Committed To Making A Difference
From donating shoes to the homeless to providing aid for victims of domestic violence, The George Shinn Foundation has a history of providing funding and hands-on assistance to others. The George Shinn Foundation is committed to consistently reaching out with time, money, and resources to offer people access to basic needs.
The George Shinn Foundation donated a 117-acre Tennessee ranch for a retreat center for missionaries, ministers, and ministry leaders to Church of the King. Proceeds from a lunch concert with Ricky Skaggs and a car auction at the Nashville Autofest were donated to the work of the Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association and the Second Harvest Food Bank, respectively.
The Foundation has also hosted youth from Franktown Open Hearts, given more than 60 pairs of shoes to Room In The Inn, and donated funds to Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and the Lioness Foundation.
The George Shinn Foster Care Program
I thank the Lord for all of His blessings. In return, I wanted to give to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes. The children placed in foster care deserve to learn about and follow the Lord while being given every opportunity to have a wonderful childhood with loving, Christian families. We are honored with the decision to have this program renamed The George Shinn Foster Care Program. God is so GOOD! -George Shinn
The George Shinn Foundation Clinic
The House of Hope Clinic was officially dedicated as The George Shinn Foundation Clinic. In May 2013. Our partnership with the Amer-Haitian Bon Zami House of Hope (HOH) has helped accomplished great things for the community of Tabarre, a suburb located in Port-au-Prince.
The House of Hope is a children’s home founded in 1976 to help alleviate the suffering of children in Haiti. AHBZ is a cooperative work between the Haitian and U.S. staffs. Formed in 1976 to help alleviate the suffering of children in Haiti, AHBZ is a cooperative work between the Haitian and U.S. staffs. “Bon Zami” means “good friends” in Haitian Creole. The mission of AHBZ and HOH is to care for the orphaned and abandoned children of Haiti, preparing them to be well-rounded adults, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, who can provide for themselves and their impoverished nation and to establish a bond of friendship and understanding between Americans and Haitians.
The George Shinn Leadership Retreat
The George Shinn Leadership Retreat Center is a 117-acre Tennessee ranch donated by the George and Denise Shinn to Church of the King – the family’s home congregation.
Mr. Shinn envisioned creating a peaceful retreat specifically designed for missionaries, ministers, and ministry leaders from around the world to find rest, a refreshing environment, and renewal. After George spent part of his recovery from prostate cancer in 2009 at the ranch, he felt led by God to donate the property for a greater purpose so that others could experience a similar solitude and guidance at this tranquil destination.
Grand ShinnDig for Kids benefiting the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home
On October 18th, Denise and I are hosting a private, invitation-only fundraising event at our home, all to benefit the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes.
Shoe Drive for the Needy
It’s been a tradition for many years for George Shinn and his wife, Denise, to donate new shoes to those in need, especially during the holidays when so many families are feeling a financial crunch.George’s father died when George was 8 and he was raised by a single mother who was a wonderful role model and taught George the importance of serving with a thankful heart.
The George Shinn Foundation regularly works with ministries and non-profits to donate shoes to the needy as part of its ongoing philanthropic work.