Registration Open for Inaugural 'Give A Day Knoxville' Volunteer Initiative

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Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Registration Open for Inaugural 'Give A Day Knoxville' Volunteer Initiative

Posted: 08/03/2017
GIVE A DAY KNOXVILLERegistration is now open for volunteer projects connected to Give a Day Knoxville, a new community-wide volunteer initiative that kicks off Sept. 2 and runs through Sept. 8. Powered by Volunteer East Tennessee, members of the greater Knoxville community can visit to browse available volunteer opportunities and sign up for one of the many projects hosted by local organizations. The site can also be used to record new projects or acts of kindness completed throughout the event.

Give a Day Knoxville aligns with United Way of Greater Knoxville’s annual giving campaign and encourages everyone in the community to give back by volunteering, donating to United Way, or even sharing a simple act of kindness.

The event is sponsored by both the City of Knoxville and Knox County as well as local businesses Scripps Networks Interactive, Shafer Insurance Agency and Shafer HR Solutions. Scripps Networks Interactive, whose Chairman, President and CEO, Ken Lowe, is this year’s United Way Campaign Chair, will donate $1 to United Way for each volunteer hour recorded and each act of kindness completed during the week up to $10,000.

As part of the event, local t-shirt shop Nothing Too Fancy is offering the official Give a Day Knoxville shirt for $15. The shirt will be available for purchase in-store and online on August 10. A portion of the proceeds from shirt sales will go directly to United Way of Greater Knoxville.

“As Mayor, I am impressed again and again by the depth of generosity and compassion I see demonstrated across our city,” says Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. “Give a Day Knoxville is a great chance to highlight our volunteer spirit and encourage our friends, neighbors and coworkers to join in!”

“Tennessee is called the Volunteer State for a reason,” adds Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. “Pairing Give a Day Knoxville with the United Way campaign is a great way to show that a simple act of kindness can go a long way.”

For more information about Give a Day Knoxville, visit To join the discussion on social media, use #GiveADayKnox.