Happy (early) Mother’s Day to every mom in Nashville! Every year, we like to celebrate our local moms who need a little extra support from their community through our Movers for Moms campaign. During Movers for Moms, we collect donations for the moms living at Safe Haven Family Shelter. These moms have escaped domestic violence, suffered a loss of a family member, lost their home due to a natural disaster, or have experienced some other unexpected tragedy that has left their family without a home.
This year was our fourth year running the Movers for Moms drive locally. In 2016, the Nashville community came together and helped us collect over 3,700 donations for these deserving mothers. We decided to set our sights high this year and aim for at least 5,000 donations!
Throughout March and April, we set up Movers for Moms donation boxes all over town at places like iLoveKickboxing, Zeitlin Realtors & Co, and Hermitage Kindercare where everyone could drop off their gifts for Safe Haven mamas. But we took it a step further and hosted our first annual Movers for Moms Festival on April 22nd to raise even more money and collect more necessities! The festival celebrated every mom in Nashville with free facials from Mary Kay, fun games for the kids, and tons of giveaways from our other festival vendors.
We knew we could count on you to make Safe Haven’s moms feel special, loved, and supported on their big day. But as always, Nashville over-delivered… You helped us collect over 9,000 donations of clothing items, diapers, bed sheets, and other necessities for moms who are starting their lives over at Safe Haven! Thank you so much for your generous contributions! We can’t wait to see what next year’s Movers for Moms drive will bring.