April 22, 2014
The Next Door is excited to announce a social enterprise partnership with “Strings for Hope”! Strings for Hope is a local, non-profit organization that transforms guitar strings and other musical instrument strings into wearable art. Musical instrument strings are constructed using mixed metals making them non-recyclable in traditional manners, as a result they end up in landfills. Strings for Hope takes these strings and combines them with beads and other findings to make unique, handcrafted jewelry for both men and women.
Strings for Hope and The Next Door have partnered to create transitional employment opportunities for women at The Next Door. The partnership will provide these women with the opportunity to learn new skills, gain self-confidence, and positively impact their futures while earning supplemental income to support themselves in the program.
The partnership is supported by the ENACTUS program at Belmont University, a program which combines students and professors who work in collaboration to support, create and develop social enterprise opportunities within the community. ENACTUS is assisting in scaling Strings for Hope’s current model by establishing an e-commerce website, retail outlets and forming partnerships with established musicians and bands for an authenticated line of jewelry.
The Next Door is very excited about the hope this partnership provides our residents through transitional employment! To learn more about Strings for Hope, visit their website: www.stringsforhope.com.
April 18, 2014
Two incredible supporters of The Next Door, Joe & Cindy Caudle, have started a note card ministry to benefit TND. Both amateur and professional photographers have donated images to be printed and placed on blank note cards. The Caudle’s created baskets to place in businesses to sell the cards and raise support for The Next Door. Currently, the cards are being sold at Curves, A Cut Above Salon and Vintage Jolie in Franklin, Olivia Olive Oil in Cool Springs and Fresh Hair Salon in Nashville. Cards are sold for a requested donation of $2 each. It is exciting to see how this idea has grown to help spread awareness and increase support for The Next Door! If you are a business owner or know a business owner who would like to promote these cards, please contact Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Joe and Cindy for your dedication to The Next Door’s mission!
April 17, 2014
Last week, the entire Nashville staff visited the new Community for Women! It was so exciting for everyone to see where their future desk will be and how much progress has been made since the groundbreaking in October. We are so grateful for such a hardworking construction team and thankful for warmer weather for them to work in.
To learn more about the Community for Women and how you can contribute to the amazing opportunities the facility will offer The Next Door, please visit www.morelivesmorehope.com.
March 28, 2014
We had an amazing Transition Ceremony celebrating four courageous women and their completion of The Next Door’s program. The night was centered around Hope, and each graduate shared her plans for her bright and prosperous future.
Brentwood Baptist Church generously sponsored the ceremony, and these lovely ladies from the church made delicious cupcakes and provided the honorees with personalized bibles. What a blessing! Thank you Brentwood Baptist and thank you ladies!
March 21, 2014
The Next Door Transition Ceremony
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
at 6:30 PM at
First Baptist Church of Nashville Room 150
108 7th Ave. South, Nashville TN 37203
Please join us as we celebrate the most recent graduates of our program!
March 13, 2014
The Next Door is eligible for First Tennessee Foundation’s 150 Days of Giving event to receive $5,000 and we need your help! Please visit www.150daysofgiving.com and vote for The Next Door! You can vote once a day on each of your devices (computers, phones) for duration of the event. The top 150 organizations with the most votes will receive $5,000!
Please help spread the word to anyone you know and ask them to vote, vote, vote!!!Previous Posts