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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!...

The Three Bones

From the blog of our president and CEO, Buddy Teaster Some of the best three minutes of a speech I’ve seen in a long time is Nina Turner, an Ohio state senator, at a January’s MLK day event in DC. In particular, the last minute really resonated with me when she talked about her grandmother’s wisdom...