Meet The Staff
Strings for Hope founder, Laura Wilson, started with a simple mission to feed her neighbors who couldn’t make ends meet. The resourceful entrepreneur used recycled guitar strings from her husband’s custom guitar shop and began making jewelry.
The handmade jewelry soon became the hottest gift at festivals like Earth Day and Bonnaroo allowing Strings for Hope to become a non-profit in 2011.
Laura Wilson saw a way to give back even more to the community by partnering with The Next Door, a transitional home for formally incarceration women who are entering community life again. Strings for Hope now teaches the women of The Next Door how to make the recycled jewelry, giving them new trades skills, developing their business sense, cultivating a culture of trust and respect and paying the women for their completion of the one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
As Laura’s dream and company expands we have now introduced training programs in Mending Hearts, Davidson County Jail, Davidson Count Day Reporting and Goodwill.
Matthew 25:16 – 16 The one who had received five talents went off right away and put his money to work and gained five more.