Volunteers Contributed More Than 300 Service Hours to the Middle Tennessee Community in a Single Day!
NASHVILLE, TN (November 2021)
Members in Motion is a League-wide day of service for all JLN members to unite and give back to our community. It is an example of the impact that women who are committed to volunteerism and improving their community can make in a single day. On November 6, 2021, more than 100 League members volunteered across Middle Tennessee, serving 13 local agencies: Bonaparte’s Retreat, Book’em, The Branch of Nashville Food Bank, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Diaper Connection of Nashville, Good Samaritan Cheer Health & Rehab, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville Food Project, There with Care and Percy Warner Park. An additional 67 members participated in two remote volunteer opportunities with Children’s Hospital, writing inspirational letters to healthcare workers to thank them for their tireless work during the pandemic and preparing activity kits to help entertain hospitalized children.
Together, League members:
- Labeled and packed 2,000 books for Book’em,
- Wrapped 800 diapers to serve 160 babies with Diaper Wrap,
- Composed 95 cards for patients at Good Samaritan Health and Rehab Center (including 36 specifically thanking patients who are Veterans),
- Prepped prepped potatoes, asparagus and sausage for a meal serving several of the Nashville Food Project’s partner agencies,
- Sorted medical supplies for Project Cure,
- Organized the kennel and play yard at Bonaparte’s Retreat,
- Gardened at Cheekwood and cleaned Percy Warner Park,
- Wrote 533 thank you notes for healthcare workers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt,
- Created 416 craft activity kits for pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital,
- And more!
Please let us know if your nonprofit organization has a service project that could benefit from having a group of League volunteers for approximately three to four hours that day.
More information at www.jlnashville.org/community/members-in-motion.
About the Junior League of Nashville
Founded in 1922, the Junior League of Nashville is one of the city’s oldest, largest and most effective women’s volunteer organizations. Its 1,500 members are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Over the past 100 years, the League has contributed millions of dollars and volunteer hours to the Nashville community. It has been instrumental in founding more than 20 nonprofits and programs, including Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville Children’s Theatre, Oasis Center, Renewal House, Children’s Services at the Nashville Public Library-Main and many more. Learn more about the Junior League’s history and current work at www.jlnashville.org.