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The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots. There are 15,000 kids that could wake up Christmas morning without smiles because they didn’t get even one new toy under the tree. Toys for Tots and the U.S. Marine Corps need your help to see those kids smiling and happy Christmas Morning. How can you help Toys for Tots? Head to this website to donate… louisville-ky.toysfortots.org/

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THIS MONTH, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS HIGHLIGHTS:  “FAMILY SCHOLAR HOUSE”, A 501C3 CHARITY IN LOUISVILLE. FAMILY SCHOLAR HOUSE MISSION IS TO END THE CYCLE OF POVERTY AND TRANSFORM OUR COMMUINTY BY EMPOWERING FAMILIES AND YOUTH TO SUCCEED IN EDUCATION AND ACHIEVE LIFE-LONG SELF-SUFFICENCY.AS THE HOLIDAYS GET CLOSER, YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THE JOY OF THE HOLIDAYS TO AN FSH FAMILY.TO MAKE A DONATION,ADOPT A FAMILY OR VOLUNTEER DURING HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES LOG ON TO http://familyscholarhouse.org

Craft Logo2c (1)This month our Friends and Neighbors is spotlighting Craft Louisville! WHAT GOES BETTER TOGETHER THAN PIZZA AND BEER? JUST ABOUT NOTHING AS FAR AS I CAN SEE.  CRAFT LOUSIVILLE IS HONORING THIS MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN SATURDAY OCTOBER FIRST WITH THE “PREMIER CELEBRATION OF LOCAL CRAFT BEER AND ARTISAN PIZZA.”  EXPERIENCE THE BEST LOUISVILLE HAS TO OFFER AT THE SECOND STREET BRIDGESCAPE NEXT TO THE YUM CENTER FROM 6 TILL TEN PM. CRAFT LOUISVILLE IS PRESENTED BY ANTHEM AND BROWN FORMAN WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO FIND A CURE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER FIRST.

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Friends and Neighbors is proud to partner again with Give Local Louisville!

Our community’s biggest day of local giving returns on September 15. Hosted by the Community Foundation, the 24-hour online day of giving supports local nonprofits doing great work in our own backyard, making our community better for everyone.  From midnight to midnight on September 15, log on to givelocallouisville.org to donate to one or more of 600 area nonprofits! Let’s do this Louisville!

PLUS –  be part of the midday rally at 4th Street Live! from 11:30 – 1:30. Enjoy on-stage performances, food trucks, live updates and more as Jesse & MJ of 106.9 PLAY host this celebration of our nonprofit community.

Give Local Louisville is hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville. The Community Foundation of Louisville is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky with over $430 million in assets and more than 1,350 different funds, each with a charitable purpose defined by the donor. In 2014, the Community Foundation made over 8,000 grants totaling $45 million to local, national and international nonprofits. Working together, the Foundation, its donors, and community partners leverage collective knowledge, creativity, and resources for a greater impact than any of us can make alone.

FN_CliftonCenterLOGOLocated just off historic Frankfort Avenue, the Clifton Center has hosted concerts, plays, films, lectures, and meetings of every kind and used its studios for the training of ballet dancers, painters, and potters for over 15 years.

The Center is now in the early stages of a transformation of its mission that will bring to life compelling new programming and needs your help!

See the Clifton Center up close and join the cause by being part of The Taste of Frankfort Avenue August 7th – a much-anticipated event that features tastings from more than two dozen of the finest restaurants located in the Center’s neighborhood.

Get tickets to the Taste of Frankfort Avenue

Clifton Center on Facebook

 

Family-Ark-LOGOThis month, the Friends and Neighbors program highlights: Family Ark in Jeffersonville!

Family Ark provides quality human service programs which promote positive change in the lives of children and families in Kentuckiana. Family Ark focuses on foster care, home-based programs and juvenile detention alternatives that focus on strengthening families to create a healthy community.

Find out how you can help by volunteering, donating or becoming a foster parent HERE.

Family Ark on Facebook

 

Uplands Peak Sanctuary in Salem, Indiana strives to rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected farmed animals, educate the public to the benefits of a healthy vegan lifestyle, and promote sustainability.UplandsLOGO

Since 2013, the organization has been giving people the unique opportunity to meet and connect with farmed animals individually and offers a place to help deepen the connection between animals, people and nature.

Visits and tours open for the season April 24th.

Get more details and get involved on Uplands Peak Sanctuary Facebook and the Uplands Peak Sanctuary website.

 

The Face It® Movement is a 10 year initiative with the vision that all children iFaceItLogon Jefferson County will be free from abuse and neglect by 2023. Led by Kosair Charities, the Face It® Movement began in 2012in response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth. The Face It® Movement was officially launched in April 2013 and includes best practices in child abuse prevention, community engagement and promoting effective policies to improve the child welfare system.

Join Face It®, Kosair Charities and Family and Children’s Place Wednesday, March 30th at the Big Four Bridge to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month and talk about the achievements of the Face It ® Movement since its launch during the RALLY TO END CHILD ABUSE. (Get details and RSVP)

 

Website: faceitabuse.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faceitabuse/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/faceitabuse

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FaceItAbuse