"The future depends on what we do in the present."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Make a Financial Gift
Your financial support is crucial in ensuring tuition rates remain affordable for all working families. While all families pay tuition, the fees and subsidies received only account for just under 50% of our income. Our mission is to provide affordable and accessible high-quality childcare while empowering families to reach their fullest potential.
Update: Between the tornadoes that hit Nashville, and the recent outbreak of COVID-19, March turned into quite the month for everyone. To ensure the health and safety of our staff, children, and families, we made the difficult decision to close our center beginning Wednesday, March 18th and will remain closed until Friday, April 3rd. We continue to closely monitor the situation and determine continued closure on a week-by-week basis. During this financially critical time, we have continued to pay staff and have not charged families tuition, which is also constantly re-assessed as time continues. Additionally, we were faced with the realization that we needed to cancel one of our largest fundraising events, Yum!East, which accounts for just about 30% of our annual individual and events income. While relief efforts for nonprofits and childcare centers begin to slowly emerge, YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER. Thank you for your support during this challenging time for our organization and our community as a whole.
Give a Gift In-Kind
Help support Fannie Battle’s programs by donating supplies for the classroom and office by shopping through our Amazon wish list* or in-person to our center.
* By shopping through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of purchases will be donated to Fannie Battle Day Home. Simply shop Amazon using smile.amazon.com and select “Fannie Battle Day Home for Children” as your designated charity.
We accept new or gently-used items such as children’s clothing, home goods, and children’s toys, however please call our office at (615) 228-6745 prior to drop off so we can discuss the items you wish to give as we have very limited space and want to make sure your donation gets loved appropriately.
Donations made in-person can be done Monday through Friday from 6:30a – 5:30p.
Update: As of March 18th, Fannie Battle Day Home is temporarily closed to ensure the safety of our children, families, and staff. The center will remain closed until April, 3rd and we will re-evaluate the need for continued closure on a week-by-week basis. We will not be accepting on-site donations at this time. Should you wish to utilize our Amazon Wish List, during this time, please contact Melissa McWilliams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Center & Classrooms
Laundry Detergent Pods
Kleenex & Paper Towels
Diapers & Wipes
Bibs & Sippy Cups
School Supplies (Crayons, Glue, Markers)
Books (new and gently used)
Writing Paper & Pencils
Toy Cars, Dolls & Stuffed Animals (new)
Art Supplies (Paint/Brushes, Colored Pencils, Construction Paper)
Board Games (Trouble, UNO, Connect Four)
School Uniforms, Coats, Shoes & Clothes
Thanksgiving Baskets & Christmas Gift Assistance
Additional Needed Supplies
Teacher Incentives (movie pass, bath goodies, candles)
Gift Cards (Target/Wal-Mart/Kroger/Teacher Parent Store)
Copy Paper, Colored Copy Paper & Photo Paper
Pens, Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers & Sharpie Markers
More Ways to Make an Impact
Matching Gifts & Designations
Double or triple your giving through your employer’s matching gift program. Donations can be made directly to Fannie Battle Day Home or through your workplace giving program. Your company may also match the hours you volunteer with us with a financial grant. Contact your HR department to see if your company will match your gift of money or time.
Give Back by Shopping
♦Kroger Rewards♦ Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising easy – all you have to do is designate Fannie Battle as your preferred charity and each time you shop at Kroger, swipe your Plus Card and Kroger will donate a portion of purchases made to Fannie Battle!
♦AmazonSmile♦ By shopping through smile.amazon.com and selecting “Fannie Battle Day Home for Children” as your designated charity, 0.5% of purchases will be donated to Fannie Battle Day Home.
Other Fun Ideas
- Donate your birthday
- Host a dinner party
- Have a bake sale or chili cook-off
- Create your own fun way to make an impact