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THANK YOU for supporting the work, people, and vision of the Front Porch!

Front Porch Ministry One-Time Donation

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Thank you for supporting the work, people, and vision of the Front Porch! All gifts are tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt upon giving for your records.


Front Porch Ministry Recurring Donation

From: $10.00 / year

Thank you for supporting the work, people, and vision of the Front Porch! All gifts are tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt upon giving for your records.



Here is our mailing address for any donations:

Front Porch Ministry
PO Box 281827
Nashville, TN 37228

Evelyn Spence Memorial Fund

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On Sunday, May 19th, our beloved Evelyn passed away in a tragic car accident. She was on her way to see her brothers and sisters in Jackson, TN. Her older brother, ten-year-old DaeDae, was in the car as well and suffered a broken leg.

Evelyn has been a part of the Front Porch family for years and years. If you’ve volunteered with us in the past, you probably remember her beautiful smile and her confident dance moves. We miss her SO much, but we know she’s dancing with Jesus now. We’re so honored to be trusted to walk in relationship with her family this week. We’ve worked with Evelyn’s mother, Shetika, to create a donation page, help with funeral plans, and enroll Shetika and her two kids in grief counseling at Banebow.

Evelyn’s mother, Shetika Spence, is the sole provider for her children. She has worked the same hourly job for the past three years and recently added a second hourly job to her plate in order to make ends meet. Since these are hourly jobs, no bereavement time is available and no income will be coming in to support her family. Shetika is taking unpaid time off work to emotionally support her children.

This fund will go toward Evelyn’s funeral, DaeDae’s hospital bill, and family expenses during this difficult season. All donations are tax-deductible. You will receive a year-end receipt for your records.

To mail a check, please write “Evelyn” in the memo and mail to:
Front Porch Ministry
PO Box 281827
Nashville, TN 37228


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Robert Gorman Memorial Fund

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On Thursday, February 20th, Michele’s father, Robert Gorman, passed away at his home surrounded by his family. Front Porch Ministry has set up a memorial fund in remembrance and love.

Rob was born on December 28, 1944, to Robert J. and Mabel Gorman in Berkley, California. In 1965 Rob joined the USMC and served in Vietnam and he was honorably discharged in 1967. In 1969, Rob joined the California Highway Patrol, and after completing the academy in Sacramento, he was sent to the  Los Angeles area to start his career. In 1970, he married Donna Lynn Mooney, and together they had two daughters, Angela and Michele. Growing up in

Oakland, Rob was a twin and the eldest of five brothers. In his youth, Rob attended St. Mary’s Catholic Boys School. His passion for the outdoors started with his parents and led him to a lifelong love of fishing, camping, spending time in South Lake Tahoe and being a Boy Scout. He and his brother Rich have the distinct honor of being the first twins to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in the Oakland area.

At the age of 20 Rob enlisted in the USMC where he was promptly shipped off to Vietnam.

In 1969, after receiving an Honorable Discharge, Rob joined the California Highway Patrol. He completed the academy in Sacramento and was sent down to the Los Angeles area to start his career of 31 years with the CHP, retiring in 2000.

In 1969, on a blind date, Rob met the love of his life, Donna. Within a few weeks he asked her to marry him, and on August 8, 1970, the two wed.

With the addition of Angela and Michele, Rob’s family was complete. He finally moved to the new Solano office and settled on Vacaville as his permanent home for his family. His unusually big backyard has seen many transformations and has been a labor of love for Rob and Donna. The memories of the numerous gatherings, parties and celebrations stand as reminder to the type of home Rob and Donna set out to create together.

Rob was preceded in death by his father, Robert Johnston Gorman, his mother Mabel, his twin brother Richard and his brother Steve. He is survived by his wife Donna, his two children, Angela (Nathan Weissich) and Michele (Thom Hazelip) his brothers Mike (Cindy) and Dave (Kathie) his eight grandchildren Samantha, Riley, Anabelle, Erin, Carey-Mae, Jessie, Hamilton and Ricky, and several beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.


All donations are tax-deductible. You will receive a year-end receipt for your records.

To mail a check, please write “Robert Gorman Memorial” in the memo and mail to:
Front Porch Ministry
PO Box 281827
Nashville, TN 37228


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About Family2Family2Foundation

The hope of the Family2Family2Foundation Christmas Adoption Campaign is to provide Christmas gifts and needed items for Nashville families who are less fortunate, but also spread the message that we want to help those who are also trying to help themselves. Over the course of 2018, we’ve walked alongside 27 moms (totaling 164 family members) as they took classes through Project Connect Nashville. Each mom knew the only way to be involved with our Christmas Adoption this year was to complete a full six-week class….and we are thrilled that these 27 moms reached their goal!


