RCA recording artist and Make a Difference Day national spokesperson Martina
McBride and her family hosted a Halloween party Saturday (Oct. 28) for the families of Safe Haven. The non-profit agency
is Nashville's only 24-hour shelter where homeless families can stay together while moving from homelessness to self-reliance.
Held at Nashville's Cumberland Science Museum, the children and their families were treated to a pizza supper complete
with party costumes, favors and treats. After eating, the children enjoyed many of the various interactive exhibits.
party concluded a month-long effort by McBride to collect items such as children's clothing, art and school supplies, baby
clothing items and household items for the families served by Safe Haven. She also enlisted the help of several businesses
and the entire Nashville community to raise funds and supplies for the shelter.
McBride has established "Love's the
Only House Fund," a building fund for Safe Haven's expansion and renovation. Currently five families can live at Safe Haven
at one time. Donation information can be found at www.safehaven.org.
Make a Difference Day, founded by Paul Newman
and USA Weekend about 11 years ago and held on the fourth Saturday of October, is the nation's largest annual day of
volunteering. McBride introduced special guest Marcia Bullard, president and CEO of USA Weekend, who reminded those
in attendance that "when you do something good for someone else, you feel good yourself, and you cause a lot of good things