February 14th, the day most of us typically celebrate with flowers, chocolates, and dinner; all of which remind us of another date night. Then the rest of us try to do something extravagant and memorable, which usually entails stress, time, and money. If either of these were you this past holiday – there’s still time to redeem yourself on your next date. This year we’ve come up with a solution that’s memorable, fun, and best of all, free.
If February really is the month of love, what better way to spend it than spreading it? Not only is this cheap and easy, it’s romantic and unforgettable. By taking the day to volunteer with your loved ones, you can learn more about each other, feel good, meet people, help your community, and celebrate in the most appropriate way.
Here’s how to get started:
Step 1: Find a place or organization in your area where you can give back and help out.
Step 2: Get in contact with them prior to arriving – that way everyone’s on the same page!
Step 3: Take your partner, friends, family – whomever you want (or if you’re alone that’s great too!), and enjoy the goodness of giving.
Switch it up and celebrate February by starting a new tradition. Save the restaurant nights for another month and try our idea, we think you’ll fall in love with it.
It’s that time of year again, we’re planning for this year’s round of nonprofits to be featured in our 4-Time EMMY nominated series.
Last year we learned a lot covering nonprofits helping with disabilities and preserving history. This year we’re looking at nonprofits working to provide dental health, help veterans and help animals. That’s at least THREE NEW SHOWS for 2017! If you know of an organization in one of these categories, PLEASE NOMINATE THEM! If you work for an organization like this, NOMINATE YOURSELF!
It’s an easy thing to do on our website and only takes a couple of minutes. We’ll get in touch with each agency to discuss the possibility of featuring them on the show which will air many times throughout the state on several stations including KET. What’s even better, featured agencies will receive a copy of their segment to use for promotion, grants, fundraising, etc.
DO YOUR PART- help a nonprofit by letting us know why they should be featured!
Remember, you can watch past episodes of kNOwMORE almost any day of the week, either on KETKY every Tuesday at 1:30pm est or one of our statewide partner stations in your community.
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We have corporate sponsor and underwriting opportunities available. Put your organization’s name on a great cause that is seen state-wide. If your organization has a passion for any of the above topics, or you know of a corporation that supports causes and charities dedicated to these areas of importance, please have them contact us so that we may share these opportunities.
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The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass has a mission, “To create and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and to strengthen families by keeping them together in times of medical need.” This nonprofit organization provides a home for families that have a child in the hospital. They understand the importance of keeping families close together in difficult times.
Families that stay at the house can enjoy home- cooked meals, laundry facilities, 20 bedrooms with private bathrooms, indoor and outdoor playrooms for children, and transportation to and from local hospitals.
According to their website, “It costs around $72 per night, per room to operate the Ronald McDonald House program. To support ongoing operations, we encourage, but do not require, guests to make a donation of $10 per night (or whatever amount they are able) in order to ensure the availability of the House for future guests.” They do not turn away families that are unable to contribute.
If you wish to help out with the Ronald McDonald House you can volunteer, make a monetary donation or donate items from their wish list found online.
The Urban League of Lexington—Fayette County is a nonprofit that was established in 1968. Their mission is to, “Assist African Americans and disadvantaged citizens in the achievement of social and economic equality. They offer several programs in job training, education, computer skills, housing, community development and advocacy.”
The Urban League has a five-point empowerment strategy that focuses on local needs by following their mission. They focus on education and youth empowerment, economic empowerment, health and quality of life empowerment, civic engagement and leadership empowerment, civil rights and racial justice empowerment.
As part of our kNOwMORE nonprofits series about housing and nonprofits we interviewed the individuals involved in this powerful cause. The Urban League of Lexington has been building affordable rental single family homes since 2005. They have also renovated the Russell Elementary School with 27 affordable- one bedroom apartments for seniors 62 and older. Be sure to check out our new episode about housing and nonprofits in the Lexington area!
SURGERY ON SUNDAY Mission, History of Organization Surgery On Sunday, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides essential outpatient surgical services for free to income-eligible individuals and families who do not have health insurance and are not eligible for federal or state assistance.
Problem being Addressed Surgery on Sunday, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides essential outpatient surgical services for free for those in need who cannot afford insurance and who are not eligible for federal or state programs. Patients are referred from existing organizations in the community and receive much needed surgical procedures. Their services are provided by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to reach out to those in need.