Reading the news day after day can get tired, sad, and straight up depressing. That’s why we discovered that Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley's, most recent announcement, we knew we needed to share it right away! After all, people need something to smile about!
Brad Paisley is one of America’s most adored Country singers; famous for catchy tunes, his devotion for his wife, and his all-around “good guy attitude,” Brad is a major influencer in the entertainment world.
As if he couldn’t be more adored, the more than 40-time award-winning artist and his wife just made an announcement that is leaving millions completely speechless: the Paisley’s are opening up a free grocery store!
According to PEOPLE, the couple is opening up “The Store.” The Store will be a non-profit food bank that is set up like a “supermarket to serve both fresh and nonperishable groceries to people in need for one year.” Brad and Kimberly’s generosity to create a food bank is stirring the world with major gratitude.
In an interview with the Tennessean, Brad, who acts as president of The Store’s broad of trustees, shared, “ This is a grocery store with dignity for people who have fallen on hard times. He shared lovingly, “All of us are one unforeseen disaster away from rock bottom. It’s nice to think about a place where when that happens to someone, they can use it to get back on their feet.”
Brad took to social media to share the news with his 1.2 million Instagram followers. In a picture of an apple with a tag that read “The Store,” and a sketch of what’s to come in 2019, Brad shared, “Some of you may have heard about the new charity we are launching in Nashville, called “The Store” @thestore_nashville. It’s in partnership with @belmontu, my college, and it’s in its early stages but I’m very excited about this concept. More to follow on how you can be a part of it going forward.”
Fans were thrilled to see that a celebrity was using his platform and resources for good. Thousands of comments read “Brad you and Kimberly are the best. God Bless you both.” Clearly, the country couple had support!
When the Tennessean asked Brad what prompted him to create such a needed non-profit on such a massive scale, his answer was quite surprising. After Brad and Kimberly were visiting Santa Barbara, their two sons were acting up. So to teach them a “lesson in humility,” they took their sons to a similar organization called Unity Shoppe.
Brad added, “I remember … thinking, ‘Why isn’t this everywhere?’ Essentially, we got this idea that it could be a very effective thing in Nashville.” Kimberly also shared that The Store would act as a “band-aid on the road to “self-sufficiency,” saying “So many people are making great choices in their lives. It’s not like they’ve made major mistakes, they just need a little extra help and we want to be a resource for those people.” The Store will begin taking place in 2019.
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