CREW Nashville seeks to make a lasting, positive impact on our local community, far beyond the commercial real estate industry
“Families need more than just a roof over their head and St. Patrick’s Shelter gives them food, clothing and someone who cares about them, their children, their hopes and dreams.” – Wiinie McKenzie, Safe Haven Family Shelter Founder (in a booklet outlining the 1990 capital campaign to build a new shelter)
More than 36 years ago, two Nashville non-profits emerged to serve our community’s homeless families. Separately, the shelters existed as Safe Haven Shelter and the Nashville Family Shelter. Both
driven by the belief that parents and children must be kept together in order to ensure security, success and self-sufficiency, the non-profits merged in 2003 to create Safe Haven Family Shelter.
The Period Project’s goal is to raise community awareness and reduce the stigma around menstruation while collecting as many period protection products as we can for girls in need in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS).Their impact goal is to stock a large supply of packages of period products (pads and tampons) at MNPS to help keep girls in school during their period. The distribution will be facilitated through the Community Achievers office of MNPS. We will also distribute a small portion of products to Siloam Health, which serves Nashville’s most medically vulnerable, who come from 80 homelands and speak over 70 languages.
CREW members support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with teams and donations to help fund breast cancer research, care, community, and advocacy.
CREW Network Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CREW Network, is the only charitable foundation solely dedicated to advancing women in the commercial real estate industry. CREW Network Foundation is committed to bringing more women into commercial real estate by offering programs like CREW Careers and UCREW that educate women and girls about the career opportunities in the industry; supporting CRE higher education and training through college scholarships and internships; and providing mentorships to those new to the industry.