2013 Rutherford County Magazine

Tairra and Grant Gofourth

If there’s a way to volunteer, Tairra Gofourth is likely to show up with her gang to help.

And she’s eager to take her kids along so they, too, can learn the importance of community service. Husband, Grant, is right there supporting his wife, as well.

In 2011, the Gofourths started The Cupcake Crew as a “way to reach into the community and teach children about volunteerism.” Tairra and a crew of volunteers made gourmet cupcakes and presented the homebaked goodies to local heroes, from veterans to emergency personnel, and even a 6-year-old bone marrow donor.

At the end of last year, Tairra saw a need to reach out to homeless children in the school systems. With the help and direction of Leslie Walker, they started Club Youth Empowerment Services (YES). Over Christmas, a party was held for homeless children and an Easter festival was held in March.

One of the biggest needs, she said, is one-on-one mentoring with the children who “just need a little bit of time” with someone who cares.imageimage

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