There are a number of Jonesborough organizations that rely heavily on your donations. There are many opportunities to help with various events and organizations. Each listing below has contact information if you would like to donate or get further information about helping. Thank you for your interest. Click on the organization or committee name for more information.
While much of plant procurement funding for this public site has come from the Tree & Townscape Board, a very significant portion has relied on donations from community businesses and organizations, as well as private individuals. Although arboretum plantings uses available Town resources where possible, such as Persimmon Ridge Park, the purchase of many of rare plants and botanical signage, remains at a substantial cost. For donations to help defray these costs, any donations may be sent to the Town Recorder at 123 Boone Street, Jonesboorough, TN 37659. Please designate your donations to the Ardinna Woods Arboretum. Your help is greatly appreciated. More information on the Arboretum is available through Frances Lamberts at 423.753.5288.
The American Flag is flown on lampposts downtown year-round, and the flags are cared for by the Jonesborough Flag Committee. This committee of Jonesborough citizens oversees a flag sponsorship program where people purchase a flag for a year and receive a plaque on the lamppost in which they can dedicate their sponsorship to a family member or friend. The Flag Committee also oversees flag retirement, and collects old flags to properly dispose of them at the Flag Retirement Ceremony held each October outside of the Jonesborough Visitor Center. Since the Flag Committee has been established, more than 13,000 American Flags have been properly retired at the ceremonies in October. Donations in support of the Jonesborough Flag Fund should be labeled Flag Fund and sent to the Town Recorder at Town Hall, 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Donations to the Flag Fund are recorded separately, and their use is determined solely by the Jonesborough Flag Committee.
Giving to the Heritage Alliance is an investment in the history and heritage of our region. Contributions help fund students attending the Oak Hill School Heritage Education Program, provide for both the the Chester Inn and the Jonesborough Washington County Museums and maintain and restore the historic cemeteries of Jonesborough. Donations to the Heritage Alliance can be directed to a specific program or can be designated to go where needed. Thank you for your consideration and for more information on the work of the Alliance, please visit our website at www.heritageall.org
The Jonesborough Water Departemnt has partnered with United Way to extend the Hand-Up Program to Jonesborough Water Customers. This program provides the opportunity for customers to choose to add a $1.00, $2.00 or $5.oo donation to their water bill each month as a donation to assist someone in dire need with the payment of their water bill. One hundred (100%) of the money donated by customers is sent to United Way to be included in their Hand-Up Fund that helps people in need. United Way works with Good Samaritan and the Salvation Army for the determination of who gets assistance. The form to donate can be downloaded HERE and turned in at Town Hall.
The Jonesborough Yarn Exchange is a monthly, family-friendly storytelling radio hour performed in front of a live audience at the International Storytelling Center. Contributions to the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange support our ability to write, record, edit, and broadcast our production, telling the stories of Jonesborough and the Appalachian region to a wider audience of 50,000 local listeners on local NPR station, WETS 89.5 FM, and around the world, as it is streamed online on HD Channel 1 at: http://www.etsu.edu/wets/programming/listen.aspx
Music on the Square is a family friendly concert series held each Friday night, May through September, on Court House Square in the heart of Jonesborough. Contributions to MOTS are tax deductible, and enable us to bring in quality entertainment from across the country and around the world, free to the public. The Series offers bluegrass, old time, jazz, blues, and Americana in the wonderful setting in the heart Tennessee's oldest town, and has just completed its sixteenth season. Visitors bring their lawn chairs, a picnic, and some friends each Friday to enjoy the offerings of Music on the Square. Your contribution to Music on the Square can be sent to MOTS, 101 E. Main St., Jonesborough, TN 387659 www.musiconthesquare.com"
Jonesborough’s Tree and Townscape Board maintains a Tree and Townscape Fund for the purpose of supporting beautification activities in Jonesborough. Funds to support the Ardinna Woods Arboretum are also handled through the T & T Fund. Other uses have been the development of landscape design plans for certain public ways, purchase of plant materials in a new project, and materials needed to support the Townscape Nursery. The Tree and Townscape Board has an agreement with T&TB member Jim Eldridge who has allowed one (1) acre of his property in town to be used for a Townscape Nursery. People may donate plant material including bulbs, roots, perennials, and small trees and shrubs that will get planted in the nursery area. The plant material is transplanted and nurtured until it is needed in one of the Town’s landscape projects. Donations in support of the Tree and Townscape Bund can be written to the Fund in care of the Town Recorder, Town Hall, 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Funds donated are used solely at the discretion of the Tree and Townscape Board made up of local residents. Plant donations can be initiated by calling Jim Eldridge at 423.753.8483.
Jonesborough was recently selected by Rand McNally Corp as one of the five most patriotic cities in the United States. The Town has developed Veterans Park at the Jonesborough Visitor Center, and the Veterans Affairs Committee honors veterans every year with a Memorial Day Ceremony in May and Veterans Day Tribute in November. The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre also honors veterans with the popular USO Show held each year during Jonesborough’s Fourth of July celebration called Jonesborough Days. The care of Veterans Park and the annual ceremonies are supported through donations. People can contribute to the Veterans Park and veteran’s ceremonies by sending donations to Jonesborough Veterans Park, Town Recorder, 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Donations to veteran’s activities through this fund are used solely by the Jonesborough Veterans Affairs Committee.