One of the missions of the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation (ETKF) is to improve the lives of East Tennesseans suffering from kidney disease. Our primary goal is patient services, specifically helping patients get to and from dialysis, (which is necessary for their survival), providing up to $2,000 per patient dental work needed in order to be placed on the kidney transplant waiting list, and providing FREE nutritional supplements (protein bars, etc.) to patients in area dialysis clinics. We also work with Tennessee Donor Services / Donate Life Tennessee to promote the donation of all organs for transplantation. Kidneys are unique in that you only need one; this allows many healthy individuals to be living donors.
Welcome to Shining Light Equestrian! We are helping change the lives of children and adults with (or without) special needs. Our Therapeutic Riding Instructors & Therapists work together with God’s creation, equines (horses), to achieve many benefits! We don’t rescue horses. Our horses help rescue humans.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee has been transforming the lives of children since 1970. We are a member agency of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States, consisting of more than 350 agencies nationwide.
Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The mission of STAR is to foster personal achievement by providing therapeutic experiences using horse related activities for persons with disabilities or other special challenges.