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Each season the Nashville Predators Foundation spotlights four grant recipients that do tremendous work in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee community. These organizations will receive exclusive opportunities throughout the season including in-arena drives, Predators participation in events, tickets to home games, recognition in team publications as well as other unique opportunities.

The Nashville Predators will host collection drives at Bridgestone Arena for each charity during the season. Specific collection details will be posted closer to date.


The featured charities for the 2014-15 season are:


Beads of Courage

Website:  www.beadsofcourage.org

Predators Game Event: TBD

Mission Statement: The mission of Beads of Courage, Inc. is to provide arts-in-medicine programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the clinicians who care for them.

Counties/State served: Tennessee, Worldwide

About Beads of Courage: Beads of Courage® Programs aim to transform the treatment experience, strengthen resilience based outcomes, and improve the quality of life for participants as they experience the healing benefits of narrative medicine. Through the Beads of Courage Program, children receive colorful beads that symbolize each step of their treatment journey. The beads they receive provide a powerful dose of narrative medicine that visually translates their treatment experience and helps them cope with the many uncertainties of their treatment journey. Every bead makes visible the otherwise invisible. Beads of Courage serve as metaphors that help the child derive meaning from their experience, and help them connect to others in their life that might otherwise never comprehend all that they have been through.

Did you know? 
Beads of Courage Programs currently support over 30,000 children in over 250 participating member hospitals in the United States, Japan, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. In Tennessee, we are proud to support the following Member Hospitals: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville), Children's Hospital at Erlanger (Chattanooga), Niswonger Children's Hospital (Johnson City) and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital (Memphis).

How the Predators Foundation Grant Money will be used:
 Tennessee. We believe strongly in supporting in family centered support and the generosity of the Predators Foundation allows us to not only support the child coping with a serious illness, but also their siblings. Research shows siblings often suffer from extreme anxiety and worries and our goal is to support and alleviate stress experienced by siblings through meaningful support. You can learn more about the Beads of Courage Sibling Program here.


Homework Hotline

Website:  www.homeworkhotline.info

Predators Game Event: School Supply Drive for students in grades K-12

Mission Statement: Homework Hotline provides one-on-one free tutoring by phone to Tennessee students and parents. With Homework Hotline, students tackle new concepts, complete challenging assignments, and gain academic skills.

Counties/State served: Youth Villages serves over 22,000 children and their families in all 95 counties of Tennessee as well as the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington D.C.

About Youth Villages: Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families since 1986. Helping children who have suffered abuse, neglect and/or violence to heal and rebuild their lives and saving broken families are at the heart of Youth Villages' mission to help children and families live successfully. The organization effectively accomplishes this mission through a continuum of innovative, research-based services, including residential treatment, in-home services, group homes, therapeutic foster care, special needs adoption, transitional living services, specialized crisis services

Did you know? 
That 88% of all children served by Youth Villages this past year are living successfully at home with family or independently.

How the Predators Foundation Grant Money will be used:
 The Predators Foundation grant money will help Youth Villages’ clients and their families by providing basic necessities to those who are in desperate need and are trying to better their situation so they can focus on counseling. All of these children and families are well below the poverty line and have experienced extreme difficulties in getting back on their feet.


Youth Villages

Website:  www.youthvillages.org

Predators Game Event: TBD

Mission Statement: Youth Villages helps children and families live successfully.

Counties/State served: Youth Villages serves over 22,000 children and their families in all 95 counties of Tennessee as well as the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington D.C.

About Youth Villages: Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families since 1986. Helping children who have suffered abuse, neglect and/or violence to heal and rebuild their lives and saving broken families are at the heart of Youth Villages' mission to help children and families live successfully. The organization effectively accomplishes this mission through a continuum of innovative, research-based services, including residential treatment, in-home services, group homes, therapeutic foster care, special needs adoption, transitional living services, specialized crisis services

Did you know? 
That 88% of all children served by Youth Villages this past year are living successfully at home with family or independently.

How the Predators Foundation Grant Money will be used:
 The Predators Foundation grant money will help Youth Villages’ clients and their families by providing basic necessities to those who are in desperate need and are trying to better their situation so they can focus on counseling. All of these children and families are well below the poverty line and have experienced extreme difficulties in getting back on their feet.

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