Philanthropy

Thomas & Company team members give back through our Community Outreach Program.  Among others, we are strong supporters of Nashville’s Second Harvest Food Bank, Youth Villages, St. Luke’s Community House and Hands on Nashville.  We are committed to taking care of our neighbors and each other.

The most recent Ultimate Trivia Night benefiting the Youth Villages’ Scholars Program was once again a smashing success, with Thomas & Company proudly sponsoring an enthusiastic team at Tennessee Brew Works on September 26th. This fantastic event, featuring challenging trivia, some of Nashville’s finest craft beer, food and prizes, raises money to support a scholarship program for youth with the potential and desire to pursue higher education by connecting them with the financial assistance and resources they need to complete their schooling.

Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year.

L-R: Rebecca Barrow, Page Wiseman, Kara Schiebel, Jordan Baker, Christian Phillips, Josh Kendall
L-R: Rebecca Barrow, Page Wiseman, Kara Schiebel, Jordan Baker, Christian Phillips, Josh Kendall

The 10th annual Danette Henry Memorial Ovarian Cancer Golf Tournament teed off Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Chatata Valley Golf Course in Cleveland, TN. This year’s event had a full field of golfers (107) and raised over $45,000.00. All proceeds of the tournament go to the Danette Henry Memorial Ovarian Cancer Fund at the CHI Memorial Foundation. Danette Henry, who passed away after a five-year battle with ovarian cancer in 2008, was a wife, mother, friend and professional. For 24 years, she served as corporate director of payroll for Life Care Centers of America. She was known for her gentle spirit and her willingness to reach out to help others.

L-R: Terry Henry, Steve Thomas, Corey Lien, Josh Kendall
L-R: Terry Henry, Steve Thomas, Corey Lien, Josh Kendall

Now in its 24th year, Hands On Nashville (HON) Day is the community’s largest annual day of service benefiting Metro Nashville Public Schools. Each September, HON mobilizes thousands of volunteers to complete “done-in-a-day” improvement projects to enhance learning environments and create spaces where students can be happy, healthy and ready to learn.

Volunteers with the Thomas & Company team participated in the Light the Night Walk. Our walkers carried illuminated lanterns – red for supporters, white for survivors, and gold in remembrance of those we’ve lost – over a two-mile distance “to light the dark world of cancer.” All proceeds were donated to the LLS to help research cures and provide treatment for blood cancer patients

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Founded in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee works to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in Middle and West Tennessee.

Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully.

Many live on less than $1.25 per day and 400 million are children. Many do not have access to one of life’s most basic necessities: a good pair of shoes. Everyone deserves a good pair of shoes. Soles4Souls is a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. Soles4Souls was founded as a disaster relief organization after philanthropists and shoe executives provided footwear to those impacted by the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. This not for profit continues to act as a second wave responder providing footwear and clothing to those in need during times of disaster. Since 2006, Soles4Souls distributed 26 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and all 50 states. Donation of slightly used shoes we can help create hope and healthy living, help develop sustainable jobs, and help make a cleaner environment. Thomas & Company hosted a shoe drive through 6/30/16. Thomas & Company employees donated about two hundred pairs of shoes to help out Soles4Souls by repurposing gently worn shoes and giving to those in need.

Thomas & Company worked with Critter Barn Rescue for their first ever Volunteer Day on 7/16/16. Gwen Benson initiated this shelter for abused, neglected, and abandoned dogs and cats. Thomas & Company volunteers assisted the Critter Barn in cleaning, landscaping, and some construction work.