On April 18th, Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland participated in the fifth annual KY Gives Day. This event, hosted by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, is a 24-hour online giving campaign to benefit nonprofits across the state.
This year’s campaign brought together 32 individual donors who contributed $4,022 to our organization to help our most vulnerable children. This tremendous response from our supporters helped secure $250 in prize money from the Central Kentucky Community Foundation, the regional partner of KY Gives Day. In addition, our Board of Directors provided a $4,000 matching donation; meaning this support will have TWICE the impact.
In total we received $8,272 from the KY Gives Day campaign. All of this money will be used to support the BACKPACK PROGRAM and the fight against childhood hunger. This program supports over 5,000 children in our region by providing a stable source of food for weekends when school meals aren’t available.
THANK YOU to everyone who made a donation, spread the word, and helped make our 2017 KY Gives Day another huge success. We appreciate each and every one of you and hope you realize just how much of a difference you are making in the lives of children in our region!