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Other Ways to Give

There are so many ways to give. Make a gift in a way that is meaningful for you.

These donations methods may also provide special tax benefits:

Appreciated Assets

Making a gift of publicly traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash.

IRA Minimum Distribution

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you may direct charitable gifts from IRAs on a toal tax-free basis, which can also count toward your required minimum distribution.

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

Consider using or opening a Donor-Advised Fund, as they are simple to use and offer convenient donating options, plus increased giving potential.

For more information, please contact Chandler Means ( ) or Laura Troup ( ), or call 615-781-3000.

This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. Please consult an attorney or tax advisor for such advice.


The Kroger Community Rewards program is an incredibly easy way to support AGAPE. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

  1. Visit
  2. Click on "Link Your Shopper's Card"
  3. Log in to your existing account or create a new one
  4. Select AGAPE Inc. as your charity and start supporting AGAPE!

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Maria House

Making a House a Home

Over the years, AGAPE has seen the need for more robust and tangible support for teen mothers in foster care—young mommas who also need mothers. Like all our youth, and even more so, these teen moms need a parent's love and guidance for their development and to provide a model of how to parent their child. As AGAPE’s foster care program has grown, our families providing care have become more confident and courageous in their ability and calling to serve pregnant and parenting teens.

AGAPE shares the stories of two Marias, one a former foster teen mom and the other an infant, born to a foster child of 14 at just 24 weeks. Both stories, in other circumstances, could have ended in tragedy. Still, thanks to loving foster families and the support of church communities, both Marias were shown the love and support to allow them the chance they deserved to thrive against the odds of their situations. These Marias are the inspiration for the new name of a program in the Clarksville area that will serve pregnant and parenting teens. These two cases opened AGAPE's eyes to the power of community and influence to affect the outcomes for foster families and the children they serve

Through the generosity of a group of donors, AGAPE has purchased a spacious house in the Clarksville area where a single foster mom has agreed to care exclusively for teen girls and their babies. As AGAPE prepares to open the Maria house this summer, opportunities will be available to bless the home with furnishings and resources to make this house into a home.

Sponsor a Room Kitchen Dining room Living room
Teen room #1 Teen room #2 Teen room #3 Master Bedroom

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United Way and Combined Federal Campaign

United Way and Combined Federal Campaign are great ways to support AGAPE.

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Please be aware that the United Way or Combined Federal Campaign may take an administrative fee up to 20% of your donation. 

The only way to ensure that 100% of your donation goes directly to serve the children and families of AGAPE is to donate directly to AGAPE.  

Current Needs

AGAPE has an ongoing list of needed items for the children and individuals we serve through our foster care/adoption and Morning Star Sanctuary domestic violence relief programs. If you’d like to support AGAPE/Morning Star in a tangible way, this is a list of items we currently need. If you have questions or would like to coordinate a donation, please contact us.

There's now an easier way to purchase needed items! You can shop our Amazon Charity List, and items will be shipped directly to AGAPE.

Foster Care/Adoption Needs:

  • Meal Sponsor for weekly foster parent training courses (to feed 7-10 per class)
  • Carseats
  • Booster Seats
  • Donations for childcare costs
  • $25 Visa Gift Cards for Birthday Gifts (Foster Children)
  • Welcome packages – contents could include toothbrush & toothpaste, compact mirror, deodorant, non-perishable snacks, flashlight with batteries, coloring book or drawing pad, colored pencils, nightlights, cozy socks, brush/comb, card games, books, small photo book, cinch sacks, water bottle, etc.)
  • Zoo Memberships
  • Adventure Science Center Memberships
  • Movie gift cards

General Needs:

Gift cards to the following stores can be used for needed supplies:

  • Staples
  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • Kroger

Morning Star Sanctuary Needs:

  • Snacks for kids (chips, granola bars, etc.)
  • Food for emergency hotel stays: canned foods with pull top lid (chili, soups, ravioli, fruit, tuna, etc.), instant oatmeal, easy mac
  • Plastic ware (forks, spoons, knives)
  • Paper Towels
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Medical gloves
  • Hand Soap
  • Dish soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Swiffer Sweeper Wet Cloth refills
  • Swiffer Duster refills
  • Umbrellas
  • Trash Bags (13 gallon)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Women’s, Men’s, and Children’s underwear (new)
  • Body wash
  • Face cleanser
  • Hairbrushes/combs
  • Gift cards (gas stations, grocery stores, Waffle House, CVS, Cracker Barrel, Walmart, Kroger, Target, etc.)
  • Girl's and boy's pull-ups
  • Headphones

Kars for Kids

You can donate your car to AGAPE and receive a tax deduction.* Contact Ken Neil at 615-293-4344 for more information.

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*If this is a counseling-related question, please call 615-781-3000.