From December 8th to December 14th Donut Distillery will be offering a special Christmas Fannie Pack of mini donuts and donating $5 back to Fannie Battle for every pack purchased. Packs retail for $20.
These packs will be filled with 5 different flavors: strawberry, powdered sugar, chocolate with snowflakes, chocolate with festive sprinkles, and vanilla with green sprinkles. These packs are great for gifts for clients, teachers, friends, family, and holiday parties.
Have a large catering order? Donut Distillery will be donating a portion of proceeds back to Fannie Battle, as well!
Visit Donut Distillery at 311 Gallatin Ave. Nashville, TN 37206. For hours and other questions, visit their website at donutdistillery.com
Come celebrate 103 years of Caroling for Kids at this family and pet-friendly event, benefiting Fannie Battle Day Home.
East Nashville Beer Works has an amazing menu with tasty appetizers, delicious pizza, and fresh salads. There are non-alcoholic drink options for the whole family. (And wine and cider for those non-beer drinkers).
Fannie Battle board member, and parent, Curtis will bring his guitar and hopes you will join him in a fun – and definitely hilarious – round of carols from 3p – 3:30p.
If you can’t make it during our gathering stop in the brewery any time as 15% of proceeds from the entire day will be generously donated to our center.
I had a great time at our 3rd Caroling Open House last week catching up with many of our long-time volunteers, members, and past board members.
We are all really proud of how far Fannie Battle has come and it was a real honor being able to connect with such amazing and passionate people who really helped build many foundations (literally and figuratively) that we continue to stand on today.
The biggest hit, though, Mrs. Aubree’s Holiday Popcorn. I asked her if I could share the recipe and she was more than thrilled to do so (she did want me to add that it is pretty much the easiest thing to make so you shouldn’t have any troubles re-creating this masterpiece).
3 bags of popcorn
1 bag of white Ghiradelli melts (they also have many other colors so have fun with it)
1 bag of holiday M&Ms
1 large bowl
Pop the popcorn and put in the large bowl, melt the bag of chocolate and drizzle on the popcorn, shower the popcorn with as many sprinkles as you’d like, and drop the bag of M&M’s into the bowl. Viola!
Feel free to share your pics making and devouring this delicious treat as I know Mrs. Aubree would be tickled red and green.
“The burden of childcare beleaguers economic growth on two fronts, tamping down the productivity of citizens as well as pushing more of them onto taxpayer-sponsored programs such as SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), WIC (benefits for low-income mothers) and TANF (welfare). Cruelly, it’s usually the more impoverished who find it most difficult to afford childcare and thus advance their careers and become more prosperous, further stymieing economic mobility. But perhaps the most damaging punch that unaffordable childcare is dealing to the U.S. economy is its diminishing of future generations. Young Americans are having fewer children—the 2018 birth rate was the lowest in 32 years—and according to a survey conducted by Morning Consult for the New York Times, the expense of childcare is the No. 1 reason.”
The holidays are a fun and joyous time here at our center. For many years, local businesses, churches, and individuals have enjoyed spreading holiday cheer by providing gifts and basic needs to our children and families.
As of now, all of our families have been ‘adopted’ out, however there are many other ways to show love and make a difference.
Gift Cards. A gift of a gift card for a family or our center is a great way to help during the holiday season. Kroger, Target, Walmart, Dollar General, Amazon, Uber/Lyft, etc.
Amazon Wish List. We have curated a robust list of needs for our center that range from arts & crafts supplies to classroom toys and games. Visit our donation page for more info.
Donate. A financial gift to Fannie Battle Day Home is a great way to make a significant impact on our families. While all families pay tuition, childcare fees and subsidies account for only 50% of our operating budget – our fundraising efforts allow us to fill the gap between those families receiving a scholarship, through our sliding scale, and those paying full-price. Monetary gifts to our organization are tax-deductible.
Tuition Assistance. The holidays can be a financially difficult time and paying a week or two of tuition can put a strain on a family. Contact Melissa for more info.
Fannie Battle is seeking a progressive, energetic, mission-focused individual to serve as its Executive Director. The Executive Director must possess the academic and business qualifications for the position, as well as a passion for Fannie Battle’s mission and early childhood development. Specifically, a minimum of ten years senior nonprofit experience and a college degree in a management, education, or related field, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Childcare center or early childhood education experience is a plus. Visionary leadership, strong oral and written communication skills, management expertise and the capacity to oversee financial operations are essential, as well as public relations and fundraising experience while working for or with a board of directors.
Our organization began in 1891 when Miss Fannie Battle, a teacher and social worker, saw a need in our community. Children were left alone to roam the streets while their parents went to work. She rented a room in Nashville and began caring for these children by clothing, feeding, educating, and even obtaining much-needed medical attention. Fannie Battle currently maintains a 3-star rating with the State of Tennessee, the highest possible.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume to: Fannie Battle Search Committee c/o Center for Nonprofit Management ExecutiveSearch@cnm.org
Applicant screening begins October 30, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. Fannie Battle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are proud to announce that Fannie Battle Day Home has been selected as a 2019 Salute to Excellence Finalist for The Memorial Foundation’s Leadership Award hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Management.
This award recognizes nonprofits that have risen above substantial fiscal problems through effective turnaround management; allowing the organization to better achieve their mission.
Salute to Excellence will be held Thursday, October 2019 at 5:30pm at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Tickets and tables can be purchased here.
Bag Stuffing. Come help put together caroling bags for our groups. We have a lot of bags that need stuffing with Caroling materials and to address appropriately to go out to caroling groups all over Nashville.
When: Monday, October 29, 2018 Where: Fannie Battle Day Home 108 Chapel Ave. | Nashville, TN 37206 Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm # of volunteers needed: 10 For questions or to sign up, please contact Melissa McWilliams email@example.com or 615.228.6745 x117
Gather a Caroling Group. Create a new Holiday family tradition this year by volunteering to carol (or whatever creative musical endeavors you may choose) for Fannie Battle Day Home’s 102nd Caroling for Kids fundraiser. Caroling for Kids runs from December 1st through the 24th.
We are flexible and will work with your schedule with respect to date/location/and timing. We wish you and yours a very Happy Holidays and thank you for your generosity.
For questions or to sign up please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.228.6745
Angels Needed to Adopt a Fannie Battle Family. Be an angel and help one (or more) of our Fannie Battle families in need this holiday season. Many of our families are living on the edge financially and struggle to cover basic month to month costs.
We have asked our families in need for wish lists to help our Angels provide the family(ies) you chose with enough gifts to give a meaningful Christmas.
For questions or to adopt a family, please contact Melissa McWilliams at email@example.com or 615.228.6745 x117
Through our partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Catholic Charities and Metro Public Health Department, we will be providing free immunizations and physicals for our families August 2nd from 3p – 6p.
If you’re unable to make it that day, there are other opportunities with our partner locations.
Five Below is all cool, all trendy, all $1-$5 – all the time! Stores are jam-packed with handpicked stuff that falls under eight cool worlds: style, room, sports, tech, crafts, party, candy, and now.
Additionally, Five Below is known as THE place to shop for back to school supplies that won’t break the bank. Shop Five Below in Bretwood (1620 Galleria Blvd., Unit 2A Brentwood, TN 37027) between Sunday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 28th, bring the flyer and 10% of proceeds are donated to Fannie Battle’s programs and services! Easy peasy!