Each season the Predators Foundation Board selects six deserving charities to receive exclusive opportunities throughout the season including an in-arena drive collection. Collections may include books, toys, school supplies and baby supplies, etc. Learn more about this season's Featured Charities below!

Nashville Freedom Schools: Saturday, Jan. 13

Nashville Freedom School Partnership supports all Nashville children towards activating their potential so future generations can thrive in community together. Nashville Freedom Schools use literacy to instill cultural pride, self-assurance, and active citizenship with a primary focus on children and youth of color.

Learn More: Nashville Freedom Schools

Featured Charity Night: Saturday, Jan. 13

Drive Items: Culturally diverse book drives, levels K-8

Mission Statement: Nashville Freedom School Partnership uses literacy to instill cultural pride, self-assurance, and active citizenship with a primary focus on children and youth of color.

Counties Served: Davidson County

About: Nashville Freedom School Partnership supports all Nashville children towards activating their potential so future generations can thrive in community together. Nashville Freedom Schools use literacy to instill cultural pride, self-assurance, and active citizenship with a primary focus on children and youth of color. Our six-week summer program empowers scholars to maintain and build upon the literacy skills they develop during the school year through exposure to Integrated Reading Curriculum© created by our partners at The Children's Defense Fund. Books in the Integrated Reading Curriculum© boost scholars’ motivation to read, foster positive feelings about learning, increase social-emotional learning and academic achievement. Lessons in the books of the curriculum consist of project-based learning activities and are supplemented with activities that include opportunities for cultural enrichment, civic engagement, conflict resolution, and social action skill development.

Did you Know?

  • Did you know only 34.7% of Tennessee’s third graders are reading proficiently?
  • Did you know that a child’s reading level at 3rd grade can predict factors of their life including income potential, health and
  • Did you know that reading to a child for 20 minutes a day exposes them to 1.8 million words in one school year?

How will funds be used?

The funds raised will go directly to programming costs for Nashville Freedom Schools Summer 2024 session including books, curriculum, enrichment activities and family engagements.

Follow Nashville Freedom Schools

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nashvillefreedomschools/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nashvillefreedomschools/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NashFreeSchools

Moves & Grooves: Saturday, March 2

Moves & Grooves is a non-profit organization seeking to inspire youth to create for themselves and to discover, learn, and grow through the Arts. Moves & Grooves is a testament to young people that using your talents to inspire others is one of the most powerful things that you can do in life and using your gifts to serve others can be most rewarding.

Learn More: Moves & Grooves

Drive Items: Art supplies and school supplies

Mission Statement: Our Mission is to enrich the lives of youth by empowering them to discover their potential through academic achievement and the arts. Our Vision is for Moves & Grooves to be the premier organization for arts and innovation with youth.

Counties Served: Davidson County

About: Moves & Grooves is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking to inspire youth to create for themselves and to discover, learn, and grow through the Arts. As a growing organization since 2002, Moves & Grooves is a testament to young people that using your talents to inspire others is one of the most powerful things that you can do in life and using your gifts to serve others can be most rewarding. In years to come, Moves & Grooves will continue to fulfill its mission to enhance the academic achievement of children through creative arts programs.

Did you Know?

  1. 96% of Moves and Grooves students are more interested in attending college and pursuing STEM careers since participating in our programs. Our proven curriculum is fully STEAM aligned, using the Arts as a catalyst for success. Our students have used their STEAM enhanced education to be the first in their family to graduate from college, become pilots, judges, and more!
  2. 91% of our Middle School students say that Moves and Grooves provides safety, a positive challenge, and makes them want to learn more new things.
  3. We just celebrated our 20-year anniversary! Since our founding in 2002, Moves and Grooves has elevated student outcomes using the arts and humanities. By providing mentorship and guidance to students, we have seen amazing results in increased graduation rates and post-college career placements.

How will funds be used? For our future home, the Moves & Grooves Center for the Arts. We are building a 12,000 square foot space that will include multi-purpose classrooms for academics, visual arts, photography, music recording, video production & graphic design. The space boasts an independent study lounge, college/career center, computer lab, cafeteria, office space, dance studios, retail store, performance auditorium, and STEM Lab. As an added safety feature, the entire building duals as a storm shelter. Providing emergency safety from tornadoes, storms, and natural disasters for children and families within a one mile radius.

