Hands on Nashville is a Nashville non-profit that exists to simply meet Nashville at its point of need with volunteerisim. Each year, this organization hosts HON Day, Nashville’s largest day of service benefiting Metro Nashville Public Schools.
HON Day 2012 is just weeks away, happening this year on Saturday, Sept. 22. During this event, dozens of MNPS schools around Nashville are fixed up and improved in order to make them the best possible place for the over 79,000 children that attend them to learn and play.
How can you get involved in HON Day 2012? There are several ways you can help leading up to this large day of service:
You can be a project coordinator. As a PC, you will lead a group of volunteers in basic landscaping and painting projects at a school site. All PCs must attend a 1.5-hour training session and complete a school site visit.
You can be a team leader. Team Leaders recruit and organize a group of friends, family members, neighbors, or coworkers to participate as a HON Day team.
You can help to raise funds. Nearly all HON Day teams and individuals donate the suggested $25 per participant, and many teams raise additional money to support HON. These donations allow HON to continue connecting record numbers of volunteers to critical community needs such as hunger, homelessness, literacy, and animal welfare.
HON Day has been an annual event for over 20 years. This year marks the 21st year of the event. Last year’s event saw wild success, with more than 1,800 volunteers selflessly serving at 55 different schools in the area. It was the largest turnout in HON Day history. This event is also HON’s largest annual fundraiser. A $25 donation per participant is requested but not required.
Mark your calendar for HON Day 2012, happening on Saturday, Sept. 22. Registration for this event opens Tuesday, Sept. 4. For more information about Hands on Nashville, HON Day or to register, visit here.