Volunteer Day

Posted: February 11, 2013 - 3:48pm | Y-12 Report | Volume 9, Issue 2 | 2013

For 10 years, Y‑12 employees and their friends and family members have donated lots of sweat equity and talent to improve their communities through an annual Day of Volunteering.

From caring for llamas to sprucing up playgrounds and picnic areas to stocking donated food items, employees are willing to roll up their T-shirt sleeves and lend a hand. Libraries, animal shelters, food pantries, elder care facilities and schools are among the nonprofit organizations served.

By the numbers

  • 400+ Charitable Projects Worked
  • 6,000+ Employee and Family Member Volunteers
  • 9 Counties Served

“I was taught by my mother to crochet when I was a little girl, and it excites me to be able to use the skill taught to me as a child to help a child in need.” — Mary Radford, who since 2008 has crocheted hats and booties for Newborns In Need, Inc., East Tennessee Chapter

“Although we may never be able to solve homelessness in East Tennessee, we can help by sharing a coat, a blanket, some baby food and other necessities to help comfort someone in need.” — Elaine Warren, who has volunteered at Knoxville's Volunteer Ministry Center since 1998