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.
Hands on Nashville
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.
Light the Night, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
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
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.
Critter Barn Rescue
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.