St. Luke’s News

oCTOBER 2019

Please join us in welcoming our new CEO, Melanie Shinbaum!

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We are thrilled to have Melanie join the team, bringing her 20-plus years of experience in nonprofit work that includes organizational leadership, fundraising, partnership development and strategic growth with her . She most recently worked at Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, where she served as the director of development before being promoted to executive director in 2015.

“I am thrilled to be joining the St. Luke’s team and to be a part of such an impressive organization's impact on Nashville,” said Melanie Shinbaum. “My passion is truly to help individuals fulfill their personal dreams and thrive in our great and growing city; I know those are exactly the types of opportunities being made possible at St. Luke’s each and every day.”

Welcome, Melanie!
Stay tuned for her first day on campus, November 11th!

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Join us on Friday, October 25th from 6:30 until 8:30pm for our annual Trunk or Treat, Haunted House, and so much more! This year we're kicking things up a notch with games, prizes, snacks, and an opportunity to connect as a community.

We need candy and trunks to treat! If you are interested in donating candy and or joining us for the fun, please email to sign up!

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It’s time to start thinking about the holidays!

St. Luke’s empowering holiday program helps Davidson county families provide a joyful Christmas for their children.

Our goal is to receive 5,000 donated gifts for our deserving parents to shop from. Will you help spread cheer this holiday season with us?


Shop and Drop: Purchase children’s Christmas gifts of your choice and drop off at St. Luke’s located at 5601 New York Avenue, 37209.

Amazon Wishlist: Visit to easily shop from our Amazon list for our most needed items. Packages will be sent directly to St. Luke’s.

Adopt a Senior: Sign up to be matched with a senior and their wish list and shop for presents, necessities or clothing of a local senior in need.

Parnassus Books: op from a carefully curated list of books for kids of all ages. Books will be delivered directly to St. Luke’s.

Volunteer: Santa’s helpers are needed in December 11 - 14 to help organize gifts and assist with shopping in the store.

To assist with St. Luke’s Christmas Programs, please contact (615) 350-7893 or email

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