Volunteer in schools on September 20 for Hands On Nashville Day 2014

by Brian Williams, President & CEO of Hands on Nashville HON Day

On September 20, hundreds of community members will gather at more than 50 Metro Nashville Public Schools to celebrate Hands On Nashville Day, Nashville’s largest annual day of service to public schools.

With buckets of paint, fresh mulch and a desire to make a difference, volunteers will complete “done-in-a-day” improvement projects, including painting and landscaping, to make the places where our children learn and play a little brighter. Today, I would like to personally invite you to join us.

Through the service of volunteers, healthier and safer environments will be created for children and families, and Metro Schools will be able to save time and money.  Last year, Hands On Nashville Day 2013 volunteers had an estimated economic impact of $203,688, according to Independent Sector research.

We’re thrilled to be hosting our 23rd annual Hands On Nashville Day and inspired that more than 1,500 volunteers are already signed up to beautify schools next week. There are still openings at several MNPS school sites that need to be filled, which you can register for today.

I encourage you to rally your friends, family and co-workers and join us for an inspiring and fun day of volunteerism that has a meaningful impact.

In service,

Brian Williams

23rd Annual Hands On Nashville Day 2014:

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 20.
  • Time: 8 a.m. to Noon
  • Location: More than 50 Metro Nashville Public Schools

Registration: Volunteers must register ahead of time to participate at www.hon.org/honday. Project slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is also Hands On Nashville’s biggest fundraiser of the year. During registration, all participants will be asked to make a $25 donation to support Hands On Nashville’s work to connect volunteers to community needs. Hands On Nashville leverages every $1 donation into $5 of volunteer service that meets critical community needs. Donations are encouraged, but not required.