Supporting our Communities… Season of Giving

SOG2013SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES… SEASON OF GIVING

Tennessee: The VOLUNTEER State

We are known as the Volunteer State! This well-deserved reputation is historical in nature and takes on numerous meanings when you think of Tennessee’s volunteerism. Our reputation is evident in Middle Tennessee as we are blessed with an abundance of goodwill from individuals and organizations alike that contribute their time and resources throughout the year.

Season of Giving

This time of year, as we pause to give thanks during Thanksgiving, celebrate the gift of life during Christmas, and reflect on memories of 2013 and the possibilities of the upcoming year; we naturally think of others, their needs and what we can do to help during the Season of Giving.

Our communities’ volunteer and charitable organizations respond to numerous roles of participation. We all are aware of filling the food banks, gather clothing for the needy, promote coat drives, collect care packages for our men and women that volunteer their lives in the protection of all of us back home in the United States. There are also many unsung heroes that touch Tennesseans everyday whether through immediate survival or long-term needs.

Each November, I dedicate the newsletter as awareness of the NEED and CONTRIBUTION through volunteerism or financial support sought by these worthy organizations during the Season of Giving, and year-round. I invite you to visit these Middle Tennessee organizations to learn about their servicing philosophy and goals.

Visit these Charities

100 Club of Nashville; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee; Brightstone; Ronald McDonald House Charities Nashville; Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee; Thistle Farms; United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee

All the best – Kenneth

Supporting those that Support Others! 2012 Casual Day Benefiting UCP of Middle Tennessee…

Supporting those that Support Others! Will your company be participating in this year’s annual UCP Casual Day 2012?

UCP’s Annual Casual Day 2012
A CELEBRATION OF TENNESSEE MUSIC
to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee
June 29, 2012 (or the date of your choice)

Casual Day. Casual Day is a unique and successful annual event mainly because all of the donations stay in Tennessee and are used to serve people with ALL disabilities who have no other resources. UCP builds wheelchair ramps across the entire state; provides recycled wheelchairs, walkers, bath aids, strollers, car seats, standers, etc.; provides home modifications (like widening doorways or raising countertops); offers educational seminars; hosts a free weekly recreation program; provides holiday food boxes for the most needy families; offers assistance for “Inclusive Summer Programs” for children.

Our Tennessee. Each year, a rendering is created that is unique to Tennessee and the artwork is dedicated for the use of UCP’s Casual Day. The artwork is normally used on the Casual Day T-shirt and a small poster. This year’s Casual Day theme is based on rare and valuable instruments which include a 1954 Fender Stratocaster, a 1960 Les Paul, a 1937 Martin D-28 and a 1939 Shurline 55s microphone once used by Elvis Presley!

How will your donation be used? Casual Day donations are used for the following: wheelchair ramps, home modifications, education, medical equipment, recreation, information and referral, summer activities and other programs.

Who does UCP help? People of all ages throughout Tennessee with: cerebral palsy, arthritis, spina bifida, diabetes, autism, strokes, brain injuries, heart disease, kidney diseases, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, and a long list of other types of disabilities.

About UCP. United Cerebral Palsy’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities and to provide support to family members.

UCP serves individuals with all types of disabilities. Our expertise is generally in service to individuals with physical disabilities which affect mobility. UCP also serves as the area clearinghouse for information about the condition known as cerebral palsy. At present, approximately 40% of UCP consumers have cerebral palsy, the second largest lifetime disability in the U.S. (mental retardation is the largest). 60% of the people UCP serves have physical disabilities other than cerebral palsy. These include such conditions as spina bifida, M.S., disability resulting from head and spinal cord injury, ALS, amputations, strokes, and heart attacks, and many lesser known physical disabilities. Visit website

Company Participation. If your company has interest to participate in this worthy cause, I invite you to contact my friend and long time Director of Middle Tennessee’s United Cerebral Palsy, Ms. Diane Dietrich. Diane can be reached at (615) 242-4091 or diane_dietrich@ucpnashville.org.

Make a donation to United Cerebral Palsy and make a difference in someone’s life! Participating companies allow their employees to donate $5 or $20 and receive some great items that are donated from sponsors to go into the packets. The employees are allowed to where their T-shirt on Casual Day and this year’s date is dedicated on June 29, 2012.

