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We believe it takes a community to help women heal, and your support is an important part of each woman’s healing journey Thistle Farms is a 501(c)(3) organization and all gifts and donations are 100% tax-deductible. We are grateful for every member of our community and each unique contribution. Here are some examples of what your gift makes possible:

$55 - Underwrites the cost of a therapeutic group for 25 residents. Topics range from relapse prevention to managing a personal budget.

$100 - ​Provides women coming from the streets or from jail with clothing purchased just for her.

$250 - Provides a woman with a food and necessities for three months. 

$500 - Provides a resident eight sessions with a therapist who specializes in sexual assault to address her trauma and help her find healing.

$1,000 - Matches  a woman's savings from her job at Thistle Farms, dollar for dollar, to use towards her first car or apartment as she gets closer to graduation. This level of giving also designates you as part of our Light Bearers Circle , comprised of supporters contributing  $1,000+ annually to ensure that each woman receives life-changing opportunities to help her become independent.



Access our secure platform HERE . Gifts will receive an automatic tax receipt for your records. You may select to:

  • Credit your gift towards a previous pledge
  • Give as a Tribute to someone else
  • Set up a recurring gift at any interval

Be sure to set up an account, allowing you easy access to your giving records or to edit a recurring gift.




Send to Thistle Farms, 5122 Charlotte Pike, Nashville 37209. A receipt will be sent by email if we have an email address on file; otherwise, by mail. If your gift is in Tribute of someone, please specify and include notification details for a card, if applicable. Please allow two weeks for processing.


Thank you so much for thinking of us for your in-kind donations. Items we can use include:

  • New or gently used kitchen items: pots, pans, serving/eating utensils, dishes, and countertop appliances

  • New or gently used linens, towels

  • Kitchen and bathroom cleaning supplies

  • Hard-surface furnishings (dinette sets, beds, desks) on a very limited basis

  • Countertop kitchen appliances in very good working order

Due to limited space, there are some items we are unable to accept, including clothing, shoes, soft-surface furnishings, cars, outdoor furniture, decorative items, or anything in the list above that is broken, stained, or needs repair.

Contact stacye@thistlefarms.org if you have items to donate. Unscheduled drop-offs cannot be accepted.


Interested in hosting a benefit concert or giving a percentage of sales to Thistle Farms? Learn More Here


We have developed a short, monthly e-newsletter, The Thistle Farmer, to offer helpful information and recognize our supporters. If we have your email on file, donors will automatically receive the newsletter. You can opt-out at anytime and can manage all our communication options here. If you prefer your gifts are not recognized in this manner, please note in the 'Tribute' field if giving online, in your check memo field, or by emailing heather.davis@thistlefarms.org.


  • If you are a donor or foundation that would like to fund a specific project, or our current capital campaign, please contact marlei@thistlefarms.org to discuss.
  • Want to review our financials? We encourage you to visit our profile on GivingMatters/Guidestar to review our audits and 990s.
  • Have specific questions regarding online giving or your tax acknowledgement? Contact heather.davis@thistlefarms.org.