Community Partnerships:

  • United Way’s “Day of Caring” volunteers worked in Waves day centers, administrative offices, and service recipients’ homes. Participating organizations include: Merck, Journal Communications, The StrategyCorps, Reliant Bank and AT&T Pioneers.
  • Wellpoint volunteers made home improvements in our Chestnut III home.
  • Members of Franklin First United Methodist Church Painted, landscaped and cleaned gutters in all our Waves’ homes. In addition, FUMC hosted a luncheon and Bingo for Waves’ service recipients and staff.
  • Delicious vegetables were provided by Franklin United Methodist Church’s Community Garden throughout the summer.
  • The Catholic Heart Youth Organization provided Waves with invaluable volunteer hours in our homes, offices and day programs.
  • Sips N Strokes provided a painting experience for Waves’ adult service recipients.
  • For the third year, Franklin Fire Fighters Association donated thirty tickets to The Spinners Concert at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.
  • United Way of Williamson County’s Full Tummies/Warm Hearts Project donated ten Thanksgiving baskets to Waves.
  • Rolling Hills Community Church supported Waves through two programs. The youth ministry visited residents in the resident’s home to play games, provide manicures and discuss interesting topics. The college ministry provided music and crafts at the church one Saturday per month.
  • Coats were provided through Granny White Church of Christ’s “Warm Coats for Warm Hearts Program.”
  • The Youth Advisory Council of United Way of Williamson County provided a Christmas Tea.

Organization Outreach and Awards:

  • The day program in Fairview received a donation from Modern Woodmen through their Hometown Hero Program.
  • Waves received a 52/54 score on the Quality Assurance review by the Department of In-tellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Early Childhood Learning Program:

  • Staff participated in the Best Buddies Run.
  • Fun, new playground was installed through a grant from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • A seminar was presented in the Spring to local preschool educators and directors.

Adult Program Activities:

  • Day and residential service recipients participated in local and state Special Olympics.
  • Day programs visited the Nashville Zoo.
  • Waves’ Walking Club walked the corn maze at Rippavilla.
  • A yard sale held in Fairview raised money for the Fairview day program.
  • The annual “Health Fair” at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church promoted healthy living habits.
  • Brookwood day program hosted the 2nd annual “Holiday Photo Booth”. Monies raised were donated to Graceworks.
  • Celebrated the Annual Christmas Dinner with Arc of Williamson County.
  • Artists created art for the 5th Annual “An Artist’s Window” Community Art Show.
  • A fun time was had by all at the 6th Annual Fiesta!
  • Green was the theme at the St. Patrick’s Day Dance.
  • Waves, Center for Living and Learning and Creekwood Academy partnered for a “Back to Nature Day’.
  • We danced our socks off at the 3rd annual Sock Hop!
  • Many service recipients attended Camp Discovery in Gainesboro, TN. Fishing, bowling and creating arts and crafts were
    the preferred activities.