Gail Wilcoxon, owner of People Helping People, personally understands what it's like to not be able to find an organization to help, when you have an unexpected medical issue arise with one of your children. No organization would help her family because they said she was able to work. How can both parents work when one of you has to stay home and take care of a seriously ill child?
Gail started out in 2007 with Kidz X-Change Plus, a thrift store designed for babies and toddlers. They had clothes, shoes, furniture and toys for children of all ages.
Because People Helping People is supported by local businesses, churches and generous members of our community, we are able to help people in our county, Polk County, TN and any surrounding counties.
That is what makes us an unique non-profit service organization. We truly care about all people who need help.
People Helping People is an organization founded to provide assistance and comfort, without discrimination or monetary gain, to anyone in their time of distress. This includes single parents, elderly, individuals, persons just released from jail, victims of domestic violence, or people who have gotten a job where special clothing is required.
We send Valentines for Troops to active Military & Veterans in February.
We hold a Back to School Supplies event in July.
We attend and support our veterans in Murfressboro, TN during their Carnival in October.
We offer coats for Kids in November.
We hold a Christmas event for children in December.
We collect and donate used cell phones for active military; Eyeglasses for the Lion's Club and can tabs for the local schools.
We also have a Recycling Program through a recycle partnership for unserviceable clothes, shoes, purses, books, toys and metal.