Our CBI Nashville Team recently exemplified our Live Love Serve Philosophy when they organized an effort to support the local homeless in their community. Nashville has approximately 1,900 citizens who are currently experiencing homelessness, with 1,400 of them being housed at local shelters and 500 living on the streets. Our team in the Nashville market wanted to do something to support these community members as the winter months approach, which is why they decided to organize an effort to collect supplies for and assemble Blessing Bags for the homeless.
Blessing Bags are Ziploc bags packed with items like snacks, toiletries, gloves, socks and non-perishable food. The idea is for CBI Associates to keep these bags in their cars and hand them out to homeless individuals when they encounter them. These Blessing Bags were meant to provide a little hope and relief to a struggling neighbor in the form of basic essentials.
Ashley Howell, a CBI Nashville Associate says, “My colleague Jennifer Edmondson and I were looking for a team building activity that would bring our office together and provide support to our local community. We both commute to work and often see individuals impacted by homelessness on our way to and from the office. As we reflected on the challenges of being homeless, we came up with the idea of the Blessing Bags. We were really proud of the way our Nashville team embraced and supported this effort and our community. It is such a blessing to me that I am able to serve others through CBI and the Live Love Serve Foundation.”
At CBI and the Live Love Serve Foundation, we have always been committed to loving and serving in the communities in which we do business. Blessing Bags in Nashville are just one of the many ways the Associates in our markets are living our Live Love Serve Philosophy and giving back to those in need.