Printable PDF: 2012 UCP Casual Day Flyer

Tennessee’s Casual Day 2011 – benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee

Supporting those that Support Others!  Will your company be participating in this year’s annual Casual Day 2011?

UCP’s Annual Casual Day 2011
CELEBRATING SUMMER FUN IN TENNESSEE
to benefit United Cerebral Palsy
June 24, 2011 (or the date of your choice)

Casual Day. Casual Day is a unique and successful annual event mainly because all of the donations stay in Tennessee and are used to serve people with ALL disabilities who have no other resources. UCP builds wheelchair ramps across the entire state; provides recycled wheelchairs, walkers, bath aids, strollers, car seats, standers, etc.; provides home modifications (like widening doorways or raising countertops); offers educational seminars; hosts a free weekly recreation program; provides holiday food boxes for the most needy families; offers assistance for “Inclusive Summer Programs” for children.

Our Tennessee. Each year, a rendering is created that is unique to Tennessee and the artwork is dedicated for the use of UCP’s Casual Day. The artwork is normally used on the Casual Day T-shirt and a small poster. This year’s Casual Day theme features “Summer Fun in Tennessee”.

How will your donation be used? Casual Day donations are used for the following: wheelchair ramps, home modifications, education, medical equipment, recreation, information and referral, summer activities and other programs.

Who does UCP help? People of all ages throughout Tennessee with: cerebral palsy, arthritis, spina bifida, diabetes, autism, strokes, brain injuries, heart disease, kidney diseases, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, and a long list of other types of disabilities.

About UCP. United Cerebral Palsy’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities and to provide support to family members.

UCP serves individuals with all types of disabilities. Our expertise is generally in service to individuals with physical disabilities which affect mobility. UCP also serves as the area clearinghouse for information about the condition known as cerebral palsy. At present, approximately 40% of UCP consumers have cerebral palsy, the second largest lifetime disability in the U.S. (mental retardation is the largest). 60% of the people UCP serves have physical disabilities other than cerebral palsy. These include such conditions as spina bifida, M.S., disability resulting from head and spinal cord injury, ALS, amputations, strokes, and heart attacks, and many lesser known physical disabilities. Visit website

Company Participation. If your company has interest to participate in this worthy cause, I invite you to contact my friend and long time Director of Middle Tennessee’s United Cerebral Palsy, Ms. Diane Dietrich. Diane can be reached at (615) 242-4091 or diane_dietrich@ucpnashville.org.

Make a donation to United Cerebral Palsy and make a difference in someone’s life! Participating companies allow their employees to donate $5 or $20 and receive some great items that are donated from sponsors to go into the packets. The employees are allowed to where their T-shirt on Casual Day and this year’s date is dedicated on June 24, 2011.

Source: Blog distribution provided by Kenneth Bargers and Bargers Solutions, a proud member of Pilkerton Realtors, residential real estate services located in Nashville, Tennessee

Casual Day 2010 – benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee

WILL YOUR COMPANY BE PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL CASUAL DAY 2010?

Each year, a rendering is created that is unique to Tennessee and the artwork is dedicated for the use of UCP’s Casual Day.  The artwork is normally used on the Casual Day T-shirt and a small poster.  This year’s Casual Day theme features  “Tennessee Historic Theatres”.

Make a donation to United Cerebral Palsy and make a difference in someone’s life! Participating companies allow their employees to donate $5 or $20 and receive some great items that are donated from sponsors to go into the packets.  The employees are allowed to where their T-shirt on Casual Day and this year’s date is dedicated on June 25, 2010.

Casual Day is a unique and successful annual event mainly because all of the donations stay in Tennessee and are used to serve people with ALL disabilities who have no other resources.  UCP builds wheelchair ramps across the entire state; provides recycled wheelchairs, walkers, bath aids, strollers, car seats, standers, etc.; provides home modifications (like widening doorways or raising countertops); offers educational seminars; hosts a free weekly recreation program; provides holiday food boxes for the most needy families; offers assistance for “Inclusive Summer Programs” for children.

If your company has interest to participate in this worthy cause, I invite you to contact my friend and long time Director of Middle Tennessee’s United Cerebral Palsy, Ms. Diane Dietrich.  Diane can be reached at (615) 242-4091 or diane_dietrich@ucpnashville.org.