Celebrate the Season of Giving with “Christmas in Burlington” – A Present of Health

The joyous season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by giving back to the community with a gift that truly keeps on giving – health. This year, Burlington opens its heart with the “Christmas in Burlington” event, a festive gathering that not only spreads cheer but also offers invaluable health services and resources to attendees.

**Date:** Saturday, December 16, 2023
**Time:** 12 noon to 5 pm
**Location:** Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church (3800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue)

A Present of Health: Services & Resources

The event, in partnership with New Direction & Munsey’s Pharmacy, will provide various health services and resource booths:

Vaccine & Flu Shots: Get protected for the winter with essential vaccines and flu shots.
Mammography Screenings: Courtesy of UT Medical Center Mammography.
HIV Testing: Offered by Helen Ross McNabb, ensuring your peace of mind.
Housing Information: Provided by CONNECT Ministries.
Health Information: With the participation of NAACP/Iota Phi Lambda Sorority and Psi Zeta Omega.

Additionally, Delta Sigma Theta will provide HIV/AIDS education, and Oak Street Health will deliver primary care services and information.

Literacy and Learning

We also support the advancement of education and literacy with the presence of Friends of Literacy, and LINKS, and offer additional learning opportunities with Chi Eta Phi – Nursing Sorority and Amerigroup. For young learners, Knox Prep Charter School will be participating as well.

Santa’s Schedule

In the spirit of Christmas, Santa will be visiting to spread joy and take photos:

1-3 pm: Photos with Santa at Café Royale, 3906 MLK Jr. Avenue.
4 pm: Santa arrives at Greater Warner on the City of Knoxville Fire Truck.

Special Feature: A Talk on Getting Organized

Join us for an insightful talk by Cynthia Finch, LMSW, CCM, CMCE, titled “Getting Your House in Order” from 9:30 to 11 am at the Greater Warner Fellowship Hall. Note that a continental breakfast will be served, sponsored by the Tennessee Conference AME Zion Lay Council.

This event is not only a celebration of the holiday spirit but also a testament to the care and support the Burlington community offers its members. It is a moment to connect, to look out for one another, and to ensure that as we head into the new year, we are all a little healthier, a little more informed, and a lot more uplifted.

Coordinated Partnerships

This event is a collaborative effort, thanks to the partnerships coordinated by New Direction & AME Zion District Health Committee, and generously funded by Lawson Foundation, UT School of Social Work, and TN Department of Health.

For any questions, or if you want to know more about the event, please reach out to Deborah Porter at 865-415-2450.

Let’s wrap up the year with health, education, and holiday spirit. See you there!