Community Connections

We believe in giving back.

Thanks to our employees, kids in our community have the tools they need to learn. Through our collaboration with great organizations like LP Pencil Box and United Ways Stuff the Bus campaign, children can focus less on what they need and more on what they can be.

Through our partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Room In The Inn, Soles4Souls and the Salvation Army Angel Tree we are able to support families by providing the very basic necessities needed to support them in their greatest time of need.

We can change lives when we work together.

LP Pencil Box Foundation is a teacher supply store stocked with classroom essentials such as pencils, crayons, copy paper, note books, book bags, glue sticks, hand sanitizer and much more. The store exists through generous donations from national brands, the Nashville community, and PENCIL Partners. MNPS teachers can shop twice each school year at absolutely no cost to them.

For More Information visit Pencil for Schools

Room In The Inn provides programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home.

Room In The Inn began in the winter of 1985, when their Founding Director, Father Charles Strobel, opened the doors of his parish to individuals seeking sanctuary in the church parking lot. This simple act of kindness marked the beginning of Room In The Inn.

For More Information visit Room In The Inn

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee was founded in 1978 and works to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in Middle and West Tennessee.

It has a network of over 490 Partner Agencies working together to feed hungry men, women and children throughout their 46-county service area. Partner Agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs.

For More Information visit Second Harvest Food Bank Of Middle Tennessee

United Way of Williamson County wants Williamson County to be a thriving community where everyone can have a safe, stable and successful life. United Way isn't about short-term charity, it's about lasting change. They look at the big picture and bring together a diverse group of people, businesses, and organizations to identify solutions to problems that affect us all. United Way invites you to join them in their efforts.

For More Information visit United Way Of Williamson Country

Salvation Army Angel Tree Program is a Christmas Assistance program for families who need help providing gifts and basic needs to their children at Christmas. Families are registered in October and children and seniors will be placed for adoption on the Angel Tree in November.

For More Information visit Salvation Army Angel Tree

Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Since Soles4Souls began in 2006 they have distributed over 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and all 50 United States. Every Single pair of shoes makes a difference in people's lives.

For More Information visit Soles4Souls

The Oasis Center provides a wide range of opportunities that reflect the diverse needs of youth and their families, from crisis intervention to youth leadership and community engagement to college and career access. Oasis Center's 20+ programs and services are based on the foundation of four areas for youth success – Safety, Belonging, Empowerment, and Generosity. All of their work is also firmly rooted in the evidence-based principles of Positive Youth Development and Trauma-Informed Care.

For More Information visit Oasis Center

As a small, community high school, Whites Creek offers a positive, supportive environment that puts focus on meeting all students' needs. Our students belong to distinguished, nationally recognized model career academies: The Freshmen Academy and The Academy of Alternative Energy, Community Health, & Law. All students begin in the Freshmen Academy; and as sophomores, students may select one of our Academy pathways.

In addition to our academies, WCHS offers academic enrichment through Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Cambridge programming, and Fine Arts courses, while helping our students become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged citizens. Ensuring our student are well-rounded, we offer athletics, clubs and programs, including Student Government Association, WCHS Ambassador Leadership Program, Freshman Seminar, Senior Capstone, Band, and JROTC.

At Whites Creek High School the "Creek is Rising" and we as a school community are committed to Rising UP!

For More Information visit Whites Creek Website

Nashville Humane is committed to promoting humane education, controlling pet overpopulation and finding responsible homes for the homeless and adoptable pet community in Nashville and throughout Tennessee. NHA has been voted "Best Shelter" and "Favorite Not-For-Profit" year over year, and is proud to have a save rate of 99%.

For More Information visit Nashville Humane Website

Alex Green Elementary School serves grades Pre-K-4 at a warm and welcoming campus nestled in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek community. Taking advantage of an extended school day, our faculty and staff focus on providing challenging instruction in a nurturing and supportive environment. We invite and encourage families to become actively involved in their student's education. Our teachers build strong relationships with students while engaging them in interactive lessons and activities. We promote academic and social growth for every student at Alex Green Elementary because we believe every student has the capacity to excel. As a staff, we are dedicated to helping your child SOAR.

For More Information visit Alex Green Elementary School Website

Room In The Inn Thank You

Dear Friends,

For 35 years, Room In The Inn has been a safe space where individuals experiencing homelessness are welcomed in. Beginning with Charles Strobel opening the doors of his parish in 1985, that mission is continued today through individuals who give of their time and resources to create sacred spaces where all of Nashville's neighbors are welcome.

That sacred hospitality became vulnerable this year but we have remained a consistent resource in the midst of unprecedented challenges to continue to be a stable community. We're here on holidays, during winter storms, on the hottest days, and now, during the pandemic. Although it looks different for us and for other service providers, we are committed to giving the best info we have and connecting our community with resources they need more than ever.

Room In The Inn takes a holistic approach to provide emergency and long-term support for those experiencing homelessness. This is done through living out the core values which are through the power of SPIRITUALITY and the practice of LOVE, Room In the Inn provides HOSPITALITY with a RESPECT that offers HOPE in a COMMUNITY of NON-VIOLENCE. Through these seven core values we are inspired to fulfill the mission to provide programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help, and work, centered in community and long-term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home.

"Let's do this together. In small ways and big ways. Day in and day out. To the end of our days. Let's use the power of one to embrace our shared poverty and change our world." Charles Strobel- Founding Director

We thank you for your most recent donation of snack bags, toiletries, soap, hand sanitizer, clothing and other winter supplies on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Because you give, small acts of faith and kindness have been transformed into something powerful and life changing. Because of your gift we can build upon the 35 years of successfully connecting participants to long-term solutions with the ultimate goal of finding sustainable income and permanent housing.

With grateful hearts,

Rachel Hester Executive Director
Room In The Inn

United Way Thank You

Good evening

Thank you so much for serving as your organization’s Stuff the Bus Team Drive Coordinator this year! I so appreciate your flexibility to adapt to this year’s virtual approach. Because of your efforts, we collected over 100,000 supply items to provide 10,500 students with the tools they need to start this new school year! This absolutely would not have happened without your willingness to spread the word amongst colleagues and friends, and your passion in helping to meet the need of students and families here in our community.

Again – I cannot thank you enough for your leadership in a time of extreme unknowns and great challenges. Thank you for your continued support of United Way and of your neighbors throughout Greater Nashville.

All the best,

Megan McGuire, MSW(she, her, hers)
Manager, Community Engagement
United Way of Greater Nashville
250 Venture Circle, Nashville, TN 37228
Office: 615.780.2466
unitedwaygreaternashville.org  

Second Harvest Food Bank Thank You

Hello-

Hope you are doing great, safe and healthy!

Thank you for thinking of others during these ever-changing days by supporting Second Harvest’s mission to feed hungry people.

You are not only providing nutritious food for families, children and seniors but also HOPE during these trying times.

Over the last few months, I’ve met many people who are asking for help for the very first time.  Your support is truly changing lives!

May I ask you what moved you to support the mission of feeding hungry people?  Your advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated. I would love to learn how this gift was made and be able to thank the right person or group of people and update them on the impact of their gift. In the meantime, please share my gratitude with everyone at Focus Relocation- you helped to provide over 1,000 meals for our neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity.

Thank you again.

Wishing you all the best!

Camille

Camille Cannada
Coordinator, Individual and Corporate Relationships
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228
https://www.secondharvestmidtn.org/