Action!Week is a nationwide endeavor by our volunteer organization to help children succeed in school by providing literacy enrichment.  The date for this special week was selected to honor the founder of Assistance League, Anne Banning, during her birthday week in late February.

Activities that Assistance League of Nashville has done include the following:

For 2019’s Action! Week, Assistance League ACTION! Week volunteers showed their support for learning  at Crieve Hall Elementary and Paragon Mills Elementary by presenting each school library with a check for $750.00 to purchase new books for their school.  Assistance League ladies dressed appropriately as “Cat in the Hat” and “Thing 1 and 2” honored the birthday of Dr. Seuss by reading to the children.

Last year (before Action! Week combined activities into a one week period) Assistance League of Nashville participated in the Legacy of Literacy campaign on February 15 by delivering 510 books to the Andrew Jackson Boys and Girls Club in Nashville. Two hundred and fifty students received two new or very gently used books collected by B.B. Logan and Betty DeGraaf who spearheaded this project. Seven volunteers helped students choose books appropriate to their interest and age level. Extra books were distributed to other Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.

On March 1, 2018, Assistance League of Nashville celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss by reading at Paragon Mills Elementary. Ten volunteers read to grades K-4 from the books provided by librarian, Teresa Davis. A highlight for the students is having “Cat in the Hat” or Thing 1 or Thing 2 visit their classrooms.