19 Nov
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Safe Haven and storieChild Announce Buy One, Give One Initiative to Give Books to Families

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, November 15, 2018 –Safe Haven Family Shelter announced today a partnership with storieChild, an Entrepreneurship Center member, to provide personalized storybooks to the families it serves. Anyone who purchases a storieChild book during the holiday season, will also be gifting a printed book to a Safe Haven family. Additionally, all Safe Haven families will receive personalized e-books.

storieChild is an East-Nashville based company that offers real-life, readable storybooks of a child’s life, including photos, stories and memories. storieChild offers 10 books for children ages 0-10, each using a fill-in-the-blank template designed with the assistance of child therapists to ensure that it enhances a child’s development.

Parents Danielle and Matthew recently made Exploring Colors for their 18-month- old daughter, Maleah. The book helps children learn about their family, while also learning their colors in a simple mad-libs style format.  “Our experience with the book was amazing and exciting,” said Danielle.”We had fun making it special by putting family members into it with our own pictures.  It’s something you can keep forever and is memorable, for sure.”

Safe Haven is uniquely interested in resources for children. “Many of our families have never experienced homelessness before, which make it an especially scary time. All of our children need to know that they are safe, secure, and important. We strive to make sure they feel that every day,” said Hope Hodnett, Youth Program Coordinator. “We have a robust children’s program that focuses on academics and giving children the support they need to thrive in and out of school. We are so excited to partner with storieChild to give our families additional resources to help them communicate with their children during a stressful time. They now have the ability to create a keepsake with their photos, their story, and in their very own words.”

Elizabeth Edwards, founder and CEO of storieChild, recently described the goals behind the partnership. “storieChild exists to improve all children’s lives. Telling a child’s story is a powerful way to help them understand themselves, and our mission is to make this available to every child. Participating in this ‘Buy One, Give One’ campaign allows members of the Nashville community to experience the power of stories.”

To participate in the ‘Buy one, Give One’ campaign, visit storieChild.com. Any purchase of $29 or more, including gift cards, will result in a book being automatically be gifted to a Safe Haven family.

About Safe Haven Family Shelter

Safe Haven leads the community’s efforts to house, support, empower and advocate for families experiencing homelessness. For 34 years, Safe Haven has served as the only shelter-to-housing program in Middle Tennessee that accommodates families experiencing homelessness. Safe Haven’s approach is one of service, compassion, trauma-informed care and evidence-based practices. More information can be found at www.safehaven.org

About storieChild.com

storieChild.com offers the world’s most personalized book that tell your child’s story in 15 minutes. We pair real-life storytelling with intuitive technology to capture the story behind your photos. Plus, our 15-point therapist’s framework ensures that every story is both easy to tell and good for your child. Our stories are 33x faster to create than Shutterfly, more meaningful than photo book apps and more personal than your average personalized book. More information can be found at www.storieChild.com


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