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Volunteer Ministry Center's Business Partners are at the very heart of its mission in preventing and ending homelessness in our community. Since VMC's founding, Knoxville’s business community has provided the financial support, volunteers and community support for our programs and services to serve those experiencing homelessness. We believe that housing is not only the answer to homelessness, it is also a part of the healing process for those seeking to reclaim their lives. We believe that homelessness impacts the entire community and in turn, preventing and ending homelessness is only possible with the partnership of the business community.


How Your Businesses Can Partner With VMC

Whether your business is small, medium or large; there are numerous opportunities for Knoxville’s business community to be involved and support the Volunteer Ministry Center: 


  • Corporate sponsorship of VMC fundraising events

  • A one-time or recurring financial contribution

  • Non-cash contributions such as equipment, supplies, or time

  • Donation of a percentage of every sale or quote

  • Employee matching gifts

  • Community grants

  • Employee volunteer grants

Specific Community Engagement Opportunities For Employees

  • Come for a Tour- Schedule a tour and information session for your leadership team or employees to learn more about VMC’s mission and programs.

  • Meal Groups- Become a Meal Group and prepare and serve a meal to 40-50 of our neighbors who are in a case management relationship working to achieve housing.

  • Conduct a Drive for Needed Items- Have your office/company conduct a drive for needed items for those we serve (move in kits, toiletries, etc.).   

  • Day of Service- Schedule a day or half day of service for a group of your staff/employees to complete a landscaping or maintenance  project.

For more information please message us!

If your business is interested in partnering with VMC, please contact Zan Schriver at 865-524-3926 or Or send us a quick message below....

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