Friday, August 20, 2010

This Fall at Philanthropy. . .

Hello Philanthropy friends!

We are so excited to be entering fall after this long, hot summer here in Nashville! We are stock full of all the fall fashions you crave! This summer has been jam-packed! Thank you to all of our loyal customers (and visitors) for visiting us here at Philanthropy and sharing your stories with us. We are looking forward this upcoming season to see what God brings our way.

Make sure to check out our foundation, "Voices of Hope" ( for updated information on our current campaigns!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June Update. . .

Hello Philanthropy friends and supporters!

We recently celebrated Philanthropy's 3rd BIRTHDAY! We want to thank you our loyal customers for helping us give a voice to the voiceless here locally and around the globe these last three years! We are blessed to be apart of such an amazing community and look forward to the years ahead! We are reminded of Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Thank you for being an active partner with us! We are truly blessed.

Here is a glimpse into a few of our summer campaigns:


The waters have receded, but the need continues to grow. . .Our newest "Wearable Compassion" t-shirt, benefitting Franklin flood relief is now available! All profits go to Williamson County flood victims. Men and women styles available.


Our newest Haiti relief shirt, BONDYE BON: God is Good is now available! All profits go to the Hands & Feet Project, a children's village in Jacmel, Haiti. We are raising funds to assist with the 2010 earthquake rebuild.


As we continue to partner with our Southern Sudan Project, we have created a BRAND NEW campaign t-shirt: UBUNTU (I Am Beacause You Are). We are currently raising funds to begin a five=part "restoration" project in Biong, Sudan.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Rain or Shine, We Love Franklin!

As most of us know, Middle Tennessee saw historic flooding last week. Philanthropy and several other downtown Franklin businesses saw some flooding in store. We received several feet of water in our basement. Luckily, with the help of the Heritage Foundation, we were able to open our store last Wednesday, and even though we had some loss most of our inventory is kept upstairs. Many residents in our community have lost so much more- their homes, possessions, vehicles... everything. We've heard some sad stories this week... and yet we've been struck by the selflessness these victims have. One family who suffered through the flood AND a house fire were housing and caring for neighbors in their parents home. Wow! Franklin is TRUELY a beautiful community, full of loving, helping hearts. We are reminded of this everyday when our locals grace the store, shopping at Philanthropy so that they can make a difference both globally and locally.

We are excited to announce our Franklin Flood Relief Campaign. We are in the process of having shirts designed and printed up, and 100% of the profits will go right back in to the community, helping flood victims. Please add us on Facebook to receive updates on the shirt, as well as this new campaign.

Thank you for shopping and giving back- so many of our customers have told us they make a point to shop in downtown Franklin to support small business. What a blessing you are!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Get ready Mainstreet Festival... Here we come!

The past few weeks have been full of Mainstreet Festival preparations. We've gotten in tons of Philanthropy favorites... including Poo Poo Paper, Skoy Clothes, Paper Bead Necklaces and Bracelets, new Historic Franklin shirts (on Turquoise V-Necks), and lots and lots of spring clothes! Our beautiful, handmade scarves are back in... remember them from November? They are detailed with handmade lace and come in soft spring colors.

We will have a tent on the street that will feature store favorites, and also a NEW Wearable Compassion design, benefitting our Biong Project in Sudan. Come check it out!

Our stores hours for this weekend will be 10-6 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday.

We'd like to say a short word to all of you who continually support us... You can't possibly know the great work you have accomplished in God's name by your patronage. As we approach our third birthday, your generosity and beautiful spirits overwhelm us. This has always been a store for God ... and through Him we have come to meet some incredible people. Thank you!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Dear Philanthropy Friends,
The above photographed bracelet was stolen from our shop on Friday March 26th. If anyone has seen this (it's a one of a kind combo) please let us know.

Friends don't let friends steal!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Happenings

We can hardly believe it's already spring. Christopher can't wait to get out to do our store planters, and we are anxiously awaiting Ms. Willow's 3 month old mark! As we look forward to upcoming events like the Main Street Festival, we are preparing to get TONS of new items in the store. Some fun things to look for: a fun new vintage jewelry line, new designs from the infamous Poo Poo Paper products, and lots of beautiful handmade scarves!

2010 has already been a landmark year for the store. This year we are making a huge commitment to the village we sponsor in Biong, Sudan! We feel that this is truly the direction God has led us in (and it's only taken us 3 years to get here, haha). Working with Rosemary, of SEA Partners, and Gui, a Lost Boy from Biong, a trip was taken in January to scout out land to purchase to build a school on. We are planning a new t-shirt campaign to support this cause. Stay tuned in, or stop in the store, for more details on our progress with Biong.

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thank you to the Cox Family for their wonderful donation to Voices of Hope for Haiti. We are so blessed to meet people like you each and every day.