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Quick Facts

When is Front Porch Ministry open?

Front Porch Ministry has varying hours due to the Hazelips living in the home. Please see the events page for guaranteed hours they are available.

Is Front Porch Ministry federally funded?

No, Front Porch Ministry receives no federal funding.

Is my donation to Front Porch Ministry tax-deductible?

Yes. Front Porch Ministry is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.

Why don't you have your address listed on the website?

For the privacy of the Hazelip family and the Front Porch Ministry community, we provide the physical address to anyone who contacts us and is planning to visit or volunteer.

Volunteer

Can my church or small group partner with Front Porch Ministry?

Yes! We love having churches partner with our ministry.

In the summer we post our events on the Events page, please check it out and sign-up! Otherwise, please contact us with your specific details on the Contact page with the dates, ages, times, and group size to see if we can accommodate your group.

Can I bring my kids to volunteer with me?

Yes! We love kids! There are occasionally events where it’s adults only (like our women’s events), but majority of our events are kid friendly with lots of little ones running around and serving.

How do I get in touch with you about volunteering at Front Porch Ministry?

Please use the form on the Contact Us page and someone will get in contact with you about availability. You can also check out the events page for upcoming events needing volunteers.

How can I get involved with Front Porch Ministry?

It’s easy to partner with Front Porch Ministry. Some of the ways you can join us is:

  1. Pray: We always need people to partner and pray for Front Porch Ministry.
  2. Volunteer: There are many events going on throughout the year. Check the events page and contact to volunteer at any of our events.
  3. Donate: Front Porch Ministry is run FULLY by those who partner and make financial contributions.
Donations

What are your greatest needs?

Our greatest needs are:

  1. Prayer! Please pray for the ministry and our family.
  2. Monthly donors. They are the core to helping the ministry keep going.
  3. Consistent volunteers, especially during the busy summer months
  4. Volunteers to sign-up for FPM events
  5. Non-perishable snack items for snack bags (i.e. chewy granola bars, fruit cups, small bottled water, etc)
  6. Toiletry items for camp and people in need.
  7. Back to school supplies, backpacks, new or gently used standard school attire for elementary and middle school students. (Collected in July)
  8. Coats, mittens and hats (Winter months)
  9. Additional seasonal items posted as needed for emergencies.
  10. Twin beds – there always seems to be a need for these.

Front Porch Ministry does not have a warehouse or extra storage space for these items. We gladly accept donations for things that can be turned around quickly.

Do you take clothing donations or gently used items?

Yes. Here are some of our frequent needs:

  1. Toiletry items for camp and people in need.
  2. Back to school supplies, backpacks, new or gently used standard school attire for elementary and middle school students. (Collected in July)
  3. Flip flops and children’s bathing suits for our summer campers. (Summer months)
  4. Coats, mittens and hats (Winter months)
  5. Additional seasonal items posted as needed for emergencies.
  6. Twin beds – there always seems to be a need for these.

Front Porch Ministry does not have a warehouse or extra storage space for these items. We gladly accept donations for things that can be turned around quickly.

What is the Front Porch Ministry Expansion?

Front Porch Ministry has a vision to serve more people in the community in the most effective, relational way. Check out the video below to learn more:

Should I give money directly to the families you support?

Although we LOVE the connection of families, we have come to learn that it is very important that the family (or families) donating financially remain anonymous to our families receiving so that new relationships between our Front Porch families and volunteer (and donating families) can begin on a neutral ground that is not based on giving and receiving materially, but instead on friendship and hope. We have found that this protects the families donating from being asked for financial assistance again from our families struggling in crisis. We are encouraging all donations & family assistance take place through Front Porch Ministry to keep ongoing relationships & friendships alive with healthy boundaries place.

How do I make donations?

GIVE ONLINE

  1. Select – DONATE at the top
  2. Select Tab – ONE-TIME DONATION or RECURRING DONATION to become a monthly donor
  3. Select – AMOUNT TO BE DONATED (& RECURRING OPTION for monthly donor partners)

MAIL IN A DONATION

  1. Make Check payable to Front Porch Ministry
  2. Mail to Front Porch Ministry, PO Box 281827, Nashville, TN 37228

Front Porch Ministry is a 501c3, fully donor supported ministry. All donations to Front Porch Ministry are tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt for your records.

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