C. Community Baby Fair. How can I post or email?

  • Congratulations WCCHC Facebook Family! We are 600 members strong! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • We're excited to see how this turns out - thanks Ben! http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12242535.htm

  • Come to one of our special hiring events in Lebanon, Tennessee to get hired on the spot! For every person that attends, we're giving $1 to Wilson County Community Help Center! Also hiring in Murfreesboro, Tennessee :)

    LEBANON, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 -- Staff Management | SMX to Donate $1 for Every Person Who Attends One of Their Special Hiring Events

  • Please remember us and those who may need a winter coat as the weather turns colder and you happen to be clearing out closets. We started out with a vast quantity of coats but it is very clear that we will not have enough to get us through the Winter. That extra coat that isn't being used could be the one warm article of clothing that will sustain a soul that needs one. We never sell coats, they are provided free of charge to those who apply and need them desperately. Thank you as always for rising to the occasion! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • The following visual will give you an update of what we have been able to achieve here at WCCHC from January 2014 through September 2014. Thank you for being that hand up to your fellow Wilson County residents. We are honored to represent your collective generosity! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • I am pleased to announce that WCCHC is the recipient of $1.00 for every attendee at the upcoming Job Fair at The Mill at Lebanon on October 13th & 14th from 9 am - 6 am each day. I want to thank Staff Management / SMX for making this possible. These funds will be directed straight to our Food Pantry so that we can purchase what we need for our food boxes and supplement what we don't receive in non-perishable food donations. Please spread the word and share this so we can make as many people who are in need of work or a career change aware of this event! Thanks SMX! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Compassionate Hands is right around the corner. For those of you who aren't familiar with this program it is shelter for the homeless through the colder months of the year. Last year we were able to make almost 100 blankets to provide to this program. I want to challenge you as a Facebook family to meet that number again! Would 100 of you be willing to bring a new blanket or a very gently used blanket to be donated to this effort? You may drop them off here at WCCHC and I will make sure they are distributed to the churches that will host our homeless population this year. Let's see how quickly we can collect this goal and take this burden off the shoulders and mind of Compassionate Hands. If you can do nothing but pray for this effort and the work force behind it please join me in doing that! Thanks as always for stepping up! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Things have been busy here at WCCHC. One specific partner has gone above and beyond. A big thank you to Performance Food Service - Lester for not only a recent food drive donation of 1,471 pounds of food and personal items but for putting their time and money into helping us put together a break area for our volunteers and employees. Modern Woodman Financial gave us a beautification grant months ago and now this fine group of volunteers have stepped up to put it together. Thanks to everyone that has made this possible. The staff now has a nice place to take breaks and eat lunch during these last beautiful days of 2014. If the pictures are upside down, my apologies! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Updated schedule for remaining Empty Bowl workshops: Friday, Sept 26 bowl painting at HillCrest 6-8 pm Sunday, Sept 28 bowl making at CollegeHills 5:30-7:30 pm Wednesday, Oct 8 bowl painting at St Francis Cabrini, 6-8 Sun Oct 12 Bowl painting at College Hills 5:30-7:30 Wed Oct 22 Bowl painting at Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian 6:30-8 Luncheon and Silent Auction Nov 1st at Cumberland Presbyterian 11:00am -2:00 pm Tickets available at the door for only $20 All proceeds benefit our food pantry.

  • Thanks to the Youth at Lebanon First United Methodist Church for sharing their leftover items from their very successful yard sale this past weekend! Lots of new items will be available soon!!

  • This is our men's sports shoe area! Help! For that matter, anything that is in great condition and is taking up space in your closet or storage that you can help with when it comes to men's clothing would be so appreciated right now. This is a constant need for us in comparison to kid's and women's clothing. Men, grab a box or a bag and let's solve this! You will make a difference in someone's life that can't afford clothing and you are going to feel so much better about your new extra storage space! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Fall/Winter clothing is now available here at WCCHC! Thanks to our staff and volunteers we have once again made a successful shift to more appropriate clothing just in time for the colder season. If you know someone within the County that needs clothing or will need a coat this season, send them our way. Once an individual or family that resides in Wilson County approaches us with a need we provide that coat for each family member and free clothing every 60 days. Through the end of August we have provided free of charge over 27,000 articles of clothing to 1,600 families comprising over 4,000 people. Keep those clothing donations coming and thank you for your support! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • I have a problem. I am hoping maybe some of you have a solution. We have been called about a donation of furniture that we don't have the ability to pick up. It is located in Mt. Juliet and we sure could use a truck and trailer or someone that would be willing to assist us on this one! Give me a call and I can sure lend a hand! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • We are about to launch our Fall/Winter clothing line beginning Monday September 15th. If you would like an opportunity to volunteer and help us make the switch from Spring/Summer we sure could use your help! We will need volunteers beginning at noon on Friday September 12th until 5pm and then again on Saturday September 13th from 9am to 5pm. Please let us know by responding to this post or by calling us at the center at 449-1856. Ask for Jennifer or Ben. Thanks in advance if you are able to help! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Please give a warm welcome to our newest employee Chris Allen. Chris will be working with us as a part time receiver. Chris will be there to greet you when you drop off your donations on Tuesday, Thursday and every other Saturday with his great smile and winning ways! Welcome to the team Chris! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • A big shout out to Gentiva Home Health, especially Angela Jones and Debbie Glover for dropping by for a visit. We have received a large food donation from this great organization and we thank you so much for helping us stretch our food budget to feed Wilson County! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director