This month, charitable internet radio station Hope Nation Radio is spreading Christmas cheer and putting smiles to all the children in need. They have partnered with Brickshore Media and Louisiana Pacific (LP) and teamed up with Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, Totally Rad Toy House, Nashville Toys and Books and Phillips Toy Mart for a holiday toy drive that will bring a ton of smiles to the children fighting cancer.
This station which goes above and beyond to care for those children and families in need and bring awareness to childhood cancer continues to grow and strengthen year by year. “Hope Nation Radio has always been full steam ahead during the holidays,” says co-founder Nile Peaytt. “With the understanding of the COVID-19 protocols and not able to visit the children at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial like we have done for the past few years, we still want to spread the holiday cheer. Bringing a smile to a child fighting cancer at Christmas is the greatest gift you’ll ever receive.”
Hope Nation Radio is bringing Christmas to childhood families all over the Nashville area. Multiple toy donation drop off points are available for you to drop off a new, unopened toy until December 20, 2020. These toys will be wiped down for the children’s safety (to follow Covid protocol). Please no stuffed animals or gift wrapped presents. Semi-trucks are ready for pickup and delivery. 2020 will NOT take Christmas from these kids. Here is to closing out this year with HOPE!”
Brilliant Sky Toys and Books
Mon – Sat 9am to 8pm Sun 11am to 6pm
1705 Mallory Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Totally Rad Toy House
Mon – Sat 11am to 6pm Sun 12pm to 5pm
2519 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
Nashville Toys and Books
Mon – Sat 10am to 8pm Sun 12pm to 5pm
2002 Richard Jones Rd
Nashville, TN 37215
Phillips Toy Mart
Mon – Sat 9am to 9pm Sun 12pm to 5:30pm
5207 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Before COVID-19, Hope Nation Radio has hosted multiple benefit shows, gatherings with cancer patients and their families, as well as HNR House Parties which provides kids fighting cancer the opportunity to enjoy a concert right in their living room. With the recent expansion to West Virginia last year, HNR’s recognizable voice Nile Peaytt has been busy working on international relationships with an array of radio stations to secure syndication of specific programs like HNR’s 90s Country Flashback, 615 The Grind and his yearly station The Hope Nation Christmas Channel which can be streamed HERE.
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About Hope Nation Radio: Formed in 2013 by Nile Peaytt and Thomas Hammonds, this non-profit 501c station plays a variety of country music, pop, rock, contemporary, Christian and gospel from signed and independent artists. This is a station anyone can listen to, including the children in the hospital; whether it be for a lengthy stay or to help pass the time while getting treatments. What was inspired by a talk Nile had with 11-year-old Savannah Swandal at her bed side just weeks before passing away, has now evolved into spreading hope, raising awareness and inspiring others to join the fight. “We wanted to connect with these kids from all over the country, bring smiles and inspire people to get involved in their community,” says Nile. They feature a “Kid of the Month” where they encourage folks to send get well cards for that child that is going through of struggles and hospital visits.
Hope Nation Radio has hosted multiple benefit shows in Nashville, lit up the Bridgestone Arena, Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, Fifth Third Center skyscraper and the Wildhorse Saloon. As they inspire schools, communities, businesses and individuals to help raise awareness, the Nashville country music family and the West Virginia community have opened their arms and hearts graciously to help spread the word.