Thursday, September 17, 2015

What is #GiveLocalLouisville?



For the second year in a row the Community Foundation of Louisville will host Give Local Louisville, an online “Giving Day” which raises money and awareness for many local nonprofits that serve the Louisville community. The Red Cross Louisville Area Chapter will join over 350 other nonprofit organizations from the Louisville area this year.

The event will start at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015, and last until 11:59 p.m. the same day. Donations will take place online, and every dollar given to local nonprofits will be proportionately matched by the Community Foundation of Louisville and its supporting partners. In addition, the nonprofit that raises the most money during certain periods of time will be eligible to win additional prize dollars. Last year, over 160 nonprofits raised $1.89 million dollars in 24-hours!

The money donated to the Red Cross during Give Local Louisville will be used to support Louisville and the surrounding area. Donations will start at $25 dollars, and with $25 dollars, the Red Cross can provide disaster training for a volunteer in disaster relief and a hot meal to someone at a shelter. $25 can provide a Red Cross clean-up kit to a family who needs help recovering from a disaster, and it can also provide comfort kits that include personal supplies like shampoo and toothbrushes to ten people. Help the Red Cross take advantage of this event! We need your to help to make this day big for the Louisville community!

For more information about Give Local Louisville and the participating nonprofits, check out www.GiveLocalLouisville.org. Also visit our donation page, and keep an eye out for posts from our Red Cross Louisville Area Chapter Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks!

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