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Silent Auction

In conjunction with the 23rd Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will be conducting a reception and fundraising silent auction to benefit Kids’ Chance of Tennessee at the conference’s host hotel, the Embassy Suites Nashville SE in Murfreesboro in June 2020.

We are seeking donations and sponsors for the June 2020 event.

Our goal is to raise at least $20,000, and we will gladly accept any item you would like to donate.

Imagine being a young child and losing a parent to a work-related injury.  Not only would you lose your mentor, your source of protection, and your provider, but you would likely lose out on much of the future you had planned for, too.  In 2017 alone, over 120 Tennesseans went to work in the morning and did not return home that evening.  They died at work, leaving far too many children to face the stark reality of life without a parent.

According to the U.S. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there were 5,147 fatal occupational injuries in the U.S. in 2017.  While it is unknown how many children were affected nationwide, 3,131 of those fatalities were workers between the ages of 20 and 55—what many would consider to be the most formative years of parenthood.  Children of these workers will no longer be able to count on the income of the injured or killed parent.  Accompanying the grief of loss, or the need to care for an injured parent, is the increased likelihood that these children will not be able to afford a college education. Here in Tennessee, Kids’ Chance helps to meet that need.


Logo for the Kids' Chance organization

What is Kids' Chance?

Kids’ Chance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was created to provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers who were seriously injured or killed on the job.  Kids’ Chance believes that by investing in our children’s future, we can provide them with the resources to afford a college education, so they can make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.  Since its inception, Kids’ Chance has awarded over 6,500 scholarships totaling over $20 million. kidschanceoftn.org


Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

If you wish to become a sponsor, there are multiple levels of sponsorship available to you. We have outlined five levels to fit any budget.  All levels provide sponsors tremendous exposure to over 600 conference attendees.  In the end, whether you choose to become a donor or a sponsor, please know that your participation is greatly appreciated and will be instrumental in helping children pursue and achieve their educational goals. Contact Suzy.Douglas@tn.gov or 615-532-1326
for more information.

This Page Last Updated: July 16, 2019 at 3:08 PM