About Us

Elgin Foundation was created in 2003 by B. R. Thompson as a means to deliver dental care to children in rural areas within the Southern Appalachian region. Our work has grown to include a reading proficiency program for children in grades K-3, a medical program of basic pediatric healthcare and screenings, and an advocacy program that confronts issues of child abuse and neglect.

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Our Team

Elgin Foundation is committed to serving the children and communities of rural Appalachia and has been overseen by their daughters: Rebekah Thompson Palmer, Vance Thompson, and Adella Thompson and program directors

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Support Us

Elgin Foundation was created to ensure that children, no matter what their background or status in life, have full access to dental care and reading assistance. We serve children in communities in ten Southern Appalachian counties in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Board of Directors

The work of Elgin Foundation in support of health and education of the children and communities of rural Appalachia is overseen by a board of directors comprised of members of the Thompson family and members of the National Christian Foundation.

We are dedicated to helping children and families in our communities live happier, healthier lives.

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Partnering with our communities is important to Elgin Foundation in establishing a positive environment for children to grow. We work with all sorts of people from volunteers to school boards to healthcare providers in order to help our children.

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  • Contact Us

    Elgin Children’s Foundation
    4624 Chambliss Avenue
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
    Phone: 865-862-6560

    Email: info@elginfoundation.org

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