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Toys for Tots

It’s a classic Christmas story. The children wake up at dawn waiting anxiously at the top of the stairs. They peer over the banister down to the family room below, wondering which from the dozens of brightly wrapped presents they will open…

Teen Tune-Up

Inside a bicycle repair shop on North Central Street in Knoxville, Jamesha Fain is hard at work giving a bike a tune-up. “Sometimes you have to start from the beginning with an old bike,” she says. “You have to replace cables, clean them,…

A Mission to Feed

Inside a home in a neighborhood in East Tennessee a single mother struggles to make ends meet while trying to feed her children. Seniors in an affordable housing complex sit in their apartments feeling the financial strain of having to…

A Healthy Surprise

Coming from a Lake Wobegon culture of Wisconsin farm families, where bailing hay, cutting timber, and loading trucks was the norm, the idea of “working out” was a foreign concept. The saying, “if you have to ‘work out,’ you aren’t working…