Alumni and Friends of West End School


Helping Hands

Across the Years 2019

Cold weather has once more come to Nashville and that means it is time once again for our wonderful West Alumni to buy coats for the neediest children attending our beautiful school! 

Last year we raised a record $4,300 and were able to buy coats for 60 children.  We also had enough money left over to send home bags of food to all the families of our neediest as well.  This year is going to be a little more challenging in that we have 72 certified needy children at West, so I hope we can equal or better the amount we raised last year! 

The last several years you have been very generous in this season of need.  The children that we help would not otherwise have coats to hold off the cold days that we have already started to experience and of which there will be many more to follow.  We do this at Christmas to not only help the children stay warm, but to give them a little something extra during a time when they don’t have much.  They are truly grateful for what we do. 

This will probably be our last time to do this wonderful thing, so please open your hearts and help if you can. It will make a real difference in the lives of these children and will show them that those of us who traveled through those beautiful halls of our cherished school so many years ago care about them and that we have continued our spirit of sharing and giving that began with Christmas food baskets and other things when we were students.  

Our goal this year is to raise $5,000 between today, November 19th and Tuesday Dec. 3rd as we will need to get the coats bought and ready for distribution before their Christmas break begins on December 20th.  Reaching this goal will also give us the opportunity to send some more bags of food home for the families that will have very little to eat during this season for giving. 

If you want to donate by check please make it out to: 

WEMS Athletic Booster Club (note 2019 coat drive on the memo line) and mail it to:

WEMS Athletic Booster Club

West End Middle School

3529 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN 37205

and please put it in the mail by Friday November 30th. 

(Please note all donations are fully tax deductible as the Booster Club is an IRS designated 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.) 

If you would like to donate online (you can pay with a debit or credit card or by online check) please click the link below by Tuesday Dec. 3rd and thank you SO MUCH for whatever help you may be able to offer!


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