COFFEE AND COMMUNITY GO HAND IN HAND AT CREMA
Nashville espresso shop, local artists team up to benefit Safe Haven Family Shelter
NASHVILLE, Tenn. â€“ CREMA Coffee and Fine Espresso is teaming up with local artists Thomas Petillo, Janet K. Lee, Stacie Berry and Aaron Grayum this November 17 â€“ December 12 with an art sale supporting the mission of Safe Haven Family Shelter.
During this four-week period, 25% of proceeds from art sales will benefit the Nashville non-profit, which empowers homeless families with children to live independently.
â€œWe chose Safe Haven for a few reasons â€“ because they are an important part of our community located less than two miles away, they are the only shelter of its kind in middle Tennessee that can accept homeless families as an entire unit, and because we believe in their sincere mission and in the Mended Hearts Program that provides comprehensive training for families to transition back into mainstream society with stable employment and secured housing,â€ said CREMA owners Rachel and Ben Lehman.
A CREMA Christmas aims to raise $2,925, which underwrites the cost of a family becoming successful graduates of Safe Havenâ€™s Mended Hearts program from start to finish.
â€œWe wanted to do more than just admire Safe Havenâ€™s mission,â€ the Lehmans said. â€œA CREMA Christmas is our way of ensuring that this essential need in our community is met, especially with more families experiencing the effects of an economic downturn. There is no better community than our own and we enjoy actively supporting it.â€
WHAT: A CREMA Christmas, an art sale benefiting Safe Haven Family Shelter
WHO: Thomas Petillo, Janet K. Lee, Stacie Berry and Aaron Grayum
WHEN: November 17th through December 12th
WHERE: CREMA | 15 Hermitage Ave. | Nashville, TN
Crema is the thick, golden-brown foam that develops in the filter and encrusts the top of an espresso serving. It is the single most important indicator of espresso quality. We chose CREMA as our name because it represents our primary goal, excellence in quality. Our passion for the best quality in coffee, espresso and service is proudly rooted in our Italian heritage. CREMA is located at 15 Hermitage Avenue in Nashville. Hours are Monday-Friday 7am-6pm; Saturday 8:30am-3pm. Learn more at www.CREMA-coffee.com.
Safe Haven Family Shelter
Safe Haven is non-profit local shelter seeking to empower homeless families with children to live independently through financial, social, and faith-based guidance. Learn more at www.safehaven.org or by calling Rachael Wilkins at 615.256.8195.