How To Help

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How you can help Michael Dunn Center

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Michael Dunn Center has a rich history receiving an individual with many needs and providing individualized support and care which allows that individual to realize their potential and make choices for themselves. Serving people with developmental disabilities is our mission, our passion, and our goal.

We have dedicated ourselves to meeting this important need in our community. We invite you to join our cause and help provide support that will change someone’s life. By giving to Michael Dunn Center you are creating an opportunity of empowerment for someone who faces many challenges.

Ways to Give

When you have decided to generously give to Michael Dunn Center, you can:

Donate Online

Send a check:
Michael Dunn Foundation
Attn: Development Office
629 Gallaher Road
Kingston, TN 37763

Donate goods or services

Volunteer Your Time

You can also call the Development office and ask about Planned Giving if you would like to discuss making a tax deductible contribution from your estate, will, or retirement plan.

We believe there is no better way to make a positive difference in the world around you than to help improve the quality of life for a child or adult who needs help to make choices for their own well being and fulfillment. Please help make this possible with a donation, today!

Donate Online

The Michael Dunn Center is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit program serving adults and children with developmental disabilities in East Tennessee. We are funded in part from the Tennessee Division of Intellectual Disabilities Services (DIDS), The Tennessee Department of Human Services, Tennessee Department of Health, Roane County United Way, Roane County and many other state and local sources. Our local sources include business, corporate and individual donations.

Your expression of care in the form of a donation to Michael Dunn will help ensure that we continue to be able to provide the people we support who are challenged by developmental disabilities.

If you would like to make a tax-free donation, just make your selection below, provide the rest of the information, and click the “Donate Now” button below.

In-Kind Donations

In many cases, people are in a better position to give items or donate their talents and time as opposed to making a monetary donation. When you give an in kind donation that meets the needs of the people we support or the needs of the agency overall, you are making a positive difference for someone with special needs. We welcome the opportunity to receive a gift of a needed item or a needed service.

There have been times in the past where people have cleaned out their garage or basement and dropped off items that they didn’t want or need anymore. While many people we support live on limited incomes, we still strive to create a quality environment for all of them including the essentials of living, as well as our facilities. The staff of each department keeps an updated list of needs. If you are interested in making an in kind donation, please contact us to determine if your donation would help meet the needs of Michael Dunn Center.

Thank you for your consideration. Please contact us today about making a donation.

Be A Volunteer

Michael Dunn Center has many needs. Your time and effort are valuable to fulfilling our mission and meeting those needs. Providing services that support the needs of the people we serve requires a collaborative effort from many resources in the area. We welcome all individuals and groups who want to contribute through volunteer activities.

Michael Dunn Center maintains a comprehensive list of projects and tasks that need volunteer help to be completed. If you would like to volunteer for a service project or to regularly volunteer to support service recipients in a specific way, please contact Michaele Butler or call Michaele at 865-376-3416, extension 231. We will be able to offer you choices about how you can make a difference in the lives of those we serve.