'Give a Day Knoxville' Event Celebrates Volunteer Spirit with Week of Giving Back

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Eric Vreeland
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'Give a Day Knoxville' Event Celebrates Volunteer Spirit with Week of Giving Back

Posted: 05/09/2017
GIVE A DAY KNOXVILLETapping into the famous Tennessee volunteer spirit, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett invite the people of greater Knoxville to participate in a new community-wide volunteer initiative called “Give a Day Knoxville.”
 
From Sept. 2 to Sept. 8, 2017, everyone in the community – from local businesses to city and county residents – is encouraged to give back during this week-long event by volunteering, donating to United Way or simply sharing a small act of kindness.
 
“Give a Day Knoxville comes at the perfect time,” said Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. “With the extraordinary efforts made by our community to help victims of last year’s wildfires, it’s pretty clear that Knoxvillians are compassionate people, ready and willing to jump in to provide help when it’s needed. Give A Day is an opportunity to spotlight that compassion and bring the entire community together to celebrate it.”
 
“Tennessee is called the Volunteer State for a reason,” said Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. “Pairing Give A Day Knoxville with the United Way Campaign is great way to underscore that even a simple act of kindness can go a very long way. Year after year, I know this week-long effort will remind us all why we are proud to call Knox County home.”
 
Give a Day Knoxville will be supported by Scripps Networks Interactive, whose Chairman, President and CEO, Ken Lowe, is this year’s United Way Campaign Chair. Volunteer East Tennessee, a regional volunteer action center that connects volunteers with community organizations in 25 counties throughout East Tennessee, will coordinate all volunteer activities.
 
Those interested in participating can find more information about sponsorships at www.VolunteerETN.org/GiveADay. Give A Day Knoxville projects will be publicized in July.