Charities ask for Kentucky donations as 24 Hour Donations returns
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/PRESS RELEASE) – Nonprofits from across the Commonwealth will participate in the tenth annual Kentucky Gives Day on Tuesday, May 10. The 24-hour online giving campaign will offer the 263 participating charities the opportunity to raise as much money as possible from midnight (EDT) to 11:59 p.m. on a single website HERE.
According to organizers, the annual event is hosted by Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), the state association of charities. The association’s year-end survey of Kentucky nonprofits found that many charities are still struggling to juggle increased demand for services, labor shortages , increased costs and, for some, fewer donations.
“The pandemic has changed so much, but it can’t change Kentucky’s giving spirit,” said KNN CEO Danielle Clore. “Kentuckians must come together for a powerful day of action on May 10 to support causes that help keep our communities thriving and recovering. Nonprofits need support now and every amount counts,” Clore added.
Kentuckyans are encouraged to click HERE, select causes close to their hearts and donate.
According to organizers, the 263 participating organizations are 501 c(3) charities from across Kentucky with missions important to communities, including social services, health care, children, arts, humanitarian relief , animal welfare, the environment and more.
Donors can find a list of all organizations HERE, along with profiles of each participating nonprofit. Fundraising totals will be updated in real time throughout the day, as well as on Twitter and Facebook, always with the hashtag #kygives22. Many organizations have secured matching gifts and prizes will be awarded throughout the day, both of which are enticing donors. The Central Kentucky Community Foundation in Elizabethtown also offers incentive prizes to participating nonprofits in their area.
Kentucky Gives Day has raised $3.5 million in its nine-year history and hopes to mark the 10-year milestone with a record giving day. At the 2021 event, Kentuckians came together to help 219 nonprofit organizations raise more than $721,385.
The event is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky and the LG&E Foundation and KU, and media partners supporting the event include WKQQ, WHAS, WLAP, WBUL and Kentucky News Network.