Since we had to cancel our Day on the Hill in Nashville on March 4, Please help us do the next best thing between March 23 and 27.

Join our Digital Week on the Hill on Facebook and Twitter to help us thank our state legislators and to advocate for optimal spending of the TANF surplus (SB2797/HB2509), to promote the importance of afterschool programming, and to educate legislators on the need to reduce youth access to vaping products (SB2079/HB2114).

But we’re going to make it worth your while. The person or organization that shares or copies our content (customization allowed) with the hashtags #TANHillWeek#UWTNHillWeek, or #InvestInKids (must use at least two) and gets the most engagement between March 23 and 27 will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. In case of a tie the top contestants will be notified and then their names will be put in a drawing for the prize. Last year’s winner was Crystal Barnett Chambers with Save the Children. She posted a picture of her and her coworkers with Representative Jeremy Faison, which received 81 likes. 

The best part is how easy it is. Just follow @TNAfterschool and @UnitedWaysTN on both Facebook and Twitter. Then watch these pages between March 23 and 27 and like and share all our posts. Remember to tag your elected officials too.

Keep watching this page as more material – sample posts, photos you can share, and a list of legislators’ social media handles – will continue to be added through March 23. In addition to materials housed on this page , we're sharing a template letter/email you can customize and use for your communications.

You can also change your cover banners on Twitter and Facebook to join us. Just right click on the pictures below, scroll down and click on “save image as” and save them to your desktop or hard drive. Then upload them to your Twitter and Facebook accounts to use them as your cover art.

Posted by Kelley Nave

Hill Week Resource Page

March 12th, 2020

March 23 to 27 is the official digital Week-on-the-Hill for United Ways of Tennessee – and our partners, Save the Children and Tennessee Afterschool Network.  

Please RSVP for Hill Week at your earliest convenience to Mary Graham at [email protected] Our conference prep call will be held on Monday, March 16, at 10 a.m. Central time (11 a.m. Eastern).

Look below for more information, like talking points, handout materials, logistics, ways to join us via social media, and other updates. In addition to materials housed on this page , we're sharing a template letter/email you can customize and use for your communications

Keep coming back to this site for new materials and updates through March 23.

Posted by Kelley Nave

United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN), the Tennessee Afterschool Network (TAN), and Save the Children are cancelling our Day on the Hill on March 4 due to the aftermath of several tornadoes that struck Nashville, Wilson County, and the greater Middle Tennessee region in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 3. The Advocacy and Legislative Champion Awards have also been indefinitely postponed. 

Due to the tornado in Nashville, Cordell Hull activities have been cancelled until further notice. The Governor has sent some state employees home, roads are closed, and there are still power outages.

Most importantly, our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims of the tornado! We will reschedule a Digital Day on the Hill in the near future.

For more information regarding the damage occuring in Nashville, read this Tennessean article. For information on ways to give, visit United Way of Greater Nashville's Restore the Dream link. You can also text "RESTORE20" to 41444 to donate to the Restore the Dream fund and help with the tornado relief now.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, email Mary Graham at [email protected]

About Restore the Dream
Restore The Dream is a vehicle for corporations and individuals to support the long-term capital structure and infrastructure restoration of the Nashville community. It will provide resources to the network of non-profit service providers who respond to human needs and assist individuals in putting their lives back together. The fund supports nonprofit agency programs as they deplete resources meeting immediate and short term needs of individuals. This includes providing reinforcements for organizations such as Red Cross, Salvation Army, Second Harvest and many others.

Posted by Kelley Nave