We need to raise $8,200-$12,300 prior to December 15th in order to provide for these 164 individuals this Christmas.


If you would like to give by check, please include “F2F2F” in the memo and mail it to:

Front Porch Ministry
PO Box 281827
Nashville, TN 37228


We have facilitated Christmas Adoptions for over 12 years now. We’ve seen some families work hard to change their situation and some who have not, but still want the same benefits as those working hard to grow. We would like to put more of our efforts with the former with hope that as we keep walking, ALL of the families we walk with will become incentivized to want to grow too. We have learned that when people (any of us) are new to growth in a area, it can be hard. We are much more motivated to push through that “hard” if we have an incentive.

Family2Family2Foundation Christmas Adoption

Our Suggested donation is $50-$75 per family member which provides each person adopted: Something they NEED, Something to WEAR, Something for FUN. And Starting THIS YEAR… INCENTIVE for FOUNDATIONAL GROWTH

Suggested Donation Amounts & Family Sizes:

  • Adopt 1 (we have 5 individual kids/teenagers this year) = $50-$75 per person
  • Adopt a family of 2 (we have 1 family this size) = $100-$150
  • Adopt a family of 3 (we have 5 families this size) = $150-$225
  • Adopt a family of 4 (we have 3 families this size)= $200-$300
  • Adopt a family of 5 (we have 5 families this size) = $250-$375
  • Adopt a family of 6 (we have 1 family this size) = $300-$450
  • Adopt a family of 7 (we have 1 family this size) = $350-$525
  • Adopt a family of 8 (we have 3 families this size) = $400-$600
  • Adopt a family of 10 (we have 1 family this size) = $500-$750
  • Adopt a family of 11 (we have 2 families this size) = $550-$825
  • Adopt a family of 15 (we have 1 family this size) = $750 -$1,125



Suggested Donation: $300.00

How It Works

Money donated to our Family2Family2Foundation program stretches further because it comes with an awesome opportunity for our moms to gain a stronger foundation. We have partnered again with Project Connect Nashville ( to provide classes for our moms to attend and a big incentive for them to FINISH STRONG and FINISH with the DIGNITY of knowing they have accomplished something which will help them GROW.

Since this is our second year partnering with PCN, we’re THRILLED to share that every mom who is in our program this year has ALREADY completed a six-week course at some point in 2018. Some moms who took a class in the spring, came back and took another on in the fall! We love coming alongside parents who are dedicated to bring forth positive change in their own lives and in the lives of their children.

These classes help lay a foundation and are designed to help those walking in poverty to learn skills that can help educate and equip them to deal with life’s challenges, through the power of relationships and life skills. We have been blessed to have built relationships with many families (mostly kids) in our neighborhood, but the challenge in working with adults for us has been finding ways to help with dignity and not dependence. This has been a real challenge.  We want to empower our neighbors and families to help themselves more than they have been and encourage them in their talents and potential. We have found that sometimes helping yourself can mean the loss of benefits or social services, which can often make things worse before they get better. But we have found that they only way out of poverty is to work and learn the skills needed to manage the finances that do come in. Work Life and Faith & Finance are GREAT opportunities for our families and we are so excited to begin offering these class to our families.


Pray for our families during the Christmas Season and hopefully even beyond. Some of these families are battling some pretty difficult circumstances and generational hardships and/or addictions that have had a hold on their families for years. Pray for their freedom from addictions and strongholds and that they would know the hope and love of their Savior, Jesus Christ. If you have a desire to adopt a specific family and/or would like more details on the family who will be receiving a gift card from you, please let me know. I can provide you information about the family so that you can connect and pray specifically for them.

Tax Deductible

All funds donated for Family2Family2Foundation are 100% tax deductible and will be used to purchase Gift cards by Front Porch Ministry through designated funds that are collected between November 21th – December 15th.

Service Opportunity

Many of the families we serve do not have transportation or the means of shopping. So we are offering to take many of them shopping along with volunteers on Sunday, December 15th. Adopting families and the families being adopted are all been invited to go shopping and wrap their gifts with volunteers on December 15th. After pairing each volunteer with a mom, we’ll provide the volunteer a list of their children’s names, ages, and clothes sizes. Volunteers are so helpful with budgeting and making sure everything a mom needs is found in the store.

Please reach out if you’d like to join our shopping trip! It’s always an incredible time and we would love to have you there.

Questions about WHY Anonymous Family Donors

In the past we have connected families directly and allowed the shopping and donation to go directly from the donor to the family and have had both blessings and challenges. 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 requiring that all donations & family assistance take place through Front Porch Ministry to keep ongoing relationships & friendships alive with healthy boundaries place. There will be lots of opportunities for face-to-face interactions among families throughout the Christmas Season and throughout the coming year. Relationships are key to impacting others.

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