Community Partnerships:

  • A member of Waves Honorary Board hosts a House Party benefitting Waves
  • United Way‟s “Day of Caring” volunteers worked at Waves day centers administrative offices and service recipients‟ homes; Participating were Atmos Energy, Pioneers of AT&T, Enterprise Rent-a-car, Genworth and Sprint
  • Williamson Memorial Funeral Home donates revenue from sales of Christmas ornamentsn to Waves at their 2009 Candlelight Ceremony
  • Wellpoint volunteers work at Cotton Lane home
  • Members of Franklin First United Methodist Church paint, work in the yard and clean gutters at Waves homes
  • First Baptist Church of Brentwood volunteers paint ramps, clean storage area and perfom general yard work for Waves
  • Brentwood United Methodist youth clean windows, complete yard work at Waves Skylark home
  • AT&T Pioneers provide an ice cream social for Waves service recipients
  • Sips „n Strokes provides a painting experience for Adult service recipients
  • HCA and Microsoft joint venture awards Waves with an exchange server valued at $6,000
  • United Way‟s Full Tummies/Warm Hearts Project provides Thanksgiving baskets to Waves
  • Benton Peters volunteers landscape design and advice to a Waves home
  • PUSH, a group of men from Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity provids entertainment for Waves service recipients; PUSH serves people with disabilities all over the U.S. through fundraising, volunteerism and awareness
  • Waves employs three young people from Workforce Essentials Youth Work Program

Organization Outreach and Awards:

  • Waves staff conducts a presentation for Williamson County Library Staff Development Day addressing the needs of accessibility for all patrons
  • An appreciation luncheon is given for Waves many volunteers
  • Waves joins Franklin‟s Live Green Partnership
  • Waves is a member of Franklin‟s Downtown Merchant‟s Association
  • Awarded Certificate of Achievement from the Division of Intellectual Disabilities recognizing Waves relatively high rate of employment for individuals supported in Day Services

Early Childhood Learning Program:

  • Seminar is presented for local preschool and daycare directors and teachers entitled, IS IT ME OR IS SOMETHING GOING ON WITH THIS CHILD?
  • Middle Tennessee Special Olympics awards a grant to incorporate their Young Athletes program into the classroom curriculum
  • Baby and Me classes for crawlers and their parents are initiated to focus on reducing stress, increasing independent play, and activities to encourage development
  • Participates in Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Race for the Cure Health Fair

Adult Program Activities:

  • Participate in Special Olympics local & state games
  • Attend banquet celebration, “A Night of Magic” at Franklin Methodist Church to honor service recipients and direct support staff
  • Create art for An Artist’s Window Art Show
  • Decorate Christmas cards for Century II staffing
  • Display their art at Hubcap Art in Franklin City Hall Mall, along with various other artists from the community
  • Brookwood Day Program raises donations through a photo booth and uses the funds to shop for Graceworks at Christmas
  • Brookwood Day Program participants collects items to donate to Mercy Clinic in memory of the those who died in the 9/11 attacks
  • Walking Club visits the corn maze at Rippavilla Plantation

Fairview Day Program participants volunteer in various ways:

  • Label placemats to be used in area restaurants to raise awareness of domestic violence
  • Assist seniors with chores and provide them with companionship
  • Sort and organize items donated to Helping Hands program
  • Assist with Meals on Wheels
  • Have fun at The Annual St. Patrick‟s Day Party
  • Learn through Sports 4 All dance classes
  • Celebrate at the Annual Christmas Dinner in association with Arc of Williamson County
  • Decorate bags for local Kroger stores to raise awareness of Earth Day