Small Business Recovery Fund
We’re all aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on our local businesses. We’re all asking ourselves, “how can I help?” This is what sparked the creation of a recovery fund to provide immediate grants to Jonesborough’s small businesses. With your help, we can make an impact and keep the light shining inside the small businesses we all love.
All funds raised go directly to our small businesses. These funds can be used for general operation costs, employee payment, marketing, product, research, and training. Donate online HERE today and support the small businesses you love.
Music On the Square
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, 123 Boone St., Jonesborough, TN 387659. You may find more information on FaceBook.
Jonesborough Paws in Blue
Jonesborough Paws in Blue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization formed in the fall of 2017 to support the Jonesborough Department of Public Safety’s K-9 Program. At the time of organization, Jonesborough had one K-9 with a real need for four so there could be a trained dog on duty with every shift of officers. Since organization, the goal of four K-9’s has been reached as a result of the generous people of Jonesborough. Jonesborough Paws in Blue, Inc. continues to raise funds to support the K-9 program to purchase food for the dogs, supplements that are required, needed equipment and training, pay vet bills and recertification of the K-9’s and their handlers. Our “senior” K-9 is Loki and he is 10 years old, the normal age of retirement of police dogs. As a result, we are also raising funds to replace Loki when he retires. The addition of another police dog, including training of the dog and handler, costs $15,000-$18,000. 100% of the funds we raise go to support the dogs and replacement of dogs as needed. You may Donate HERE.
The Jonesborough Senior Center provides programs and services for anyone over the age of 50. We currently have a membership of 2,000+ members. Your donation will go to the Jonesborough Senior Center’s Special Projects Fund that enables us to offer special events and programming to our membership. Thank you in advance for making a difference in the life of a senior! If you would like to learn more about donations, please contact Mary Sanger at 423.753.1084 or [email protected]. Donations can be made by check payable to the Jonesborough Senior Center, 307 East Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 or donations can be made online HERE.
Tree and Townscape
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 or by donating online HERE. Donations to veteran’s activities through this fund are used solely by the Jonesborough Veterans Affairs Committee.