Streetsmart : How $1.00 Can Help Make A Difference

**Giveaway closed! Congratulations to Janice, comment #2!**

I recently read a post by local blogger Beth of Eat. Drink. Smile. [read it here] featuring a great program that gives back, right here in Nashville, TN. I knew I wanted to be involved pretty much instantly once I learned that the program would be benefitting a great program called Room In The Inn.

As an undergraduate student at Peabody College I spent a lot of time volunteering and on quite a few evenings could be found at St. Augustine’s Chapel cooking up a warm meal with friends to be served to the folks benefitting from Room In The Inn’s services. Room In The Inn has been serving the homeless of Nashville for almost 30 years. If you aren’t going to be in town to participate in the StreetSmart program, I highly recommend you connect with the staff and get plugged in to volunteer in 2013. Nothing compares to the feeling of being able to make a positive difference in someone’s life. I promise.

StreetSmart + Room In The Inn

photo from Room In The Inn

Now, about StreetSmart. Essentially, all you have to do is eat out at one of the many participating Nashville restaurants and at the end of the meal, make sure to let the dining staff know you’d like to add $1.00 to your bill for StreetSmart’s program, benefiting Room In The Inn. How easy is that?!

To help spread the word and share the love, I’ve been offered two Climb Nashville passes [a $78.00 value] to give to one lucky winner. All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is leave a comment below, after reading about StreetSmart here, letting me know what your favorite restaurant or food truck from the participating restaurant roster is.

For more [optional] entries in the Climb Nashville passes giveaway:

* Like Room In The Inn on Facebook and leave a separate comment below letting me know you’ve done so.

* Follow Room In The Inn on Twitter and tweet the following : “Give back while dining out for the holidays. Win @climbnashville passes from @sweetbetweens and @roomintheinn!”. Leave a separate comment below when you’ve done so.

Giveaway closes on Wednesday December 19th at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. At that time I will contact the winner via email. If I don’t hear back within 24 hours, I will choose another. Once the winner has been confirmed, I will share the news by updating this blog post + via twitter.

Go out, enjoy some great local food with your friends and family this holiday season [the StreetSmart promotion ends December 31st] and give back.



  1. Annie said:

    I am going to say I would eat at macdougals or the biscuit love food truck :)- love the support for such a great cause!

  2. Annie said:

    I like room in the inn on FB :)

  3. Lesley Eats said:

    Tweeted! @lesleyeats

  4. pbhofmann said:

    I just liked em!

  5. Janice said:

    I’ve liked room in the in on FB for ages!

  6. Janice said:

    I follow Room in the Inn on Twitter and tweeted.

  7. pbhofmann said:

    I love them all, but probs burgerup the best. What can i say? I love bison!

  8. pixelkicker said:

    Great idea! I liked their FB page and followed on twitter. Also, my favorite participating restaurant is probably Noshville Midtown (and this is the perfect excuse to go eat their!) I love Climb Nashville too! :)

  9. Janice said:

    I love Biscuit Love Truck! So glad they Are participating.

  10. Brooxie said:

    I love RITI! Such a good program. Going out tomorrow night. I’ll have to make it one of these

  11. Lesley Eats said:

    And I like Room In The Inn on FB!

  12. Janice said:

    I already follow room in the inn on Twitter and tweeted the above message

  13. I’m sorry; I can’t choose just one! But I’m’a be a good vegetarian and say The Wild Cow!

  14. Janice said:

    I already Like Room in the Inn on Facebook

  15. Janice said:

    I recently ate at Hoss’ Loaded Burgers and added $1 for StreetSmart and plan to do so again

  16. sf said:

    Great idea! I’ll definitely go to my favorite, Anatolia. This will also prompt me to go have fried oysters at Burger Up. Can we donate more that $1?

    • I would imagine [and hope!] that you can donate more than 1$! I’ve not yet been to Anatolia. Any suggestions on what to order? I love Mediterranean food, so no limits!

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