In just three short weeks, our Movers for Moms collection will wrap up with one HUGE delivery of Mother’s Day gifts to the moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter! As you may have heard, our goal this year is to collect 2,000 critical gifts for these moms by May 8th. Well, since we’re about halfway through our charity campaign, we wanted to give you an update about how the collection is going! Here are some of the highlights we’ve experienced so far over the past couple of weeks:
The Sculpted Edge client appreciation event was a huge success!
Hannah Arn and Holley’s amazing clients pulled through and filled up an entire Movers for Moms collection box in one night! Plus we all got to enjoy some delicious coffee from Just. Love. Coffee., networking with local professionals, and music from Hannah’s multi-talented clients. Hannah even serenaded us a little bit herself! And she’s not done yet–you can drop off a Movers for Moms donation in her second collection box anytime before May 4th.
The Atelier Upton Salon made us huge fans of Art by Jessyca Myers!
Until this month’s Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl, we had no idea the Atelier Upton Salon also doubles as an art studio! But when Amanda (the salon/studio owner) invited us to come check out Jessyca Myers’ work at the April crawl, who were we to turn her down? Amanda asked her “crawlers” to bring Movers for Moms donations to fill up her box, and Jessyca Myers announced that 10% of her art sales in April would benefit the Movers for Moms cause! Despite the windy night, our marketer Jenni had a blast sipping wine with these generous mamas at the crawl.
And some of our donation drop-off locations have already overflowed their first collection boxes!
FiftyForward at the J. L. Turner Center and Gymboree Play & Music filled up their first collection boxes right away, so we’ve already had to bring them new ones! Plus Gymboree collected a ton of Mondo Bloxx that Safe Haven can use as educational tools (and toys!) with their children. We also heard from our friends at the local non-profit Book’em that they filled up two boxes with 240 children’s books, ranging from books that Safe Haven can give to families with infants all the way up to teenagers.
Then The Nashville Mom helped us collect donations at her blog’s 2nd annual Birthday Bash!
Last Saturday, The Nashville Mom hosted her second anniversary event for her blog, and invited us to collect donations for Safe Haven at our very own Movers for Moms tent. Her amazing readers didn’t disappoint, and helped us collect 442 donations of baby products, toiletries, and paper products for these deserving mommas. We also celebrated with a fun Movers for Moms Coloring Station and (Temporary) Tattoo Station for the kiddos!
So what’s the grand total of donations we’ve received so far? Drumroll please… We’ve collected 1,497 critical Mother’s Day gifts! We’re over halfway to reaching our goal! Here’s how you can help:
Option A: Visit one of our 25+ collection sites sprawled across Greater Nashville. Bring your donation along with you while you shop, work out, and get your hair done with small, local businesses!
Option B: Come to one of our upcoming Movers for Moms events! You can take yoga classes, network with local professionals, and win jewelry all while supporting these moms in need.
Option C: Help us spread awareness on your social media! You can download infographics talking about the campaign and upcoming Movers for Moms events from http://bit.ly/MoversforMoms.
Thank you for your support! Check back with us after Mother’s Day to find out whether we reached our goal!