Living and working the non profit life in Nashville means I come across a ton of great organizations that are changing and challenging how we reach and help one another in my city. A few weeks ago I was excited to hear about Strings for Hope, a local non profit that focuses on 3 areas to help in Middle Tennessee; Food, Education, and Medical Care.
Strings for Hope are beautiful pieces made from recycled and donated guitar strings (perfect for Nashville right?) and other mixed media pieces. Laura Wilson, the founder, created Stings for Hope when she saw a need to help the Dickson County Food Bank fill their shelves. Since then she has created partnerships with The Next Door, and Davidson County Day Reporting, and Mending Hearts.
One thing that really excites me about Strings for Hope is the work they are doing with these groups. They are teaching and empowering women to learn new skills, develop confidence in their ability, and creating jobs. Laura said she hears women often say "I feel worthy" as they are leaving with their first check and a cool new skill.
Currently you can find Strings for Hope online at StringsforHope.com and in person in a very cool cart in downtown Nashville Thursday - Sunday. There are some very fun and creative partnerships created with Florida Georgia Line and Steven Curtis Chatman you can read more about on the webiste as well.
And very exciting for us: Laura has graciously provided me a special Nashville bracelet to give away to a reader. All you need to do to win is visit Strings for Hope and leave me a comment telling me your favorite item on the site. You can also like their Facebook page and follow them on twitter @stringsforhope. The giveaway is open from today September 6th to September 20th, 2015.
As always, views and opinions are my own. This review has not been paid for, I have been provided the bracelet to give away. I just really love this company and I think they are doing great things for Middle Tennessee.