GOODworks Videos

GOODworks is an cityCURRENT media effort focused on creating a continuous conversation about those making our community a better place. It's spreading positive news and covering stories of hope and success within the realms of nonprofits, education, and corporate philanthropy.

  • GOODworks: Memphis Zoo -connecting the community to wildlife

    • Friday, January 04, 2019
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    We recently went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Memphis Zoo, where we were guided by Matt Thompson, Director of Animal Programs and his team as they discussed the conservation and preservation efforts going on here in the Bluff City. Read More »
  • Tony Allen Thanksgiving Baskets Giveaway at STREETS

    • Wednesday, December 05, 2018
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    On November 18th, Tony Allen joined families at STREETS Ministries to giveaway Thanksgiving meals to those in need. Tony Allen continued his tradition of making sure families in Memphis would be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Waves Inc. Adult Day Services

    • Monday, November 26, 2018
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    Waves Inc.'s Adult Day Services–both center and community-based–are structured to enhance life-skills and quality of life for the people we serve. Recreational and therapeutic activities are based on the personal interests of the participants. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Bridgestone "Driving Great Futures" Nashville Van

    • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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    Bridgestone Tires Retail Operations recently donated a brand new Toyota Sienna to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee Cleveland Park Club in East Nashville The new van will be utilized to get more kids to the Club who otherwise would not be able to attend or would have to walk alone through Read More »
  • GOODworks: MAA HQ at TraVure in Germantown

    • Friday, November 09, 2018
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    Learn about MAA from Chairman, Eric Bolton. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Girls Write Nashville

    • Friday, November 09, 2018
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    Girls Write Nashville is a nonprofit songwriting and production community for middle and high school girls in Nashville. This program began in 2017 as a community project funded by Metro Art Commission's Thrive Program. In 2018, Girls Write Nashville launched as an official youth-serving organiz Read More »
  • GOODworks: Living Waters for the World

    • Monday, October 15, 2018
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    Living Waters for the World, via enduring relationships, empowers its partners to provide long-lasting clean sustainable water for their communities around the globe and in our own backyards. Read More »
  • GOODworks: International Walk to School Day

    • Thursday, October 04, 2018
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    International Walk to School Day is October 10, 2018. Safe Kids Worldwide, Safe Kids Mid-South and FedEx teamed up with Grahamwood Elementary to raise awareness of pedestrian safety issues, promote safe walking behaviors and create safer routes for walking and bicycling for children. More than 250,0 Read More »
  • Family Safety Center - Lethality Assessment Program

    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
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    By locating the core services of 10 of their 31 partner agencies in one place, Family Safety Center is more effectively able to serve the hurting families of Memphis and Shelby County who are caught up in the trauma of domestic violence. Family Safety Center provides assistance to the victims by hel Read More »
  • GOODworks: ACS Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge Nashville

    • Friday, September 28, 2018
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    Since 2004, the American Cancer Society's Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge in Nashville, Tennessee has offered a solution to cancer patients who must undergo treatment far from home. The Hope Lodge provides housing free of charge on a first-come, first served basis to cancer patients and a caregiver d Read More »
  • GOODworks: MS Project Package - National Day of Service

    • Sunday, September 09, 2018
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    Each year, the Maddox Foundation Volunteer Center (formerly Volunteer Northwest Mississippi) hosts an event to observe the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Cummins TEC Program at East T-STEM Academy

    • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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    Shelby County Schools partnered with Cummins and community partners to provide technical education for students and the community in the diesel engine industry. Cummins chose Memphis for its first United States-based Technical Education for Communities program. The company has existing programs up Read More »
  • GOODworks: Samaritan's Feet at Las Americas

    • Sunday, July 29, 2018
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    On Friday, July 27th, over 80 volunteers came together to wash the feet of, and give new socks and shoes to, over 530 kids served through Las Americas at the Las Americas Community Center. Read More »
  • GOODworks: ACS Memphis - Harrah's Hope Lodge

    • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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    Cancer patients fighting for their lives won’t have to worry about where they’re going to stay when receiving treatment in Memphis, or how they’re going to pay for it. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon

    • Sunday, July 15, 2018
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    Hamilton Eye Institute, along with over 100 volunteers, corporate, and nonprofit partners, provided free cataract surgery to more than 50 patients during their 2nd Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon June 15-16. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Franklin Noon Rotary

