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If You Buy Clothes, You Need to Watch This Movie

From the blog of our president and CEO, Buddy Teaster In the last few weeks, two individuals from totally different parts of my life recommended watching True Cost, a documentary about the global apparel and footwear industry—they were right on the money. Released at the end of 2015, it’s a damning story of the industry on...

Through His Eyes

More than 25 years ago, I began my work in the non-profit arena at the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and became the first Business Manager at Nashville CARES about a year later.  For the next 24 years, I worked diligently to develop and refine operational policies as well as strategic decision making. We grew the...

Insider Tips for Hosting a Shoe Drive!

1)    Get your community involved! Create a team to help you outreach in the community, host mini shoe drives, and spread the word about your campaign! 2)    Decide where to place collection boxes         Whether you create your own or order branded boxes from our online store, placing boxes in visible areas will help you collect more shoes!...