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ABOUT LIGHT UP A LIFE

Light up a Life is an annual holiday-season fundraising campaign supporting The Arc Tennessee and the Technology Access Center (TAC). Every December, the two organizations join together to field events and a donations drive to raise critically needed funds that will directly support their continued work for people with disabilities in Tennessee.

URGENT NEED AT A CRITICAL TIME

As programs that support Tennessee’s disability community continue to be cut or severely slashed, Light up a Life’s sole mission is to enable direct funding support for services and access to assistance for those most in need without the reliance on state programs which have been affected by budget cuts and other factors. Funds raised through the Light up a Life campaign go directly to services and support for people with disabilities.

MAKE A GIFT

YOUR tax-deductible gift is desperately needed more than ever to help US serve people of all ages with disabilities in OUR own community. Please consider adding Light up a Life to your Holiday list of philanthropy.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

It truly takes a village to positively affect the many people we serve. Even the smallest gift of your time can make a significant difference in someone’s quality of life – and it feels good, too!
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ATTEND AN EVENT

Light up a Life-branded socials and other fundraising activities afford opportunities to meet and network with many of the “movers and shakers” who shape Nashville’s business landscape – and we love making new friends.

Light up a Life Events:

2nd Annual Upscale Social Event in
Nashville’s The Gulch Community

December 12, 2017

WHAT:

Set amidst the city’s new tastemaking neighborhood with a majestic view of the Nashville skyline, Light up a Life ushers in the holiday season with an intimate evening of upscale social good: food and wine, a Fine Art Silent Auction featuring works by Native American Smithsonian Collection artists, recreational getaways, seasonal arts and crafts, and more.

The evening’s festivities include our recognizing this year’s NORTH STAR Award Honoree, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, for his outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life for Nashville’s people with disabilities.

WHERE: The Gulch Crossing Building, 3rd Floor

1033 Demonbreun Street
Nashville, TN 37203

WHEN: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

All funds raised through Light up a Life events go directly to services and supports for people with disabilities who are most in need of the programs offered by these organizations.

Bring your friends and colleagues and usher in the holiday season in style. Join others in our backyard Gulch community who have adopted this noble cause, supporting two of Nashville’s premiere disability organizations to fulfill their mission of empowering people with disabilities to live full, inclusive lives in our own home community.

View the official invitation here.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS BEHIND THE MISSION:

THE ARC TENNESSEE

For over 60 years, The Arc Tennessee’s public policy efforts, individual advocacy, and public awareness activities have led to meaningful lives in the community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  The organization’s statewide network of dedicated staff and volunteers have positively impacted the lives of thousands of individuals with I/DD and their families through their tireless one-to-one support, education, mentoring and systems change efforts. Thanks to The Arc Tennessee, students with disabilities receive public education that had in the past been denied to them; students with disabilities have protections from inappropriate use of physical restraint or seclusion techniques; adults with disabilities are empowered to self-direct their services and manage their own staff; and buildings are more accessible to people with disabilities.

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS CENTER

Operated by the nonprofit corporation, Access Services of Middle Tennessee, Technology Access Center has offered services for middle Tennesseans with disabilities and functional limitations since 1989. Today, TAC continues to fulfill its mission to promote the independence and participation of individuals of all ages with disabilities in school, work, play and everyday activities through their use of assistive technology.

TAC services connect people who have disabilities or functional limitations to assistive technology resources that promote the independence and participation of individuals of all ages with disabilities in school, work, play and everyday activities.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

LIGHT UP A LIFE EVENTS

2nd Annual Upscale Social and Fine Arts Auction

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Join the Technology Access Center (TAC) and The Arc Tennessee as they expand their annual Light up a Life fundraising event to the Gulch for the first-of-its-kind Upscale Social and Fine Arts Auction.

The Gulch Business Community Meeting

Thursday, October 26, 2017

GULCH BUSINESS LEADERS GATHER TO PREPARE FOR THIS YEAR’S FUNDRAISING EVENT. Join us at Industrious in the Gulch Crossing building to learn about opportunities for your Gulch business to support the neighborhood’s official charity event.

Inaugural Light up a Life Social

Monday, December 12, 2016

BE SEEN ON THE GULCH SCENE! Join us on the rooftop bar of Thompson Hotel, for a night of upscale hospitality from James Beard Award-winning Chef John Besh!

MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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