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ThriftSmart’s Anniversary: 13 Years of Impact

Dick Gygi is one of the founders of ThriftSmart and strong proponent of social entrepreneurship. As ThriftSmart celebrates its 13th anniversary, find out how it all began and how Nashville’s growth and community mean that ThriftSmarts vision and mission are just as vital today as...

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Give Smart With GiveSmart!

Underneath his dapper, businessman exterior, Ron carries with him a life-changing story. Just a few short years ago, he was a veteran-turned-homeless single father, battling cancer and struggling to support his son. But his suffering was completely transformed through his local church and ThriftSmart’s donation...

Meet Beverly: Nashville’s Storybook Hero

  Librarians never really retire… they just get better! Beverly is one of ThriftSmart’s indispensable volunteers, and she also happens to be a retired librarian. So when you find yourself with decades of knowledge and experience and a few hours of free time, what do you...

Nashville’s Budget Bachelorette Guide

Nashville is the bachelorette capital of the South. And unlike Las Vegas or New York, Nashville isn’t just for high rollers. Bachelorette parties don’t have to be all fancy hotels and expensive spa days. Or maybe you want to do some of that, but still...

9 Great 4th Of July Party Ideas For Nashville

Nashville during the summer is one of the best places to be in America. The beautiful greenery, endless options for great live music, and friendly people make ours the perfect city in which to celebrate our nation’s independence. All of this can be brought to...

Volunteer Spotlight

[caption id="attachment_2661" align="alignleft" width="300"] Volunteer Gary Jordan pictured in the red vest with ThriftSmart staff at our Nashville store.[/caption] The last time you were at ThriftSmart, did you notice anyone walking around in a red vest? These wonderful people are our volunteers. Some are here for...

The Business of Changing Lives

When our co-founders established ThriftSmart 10 years ago, it was rooted in the belief that through creating jobs, serving families and supporting local charities, this business could really change people's lives. Nyamal Pal's story epitomizes this reality. Nyamal, a former sales associate at our Franklin store,...