Nashville, Tn. - Community volunteers and partners work together to encourage young readers during United Way’s first Day of Action for 2012. 1,820 Board Books for Babies were donated to the community. More than 150 volunteers from throughout the community (and 41 companies) united to make a difference by donating more than 228 volunteer hours to benefit 12 partner agencies in Nashville. Mary Jo Wiggins, Senior Director and Chief Financial Officer, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, took a moment to read to “Hop on Pop,” a Dr. Seuss classic, to an eager young listener at the Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, a Read to Succeed site.
About United Way of Metropolitan Nashville United Way of Metropolitan Nashville seeks to impact the education, financial stability and health of Nashvillians through partnerships, innovation and return on investment.
Last year the organization produced a direct and identifiable impact of $50 million through its 2-1-1 Helpline, Family Resource Centers, Read to Succeed Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, Restore The Dream Partnership and Outcome-Based Investments.