    • Friday, July 13, 2018
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    Now celebrating six decades of service, the Franklin Noon Rotary Club has been instrumental in distributing over $2 million to local charities and programs during its 65 year history, answering Rotary's call to Service Above Self. Read More »
  • GOODworks: 2018 Levitt National Tour Artist, Paul Thorn

    • Friday, June 29, 2018
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    The 2018 Levitt National Tour has kicked off around the country featuring acclaimed Southern raconteur Paul Thorn and his five-piece band as he teams up with five-time GRAMMY-winning Gospel legends, Blind Boys of Alabama, for a one-of-a-kind musical collaboration. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Mother to Mother

    • Friday, June 01, 2018
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    Mother To Mother is a Nashville area non-profit that empowers social workers|nurses|teachers to request and provide vital heath, safety, and wellness items for children. Read More »
  • GOODworks: AutoZone Celebrates 6,000th Store

    • Friday, April 27, 2018
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    AutoZone celebrated a major milestone August 25, 2017, with the grand opening of its 6,000th store at 2761 Kirby Road in Memphis, Tennessee. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

    • Monday, April 23, 2018
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    Memphis Oral School for the Deaf provides deaf and hearing-impaired children the instruction needed to become independent in a world of sound. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

    • Monday, April 23, 2018
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    For over 114 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, serving as one of the original Boys & Girls Club organizations in the country, has provided a safe, exciting and engaging place to learn, grow and succeed. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Memphis Rox Climbing + Community

    • Sunday, April 22, 2018
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    Memphis Rox is a community center complete with climbing gym; cafe; juice bar; meditation, yoga and dance space; and an area for outdoor events opening April 2018 in Soulsville, Memphis. Read More »
  • GOODworks: RISE Biscuits Donuts & Righteous Chicken

    • Friday, March 09, 2018
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    RISE Biscuits Donuts & Righteous Chicken recently opened at the Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown, Tennessee. RISE serves biscuits, donuts, and sandwiches every day alongside fresh coffee, juices, and milk. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Germantown Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

    • Friday, March 02, 2018
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    The City of Germantown gave away 600 dogwood trees in celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, March 2nd. Read More »
  • GOODworks: New Ballet Ensemble

    • Friday, February 23, 2018
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    New Ballet Ensemble and School (NBE) is a thriving after school dance program in the heart of Midtown Memphis. Read More »
  • GOODworks: St. Jude, Delta Air Lines Fantasy Flight

    • Monday, December 25, 2017
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    Delta Air Lines and Memphis International Airport hosted the annual “Fantasy Flight” to the “North Pole” for patients from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their families Friday, December 15. The trip to the North Pole included Christmas carols, games, and a reading of “Twas the Night Befor Read More »
  • GOODworks: Retrieving Freedom, Inc.

    • Sunday, December 17, 2017
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    Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to training service dogs to serve the needs of veterans, children with autism, and individuals living with diabetes. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Big Bugs at Memphis Botanic Garden

    • Friday, August 25, 2017
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    The Memphis Botanic Garden is excited to announce the arrival of David Rogers’ Big Bugs at the Garden on September 16, 2017. Representing eight different species, the traveling art exhibit, presented by Terminix®, will feature ten giant wooden bug sculptures towering up to 18 feet tall. Read More »
  • GOODworks Neighborhood Christian Centers Inc.

    • Thursday, August 24, 2017
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    The mission of NCC is to guide those in need toward stability and sustainability through compassionate, Christ-centered ministries and empowerment programs. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Ballet Memphis Prepares to Open New Complex

    • Monday, August 07, 2017
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    Virginia Pilgrim Ramey has been a ballerina for Ballet Memphis for 15 years.. Read More »
  • GOODworks: MIFA

    • Tuesday, April 04, 2017
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    Each year, MIFA serves over 50,000 and partners with 200 congregations in West Tennessee. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Tim Tebow discusses Night To Shine Moment

    • Wednesday, March 01, 2017
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    Tim Tebow discusses what the annual #NightToShine Prom embodies for 75,000 teens across the Mid-South and around the globe including a special story that touched his heart of a girl named Sarah and her determination to attend last year's Night To Shine. Read More »
  • GOODworks: JIFF Memphis

    • Wednesday, February 01, 2017
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    JIFF Memphis serves juvenile offenders in an effort to break the repetitive cycle of crime and offer hope for a productive future. Read More »
  • GOODworks: Girls Inc. Memphis

    • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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    For 70 years, Girls Incorporated of Memphis has provided girls ages 6-18 with quality programming that equips them for successful adulthood. Read More »

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