Tomorrow is Give For Good Louisville, hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville, which is the largest annual day of local giving! Philanthropy is something that is very important to me and I am so proud to be able to use this platform to bring light to some of my favorite causes!
This 24-hour online giving day was created to inspire people to give generously to one or more of the 500+ local participating nonprofits that make our community one where people can thrive.
Online giving takes place between midnight and 11:59 PM at www.giveforgoodlouisville.org.
Who I Am Supporting This Year:
*note: there are SO many worthy charities and this is merely a small drop in the bucket of what is being done in our community. Do your research and find one that aligns with you!
House of Ruth
House of Ruth is one of my favorite charities and I have been on their side for years; their mission is near and dear to my heart and I am proud to support them!
To quote, “House of Ruth provides housing and support services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, at risk of losing their homes, or need financial help. (House of Ruth does) this through a continuum of services: emergency shelter, short and long-term housing, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, advocacy for clients, and basic needs assistance to provide food, clothes, rent, utilities, public transportation, and back-to-school support.”
Boys and Girls Haven
The Boys and Girls Haven is a newer charity to me, but one that I feel is very worthy of support. “Boys & Girls Haven is an almost 70 year old organization that specializes in teens and tweens in foster care who have experienced emotional or physical abuse. There are five core programs: traditional therapeutic foster care, residential foster care, Pre and Independent Living, Community Based Preventative services, and Independence Readiness.
This year the focus is on independence Readiness (IR), which is the newest and most unique program. IR works with youth in the care of Boys and Girls Haven to provide skills assessments, trauma therapy, and career mentoring.”
Gilda’s Club Louisville
“Gilda’s Club Louisville provides free social & emotional support resources to those impacted by cancer in our community. This includes everything from support groups to fitness classes, social events in the community & more! With the opening of their new clubhouse in Summer 2019 they will become the largest cancer support community in the world including satellite locations in Portland & Southern Indiana!
For a limited time, all donations to Gilda’s Club are being tripled though the generous matching campaigns of the James Graham Brown Foundation and Kosair Charities! Private donations, however, make up the majority of the operating budget and every dollar counts. Help Gilda’s ensure that no one in our community faces cancer alone.”
Having lost family members to cancer, and having friends that are survivors, I very much support Gilda’s Club and their mission!
Y’all – let’s show up tomorrow with giving hearts. Thank you to the Community Foundation of Louisville for facilitating this day of giving!
As always, Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!
Y’all come back now, ya hear?
FTC: This is not a sponsored post; all opinions are my own.