Where Your Dollar Does More Than Giving. It Transforms.

Heart of Giving

We strive to transform the community here in East Knoxville. The heart and soul of the Shora Foundation are its volunteers, but the foundation is based on the “heart of giving” mentality. The transformation of a community requires a commitment of more than nice platitudes. It requires the action of donations from individuals and the business community. The strength and the future of our communities of East Knoxville rely on our volunteers and the generosity of our donors. For in them is a love to see a struggling child transition into one of our future leaders. Every child is valuable and worth the investment of time, learning resources, and emotional development activities. Shora helps children learn development skills with other children in a safe environment. Shora is transforming the community one life at a time in the East Knoxville area.

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Partnering With Us

At Shora our partners are so important, and we accomplish a lot together. We are so very thankful to all of our partners. Our partners include but not limited to CAC, Second Harvest, Botanical Gardens, Little Chef's Big Change, and the University of Tennessee Department of Psychology.

Shora is also proud to be a 21st Century Community Learning Center, awarded by the State of Tennessee Department of Education.

Every Donation Counts

We understand that every donation counts, and that is why we don’t put limitations on donations. We offer multiple donation programs that will allow you to give when it’s best for you and in an amount that is best for you! You can help make an impact in our community! Your donation will help children excel in school, gain good mental health, and be fed. If you have questions about our donation process, and how the funds are utilized, please reach out to us today. Any amount will help:

$50 provides for Art/STEM Lesson for 25 students

$100 provides school supplies for 5 students

$200 provides school supplies for 10 students

$500 provides daily snacks and meals for one month

$1,000 provides one summer scholarship

How You Can Help

  • One-Time Gift
    • These are gifts made to be in a small or large amount. All donations are appreciated.
  • Recurring Donations
    • These are gifts made to be repeating or recurring weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or even annual basis in small or large amounts. These kinds of Donations help Shora to effectively plan their upcoming budgets and are very much appreciated.
    • Any amount of recurring donation.
  • Individual or Business Donations
    • Shora is a 501c3 organization, so your donation can be deductible (see your tax preparer).

Your Generosity Matters

Without the generosity of our donors, we would not be able to serve the families and kids that we serve on a day to day bases. To learn more about how you can help us fulfill our mission, click the buttons below.

Other Ways To Support


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You can also volunteer your time. We are looking for individuals to volunteer in an after-school program working directly with students or helping with administrative tasks. Please email your interest to

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