Be the Change You Wish to See

1. Buy clothes and accessories from Project 615. Not only will you look great, but you’ll also be helping to advance a number of important causes here in our own area code. In seven years, Project 615 has been able to give back some $300,000 and hire 49 people recovering from homelessness, drug addiction or mental illness. Project615.org 

2. Compost with Compost Nashville. This nonprofit composting service diverts your banana peels and coffee grounds from landfills and converts to a valuable resource: compost. Not only will you be part of the solution to the problem, but you’ll also get a steady supply of rich compost perfect for home gardening. CompostNashville.org

3. Support restaurants supplied by Nashville GrownDon’t just eat like a local, eat to support local farmers as well. It’s easy. Just check out the list of restaurants supplied by Nashville Grown, a nonprofit food hub that supplies Nashville restaurants with high-quality produce and products grown and produced within a 100-mile radius of downtown Music City. Demand for local produce and products keeps the sustainable supply not only going but growing! NashvilleGrown.org

4. Achilles International Nashville is a local chapter of an international nonprofit that pairs athletes with disabilities with athletes/guides without disabilities so that all can participate in running activities and events. Keep track of races, events and opportunities to participate at AchillesNashville.org.

5. Two Men and a Truck’s Fill-A-Truck: Prioritize exceeding customers’ expectations and giving back to the community. It’s time for the fifth annual Fill-A-Truck for Thanksgiving. Look for Two Men and a Truck in front of the Franklin Kroger on 1203 Murfreesboro Road on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. collecting nonperishable goods. All proceeds will go to GraceWorks Ministries. More information and a critical needs list can be found at TwoMenAndATruck.com or contact  haley.klages@twomen.com.