CPN was fortunate to receive volunteer service and financial support from Sarah Cannon volunteers this past year. CPN works to support Metro Parks Cultural Arts programs by providing supplemental funds for Metro Parks Music, Theater and Visual Arts programs. Sarah Cannon offers employees time off to volunteer and support local non-profit agencies. Michelle Craine, the current CPN Board President, has organized volunteer efforts between Sarah Cannon and CPN for the past 2 years. By joining these agency programs, Michelle connected Sarah Cannon employees with volunteer opportunities to improve Metro Parks facilities and financial support for CPN programs.
Monday, Sept 21
Centennial Art Center welcomed 8 volunteers to improve landscaping by pulling weeds, planting flowers and laying mulch. Volunteers also power washed the brick walls, sidewalks and patio. The efforts of these 8 volunteers provided needed improvement and cleanliness.
Wednesday, Sept 30
Metro Parks and CPN co-sponsored the annual Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival as they do every October. CPN also supported Celebrate Nashville in 2020 by organizing volunteers to fill 1000 goody bags for the 2020 virtual festival. Ten Sarah Cannon volunteers placed cultural information, recipes, snacks, crafts into bags which were distributed on October 3 at the Celebrate Nashville virtual festival.
Friday, December 18
Four Sarah Cannon volunteers painted the Theater Classroom at Centennial Performing Arts Studios. During the pandemic, theater classes and programs have been postponed. Metro Parks Music/Theater supervisor Sam Frazee had requested assistance painting and updating the classroom for when students are allowed to return.
Creative Parks Nashville is grateful to the “Caring for the Community” volunteers from Sarah Cannon-HCA. We appreciate the “can do” attitudes and intentional service they bring to every event.
— Danka, Gracias, Thank you, Sarah Cannon-HCA!