Big Brothers relies on support and assistances from individuals, businesses and organizations across the entire community to carry forth its mission of helping those that are less fortunate. Each fall numerous businesses, churches, clubs and groups volunteer their time and make donations on behalf of Big Brothers.
From November until the week before Christmas, we work with Toys For Tots and Second Harvest to provide toys and food to families in need through our Mothers Toy Store and Christmas Food Box Distribution programs. Local businesses, schools and churches all over West Wilson County volunteer floor space for our donation boxes, and we urge you to please donate new toys (no wrapping paper, please) and/or food items at the most convenient location. All donations stay right here in our community, so when you shop, do so knowing that your contribution will be helping your neighbors.
If you are interested in purchasing toys for a family, we welcome it. Simply send us an Email and let us know how many family members you would like to sponsor, and we will provide you with children's ages, gender, and their "wish list" for Christmas. We can get the toys to your sponsored family, or if you wish, you may deliver them in person. Please Email us for details.
We serve the residents of West Wilson County, beginning at Hwy. 109 on the east and extending to the Davidson County line on the west, and south into Gladeville.
Applications for Christmas Assistance (toys or food) will be available at the Mt. Juliet Help Center, located at 3425 N Mt. Juliet Rd. and the Mt. Juliet Community Center, located at 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy. from Friday, November 11, 2016 through Sunday, December 11, 2016.
The Mother's Toy Store will be held at the Mt. Juliet Middle School (next to Sonic) on Saturday, December 17th, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We serve children up to 16 years old and special needs children (intellectually disabled) up to 21 years old who live in West Wilson County, West of Hwy. 109, to the western Wilson County/Davidson County line. Each registered child will receive a package of 1 age-appropriate large gift, 2 medium gifts, 2 small gifts and 3 stockings stuffers, while supplies last. Amount of toys are not guaranteed as we are dependent on donations. Those living East of Hwy. 109 with children in Lebanon schools should contact Christmas For All in Lebanon at 615-547-1106.
To receive gifts at the Mothers Toy Store, Parents must have:
1) Parents picture ID (Legal guardians must show proof of custody, same last name of child, court papers showing legal guardian)
2) Official proof of West Wilson County address (Utility bill, water bill, lease agreement, or tax return. Must be on person at registration)
3) Official form of ID showing each child's age (Birth certificate, school records, ID card)
4) Proof of financial support needed (Welfare document, food stamps document, school child free lunch document)
Social Security cards WILL NOT be accepted as identification. No exceptions.
All applicants must be Legal Guardian if not Parent and have proof of custody. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles or any other persons without custody of children are not eligible for assistance.