15 Things You Didn’t Know About ThriftSmart

On July 25, 2020, ThriftSmart celebrated 15 years of business! Check out 15 things you might not know about our organization, and be sure to join us on Saturday, July 25, for an anniversary celebration! We’re having a 50% off sale, $5 gift cards for...

Summer Fun Ideas That Don’t Involve Crowds

A Month’s Worth Of Activities That Are Corona-Free! Starving for some fun summer activities that are COVID-safe? Whether we’re single, married, parents, or elderly/high-risk folks, we need ideas to keep us feeling like humans. We need fun, we need fresh air, rainy-day leisure, and above all...

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...