The Healing Place

Getting Ready for #GiveLocalLou

Getting Ready for #GiveLocalLou

It’s almost here – the biggest day of local giving. The Healing Place is excited to take part in the second Give Local Louisville, hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville. Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 1st. It’s a 24-hour day of giving!

Louisville is known as the most compassionate city in the nation and one month from today, we’re hoping that everyone will show their support for The Healing Place and the other nonprofits taking part in Give Local Louisville.

Here’s how it works: you will give through a website called Kimbia, but all proceeds will go to The Healing Place. Your donation, no matter how big or small, will then be matched proportionally by the Community Foundation and its partners. That means if we raise 2% of the total Give Local Louisville donations, we will receive 2% of the matching funds. There will also be prize funds available – so if we get the first single online gift of at least $500 after midnight on October 1st, that donation will have $1,000 added to it. There will be other prizes during the day, including some $500 “golden tickets” which could turn your $25 into $525 for The Healing Place.

We can’t do this without your help. All dollars raised for The Healing Place during Give Local Louisville will go to help men and women suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Your donations will allow us to clothe, feed, shelter, and provide recovery services to clients who want to get sober – at no cost to them. That $25 donation during Give Local Louisville will help us help one client for one day.

Are you on Twitter? What about Facebook? Social media will be a big part of Give Local Louisville on October 1st. Even if you can’t donate, you can help The Healing Place by spreading the word. Look for our tweets and posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. The more people who see those posts, the more we will be able to help men and women recover from addiction. Use the hashtag #GiveLocalLou to get it trending – making it visible to a larger audience. We want to make sure that the news about Give Local Louisville is seen by as many people as possible – not to help just The Healing Place, but to help the hundreds of organizations taking part.

Together, we can all make a difference in our community. We hope to see you taking part in #GiveLocalLouisville on Thursday, October 1st.

If you have a Donor Advised Fund or a Charitable Checking Fund through the Community Foundation, you may designate a gift for The Healing Place for Give Local Louisville. The deadline is 3pm on Friday, September 25th. For details, check your MyFund portal.