NAPO Nashville gives back…and I get to rumble in the toy closet!


Liz Jenkins


If you know any Professional Organizers, you know we are all about helping other – or we wouldn’t be in this business.  NAPO Nashville members are partnering with the YWCA this Saturday, May 15th, to help them achieve their goal of helping victims of domestic violence.  Having a calm and ordered environment can be key in this oh so worthy goal, and our chapter is jumping in to help all we can!

The YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center provides safe shelter for women and children in crisis, and responds to crisis calls from the community.  NAPO Nashville is giving back to the community with the gift of organization.  Projects will include transformation of the shelter’s basement where donated personal supplies and baby items are stored for the residents, organizing a toy closet and school supply closet where items are kept for the children of the shelter who are forced to leave their own possessions behind in order to flee a domestic violence situation.

I’m in charge of the toy closet (I do love working with those kids & their stuff!) along with 2 other awesome organizers.  We’ll be sorting & containerizing all day on Saturday, and I suspect my label maker will get a LOT of use (thanks Brother – love my P-Touch 1290!). While the center gets a lot of donations, their priority is caring for the residents.  So we are stepping in to help out with what we do best – organize!  *Please feel free to contact me if you want to donate bins, garbage bags, shelving or any other organizing materials (or toys for that matter – we’ll find a place for them – neatly binned & labeled!).

And, if you or someone you know, is in crisis, the center hotline is: 800-334-4628.

I’m thrilled to be part of this community service project.  Just one more way to give back .