ABA Gives Back

Each year, ABA selects a charity with ties to the host city to raise funds during the week of Marketplace as a part of the ABA Gives Back program. To date, the ABA Gives Back program has raised over $400,000 for local charities.

2024 ABA Gives Back Charity

Strings for Hope

Founded in 2010, Strings for Hope has spent the past decade impacting the local Nashville community. Utilizing secondhand musical strings allows them to provide second chances for survivors of addiction, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. Through employment in their program, survivors receive supplemental income and learn job skills while in transition. Each of their makers come directly from transitional housing facilities, and most of their strings are donated by musicians and music stores throughout the local Nashville area.

They have successfully been able to full time employ 6 makers who went through their Work Development Program.  Their goal is to full time employ more women who have transitioned out of their Work Development Program.

Their products embody everything that Nashville is: kind, creative, and musical. They are proud to give back to the Nashville community and change the lives of survivors in their city.

Strings for Hope would not survive without your business. They thank you for your support!