I say it all the time, and wish I could say I made it up, "BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD". It should not be a hard concept to grasp, yet look around us. Every day another horrific story of a mass shooting, another terrorist attack, another senseless act that takes the life of another HUMAN BEING. We have GOT to do better, not only as a nation, but as a WORLD. I can barely watch the news, get on social media or even have conversations anymore without tearing up. I understand we cannot change other people, but we can change ourselves. Maybe, just maybe, the positivity that shines from within you will motivate someone else to want to make the world a better place.
I wanted to do something to help and make a small difference in Nashville so I have decided to take $5 of each purchase made on any Native in Nashville merchandise from now until August 2nd and use it towards buying school supplies for the AMAZING new community organization that Savannah Grimm, co-host of 107.5 The River's Woody & Jim Show started-- L.E.A.R.N. Nashville !! 🎨📓✏️🖌✂️📚📕 L.E.A.R.N. is an acronym that stands for LOVE EVERYONE AND REACH THE NATION!!
Regardless of an individual's race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, profession, educational/financial background -we are all human! They believe, as I do, that through unity and acts of service in our local community, we can positively impact the lives of many and affect lasting change!
"We live in a world riddled with racism and hatred and violence. Another day another terrorist attack. Another mass shooting. Another heartbreaking example of police brutality . I've been walking around feeling almost paralyzed, unsure of what I can even do to stand up against such evil. It's all around us, isn't it? But we have to do SOMETHING. Maybe it all starts with a conversation. Bringing diverse groups of people together to make connections and build relationships. If I were to start some sort of group for young people in nashville to do that--to get informed, to take action, to LEARN about each other, would you want to be a part of it?" - Savannah
I know I do!!!
"Maybe we don't all always agree on what hashtag to get behind, or what politician is the right one to lead us out of this darkness -- but if we can all agree that Peace, Equality and LOVE are the answer, its a powerful place to start. Finding the common ground we DO have is key. "
Even if you don't buy a shirt, I encourage you to donate school supplies to help out the kids who could use some help with them within the community and check out LEARN NASHVILLE! There will be many other ways you can get involved in the future as well! They have already partnered with Wright Middle, a school with students from over 65 different countries. Some of those children cannot speak a word of English. They come from families who cannot afford to provide all of the supplies they'll need this year, or even the most basic food and clothing to get them through each day. Savannah partnered with them because she wants to help meet their needs. She wants to set an example for them, and to let them know that they are valued. On August 6th, there will be a community basketball game at Wright Middle School called "Hoops for Hope." There will be ice cream, music, and overall fellowship. They ask that if you are able, please bring whatever school supplies and/or money you'd like to donate. All of it will be staying right there with the students at WMS.
Spread love y'all and remember to Love Everyone and Reach the Nation!!
You can visit LEARN-Nashville on IG @learnnashville and on FB at
Https://www.facebook.com/learnnashville/ You can shop Native in Nashville at www.NativeinNashville.com/represent-Nashville/ I have other styles of shirts available on my IG @nativeinnashville .Thanks so much for the support & thanks as always for reading !!