Bring a donation and learn about Homelessness at our February 14 Meeting

Join us for our February NKBPA meeting on February 14 at St. John’s Lutheran Church 544 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. The NKBPA is prioritizing the issue of homelessness in the North Knoxville community in 2020. This month will kick-off a speaker series on homelessness to help the business and professional community in North Knoxville become more educated about the issue. NKBPA member, Dr. Bruce Spangler, CEO of Volunteer Ministry Center, will be our speaker this month.

Donations are a great way to support VMC’s mission. Bring your donations to the February 14th NKBPA Meeting the Volunteer Ministry Center and help a great cause help others (see list below).

Breakfast is sponsored by VMC and the meeting will begin at 7:45am. 

Please remember it is time to renew your membership. Dues are $50 annually. What a deal! Where else can you get great networking, community involvement, and breakfast EVERY month for only $50 a year? Nowhere! Renew or join today, fill out your membership application here. Print it and mail it along with your check to NKBPA c/o MEMBERSHIP  P.O. Box 27479  Knoxville, TN 37927-7479. If you prefer to pay by credit card, we will be taking credit card payments at the meeting. 

Invoices for dues have arrived in your email inboxes. If there is more than one representative for your company’s location who attends the meeting, they will all receive an invoice. Payment for membership is per company, per location. So if you get two invoices from two attending representatives for one business location, you need pay only once. If you have questions, please contact

Note: If your organization has an event coming up, please bring flyers or information to be placed on the tables. This way our members have a tangible reminder and we can use it to publicize your events on social media. Thank you, this helps us to wrap up the meeting on time.


VMC is in need of items to assist the individuals they serve throughout the year. The Bush Family Refuge serves individuals who are homeless or struggling to maintain their housing. These individuals often are lacking daily necessities such as basic hygiene items. The Resource Center assists homeless individuals to achieve housing,  and needs basic items to help clients move into their new home; items like cleaning supplies, bath towels, sheets, pillows, etc.  Donations are a great way to support VMC’s mission. Bring your donations to the February 14th NKBPA Meeting the Volunteer Ministry Center and help a great cause help others. 

Move-in Baskets

  • Laundry baskets (to hold items such as the following)
  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes
  • Sharp cutting knives
  • Cutting board
  • Can opener
  • Flatware
  • Glasses/coffee mugs
  • Dish draining rack
  • Dishtowels
  • Ice trays
  • Potholders
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Bedsheets
  • Blankets
  • Shower curtain & hooks
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish detergent
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop and mop bucket
  • Toilet brush
  • Sponges
  • Trash can
  • Trash bags
  • Paper towels

Bush Family Refuge at VMC

  • Deodorant
  • Sunblock
  • Insect Repellant
  • Razors
  • Backpacks or small duffel bags (they can no longer take suitcases into KARM)
  • Blue jeans
  • Socks and underwear

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