3 Non-Profits That Are Making a Difference in Nashville

May 19, 2013 - 3 minutes read

Price CPAs is proud to support local non-profit organizations. Great work is being performed, by these charities doing everything from helping underprivileged children to helping bring the community together through prayer. It’s important to get involved in the community, helping those who are less fortunate and serving as role models for others. Volunteer work and the spirit of giving benefits the giver and receiver and of course the community.

Operation Andrew

The roots of Operation Andrew stem back to June 2000, when the Middle Tennessee Billy Graham Crusade was held in Nashville. Members of the Executive Committee saw a positive change in those who attended, and decided to continue building the diversity and unity that the Crusade helped begin. This was how the Operation Andrew Group was founded, and since then it has helped bring churches, civic agencies, and businesses together to work in harmony to meet the social and spiritual needs of communities throughout Tennessee.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

At Price CPAs, we’ve been involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization for six years now, helping provide positive leadership and companionship for underprivileged children who may come from broken homes. The organization has been around for over 100 years, matching adults (or “Bigs”) with children aged 6-18 who need a mentor (“Littles”). This has led to the development of positive, inspiring relationships that can directly change a child’s life for the better. Having a positive role model can make a huge difference in a child’s life, with Little Brothers and Sisters doing better in school, getting along better with their families, and serving their communities in return.

Salama Urban Ministries

Named after the Swahili word for peace, Salama is an organization which serves the Greater Nashville area. They provide youth with positive after-school programs, known as the Salama Institute. In this program, children learn how to become guided leaders, realizing their potential and gaining the skills they need for success in life. Skills taught include spiritual development, the arts, academics, and life skills.

How You Can Get Involved

If you’re interested in making a difference in Tennessee as well, you can get in touch directly with any of these organizations to become a volunteer. Salama is always in need of volunteers to help run the extracurricular activities, and also sponsors a charity run to help raise funds. To support the work of Operation Andrew, donations are always welcome at the address provided on their website. And if you’re interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can search on their website for volunteer opportunities in the local area.