Ways To Help

Donations of time, money, vehicles and property are all helpful to furthering the goals of Building Lives Foundation, Inc.

TIME

Mentors are a vital part of the successful reintegration of the veterans into the community. Please use the contact information below if you are interested in becoming a Mentor.

MONEY

  • $120 Provides a Welcome Home Kit packed with supplies for the Kitchen, Bath and Bedroom.
  • $300 Provides a new bed for a veteran moving into permanent housing.
  • $500 Furnishes an apartment for a veteran moving into permanent housing.
  • $1,000 Pays the utility and security deposit for a veteran to move into permanent housing.

Click “Donate” below to use a credit card.

You may donate directly to Building Lives by sending a check to:

Building Lives Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 210184
Nashville, TN 37221

*Your donation is fully tax deductible. Our veterans in this program greatly appreciate your donation of any amount.

VEHICLE & PROPERTY DONATIONS

Building Lives accepts donations of real estate and vehicles. We need both as we strive to provide low cost quality housing and to provide transportation. If you have a lot, a house or building of any kind, you may donate that asset to Building Lives Foundation, Inc. and receive a full value tax deduction. You may also donate any type of vehicle.

To make this type of contribution, please contact:

Tim Gregath, Exec. Dir. – Building Lives Foundation, Inc.
Tel. (615) 678-4967 (office) or (615) 397-4480 (mobile)

WELCOME HOME KIT CHECKLIST

Making your own kit provides a wonderful opportunity to give our veteran’s personalized kits! We also want to keep kit contents consistent, so please follow the items and quantity listed below. If no size standards or specific details are listed it’s up to you to decide what is most appropriate for your kit. Also note kits will not be assigned by gender so do not worry about making a gender-targeted kit. Thank you!

  • 1 Full sheet set
  • 1 Full-sized blanket
  • 1 pillow
  • 1 set of 4 plates, bowls, and cups
  • 1 set of 4 forks, spoons, and knives
  • 1 3-piece knife set for food preparation
  • 1 medium saucepan with lid (size for boiling water for pasta, rice, potatoes, etc.)
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 cooking spoon
  • 1 can opener
  • 1 pair kitchen scissors
  • 2 dishtowels
  • 2 60-watt light bulbs
  • 2 sets of bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths

  • 2 bars of soap
  • 1 shower liner
  • 1 set of shower rings
  • 1 laundry bag or basket
  • 1 laundry detergent
  • 1 package of at least 4 toilet paper rolls
  • 2 rolls paper towels
  • 1 kitchen trashcan
  • 1 box trash bags (appropriate size for trashcan)
  • 1 broom
  • 1 mop
  • 1 10-quart bucket
  • 2 cleaning sponges
  • 1 liquid dish soap
  • 1 all-purpose cleaner


Contact Kevin Wilkinson, Operations Manager 615-481-3710 for other ways to help our veterans.