21st Annual Hand UP for Women Gala
March 23, 6:30 p.m. at Jackson Terminal
Join us for a night of fun, food and fellowship in downtown Knoxville. We will commemorate 20 years of transformation and look forward to changing more women’s lives for good with your help. We are honored to have Knox County Mayor, Glenn Jacobs, lead a Question-and-Answer session with some of our ladies. Jazz Trio, Coffer and the Naturals, will provide music.
21stSpring and Fall Graduation
February 26, 2:30 p.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church
Celebrate the success of our most recent class of graduates. Seeing transformative change is what reminds us why we do what we do. Our Fall graduation date will be determined later in the year. Check out WVLT’s coverage here.
March 11, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Duncan House 2723 Fairview Street
Looking to get more involved with transforming lives? Become a mentor. This training will provide you with the tools you need to be paired with a program participant. Attending training does not commit you to be matched. It simply gives you the information you need to decide. Remember, you could be the first true friend a woman has ever had!
Inaugural Angels and Axles Car Show and Bake Sale
April 15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Black Oak Heights Baptist Church
Support Hand UP for Women by showcasing your vehicle and Bake Sale provided by our volunteers and graduates. $30 registration per car, truck or motorcycle.
Hand UP for Change Auction
Date and Location TBD
You can bid on more than 300 items ahead of the holiday season without leaving your home. This online auction gives you the chance to help East Tennessee women in need with the touch of a button. In 2022, we exceeded our goal and raised nearly $23,000. Some of our favorite items people casted bids on include: a Pat Summit signed basketball, a meal with Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, a Volunteer Princess Sightseeing Sunset Cruise, tickets to Soaky Mountain Water Park and a Josh Heupel signed football. Come back soon to learn when this year’s auction begins.
Sara Johnson Memorial His and Hers Bass Tournament
Date and Location TBD
The Sara Johnson Memorial His & Hers Bass Tournament is an exhilarating day filled with catching fish for a good cause. Last year, the tournament raised more than $3,700, a big thanks in part to Adam Wilson Realty. We had winners earn up to $1,000. For anglers of all ages, it’s something to try! Check back to read when this year’s event will be held.
Hot to Trot Running Races
Thanksgiving Day in front of Fleet Feet Knoxville in Turkey Creek
Fleet Feet Knoxville is hosting fun run, 5K and 10K running races with proceeds to support Hand UP for Women. The annual event has helped the non-profit since 2013. Ten thousand dollars raised from race costs will go to help more women overcome addiction, abuse, and despair to transform their lives. We’ll have details about this year’s races closer to race day.