ThriftSmart is a new chain of nonprofit thrift stores in Middle Tennessee created to benefit New Hope Academy, Mercy Children's Clinic, African Leadership, and The Belize Project. Organizations supported by ThriftSmart are making a difference locally and around the world. Their vision is to bring justice to the disadvantaged by providing education, health care, and other economic development initiatives. Currently ThriftSmart provides free ESL classes locally and school clothes through Metro's HERO program. They also provide jobs in the community and a place of opportunity for volunteer services that make a difference.