Follow Moves & Grooves

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magnashville/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MovesandGrooves/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MAGNashville

TN Alliance For Kids: Tuesday, April 2

Tennessee Alliance for Kids (TAK) bridges the gap between people who want to support the foster care system and the vulnerable children who need help. Once a social worker identifies a critical need, our team coordinates to meet that request. Thanks to your support, we’re able to directly ease the burden of children, families, and social workers in the system by providing essential items.

Learn More: TN Alliance For Kids

Featured Charity Night: Tuesday, April 2

Drive Items: Hygiene and toiletry supplies

Mission Statement: Tennessee Alliance For Kids (TAK) engages the community to meet the emergent needs of children in foster care, those at risk of entering care, and youth aging out.

Counties Served: TAK serves the Department of Children's Services (DCS) offices in Davidson County, the Mid-Cumberland Region in Middle Tennessee, Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes, and CASA Nashville. We also serve areas in the South Central Region.

About: At Tennessee Alliance for Kids, we bridge the gap between people who want to support the foster care system and the vulnerable children who need help. Once a social worker identifies a critical need, our team coordinates to meet that request. Thanks to your support, we’re able to directly ease the burden of children, families, and social workers in the system by providing essential items.

Did you Know?

TAK serves:

  • Children entering foster care and those in care
  • Children in kinship placements with relatives
  • Families working towards reunification
  • Family preservation to keep families together when viable
  • Youth ages 18-21 in Extension of Foster Care

How will funds be used?

Once a social worker identifies a need for a child, our team coordinates to meet those needs through items we call FosterLove. FosterLove items include but are not limited to: beds, bunk beds, mattresses, cribs, car seats, hygiene supplies, food, clothing, and activities for safe rooms or cottages. TAK's number one item request is for beds. Funding allows TAK's team to purchase beds, a mattress, and bedding sets and send them directly to a family for that child in need. This support often plays a crucial role in family reunification, enabling siblings to stay together, foster care placements, and family preservation.

Follow TN Alliance for Kids

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tennesseeallianceforkids/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TNAllianceForKids

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tennessee-alliance/

Davis House: Wednesday, Sept. 27

When a child is abused, the entire family is in crisis. Since its inception in 2000, Davis House Child Advocacy Center has been the only organization in Williamson County to provide investigative, advocacy, and therapeutic services to child victims of sexual and significant physical abuse. We are here to help navigate the worst imaginable circumstances, at no cost to those we serve.

Learn More: Davis House

Featured Charity Night:

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Drive Items:

New, unused stuffed animals, weighted blankets, weighted stuffed animals

Mission Statement:

To provide investigative, advocacy, family support, and therapeutic services to children who have experienced sexual or significant physical abuse or other traumatic events, as well as trauma-informed community education designed to guide our towns and civic spaces to be safer and more resilient for children

Counties Served:

Williamson, Lewis, Perry, Hickman

About:

When a child is abused, the entire family is in crisis. Since its inception in 2000, Davis House Child Advocacy Center has been the only organization in Williamson County to provide investigative, advocacy, and therapeutic services to child victims of sexual and significant physical abuse. We are here to help navigate the worst imaginable circumstances, at no cost to those we serve. To learn more about how to support our work, visit our website at www.davishousecac.org.

Did you know?

  • Did you know that 90% of victims know their abuser?  

  • Did you know that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before the age of 18?

  • Did you know that you are a mandatory reporter of abuse in Tennessee?

How will funds be used?

Funds will be used to provide forensic interviews, child & family advocacy, and trauma therapy at no cost to children and families in crisis.

Follow Communities In Schools:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavisHouseCAC

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davishousecac/

X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/davishousecac

Archie's Promise: Saturday, Oct. 21

Archie’s Promise provides affordable formal and business wear and free hygiene products to economically disadvantaged families, displaced youth, and adults. We enable our clients to build up their confidence and self-esteem by making formal wear and hygiene products affordable and accessible for them.

