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How You Can Get Involved

Serve your community through donations and volunteering

Make A Donation

Community Friend

▰ $25 a month
▱ provides 250 meals or feeds 5 families a month. Make a donation to help your neighbor in need for less than a dollar a day.

Community Advocate

▰ $50 a month
▱ provides 500 meals or feeds 10 families a month, or helps a senior on a fixed income afford their necessary medication.

Community Sponsor

▰ $100 a month
▱ provides 1000 meals or feeds 20 families, or helps a single mom with her electric bill. You can help keep the lights on for a family.

Community Champion

▰ $250 a month
▱ Provides 2500 meals or feeds 50 families a month, or helps a family who just lost their job pay their rent while looking for a new job.


90% of our budget is spent on services for the community!


Only 10% of our budget is used for administrative expenses!
Donate Various Goods
Canned goods stored in the food pantry at Central Services
Christmas toys donated to the Holiday Hope Fund
Local Church giving donations to Central Services
Pallets of food stored in the food pantry at Central Services

Central Services accepts donations of various kinds. Whether the donations are utilized in programs or are sold in the Thrift Store to raise money for program funding, all donations are welcome! Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30. We can write a tax receipt for your donation by request. Items acceptable to donate to the thrift store include: clothing, shoes, accessories (like purses and jewelry), toys, books, furniture, working appliances, dishes, other housewares, linens, lamps, fabric, and general medical equipment (like crutches and walkers). Feel free to call the office if you are unsure if you can donate a certain item.

Suggested items for non-thrift store donations:

Food Pantry
▱ canned goods, non-perishable foods, paper bags, plastic bags

▰ Office Supplies
paper, pens, pencils, folders, markers, white out, tape, printers,  computers, other office machines, office furniture, file cabinet

▰ Warehouse Equipment
pallet jacks, fork lifts, industrial tape, tape dispensers, tables, refrigerators, freezers, coolers

▰ Store supplies
paper bags, plastic bags, display racks, display tables, pricing guns

▰ Miscellaneous
unused hygiene items, diapers (child or adult), baby formula, adult nutrition items (like Ensure)

preview images of the charitable donations valuation form

Charitable Donations Guide

Volunteer Your Time

Central Services utilizes volunteers in all aspects of our operation. While some volunteers come from the “Working For Change” job training program, all volunteers from the community are welcome. We accept ages 15 and older and require a minor’s guardian to sign consent forms on their first day of volunteering. Many other programs that require volunteer or community service hours, such as Tennessee Promise, can be completed here. Bring any required paperwork with you when you come to volunteer. If you are a new volunteer, you may come to the office at 8:00 AM for orientation. Orientations happen any day a new volunteer arrives, so you do not need to schedule this ahead of time. You may call the agency the day prior to say you’re coming if you’d like.

Volunteer/Community Service Hours:
▱ Monday-Friday  -  8:00am-4:00pm

“Working for Change” Job Training

▰ Central Services works with a number of volunteer organizations and schools to provide basic job training:

▱ Hispanic Outreach

▱ Light Duty Program

▱ Senior Employment Services

▱ Appalachia CARES/AmeriCorps Program

▱ Social Work Internship Program