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.
We’ve had a blast hosting our fourth annual Movers for Moms collection this past month! At the end of the donation drive, we’ll deliver the thousands of essential care items we’ve collected to the moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter in time for Mother’s Day weekend. And this year, we want you to join us in celebrating moms all over Nashville.
In less than a month, we’ll be hosting our first ever Movers for Moms Festival at Dragon Park in Green Hills! The event is free to attend, and takes place on April 22nd from 10 am-2 pm. We hope you’ll bring the whole family to enjoy fun activities like:
- Art activities hosted by The Frist Center, inspired by some of their current exhibits
- Hugs and photos with fairytale princesses
- Active games such as a relay race, parachute play, and kid yoga
And we can’t forget to pamper the moms in attendance. All of Nashville’s mamas are invited to enjoy activities like:
We’re even prepared for lunch and snack times so you can stay at the park and play all day! You and the whole fam can enjoy snacks and free samples from local food makers like Nut Butter Nation, Nashville Jam Company, and Professor Bailey’s Spicy Pimento Cheese.
Some of our games and attractions require tickets to participate, and all ticket sales directly benefit the moms at Safe Haven. Plus, a portion of all food sales will go to Safe Haven as well! And you’ll want to check out our silent auction, which includes Mother’s Day gift packages for the special mum in your life.
Check out the schedule below to make sure you don’t miss your favorite moments of the festival! And if you want to see more details about who and what will be there, visit the festival website.
This month, we’re officially kicking off our 4th annual Movers for Moms collection drive! Every year in honor of Mother’s Day, we collect essential care items for the moms in need at Safe Haven Family Shelter. Safe Haven is so important to our hearts because they are the only homeless shelter in the Middle Tennessee region which is equipped to accept whole families, instead of having to split them up among Men’s and Women’s & Children shelters. Last year, we collected over 3,800 donations for Safe Haven… This year our goal is to collect 5,000 donations by Mother’s Day!
We hope you’ll join us in helping this deserving moms by making a donation at one of 15 drop off boxes we have in different locations all over Nashville. Some of the donations we really need include:
- Non-chemical cleaning products, like brooms and trash bags
- Diapers and other baby products
- Unused kitchen and cooking products
- New linens and pillows for Full and Twin-sized beds
- Toiletries and personal care items
We also want to invite you to our first annual Movers for Moms Festival coming up on April 22nd at Dragon Park! The festival is open to anyone with free admission, but some activities will be ticketed to help us raise money for Safe Haven. Get ready to party with us during Art Activities with The Frist Center, Parachute Play with Gymboree, Storytime with local children’s book authors, and tons more! We’ll also have yummy snacks from King of Pops, Nut Butter Nation, and other local foodies. You can read all the festival details here.
If you’re looking for moving help, give us a call or text at 615-248-6288, or visit our website! During your March or April move, you can give your movers a donation to Movers for Moms, and they’ll bring it to Safe Haven free of charge!