Greenhouse Ministries goal is to provide a place to help, educate and connect everyone who walks through the door. Greenhouse offers services for basic human needs. These include providing help from our food bank, clothing, toiletries, household items, prayer, assistance obtaining an ID/birth certificate, etc.
However, the main emphasis of the services offered at Greenhouse Ministries is the long term help through educating and connecting our clients. We offer adult education classes, including computer skills, tutoring for the high school equivalency test, literacy tutoring, parenting, budgeting, and career advancement classes. We also connect our clients with other resources available including job and housing opportunities as well as connecting our clients with other nonprofits who might be able to better serve their needs.
The majority of Greenhouse Ministries’ funding comes from individual donations (80%). Approximately 30 churches contribute on a monthly basis (15%). The remainder of Greenhouse Ministries’ funding (5%) comes through grants.
Volunteers are the driving force of what happens at Greenhouse Ministries. We have 400 volunteer hours each week and we could not survive without our volunteers! Volunteers assist clients with their needs, teach adult education classes, provide counseling, greet clients at the front desk, clean, sort donations in the warehouse, stock the food pantry and help plan special events. Whatever your passion, Greenhouse Ministries has a place for you!
Greenhouse Ministries provides volunteer training every 2nd Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at our main building (309 S. Spring Street, Murfreesboro, TN). You will learn more about who we are and the different services that we provide. A tour of our facility will be given at the end of the training.
In short, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee brings a semi truck full of food donated by a sponsor to Greenhouse Ministries and we give a weeks worth of food to our clients.
Typically Mobile Food Pantry is once a month and either falls on a Friday or a Saturday. At the beginning of the month, we start giving out vouchers for a specific time to receive food. The times typically range from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., depending on the demand.
Mobile Food Pantry is a great volunteer opportunity as well! This event would not be possible without our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Christy at 615-494-0499.
Greenhouse has copies of Cliff Sharp’s book “Cliff’s Notes” available for purchase. The cost of the book is $11.99 plus tax and shipping. If you are interested in purchasing a book, you can stop by Greenhouse or contact Rachel Young at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call Greenhouse Ministries at 615.494.0499.
Most of the food comes from individuals who drop off food donations. Several businesses have sponsored food drives for Greenhouse Ministries, including Dollar General, Publix, and Food Lion. Consider getting your business or school involved with a food drive to benefit those in need in Murfreesboro!
Greenhouse Ministries needs donations of food, paper products, office products and financial resources.
The Garden Patch Thrift Shoppe needs donations of gently used clothes, shoes, accessories, household items, furniture and appliances.
Donations are accepted Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at our back warehouse door. We are required by the state of Tennessee to weigh every donation that we receive, therefore, please only drop donations off at our back warehouse door. Also, if you are bringing clothes donations, we ask that you please remove the hangers from the clothes before donating.
*We are no longer accepting televisions, printers, entertainment centers, mattresses, box springs, desks, fixtures, building materials, dishwashers, built in appliances, pianos, organs, car seats, water beds, ping pong tables, pool tables, large exercise equipment, paint or hazardous material. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We are having a difficult time finding a home for these items.