IndieNashGiving is a new homegrown movement that takes place in Nashville on Small Business Saturday -- the Saturday after Thanksgiving -- when shoppers are encouraged to support local businesses. This Small Business Saturday, a group of independent Nashville businesses will go one step further and demonstrate the impact shopping local can have on our city. (Full press release here.)
When you're out and about on Small Business Saturday (November 28, 2015), be sure to visit some of Nashville's best businesses -- from boutiques to salons, from restaurants to coffee shops -- listed below. Look how far the ripple effect can go when you shop local! You'll get fabulous goods and services; your dollars will fuel the local economy; and you'll have a direct impact on those most in need in our community. Doesn't that feel good?
If you are a Nashville-based independent business owner: Get in on the good karma! Simply commit to donating a portion of your Small Business Saturday sales to a local nonprofit organization of your choice. It's easy to take part in IndieNashGiving:
1. Encourage your customers to patronize your establishment on Small Business Saturday.
2. Commit to donating 5 to 10% of your total gross sales to the local nonprofit you choose.
3. Let the charity know about your commitment. That way, they can let their supporters know that by shopping/dining with you, they benefit, too!
4. Make your donation within a week (by or before December 7) to keep the good momentum rolling.
Click the JOIN THE MOVEMENT button at left to get started!
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Celebrate IndieNashGiving at These Participating Businesses
and they'll donate a portion of your purchase to their chosen Nashville nonprofit!
Ash Blue -> The Land Trust for Tennessee
Bang Candy -> St. Jude Children's Research Fund
The Beveled Edge -> Project Redesign
Blowout Co. -> Heaney Pancreatic Cancer Fund
Bongo Java Belmont -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville
Bongo Java East -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville
Cadeau -> W.O. Smith Music School
DCXV -> Second Harvest Food Bank
Defunct Books -> Holly Street Daycare
Dozen Bakery -> Room in the Inn
Fenwick's 300 -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville
Fido -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville
Fox's Donut Den -> Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Grins -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville
Halcyon Bike Shop -> Oasis Center
Hester & Cook -> Wonderful Life Foundation
High Note Gifts -> Oasis Center
Hot & Cold -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville
Jessica Oram Salon -> The Shear Love Fund
Las Paletas -> Oasis Center
Little Gourmand -> Monroe Harding Inc.
Little Octopus -> Nashville Food Project
M.Florita Handcrafted Jewelry -> Alive Hospice
Music City Kettlebell -> Nashville Humane Association
Old Made Good -> Nashville CARES
The Painted Cupcake -> Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Parlor and Juke* -> Room in the Inn
(*Closed on 11/28/15. Visit on 11/21/15 to participate!)
Parnassus Books -> Book 'Em & Nashville Humane Association
Tea Tea and Company -> Southern Word
The Trunk -> The Tiny But Mighty Fund
Wallpaper & Designer Home -> Nashville CARES
Wilder -> Crossroads Campus
Willow Pilates + Core Fitness -> Middle Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue
The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills -> Iroquois Steeplechase
WOO Skincare + Cosmetics -> The Women's Fund
Woodland Wine Merchant -> Nashville Food Project & Plant the Seed
Yeast Nashville -> Pet Community Center
IndieNashGiving is enthusiastically endorsed by the Nashville Independent Business Alliance, which raises a collective voice of local businesses and champions a movement to keep Nashville's independent spirit and local economy thriving. Is your business an official NIBA member yet?