Making the World a Better Place Starts with Advocacy at Home
At Uplands Village, advocacy and volunteerism are vital to our way of life. Residents here are committed to many different causes with local, national and global reach and impact. In keeping with Dr. May Cravath Wharton’s dream of a better tomorrow, Uplands Village residents continue her spirit of advocating for others. Social justice, the environment, healthcare, education and the arts are only a few of the many causes that are important to our residents.
It starts within our own village. We strive to be a green community, with a team dedicated to improving the environment while finding ways to limit our carbon footprint on our 500-acre campus. In fact, the Cumberland County Recycling Program started here. Independent living residents volunteer within Fletcher House and Wharton Homes to bring joy to the lives of assisted living and long-term care residents. Uplanders remain active in local government, serving on the Pleasant Hill City Council, County Commission and the Cumberland County Democratic Party. To maintain the area’s rich history, Uplanders founded the Pleasant Hill Historical Society of the Cumberlands and staff the Pioneer Hall Museum located on our campus.
Uplanders were instrumental in founding the Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity, Avalon center for victims of domestic violence and grassroots advocacy group IndivisibleCrossville. The U.S. chapter of Action by Christians Against Torture is headquartered in Pleasant Hill. Our residents champion and participate in community empowerment initiatives, food banks, gay and lesbian support groups and rural health clinics.
We remain active in the local arts scene, including the Art Circle Library Friends, Cumberland County Playhouse, Community Band and Cumberland County Film Society.
It’s all part of living with purpose at Uplands Village.
We Are Working to Be a Better Community
Uplands Village residents advocate, support and work for a variety of causes, including:
- Action by Christians Against Torture working for the elimination of torture and abolition of the death penalty
- Adopt-a-Highway roadside cleanup
- Avalon Center for victims of domestic and sexual violence
- Community market with contributions supporting local charities
- Creative Compassion to assist low-income families with housing renovations or construction
- Cumberland Countians for Peace and Justice promoting legislative and educational issues
- Cumberland Good Samaritans helping those in need of food and clothing
- Friends of the Art Circle Library supporting the mobile library that provides books for Fletcher House assisted living residents
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hospice of Cumberland County
- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- Partners in Education tutoring and mentoring Pleasant Hill School students
- Pleasant Hill Historical Society
- Recycling programs at Uplands Village
- Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM)
- Uplands Board of Directors’ Environmental Quality Committee (Green Team)
- Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP)
Living with purpose is a part of life for everyone at Uplands Village.