This past Christmas, Brentwood Noon Rotary continued their tradition of wrapping and giving toys and gifts to the children at Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home.
For the past 29 years, Brentwood Noon Rotary Club has purchased gifts for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. Each gift given to a child was purchased and gift wrapped by the Rotarian.
And to make their gift-giving go even further, Rotarian Chris Wilson coordinated a partnership with District 6760 who matched gifts and were able to provide gifts to six cottages on the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home campus. A party was held in December where the gifts were presented to the children.
Over the last almost 30 years, the combined Rotary Clubs have given $100,000 in toys and gifts to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home.
Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home was started over 127 years ago by Mrs. Georgia Eastman who wanted to provide a home for orphaned children. The first home was in West Nashville but moved to its current site in Brentwood in 1911. Today, they continue to provide a home for children whose families are unable to give the day-to-day care they need. Each cottage has a houseparent who cares for up to eight children.
About Rotary Club
Rotary International brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Learn more about the Brentwood Rotary here.