Attendees have the opportunity to support a community development project through a $1,000 mini grant competition. Finalists, selected by a judging panel and social media vote prior to the event, present their project during Endeavor 2019. The winner is announced during the closing session.
The Endeavor 2019 Mini Grant Finalists are:
During the Summit, Medic Regional Blood Center‘s donation mobile collection vehicle will be on site during the hours of 7:30 AM – 1:15 PM to accept voluntary blood, platelet, and plasma donations. MEDIC Regional Blood Center provides lifesaving blood products to 26 hospitals in 23 counties across East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky. Learn more.
Morning Bark Break
Start Endeavor off with some early morning caffiene and cuddles. Young Williams Animal Center will be on site during registration and breakfast (7:30 AM – 8:30 AM) with plenty of adoptable animals to hang out with.
Join thousands of changemakers spanning across Knox County to commit acts of service. Clean up streets and parks, collect goods for people in need, and participate in beautification projects throughout the county alongside our neighbors. Read to students, assemble care packages, deliver meals – and much more. Visit the Volunteer East Tennessee booth at Endeavor to learn more about this day of service and find out how you can be involved !
2018 Mini Grant Winner:
Knoxville-Knox County CAC Mobile Meals
Coolers for Seniors
Every Monday-Friday, Mobile Meals volunteers deliver 1,000 meals to seniors across Knox County. Quality food served in a safe environment is top priority in order to prevent illness. Most funding received by the organization is designated for specific projects but does not allow for the purchase of basic items, like coolers, that ensure program efficiency and sustainability.
Plans for the Grant
$1,000 saved equates to 300 senior meals served. Using the grant money to replace existing or purchase new coolers reduces overhead and allows Mobile Meals to serve every senior who qualifies for the program.