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.
Located 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
Rally Point: Kentuckiana is bringing our community together to rally around our heroes for one amazing night of entertainment to benefit three local veteran’s charities:
-Where Opportunity Knox
-Coalition for the Homeless
This 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.
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 in 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)
RaiseRED is the only student run organization to support the clinical and medical research efforts at the University of Louisville. They focus year-round to support the children, families and doctors fighting pediatric cancer and blood disease at UofL. The year of fundraising ends in an 18-hour Dance Marathon celebration. Last year, over 600 students came together to dance the night away, and celebrate over $226,000 raised.
For 2016, the organization hopes to raise $300,000 for the cause and to have 850 student dancers register for our main event.
RaiseRED will mark its third year supporting pediatric cancer research at UofL. The group benefits the work of Dr. Ken Lucas, Department Chair of the Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology. Funds raised in past years of RaiseRED have created a position for a much needed social worker in the clinic, supported research initiatives, and directly helped patient needs.
RaiseRED is a growing organization on campus, and within the community. Papa John’s Incorporated has agreed to be the Presenting Sponsor of RaiseRED 2015-16. Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases impact far too many children in our community, and Papa John’s sees the importance of this cause, and has stepped up as a community partner to fight with us.
“One day we will dance in celebration, until then, we dance for a cure.”
If you would like to learn more, please visit our Raisered.org. Interested in becoming even more involved? Want to sponsor RaiseRED? RaiseRED Facebook and email email@example.com.
Dogs Helping Heroes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is dedicated to helping wounded heroes and the families of lost heroes in the Kentuckiana area.
They rescue and rehabilitate dogs that they then provide as trained service dogs for injured military veterans and first responders to help improve lives – and to Gold Star Families to help them cope with their loss.
Find out more and how you can help when you log on to DogsHelpingHeroes.org!
This month, the Friends and Neighbors program highlights Prematurity Awareness Month and the ongoing work of the March of Dimes and their partner, Passport Health Plan.
Working together, March of Dimes and Passport Health Plan raise funds to help the 7,100 babies born to soon in Kentuckiana reach their first birthday because:
- Premature birth is the leading cause of death during the first month life.
- Premature birth causes hearing loss, cerebral palsy, blindness and intellectual disabilities.
- The nation spends more than $26 billion annually for health care, special education and lost productivity related to premature birth.
- At Passport Health Plan, 10% of pregnant members had a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit, which represents over 45% of the company’s total costs of pregnancy related claims.
Join us for the Prematurity Awareness Day Lantern Lighting:
Date: November 17th, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Passport Health Plan – 5100 Commerce Crossings Dr.
RSVP: 502-473-6684 by November 13th
This month, Friends and Neighbors highlight the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. With over 20,000 members in our area, the Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character who can make the world a better place.
It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon Low who believed in the power of every girl. Currently, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is challenging adults in the area to Discover your Inner Girl Scout – a campaign focused on increasing the number of adult volunteers who want to serve as troop leaders. This is a great way for you to become the mentor she will always remember.
To get more information on how you can volunteer as a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, CLICK HERE!
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