How to Help During the Holidays

The holiday season can be especially stressful for many of our Upper Cumberland neighbors. In addition to providing a safe place for those without a home, we also help provide holiday meals for those in the community that are unable to afford expensive items like turkeys and hams.

In addition to hosting a Thanksgiving meal that is open to the community, we also provide food boxes to those families that just need a little help in making their holiday meal a success.

Please remember that when you support Cookeville Rescue Mission, you not only support our guests but the community as a whole!

Below you will see a list of our most urgent holiday needs. Would you please help?


• Please remember to sign up and support our Sound of Hope bell-ringing fundraiser. It's our most important fundraiser of the year!
• We are now accepting donations for holiday meal items like Turkeys, Hams, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing/Dressing, etc. Help us provide for others!
• As you know, the holiday season brings with it frigid temperatures. We are always in need of blankets and warm clothes.



Other Ways You Can Help



Donate Online

Our ministry is funded by giving from our generous community. We can’t help without you.

Donate Here

Volunteer Your Time

Our volunteers are a great, big 2,000-person family. They donate over 3,000 days of work each year. There’s room for you.


Donate Items

Our Welcome Center is stocked because of your donations. We provide food, clothes and other goods to those in need for free.

Current Needs



Amazon Wish List

View our Wish List on Amazon and help provide for others in ways you didn't think possible!

View Wish List

Amazon Smile

Shop at Amazon and a percentage of your total will be donated to Cookeville Rescue Mission. Visit Amazon Smile and select Cookeville Rescue Mission as your Charitable Organization Today!

Visit Amazon Smile

Kroger Community Rewards

Use your Kroger Plus Card to help support us! Visit and edit your account by selecting Cookeville Rescue Mission or entering the NPO Code GU599.

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Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Fun Run

Cumberland Automotive 1540 Interstate Drive, Cookeville, TN is sponsoring a 5K Ugly Sweater Fun Run again this year in support of the Cookeville Rescue Mission.

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