Community Outreach

Community Partner

Century Harvest Farms Foundation

Outdoor Yoga & Brunch by Oli Bea
Benefiting Century Harvest Farms Foundation
April 24th  at 10:00am – 12:30pm
Old City Gardens
300 E Depot Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917
Weather Permitting

Join us for an outdoor yoga class and brunch benefiting Century Harvest Farms Foundation (CHFF) and The Glowing Body at Old City Gardens – part community garden plots, part urban farm. Old City Gardens is Knoxville’s only downtown urban farm where farmers grow for themselves and to sell locally.

© Bruce Cole Photography

Lend your support to individuals in recovery who face systemic issues that make it challenging to be able to provide sustainable and healthy futures for themselves and for their families.

CHFF’s mission is to empower, create new jobs, and healthier futures for those coming home from incarceration, and who are in recovery. Century Harvest Farm provides a safe sober, and supportive work training program called From The Ground Up.

The From the Ground Up program is a 40 day program with the following goals:

  • Forty days of culinary, agricultural, and maintenance workforce training; including planting, harvesting, food preparation, car and tractor repair.
  • Participants receive access to their farm fresh produce, cooking classes for preparing nutritious meals, resources to eat healthier on a budget.
  • Comprehensive, wrap-around health and human services provided by program partners to support overall wellness and healthy lifestyles.
  • Classes related to employment, wellness, and life skills to ensure participants are equipped with the skills and support to gain full-time, living-wage, sustainable jobs in the career field of their choosing upon graduation.

Ticket Price: $45

  • $15 from every ticket sold goes to Glowing Body
  • $30 from every ticket sold will go to CHFF’s From the Ground Up Program.

What is Included in the Ticket:

  •  45 Minute Yoga Class with Kim Lomonaco
  •  1 Meal Served on site by Olli Bea Restaurant
  •  2 Non-Alcoholic or Alcoholic drinks


 Past Partners

Compassion Closet

Foster care is often messy… most often, placements are last-minute and the families have little time to ensure they have the specific items these children need. The problem is made worse by the fact that often children enter the system with only the clothes they are wearing. These factors can cause the first 24-48 hours of a new placement to be far more stressful for everyone involved than they should be. This is the core reason for the Compassion Closet. Find out more.

Please consider donating: Any size new underwear, socks, pajamas, diapers & wipes.


Young Williams Animal Center

The mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare, and enhance the human-animal bond.

Young Williams Animal Center provides foster and adoption, spay and neuter services, a pet food pantry, microchipping, and more to the Knoxville community.



Knoxville Mobile Meals

It only costs $884 to feed an elderly person for an entire year, or $74 per month.

Mobile Meals is the Meals on Wheels program in Knoxville and Knox County TN. The Mobile Meals program serves:

  • Noon meals
  • Five days a week and holidays
  • To Knoxville and Knox County citizens
  • Who are at least 60 years old
  • Who cannot cook for themselves and have no one to prepare meals for them

Mitakuye Foundation

Mitakuye is Lakota for “My Relatives” and represents the Lakota philosophy that we are all related. The mission of The Mitakuye Foundation (formerly known as The Mitakupi Foundation) is to create programs for reservation youth and support the work of existing programs that give reservation youth the same support and opportunities that other children in America have – the first and foremost being hope. The social, economic, and political issues that the First Peoples of this land face are overwhelming, but focusing on the youth is a way to start the process of healing. All it takes is one generation to stop the cycle of despair and plant the seeds of positive change. This is that generation!

Jill Frere has volunteered with this organization for many years now and brings her passion for this organization to our studio.

Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee

Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee provides sexual assault nurse examinations, therapy, advocacy, education and outreach and a 24-hour crisis hotline. The Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee was founded in 1973 as the Knoxville Rape Crisis Center and remains one of two comprehensive, community sexual assault agencies in the state of Tennessee; serving 16 counties. The mission of the SACET is to provide excellent and compassionate services for survivors of sexual assault and to empower communities through education and social change. The 24/7 crisis hotline is (865) 522-7273.

You may make a charitable donation to SACET here.

The Legacy Housing Foundation

The Legacy Housing Foundation was created to help fund and provide sound solutions for stronger and better affordable housing communities. By working together with other organizations, the foundation strategically works to address gaps in community resources and other unmet needs. The Good Times Community Block Party is designed specifically to meet the unique needs of the lowest income residents living in affordable housing by bringing them everyday essentials—and a positively good time—just when they need it the most. Toward the end of the month, some residents may find themselves having to do without the basic household items that many take for granted such as soap, toothpaste, shampoo and toilet paper.  With the ‘Good Times’ truck, these supplies literally roll in just in time and are distributed during a fun and festive block party.  With a prize wheel, music and games, the Good Times Rolling Block Party brightens spirits and lightens the load for people who are reluctant to accept charity because of the stigma of need.

Know of an organization or event in our community you would like to see us support?

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