Contest time!!!!!!! Watch the video and make your best guess in the comments. How many sleeping bags will we have when everything is counted? We still have a week of sleeping bag collections and are SO GRATEFUL for everyone who has donated and collected sleeping bags. Our goal was 600 and it’s over 700 and climbing right now! So we want to give back to you! You could win dinner at Pucketts for two and some ShowerUp goodies! Contest ends at midnight tonight and winner announced on the 30th!
We love it when the community gets involved especially with youth. We had high schools kids from Independence High school in Thompson Station make several kits for us. They all got together and decided to spend their evening together helping ShowerUp. Shout out to them! We also have Summit High school collecting gloves for us. They contacted us asking how they can help keep our homeless friends warm. They decided to do a drive for gloves. We love that these young adults want to serve and are so very thankful for them.
Y’ALL Look what JUST happened!!!!! We had a company who wants to remain anonymous purchase 216 sleeping bags!! Yes!!! That pushed us way over the goal!!! We DID it!! YOU and Us!! (I know grammar) and guess what?!! We are not done yet!! We have 10 more days!! We are beyond ecstatic for what this means to our homeless friends. Once again we LOVE our community!! LOVE!!! I’m not crying...your crying!! (Ok it’s me)
@julesfly5 is taking 250 of our shower kits to NC to help with hurricane relief efforts. We are so grateful that we were able to help in this way and we were only able to do it because of awesome people who donated shower supplies! Thank you so much!
Fred and James. These 2 gentlemen are with us every Monday. They help us get set up. James is there to not only greet us when we arrive but he’s been there ahead of us to put cones out to save our location. Then he gets to work pulling hoses, setting ramps and directing our vehicles into position. Fred will ride up on his bike a little later and pitch in with whatever we need. They come down to help and hang out. They will grab a meal with @peoplelovingnashville and maybe a haircut (or annual shave for James!) with @nashvillestreetbarbers but they are really there because we are their people. And they are ours. We could not do any of this without amazing volunteers and we wanted you to meet two of them who have been there since day one. They are very special to us!
When I arrived home today, I couldn’t get in the front door! Someone had dropped off 30 pairs of shoes. Brand new, some worn very gently! I was ecstatic thinking WOW! How many people this will help. Then I realized they were all Nikes and I got scared. I watch one sport and it’s the PREDS. (This is Rhonda by the way). But I know there is controversy somehow related to Nike and thought is this because someone didn’t want them? Do I dare mention it? Will someone hate us or send unkind emails? But y’all I have to go back to my WOW factor. Because I have 30 homeless men who are going to grin from ear to ear and hug us tight because they have shoes!!! They will have SHOES!!! This means more to me than how scared I am of the fallout. So thank you for the shoes, whatever the reason. I mean really THANK YOU, because you just showered love on my friends and that beats everything.
Y’all !!! We are getting closer to our goal! We received 46 sleeping bags yesterday from @justusewater another the @norwex team!!!!! We are so close and 12 days left!!! We CAN do this!!! As always.. We LOVE our community!!! This is amazing!! Every single sleeping bag will go to a homeless friend.
We are so grateful for @norwex for honoring ShowerUp with a year’s supply of Norwex products and a $12,000 donation to support our mission to ShowerGrace, ShowerHope and ShowerLove on those who need it the most. PLUS, they pushed us over 500 sleeping bags with their collection that they donated!!! We are humbled and excited! Thanks to @justusewater and @greatescapecoffee for leading the way to make this happen and for Norwex for their generosity in giving back to the community!
We have another busy night! We have a team taking one of our trucks to the War Memorial to ShowerUp all our friends. Our board will be at another event with the @justusewater Norwex! Lots of exciting things happening today we can’t wait to share with you! Happy Monday, what are YOU doing today?