We Are Nashville. . .500 bags!

After the flood and destruction here in Nashville, I wanted to do something. Nashville based Cool People Care was screen printing t-shirts with a We Are Nashville design on them, the proceeds going to Community Foundation Flood Relief Fund. It occurred to me that bags could be screen printed too. I contacted Sam Davidson at Cool People Care and we got the ball rolling. . .

THIS thread donated by Lane. . .
PLUS labels donated by NameMaker. . .


PLUS this bolt of organic fabric donated by Harmony. . .
PLUS this AMAZING 2 day Sew-A-Thon at Belmont University including MANY Belmont faculty and staff (and of course several Bagettes) about 15 people each day. . .
EQUALS 500 bags to donate to Flood Relief.  Yes, really.  500 in 2 days.  2 days.  It was amazing.  The bags look like this. . .and you can buy them online here (all proceeds go to the Flood Relief Fund). . .
The bolt from Harmony made a bit over 300 bags.  We made others from fabric we had on hand.  They look like this. . .these will be given away in exchange for donations around Nashville. . .

More pics from the amazing Sew-A-Thon, that was organized by Bagette April (front). . .sewers hard at work, at one time we had 8 machines humming!
Bagette Carole modeling a finished bag. . .
Sam Davidson from Cool People Care picking up finished bags. . .
Why did we do all this? Because WE ARE NASHVILLE. . .

Thank you to EVERYONE that participated.  I feel truly blessed. If all goes as planned, we will donate over $7000 (or more if people are generous) to the Flood Relief Fund. You can also see the 500 bags project on the news here:

WZTV FOX 17/Nashville
Have a great weekend everyone!  Teresa

5 comments:

Katherine said...

Very cool! :) How fun! I love to see all the guys helping with different parts of the process too!

inday_adin said...

Boy! What a busy day. You guys are amazing! :)

Sarah said...

WOW. That is awesome! Love the bags! Yall rock!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks everyone, yes, it was great to have FOUR guys involved too. Well, one was Bagette Dad, but it was nice that he had some company!

Teresa

Tracy said...

I don't live far from Nashville and I posted about this on Facebook. So hopefully this will help drum up some more business for these tote bags. Also, sent messages to people that I know that live around Nashville so that they can find you guys and donate money to the fundraiser. If there is anything else I can do, let me know.