A Day in the Life is a free, one-hour monthly event that lets you “walk in the shoes” of a low-income single mom. Take an inside look into how The Restoration House works to help single-mother families fulfill the goals and dreams that they never thought possible.
What if everything we’ve been taught about charity is wrong? What if we’ve been actually hurting the people we’ve been trying to help? Join us for Rescuing Charity: a FREE community series sponsored in part by The Restoration House.
The Restoration House is building The Village, a community development project that will provide transitional housing for single-mother families in Knoxville, Tennessee. By sponsoring some of the needed items below (which you can do in honor or memory of someone), you can help make the Village a reality!
Furnish a Living Area$1100
Fully Stock a Kitchen$400
Furnish a Child's Room$575
Stock a Linen Closet$300
Sponsor a TreeDonors will be listed together on a plaque inside the community center.
Sponsor the Walking TrailMile markers will include donor's name and scripture verse or quote.
Sponsor a Park BenchBench will feature a plaque with donor's name and scripture verse.
Sponsor the Prayer GardenEngraved stone will contain donor's name and scripture verse.
The Big Question
June, 2005Daniel and Mandy Watson were asked the one question that changed everything. “If you could do anything in life with nothing to hinder you, what would you do?”
Leap of Faith
August, 2005The Watsons purchased the property at 2329 Robinson Road to start what would become The Restoration House.
Planting the Seed
October, 2006The Restoration House became an official organization chartered in the state of Tennessee.
January, 2007The first Board of Directors of The Restoration House was appointed. Daniel Watson was approved as the Executive Director and Mandy Watson transitioned to the part-time Program Coordinator position.
August, 2007The Restoration House became an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
November, 2007After two years of tireless research to find out how they could best serve single-mother families in Knoxville, The Restoration House welcomed its first single-mother family into the program.
A Day in the Life
August, 2008“A Day in the Life,” a free monthly event that gives people an opportunity to see the day-to-day struggles of a low-income single-mother family, was inaugurated.
February, 2009The Knoxville Mentoring Initiative was founded in cooperation with TRH and five other local nonprofits to increase mentoring capacity and community involvement in mentoring programs.
Roots for Expansion
November, 2009The Restoration House officially announced a new partnership, with Central Baptist Church of Bearden (CBCB), in the development of an expansion project for The Restoration House.
September, 2010The Restoration House held its first partners’ luncheon with 60 people in attendance including 16 churches, 4 foundations, 10 board members and 20 other significant stakeholders.
40 Under 40
October, 2010Daniel Watson was honored as one of Knoxville’s 40 Under 40 by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal.
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