Hands on Nashville Day 2011
Over 1800 volunteers came together for the largest schools rehabilitation project for the year in Nashville, TN on September 24, 2011. Hands On Nashville Day is the largest fundraiser for the non-profit organization, Hands On Nashville–a successful volunteer coordinating organization in Nashville. HON has had significant affect on beautifying the city, helping those in need, empowering youth, and strengthening non-profit organizations. I have been fortunate to volunteer with HON for several years now, and have seen the effects of their hard work and dedication as an organization making Nashville a better place to live and work.
Volunteers of all ages gather to help beautify 55 area public schools. I am typically fortunate to lead teams of 15 to 50 volunteers. This year I organized a team for Nashville’s first African American high school–established in 1883–the Meigs Middle Magnet School. We painted, touched up landscaping, and provided other various projects for the school. The work is generally simple, usually doesn’t require much experience in those areas, and rarely requires a professional to do the work. We are everyday people coming together to support HON and beautify our city at the same time.
Interested in volunteering? The organization has dozens of opportunities each month. People can sign up via the Hands on Nashville website. There are plenty of schools and organizations that need volunteers. I look forward to seeing you!
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