The Nashville Association Area Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NAAFCS) partners with us to provide essentials to our supportive housing program. NAAFCS provides grants to area community organizations i through the Community Foundation to help further their missions. They also are a professional association that supports family consumer sciences; child and family services, fabric and fashion, along with psychology. The organization was established in 1948 by Lucy Dye who was the family and consumer science coordinator or “home economics” for MNPS at that time. With members being former teachers in that field and all women from diverse backgrounds, the organization’s focus is to work with families in the community improve their home lives. The NAAFCS was introduced to Monroe Harding by Mary Lanier, a member and volunteer at Monroe Harding. Over the years the women have provided welcome kits for new young adults moving into supportive housing, hosted cooking classes, and even had a retreat day with them at a lake. This month the NAAFCS donated 15 cooking kits for our virtual cooking class. Garlic knots were on the menu and we can guarantee that they taste as delicious as they look.