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Area non-profits counting on community's good giving spirit

Theresa Stanley - Smiley Pete Publishing

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rearview, today is Giving Tuesday. As WUKY’s Arlo Barnette reports, it kicks off a week-long online donation challenge in the Commonwealth.


The Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing have hosted the GoodGiving Challenge since 2011. This year, the fundraiser goes toward a record 179 non-profit charitable organizations in Kentucky.

Mayor Linda Gorton was on hand at Tuesday’s kick-off event. She issued a proclamation declaring November 30th to December 6th “Good Giving Challenge Week” in Lexington.

BGCF Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications Lauren Parsons says sponsors are offering over $650,000 in matching incentives for donors.

To donate and see a full list of non-profits, visit bggives.org .