2012 Autumn in Action Days of Action

This Fall, United Way has multiple Days of Action opportunities to LIVE UNITED by supporting our work in Education, Financial Stability and Health. Pick your way to LIVE UNITED by volunteering!

Back to Football Reading Day: September 25
Support United Way’s work with education by participating in Back to Football Reading Day. Sign up to volunteer for one hour as a volunteer reader in a Read to Succeed classroom at a United Way Family Resource Center. To show your support for your favorite team and to get ready for football season, wear your favorite team gear!

Volunteer Recruitment: Oct. - Nov.
Last year, over 10,000 individuals and families across the state accessed $17.1 million in tax refunds and credits through the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Initiative. Although tax season is still a few months away, United Way is recruiting VITA volunteers now.
Ways you can help:
•Tax preparation volunteer: Training required, walk clients through tax return filing on a one-on-one basis
•Cash coach volunteer: Training required. Work on-site with clients with basic financial needs such as: opening a bank account, tips for saving, filing a FAFSA for college scholarships, etc.
•Greeter: No training required. Greet clients as they arrive on-site to file their taxes. Assist with signing clients in and any other needs that site coordinator may have.
•Tax Site Assistant: Training required, assists site coordinator in daily activities and acts as a Quality Reviewer of returns prepared at the tax sites.

Click here to volunteer! Register and our VITA United Way expert with be in touch with you for next steps!

Fall Trailer Fill: Sept. 28 & Oct. 5
As indicated by the over 10,000 calls the United Way 2-1-1 Helpline received in the month of July, there is a large need for basic needs items in the Nashville community. To help our most at-risk neighborhoods meet this need, this fall United Way is filling our trailer with items that are in high demand, as identified by our Family Resource Center directors. Stick around to grab lunch from a food truck and enjoy a game of corn hole after you drop off your donated items.
Location: 250 Venture Circle, Nashville, TN 37228

Items Needed:

  • Standard School Attire (Solid Color Collared Shirts; Pants, Skirts or Shorts in Khaki, Navy or Black)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Detergent
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Cleaning Supplies: Sponges, Cleansers, Dish Detergent, Paper Towels

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You can also host your own supply drive. Click here for the poster!

MNPS Healthy Classroom Celebrations Oct. 19 1pm- 2pm
Volunteer to help award the Healthy Classrooms Challenge winners, celebrate with the kids and their teachers, and present prizes! Locations to be determined based on winners selected! Click here to volunteer!

Family Teaching Kitchens Oct. 15 & 29
United Way Women United in Giving is partnering with the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Metro Parks & Recreation, and the Nashville Public Library in a critical study to prevent childhood obesity. The Women United in Giving Family Teaching Kitchens initiative is a key component of the study. Join us in helping families in at-risk neighborhoods develop healthy lifestyles by volunteering, advocating, and giving to the Family Teaching Kitchens initiative.
Click here for volunteer opportunities.