Open Table Nashville – Make a Difference!

VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Open Table Nashville will host a volunteer training on Thursday, November 7th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Belmont UMC, 2007 Aklen Ave, Hillsboro Village. This training is geared toward new and seasoned volunteers and we will have a few different sessions that you can choose from depending on your interests and gifts. This training will cover topics like volunteer opportunities with OTN, navigating the resources in Nashville, foot clinics, Resource Shelters, Emergency Warming Shelters, and more! We’ll also have a time for questions from you.
We will also be collecting in-kind donations at this training, so if you have any gently used (or new) household items, winter clothes or coats, blankets, toiletries, etc. that you can bring, we would greatly appreciate it! Please consider coming to this training, we could not do the work we’re doing without you and want to make sure you have all the tools you need to come alongside us and our friends on the streets! Please spread the word to others who are looking for a way to plug in!
CELEBRATE & GIVE THANKS!
Thanksgiving is just around the bend, and at OTN we have much to be thankful for! We have so many friends who have moved into housing this year, and we want to help them celebrate and give thanks for new life and hope for the future.

We need your help to provide all the fixin’s for a delicious feast to be held in at least 40 households around Nashville (after all, with a name like Open Table . . .)
Assembling a feast box (or several) could be a beautiful way to reflect on the blessings of this year with family, friends, co-workers & faith groups –– not to mention, a great way to extend love and warmth to our friends getting started in their new homes.
Feast boxes should include:$20 Gift Card from Kroger or Walmart

Biscuit Mix, Corn Meal or Corn Muffin Mix

Stuffing Mix, Marshmallows, Instant Mashed Potatoes

Dessert Mix

Canned Items (2 each):

Fruit, Green Beans, Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Evaporated Milk, Cranberry Sauce (1 can only)

Gravy Mix

Foil Roasting Pan& Pan Pie Pan

Chicken Broth

Macaroni & Cheese (2)

Other items of your choice

If you’d like to put together a feast box AND deliver it to a friend, you may request an address from lauren@opentablenashville.org. If you would like to assemble a feast box (or several) and let us do the delivering, boxes can be dropped off Saturday, Novermber 23th or Sunday, November 24th. (Times and Place TBD . . . thanks for being patient. Ahh, the joys of being “homeless”.)
WELCOME HOME KITS  →  →  →  →
You can help  our friends settle into their home sweet homes! On the side bar are a few house-warming basics we call WELCOME HOME KITS that you could sponsor with a friend, family members, social club, or church group to show love to our friends.
We are also ALWAYS in need of these basic furniture items: Couches or loveseats, small dining table & chairs, coffee & end tables, and dressers. To arrange for donation drop-off or pick-up of furniture, please fill out our Furniture Donation Form.  Many Thanks!
NEW OTN STAFF
Lindsey Krinks and Regina Rigney have been added to the OTN staff!  That makes 3.25 of us!  HOORAY!  Lindsey’s new role is a full-time Director of Street Chaplaincy and Education, and Regina is our new quarter-time Volunteer Coordinator. We are SO thankful for their work with us!    Read more about Lindsey & Regina on our Staff Page.  
TRAILER STOLEN !
The OTN furniture delivery trailer was stolen on Tues. night. Our van was vandalized. We’re so sad, and more than that we’re distraught that we can’t make the furniture pick-ups and deliveries that we need to make to move our friends into permanent housing. ACK! If you or anyone you know has a box truck or box trailer (8×12-ish) that we can use/ buy for cheap/ or that they’d be willing to donate, please contact us ASAP. LET LOVE WIN!!!  If you’d like to make a donation to help us replace the trailer, please do so here & specify “FURNITURE MINSITRY”
DATES TOREMEMBER

  • OTN Volunteer Training: Belmont UMC, Nov. 7th 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • NOSTOS Gallery Opening: Nov. 2nd,The Arcade/ 6-9pm
  • Thanksgiving Baskets: Deliver onNov.23rd & 24th
  • Resource Shelters:2nd & 4th Fridays of every month
  • We don’t know when we’ll be airing on 60 Minutes, but you’ll know as soon as we do!
WELCOME HOMEKIT ITEMS

  • Shower Curtain & Rings
  • 13 Gallon Trash Can
  • Trash Bags
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Detergent (roll of quarters?)
  • Coffee Pot & Filters
  • Can Opener
  • Place Setting for 4 & silverware
  • Oven Mitt & Dish Towels
  • New or Gently Used Bath Towels & Twin or Full Sheets
  • Pots & Pans
  • Toilet Paper
  • 2 Pillows

HELP US BE A SUSTAINABLE PRESENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

Ingrid McIntyre, Executive Director   ingrid@opentablenashville.org  

Lauren Plummer, Program Coordinator   lauren@opentablenashville.org  

Lindsey Krinks, Director of Street Chaplaincy & Education lindsey@opentablenashville.org  

Regina Rigney, Volunteer Coordinator   regina@opentablenashville.org