About Us

In 1972 several churches in the Athens, TN community got together and combined their efforts to help people who are in need. This “Coordinated” effort pools a variety of resources in hopes of doing more/better good together.

Today, Coordinated Charities represents a large network of community resources including local churches, area ministries, local businesses, the United Way of McMinn/Meigs Counties, local utility companies, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank/Feeding America, and many volunteers/individuals who give their time and resources. With this network, we are prepared to effectively and responsibly reach people who are in need.

In a responsible manner, we offer food/groceries, utility assistance, rent assistance, medical assistance, homeless aide, transient assistance and service hours for those who need them.

We also offer the community a variety of ways to get involved. We accept and cherish people who come to volunteer in our mission. We also operate a Thrift Store. Our store survives and thrives through the continuing generosity of the McMinn County area community in the form of donations. It is a great and exciting experience for anyone to shop for the ever changing and latest items in our store. And best of all, our store adds to the network of resources that financially support the mission of our aide agency.

Coordinated Charities is one of the best examples of people in a community working together for a cause that uplifts others. I am so proud to serve as Executive Director! It is one of the very best organizations that promotes a Christian example of looking out for the interests of others.

Coordinated Charities Inc. is a private, non-profit social and human care agency created to provide limited emergency assistance to individuals in need.
The United Way of McMinn/Meigs County, Athens Utilities Board’s Warm Neighbor Fund, area churches, the Athens/McMinn Ministerial Association, various civic organizations, and caring individuals have all coordinated their efforts in providing financial support for this organization.

It is the hope of all groups involved that by having a centralized location for providing necessary assistance, the ultimate goal of better utilizing funds and an avoidance of duplication of services will result.

Contributions given to the local United Way of McMinn County from caring and concerned individuals help to support a large portion of the funding of this
agency’s functions.

Coordinated Charities is a private 501-C(3) non-profit social and human care agency

created by area churches to provide limited emergency assistance to individuals in

need. Area churches, the United Way of McMinn/Meigs County, Athens Utilities

Board’s Warm Neighbor Fund, the Athens/ McMinn Ministerial Association, various

civic organizations, and caring individuals have all coordinated their efforts in

providing financial support for this organization. By having a centralized location it

is the hope of all groups involved to provide assistance consistently and

professionally. The ultimate goal is to make the best use of community resources

and avoid duplication of services. Contributions given to the local United Way of

McMinn County from individuals supports a large portion of the funding of

Coordinated Charities’ functions, along with other organizations in our community

like the Senior Center and the Good Faith Clinic. 

Our food bank is here to help anyone

in McMinn County with groceries. We

do not turn people away if they need

food. Many schools, organizations,

and individuals help keep our food

pantry stocked. In the past seven

months we have helped over 600

families with groceries, totaling over

3,ooo bags.

Food Items that are currently needed:

Pancake Mix, Instant Potatoes,

Canned Potatoes, Spaghetti Sauce,

Spaghetti Noodles, Peanut Butter,

Crackers, Canned Meat (such as, tuna,

chicken, etc.), Canned Soups

and Canned Fruit.

Shop

Our Thrift Store always has new things coming in and out. We have a wide assortment of goods. Our store helps the Assistance Center keep the doors open to helping families in need. Come by and shop today!

Our Thrift Store is also operated at 109 Rocky Mount Rd, Athens TN. The store is open to the general public and offers a wide variety of donated merchandise, including clothing, furniture, housewares, appliances, and a variety of other items. Donations are welcome and are tax deductible.

Our Thrift Store is also operated at 109 Rocky Mount Rd, Athens TN. The

store is open to the general public and offers a wide variety of donated

merchandise, including clothing, furniture, housewares, appliances, and

a variety of other items. Donations are welcome and are tax deductible.

Follow us on our Facebook page for weekly updates and the most

current items we have in our store. 

Donate

VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in volunteering, it is really simple. We have different needs every day. Some of our most common needs are sorting clothes, organizing food, and packing groceries. Call us today to set a time to Volunteer! 

GIVE

If you would like to partner with us in serving families in McMinn County, you can do so by mailing a check to 109 Rocky Mount Rd, Athens TN 37303. Another way you can donate is by donating clothes, household goods, or food items. We have a drop off location to the right of our building where we have employees waiting to help unload anything you would like to give.

SHOP

Our Thrift Store is located at 109 Rocky Mt. Rd, Athens Tn. We offer an assortment of home goods, clothes, furniture, and much more. Our hours are Monday-Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturday 10a.m.-3p.m.. Shop today! We can’t wait to see you! 

VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in volunteering, it is really simple. We have different needs every day. Some of our most common needs are sorting clothes, organizing food, and packing groceries. If you need to come after hours, we have blue donation bins in the front for your convenience. 

GIVE

If you would like to partner with us in serving families in McMinn County, you can do so by mailing a check to 109 Rocky Mount Rd, Athens TN 37303. Another way you can donate is by donating clothes, household goods, or food items. We have a drop off location to the right of our building where we have employees waiting to help unload anything you would like to give.

SHOP

If you are interested in volunteering, it is really simple. We have different needs every day. Some of our most common needs are sorting clothes, organizing food, and packing groceries.

Address: 109 Rocky Mt Rd, Athens, TN 37303
Assistance Center 
Phone: 423-745-9625
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-1:30pm 

Thrift Store 
Phone: 423-745-0860
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm & Saturday 10am-3pm 

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Address: 109 Rocky Mt Rd, Athens, TN 37303 
Assistance Center Assistance Center 
Phone: 423-435-9625
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-1:30pm

Thrift Store Thrift Store 
Phone: 423-435-0860
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm & Saturday 10am-3pm