Community Service

Care for Your Community - Image of town within a red heart, next to many reaching hands.

Monthly Service Opportunity

K12 Care for Your Community Campaign provides students a monthly opportunity to participate in local Community Service Projects.  Students benefit by learning the importance of serving in the community and partnering with local charities.  Check out our monthly service opportunities below to learn how to get involved and see the amazing work Tennessee Virtual Academy students are doing.

Update your Twitter and Facebook profile with the Care for Your Community Twibbon!

https://twibbon.com/support/care-for-your-community-tnva

Please track all community service efforts and hours here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K12Cares

Share photos of your community service on our school Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeVirtualAcademy/


Stamp Out Hunger Logo

MAY – Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

You're invited to participate in the largest one-day food drive in the nation!

Saturday, May 12 is the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive. On that day, letter carriers all over the country will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes.   

This is a wonderful opportunity for you, individually or as part of a group, to show support for local families in need. Watch this video to see the difference you could make.

Project Description

Fill a bag or box with non-perishable food items. Leave it by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12 for your letter carrier to pick up. Or organize a food drive in your community and deliver food to a local food bank or shelter.

Take photos of your donations at your mailbox or distribution site and share them on your school Facebook page by May 31.

Events

Thursday 5/24 – Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

http://my.info.k12.com/TNVAinPerson20180524-Nashville_01RegistrationLP.html


Pinwheels for Prevention

APRIL – Pinwheels for Prevention®

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we invite you to show your support for our nation's children by making your own pinwheel display!

Pinwheels are the national symbol of child abuse prevention and a visible reminder of the happy and healthy childhood that all children deserve.

Project Description

Make or purchase inexpensive pinwheels and create a pinwheel garden in your yard or at a local business (with permission). Or you can make a Pinwheels for Prevention poster to display on your front porch or window, and be sure to include your school's name!

Events

Do you live in or around the Knoxville area and want to show your community some love? Join Tennessee Virtual Academy for K12 Cares April Community Service Project between promptly at 12:45pm inside the The Muse Knoxville to create your own pinwheels for display at The Muse Knoxville pinwheel garden or at your home. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we invite you to show your support for our nation's children by making your own pinwheel display!

Photos

TNVA Table with Pinwheels


MARCH – Read Across America Book Drive

March Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.   

Project Description

Option 1:  Book Donation

  • Share your love of reading by donating gently used books to the local library.

Option 2:  Volunteer

  • Volunteer to read a favorite book at a local library or bookstore story time or to a senior at a local assisted living facility.

Option 3:  Little Free Library Project

Events

Do you live in or around the Chattanooga area and want to show your community some love?  Join Tennessee Virtual Academy for K12 Cares “Read Across America” March Community Service Project between 10am and 12:00pm at Chattanooga Public Library (Downtown Branch) and donate children books.  We'd love to see you.  All are welcome so bring a friend!


Photos

Coming Soon! 


FEBRUARY – Love a Charity

February is a great time to show your favorite charities some love by making an extra contribution or volunteering your time and talent.

Project Description

Option 1:  Spread Love with Valentine’s

  • Make and deliver Valentine cards and spread love to those needing it the most.
  • Senior Citizens in Assisted Living or Nursing Home Facility
  • Patients at the Local Children’s Hospital
  • Fire Fighters, Police Officers, or EMT’s in the Local Community

Events

Do you live in or around the Knoxville area and want to show your community some love?  Stop by Ronald McDonald House to make (or sign) a Thank You card for a local hero, a child at Children's Hospital, or military member.  Join Tennessee Virtual Academy in the dining room between 11am and noon.  We'd love to see you.  All are welcome so bring a friend!  FREE while supplies last.

2/23 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Knoxville

Volunteers making Thank You cards
Volunteers making Thank You cards
TNVA Student Volunteers Group Photo in front of Ronald McDonald House