In this episode I had the pleasure to interview Blood Water’s CEO Chris Bolton & Co-founder Dan Haseltine. This great non-profit has been based in Nashville for over 10 years. Hear more about their desire to help all Africans have access to clean water. You can help at www.nextmillion.org
Did you know 22 Veterans commit suicide each day?
The Veterans Recovery Center is a therapeutic and educational community serving Veterans who are living with mental illness and moderate to severe (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We support Veterans in defining and pursuing their individual goals and visions for their future based on their personal strengths and self-chosen values & interests.
They provide opportunities for Veterans so that they may actively engage in the community as they achieve their personally defined recovery outcomes. They will work with each Veteran to instill hope, teach life skills, validate strengths, and build our community as we assist Veterans on their personal journeys to reclaim their opportunity of maintaining a better Quality of Life.
Meet Suzanna Hendricks, Co-Founder of KAIO Productions and former Invisible Children staff member. Their team has dreamed up LUMINOUS. (take 1:18 to watch this)
Friday, December 5, at 8:00 pm Marathon Music Works. LUMINOUS: a night of music + dance —bringing the West Coast, NYC, and all the incredible things of Nashville into one night.
The event will benefit Invisible Children’s Legacy Scholarship program.
IC’s Legacy Scholarship Program provides meritbased scholarships to motivated and talented students who have the potential to be the next generation of leaders in northern Uganda. The San Diego based nonprofit has asked for help this Fall in hosting events across the country to support fundraising efforts to ensure the 500 current students are funded through to the end of their university education in Northern Uganda. http://www.invisiblechildren.com
LUMINOUS: a night of dance + music is a dynamic, 21+, one night event fusing all of the things that make Nashville unique. Community, artistry, music and experience. By incorporating dance and elevating the experience level of typical events, the goal is to raise $50,000. Guests can look forward to dance and aerialist performances, 2 artists, a DJ set and dance party by NYC based DJ’s the Jane Doze and hosted by Kate Voegele.
Join KAIO Productions in the effort to ensure the remaining students of the Legacy Scholarship program are able to complete their education.
Buy your tickets now!!! This is an event not to be missed!
December 5th, 8PM @ Marathon Music Works
**Note: All ticket prices are tax deductible donations.**
In this episode I speak with the Founder/Director, from The Little Pantry That Could, Stacy Downey. This literal pantry provides more than food. It is a community that partners with others to fulfill a wide array of needs for those in our city. http://www.TheLittlePantryThatCould.org
The LITTLE PANTRY THAT COULD
4710 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Located in the basement of the
W. Nashville United Methodist Church
(Back Ally Door – Across From McDonald’s Drive Through)
Open Saturdays 10:00am – 1:00pm
To Volunteer or Donate Items
Call or Text (615) 260-5769
Meet Daryl Mackin Founder of A Soldiers Child Foundation. Their mission is to give back to families of our fallen heroes. They do that by giving special customized birthday gifts every year to children until their 18th birthday that have lost a parent/guardian in active duty. You can sponsor a child and donate through their website www.asoldierschild.org
Coming up this Christmas you can also participate in Family to Family Christmas supporting Fort Campbell families.
Paul Kingsbury shares about ‘If Trees Could Sing’ a creative project of The Nature Conservancy to help preserve our trees.
This program ‘brings together a diverse array of musical artists to talk about trees and their benefits for people. Check out their videos collected here. www.nature.org/iftreescouldsing
You can dig in deeper on each musical artist’s tree page to learn more about the featured tree species and about trees in general.’
In this interview my guest is Jamie Vernon Founder and Director of Songs for Sound.
‘Songs for Sound is a Nashville-based charity whose core mission is to improve the quality of life for profoundly deaf children worldwide by providing resources to give them the chance at a mainstream life. Songs for Sound will inform the deaf community and provide resources for cochlear implants and rehabilitation, including speech/audiology services, to children in need regardless of race, religion or any other criteria.’
Also in this interview learn about a new branch of this non-profit called Songs for Soldiers.
Join them for the 2nd Annual Good People Golf Tournament October 13th at the Nashville Golf & Athletic Club to help raise funds and awareness. To register and get more information please visit: www.goodpeoplegolf.com
In this episode I interview Justin Harvey, Co-Founder of abrasiveMedia and Creator/Director of Project Awake.
‘abrasiveMedia exists to help artists grow, connect, and produce. We facilitate and advocate for artists in Nashville, while building relationships within the artistic community and making excellent art more accessible for our city.’
Learn more about their artist residency, classes, workshops, showcases and exhibitions here