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Doing Good While Being Bad

To start: Yes. Canvas will be streaming the Election on the projector. We all know everyone needs to see the map. :) 
But first and foremost- It's Election Day and who doesn't need a drink after voting in this election? Problem solved- come to Canvas to celebrate and/or drowned your sorrows and at the same time- do some good for your community. We will be hosting a fundraiser for the non-profit Lace Up With Love and putting together backpacks to give out to the homeless community here in Nashville. Of the estimated 1.6 million homeless youth in America, 40% identify as being part of the LGBT community.  

Lace Up With Love was recently started by members of the Nashville LGBT community with the intent of helping the overall homeless population of Nashville through providing immediate support, fighting social stigma, and innovating connectivity in the Nashville nonprofit sector through technology and advocacy.

We will be accepting goods donations and monetary donations: list on the way. 

About LUWL: At Lace Up With Love our mission is to fight the stigma of homelessness one act of kindness at a time. But beyond that, our organization is an interface: here to innovate social justice through legislative and technological platforms that increase the ease of communication and support for non-profits in the community.

1. Yes we will be taking monetary donations in the form of cash, check or electronic transfer (venmo, square etc.) 

2. We will also be collecting goods. Below is a list. Feel free to bring whatever you can. We will be assembling the bags and everyone is welcome to take one and give it to someone in need at your leisure as you drive around town. We appreciate your help so much! 
USED (Still Good Condition, Gender Neutral)
Hats
Gloves
Scarves
Backpacks
Blankets (Not comforters)
NON-FOOD
Socks (wool preference)
Band-Aids
Wash cloths
Combs
Shoe laces
Match boxes or Lighters
Travel packs of tissue
Women’s Sanitary Products
Pens
Stamps
Labels 30 per sheet 1in x 2 5/8 in

FOOD
Bulk Protein Powder
PB2 Peanut Butter Powder (or similar)
Peanut butter single serving packs (Jiff to-go cups)
Peanut butter crackers
Ramen noodles
Pop-tarts
Oatmeal packets
Applesauce/ fruit cups
Single Serving Proteins in packets (Ex: Tuna, Salmon etc.)
Soft Cereal and Granola Bars
Boxes of raisins or cranberry raisins (single serving)
Hot cocoa packets
Instant coffee single serving packets
Tea Bags