We get asked this often:  "Why the focus on single moms?"  It's a valid question, and the answer lies very dear to our heart.

Nashville Giving Tree was founded in 2011 by a guy named Sean Brown for a very specific reason: to help struggling single moms create Christmas magic for their kids.

Sean grew up in a single-parent household and his mom struggled financially. She worked hard for her family, but making ends meet was a near-constant battle. One year, she had to tell her kids that Christmas wasn’t going to happen. Sean was only seven at the time, but he still recalls the tears he saw brimming in his mother’s eyes as she told him.

Unfortunately, Sean’s story isn’t unique. STATS ABOUT SINGLE MOMS.

But that Christmas Eve, a total stranger gifted Sean’s mom with some money and told her use it for a Christmas dinner and presents for the kids.

“On Christmas morning,” Sean remembers, “I woke up to presents under the tree and the smell of sausage balls cooking in the oven! It is still the single greatest memory of God loving me in a very tangible way.”

That’s why Nashville Giving Tree exists. When you buy a tree or wreath from us, the money goes directly to help single moms who need some Christmas joy. We work with local organizations like YoungLives, Cottage Cove, and The Nashville Rescue Mission, as well as individuals in our personal networks, to financially bless struggling single moms and their kids. But more than just providing presents and food, our hope is that the love of God is felt in a tangible way for these moms and their kids.