This is Our Story…
Welcome to Threads of Care, a youth run organization founded by teens focused on helping teens in need. No child deserves to struggle, whether homeless, cold or hungry. We are committed to helping teens in our community through clothing donations, supplies and fundraisers. As an impassioned group of teens, we are dedicated to creating awareness and helping to solve the problem of teen homelessness. Our outreach partners with local area high schools, non-profit and generous for profit organizations to further our goals of providing services for teens in need. With this in mind, we also intend to uplift youth in our communities with clothing and supplies to make them feel cared for and appreciated. Sign up for more information if you’re a teen (or caring person) looking to get involved! We believe that, in order for our future to be prosperous, we must make sure that everyone, regardless of their circumstances, is taken care of.
Threads of Care started because of a life-changing experience that my sister and I had when we were younger. Our family traveled to New York City one winter. As we rounded a busy corner, there he sat, a boy about our age on a piece of tattered cardboard as steam from the subway grates loftly encircled him. This image haunted us and we knew we just had to do something, anything; so in the eighth grade, I started a winter coat drive. Because of the generosity of our community, we both saw first hand the positive effect on many teens during one of Nashville’s coldest winters. I soon organized the event again in high school, and then thought, “How do we involve other high schools and make an even greater impact?” The following summer, Threads of Care was born.
One of our favorite quotes is:
Leadership is an Action…Not a Position
Oasis Center Nashville
Hugh O' Brian
Center for Youth Issues
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Learn from teens and leaders in the Community
Droplets randomly tapped on my body, a splash of water hit my legs and I suddenly felt the cold, hard pavement beneath the newspapers. Sleeping on the street…this was my reality, a bad dream? no it was my life. The shopkeeper began yelling, “Get outta here, you bum!”...
I grew up in Chattanooga and have lived here my whole life. I love my city and it’s people. I grew up in a tiny little Montessori school in the downtown area and witnessed different parts of my hometown. I remember harvesting plums and peaches from the fruit trees in...
Teen homelessness is a very real and valid problem in Nashville. Children and young adults have nowhere to go, or are subject to circumstances out of their control that force them to the streets. These adolescents are just starting out their lives, with little help...