Annual Emerald Occasion Dinner

The 2021 annual Emerald Occasion Dinner in Chattanooga and Knoxville are cancelled due to ongoing covid-19 restrictions. Stay tuned for 2022 updates.

The Emerald Occasion Dinner is a significant fundraiser for CCETN, with an annual goal of $185,000. That translates into thousands of lives transformed for the better! Historically, the Emerald Occasion Dinner has had a different purpose in that it supports both CCETN programs and operations. Your gift to this non-event is life changing for our clients and sustaining for CCETN. 


Knoxville St. Patrick's Day Parade

Due to increasing health concerns, the 2021 Knoxville St. Patrick’s Parade has been cancelled. Though we will not be able to celebrate together physically, we’ll look to celebrate together virtually! As the recipient of all funds raised by the parade, we hope you still consider donating to CCETN to help fill our pot of gold for our clients. Stay tuned for updates!

Visit the parade website  for more details. 

The Race for Kids is CCETN’s annual, premier event. Comprised of a 5K & Family Walk this fundraiser race supports our Children’s & Family Programming.

Our in person race will be Saturday, April 23, 2022! It will all be happening at Victor Ashe Park, Knoxville, TN.

Mark your calendars and get your running shoes ready! We can’t wait to see you there!

Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament

The annual Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, is a three-day series of youth, middle school, high school, and college lacrosse competitions, including the NAIA Independent Conference Final Four Championship.  The 2021 tournament is canceled.

Race For Kids 5k & Family Walk

Heart for the Pour

Looking for a good reason to celebrate a night out with friends, organize an after-work gathering, or just to enjoy the beautiful weather – all while supporting Catholic Charities of East Tennessee? Heart for the Pour is hosted regularly at various breweries throughout Knoxville to benefit Catholic Charities.

Stay tuned for updates pending Knox City and County guidelines for gatherings.

DOnate to the RACE FOR KIDS



The Mountain Arts Program (M.A.P.) provides a creative learning outlet for children ages 5 to 15 to learn about Appalachian storytelling, arts, and crafts. The four-day M.A.P. program includes a nutritious lunch each day and each participant receives needed shoes, clothing, and classroom supplies for the coming school year. The June 2020 program has been cancelled. Stay tuned for 2021 updates.



Fast Facts

- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee served more than 3322 individuals last year.
- We offer nine innovative programs to serve anyone with demonstrated need, regardless of religious affiliation.
- We estimate that fewer than 5% of the neighbors we serve Catholic.


Our Clients

- Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or other endangerment.
- Seniors, including the homebound, the homeless, and victims of elder abuse.
- Women and men preparing for the arrival of an unplanned baby.
- Homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or with chronic mental health issues.
- Families in hardship, including immigrants, refugees, and rural Appalachian families.


Many thanks to our community partners who support the programs of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee!