Serving Pagan In Religion And Life Grotto                                
We are committed to the Pagan Community
and to the wider non-Pagan community as well. 

In 2010 our city, Nashville, was hit by flooding that devastated our town. Lives were lost, homes and belonging destroyed. Many Pagan did not receive any help despite the fact that millions of dollars were raised, most of that money went to Christian organizations. A spark came from that; everyone deserves help in desperate times and we have been working toward that ever since. This organization was formed because of the flood, out of disaster we rose up.

We intend to help as many people in need as possible; Pagan, Christian, Jew, Moslem, everyone who needs help, without regard to religion, lack of religion, race, creed, color or sexual orientation.

 *We have collected and distributed clothing, shoes, toys, baby clothes, cleaning supplies and household items to people who have been hit with disaster, more than 40 families were helped.

*Donated sheetrock and insulation to help those dealing with disaster to rebuild,
3 families were helped.

*Supplied air conditioner units and fans to the elderly in the heat of summer,
4 people were helped. 

 *Collected coats, sweaters and jackets which were donated to the residents of Safe Haven, Nashville's only family homeless residence, 150 people were kept warm. We collected so many jackets, sweaters and coats the extra items were donated to the Thrift Store associated with Safe Haven, creating a store credit the residents were able to use to buy items for themselves and their children.  Some of the overflow went to Pagans in need.  
*Collected household items to help the formally homeless supply their needs in a new home, including a bunk-bed set and chest of drawers, 5 families were helped. There is an on going collection for more families who are moving out of the shelter and into a home.

*Collected and donated 100 pounds of food which went to the Martha O'Brien Center, a distribution center for Second Harvest Food Bank.
*Donated money to 4 people who were in difficult circumstances.

*Donated money to a Pagan author to help print books and secure booth space to sell the books. We have been reimbursed.

*Bought a stove for a woman who makes her living cooking.

*Donate to a food bank for low income families.

*Paid a cell phone bill for a woman who suffers from a mental illness so she could have a life line.

*Donated to a couple who are faced with medical bills, no work because of amputation. This helped with food and electricity.

*Donated to a young man with malignant brain cancer. We have donated $1200 to him, which enabled he, his wife and 7 year old to keep their house. This is an ongoing campaign. We hope to raise much more for this family.

Going forward, we intend to expand our efforts.
*Create a program much like Angel Tree for Pagan children whose parents struggle with the day-to-day expenses and have nothing left over to buy presents during Yule.
*Collect food, clothes, shoes and toys to be distributed to those in need.
*Raise money to help more people who have no one else to turn to in difficult times.
*Buy a house to be used for Pagan who are homeless while we help them to recover. *Operate a Pagan home for the elderly.
*Buy land to be used for Pagan Gatherings, it will also be leased to other organizations to help with operating expenses.
*Buy a brick and mortar building where we can collect items and distribute them. It will be a place where we can come together in fellowship, a place where people in need can come for a helping hand, a place where others can discover they are not alone in their faith. Our chosen mission will much easier if we have a base of operations.

We intend to become beneficiaries of the 360 Program, big box corporations donate goods such as lumber, drywall, paint, sheets, and blankets. We redistribute these goods to those who need them. When we raise enough money to to join this group, we will rent a storage unit for the materials. This would be a much easier task if we has a place to store the donated items.

We are asking our members to tithe.

Our charter mandates we send 5% of the money we raise to the ATC Mother Church, and 5% goes to the non-Pagan community.

You can help us make our ideas into reality.

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We have a gofundme and you can donate as little as $5. Please help us.

You can help us raise funds just by shopping. Please register your Kroger plus card for SPIRAL at click on the Community button and fill out the info. Our organization number is 58457. It only takes a few minutes to do this, then just shop at Kroger. Every time you use your Kroger Rewards card, Kroger donates a percentage of the amount you paid, with no cost to you. You can also donate to us through your purchases on Amazon. Go to your page and follow the prompts to make Serving Pagans in Religion and Life your charity. Easy as pie! Do it today!

We will post how the funds we raise are used.

Dec. 18th

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