May 2 Store Opening

ThriftSmart Update We are pleased to announce that we have received approval from the Metro health Department to open as an Essential Business for our all- inclusive service to families across Nashville. We will reopen the store on Saturday, May 2. ThriftSmart supports the Governor’s Tennessee Pledge...

Letter from Co-Founder and Executive Director

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:7 There was a story in National Geographic some 20 years ago about a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, some...

Life Hack To Be The Best Gift-Giver Ever!

(What to do if the thoughtful gift-giving isn’t your spirit animal.) I think we’d all agree we’d like to be better gift-givers. No one particularly relishes in that nagging feeling of being just days shy of someone’s birthday with no gift in mind, much less on...

Lofton Family Story | Mercy Community Healthcare

When Grace Lofton moved from China to Tennessee with her husband and three daughters, she faced a difficult transition regarding healthcare. Her husband had started a new job, which resulted in a change in the family health insurance plan, and their doctor would not accept...

Thanksgiving – More Than Just A Turkey

9 Simple Ways To Nourish A Spirit Of Gratitude Beyond The Holiday Festivities “Thanksgiving.” A word that instantly fills our bellies, warms our hearts, and somehow illuminates our minds with glimmers of gilded gold and burnt orange leaves. By far though, the most common image associated with...

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How To Host A Fancy Holiday Party

Once upon a time, long ago, there was no Instagram. McDonald’s didn’t offer delivery. And the streets of Nashville weren’t littered with discarded motorized scooters. The people of this time would gather together once a year and attend fancy holiday parties. These parties, usually dinner...

How To Make Your Own Haunted House Party

When it comes to hosting the perfect haunted house party, you want to strike the delicate balance of making your friends feel both sufficiently tricked AND treated. Like a fine witch’s brew, it’s a carefully crafted blend that has been premeditated with a spritz of...