Learn More: Archie's Promise

Featured Charity Night: Saturday, Oct. 21

Drive Items: Travel-size shampoo/conditioner, lotion, and toothpaste. Regular size Deodorant, Dove Bar Soap. Healthy Snacks such as Pretzels, Veggie Straws, packs of crackers.

Mission Statement: Archie’s Promise provides affordable formal and business wear and free hygiene products to economically disadvantaged families, displaced youth, and adults. We enable our clients to build up their confidence and self-esteem by making formal wear and hygiene products affordable and accessible for them.

Counties Served: Rutherford, Cannon, Hamilton, Davidson, Williamson, Dickson, and Wilson

About: Archie’s Promise is named after Claressa Ham’s late grandfather, Archie Hughes. Mrs. Ham’s late grandfather was a big inspiration in her life, and early on, she knew she wanted to give back to the community the way he had when he was living. Mr. Hughes found his passion in cars and often used his skills to repair what needed fixing for free when friends were in need. At 12 years old, Mrs. Ham vividly remembers sitting on her grandfather’s lap and telling him, “I want to be just like you when I grow up.”  Mrs. Ham promised her grandfather that she would help the community like he did when she was older. Mrs. Ham’s promise grew into Archie’s Promise, a local nonprofit that recycles donated formal and business clothes to help people in need. In January 2015, Archie’s Promise opened a thrift store called the Archie & Idalene Formal Shoppe. Idalene is Mrs. Ham’s grandmother, and she felt that including her in the thrift shop’s name would also help pay tribute to her.

Did you Know?

We have Hygiene Vending Machines in two Rutherford County Schools. The machines include Feminine Hygiene Packs, Regular Hygiene Packs, Deodorant, Bar Soap, Snacks, travel-size shampoo/Conditioner and lotion.

How will funds be used?

The funds will be used to purchase more Hygiene Vending Machines for Rutherford County Schools. 

Follow Archie’s Promise

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArchiePromiseTN

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archiepromisetn/?hl=en

Community Resource Center: Tuesday, Nov. 14

The primary objective of the Community Resource Center involves supplying crucial necessities to the most vulnerable residents of Middle Tennessee during emergencies and ongoing hardships. Currently, Community Resource Center serves as the region's sole comprehensive Hygiene Hub, striving to eliminate obstacles to fundamental hygiene for local residents.

Learn More: Community Resource Center

Featured Charity Night: Tuesday, Nov. 14

Drive Items: Period products, pads, tampons

Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide critical essential items to our most vulnerable Middle Tennessee neighbors, both during times of disaster and during seasons of ongoing need.

Counties Served: Davidson, Wilson, Williamson, Cheatham, Rutherford, Robertson, Sumner

About: The organization's primary objective involves supplying crucial necessities to the most vulnerable residents of Middle Tennessee during emergencies and ongoing hardships. Currently, Community Resource Center serves as the region's sole comprehensive Hygiene Hub, striving to eliminate obstacles to fundamental hygiene for local residents.

Did you Know?

Did you know that one-in-four young girls will miss school due to a lack of access to period supplies? Frustratingly, period products are not included in ANY government assistance program, making them unaffordable to more than 60,000 students across Middle Tennessee. 

Want to learn more?

 As you know, we are passionate about ending period poverty here at the CRC. With your continued support, the CRC is the largest provider of free period supplies in Middle Tennessee, distributing more than 160,000 period products to our community in 2022, but the need is growing to over 500,000 products in 2023.

How will funds be used?

When funds are donated to the Community Resource Center (CRC) for period supplies, they are strategically allocated to address the critical needs of individuals facing period poverty in our community. These funds are used to purchase menstrual products, such as pads, tampons, cups, and hygiene wipes, which are then distributed to those in need. Additionally, donations support distribution logistics, educational programs to destigmatize menstruation, sustainability initiatives, and research efforts to better understand community needs and measure impact. CRC prioritizes transparency, regularly updating donors on how their contributions are used to combat period poverty, ensuring that their support directly benefits those in need and contributes to a more equitable society.

Follow Community Resource Center

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crcmidtn/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRCmidtn