Public Power Day of Giving

Help demonstrate public power's commitment to community service by volunteering with us in Nashville, Tennessee.
June 10, 2022

Public power is defined by our commitment to community service. Each year we kick-off the National Conference by celebrating this commitment with the Public Power Day of Giving, where conference participants can donate a day to volunteer with local service organizations in our host community. In addition to engaging in a day of meaningful volunteer activities, participants get to spend the day meeting other members of the national public power community, making lasting connections that will remain long after the conference is over.

This year we're excited to be able to hold our Day of Giving in person again after two years. The Day of Giving will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022. 

2022 Public Power Day of Giving Projects

Please note both projects are full at this time. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email [email protected].

City of Gallatin Park/Highway Cleanup (volunteers must be age 8+) ***This project is full***
Volunteers will work to restore, maintain, and beautify parks and roads in the City of Gallatin. Volunteers will work outdoors helping to clean up trash and debris, and performing light yardwork in parks and along highways in this public power community.

Thistle Farms (volunteers must by age 18+) ***This project is full***
For 25 years, Thistle Farms has lit a pathway of healing and hope for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction by ensuring access to safe and supportive housing, financial independence, and a lifelong community of support. Volunteer tasks will include trash pickup, mulching, weeding, cleaning up the community gardens, general outdoor home maintenance, and other projects. Ages 18+

Contact Ana Mejia (202-467-2976; [email protected]) for more information about the Day of Giving.

We’ve compiled a few ideas for giving and some graphics and plug-and-play templates you can use to talk about the Month of Giving on your organization’s website, social media channels, in employee communications, with local news, or wherever else you’d like to share.

Giving ideas

Below are just a few ideas for ways to give during the month. What’s right for your organization will be specific to your community and could include any number of efforts.

In-person events

  • Gather a group to volunteer at a local food bank
  • Organize a park cleanup

In-office efforts

  • Partner with a charitable organization to host a donation drive for clothes, shoes, glasses, food, pet food and supplies, household goods, diapers, school supplies, or whatever else is needed in your community.
  • Host a blood drive.

Virtual options

  • Set up an online giving campaign for employees for a cause of your choice.
  • Showcase local charitable organizations on your website or in utility communications to encourage customer donations or consider a matching initiative.
  • Give time to offer your skills and expertise, such as through a mentoring organization like Career Village or a platform for pro-bono services, such as Translators without Borders.
  • Sign up to write letters to active duty members of the military, through an organization such as Soldiers Angels, or those living in long-term care facilities, such as through Adopt-a-Nursing Home.

Have you held a different kind of giving event not listed here? Share your ideas that your public power peers can replicate with us, and we’ll post them here. Contact us at [email protected].

Graphics and Templates