Gilmore Girl Unites Johnson City

Monthly Service Projects benefiting the community of Johnson City, TN

On a monthly basis you can find Julia knee deep in glitter… designing, creating, and assembling themed craft kits for over 50 children at Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City. Or, you may see her at the fabric store, collecting fleece to make blankets for the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House. According to Julia, giving a fleece blanket as a gift is like wrapping a friend in a warm hug. During the holiday season, Julia collects for Toys for Tots, rings the bell for the Salvation Army, donates coats to the local shelter, and participates in providing Christmas gifts with her family to those less fortunate. Julia also writes cards to first responders and health care workers thanking them for their service. Every month Julia assembles care packages for families that have children in the hospital. Julia also serves on the advisory board of 4thirTEEN, a local youth leadership group in Johnson City and is a teaching assistant to first graders at Coalition for Kids – a non-profit in Johnson City, TN that provides after school care and tutoring to children in need.

Sometimes the best way to show your respect is to simply show up and say thank you.

Another super fun craft kit designed and assembled for my young friends at Grace Fellowship Church.

Want to be part of the giving? Send Julia a message!

Over $2500 in Toys Collected for Toys For Tots!

I’m delighted to share that the Gilmore Giving Tree collected over $2500 in toys for the United States Marine Corps Toys For Tots program benefitting children in Johnson City. The collection provided new toys for over 120 children in the Tri-Cities area for Christmas. Thank you to all that contributed!

Ringing the Bell for the Johnson City Salvation Army.
Remember, community service is even more fun when you bring your friends along to help!

You are never too young or too old to share a smile with someone in need

Julia Gilmore, Founder of the Gilmore Giving Tree

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