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

  • 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

  • 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.