Kentucky, Indiana charities support Giving Tuesday

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known as Giving Tuesday, a global movement that celebrates generosity and giving back to charitable organizations in our communities.

This year, Giving Tuesday falls on November 29th and lasts 24 hours.

Last year, a record-breaking $2.7 billion was donated in the United States alone, not counting the numerous acts of generosity that were not expressed in monetary terms.

Here is a small list of Kentuckiana nonprofit organizations you can donate to this year.


KHS is the state’s largest pet adoption provider and its oldest animal welfare organization.

Donations can be made online, but if you’d rather take a more hands-on approach in helping KHS, try temporarily donating your space and time by caring for one of their pets in need.

Foster animals may be too young to be adopted, or they may be recovering from an illness or surgery. Fostering a pet helps free up valuable shelter space and ensures adoptable pets can relax in a foster home while they await their final home.

Animal rescue in southern Indiana

Although they have no facility, all of the rescue’s dogs are placed in personal foster homes. Each animal goes through a screening process, including a trip to the vet to be screened, spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

Apply online to become a foster parent or consider making a cash donation.

You can also donate pet supplies, which can be conveniently ordered and shipped through online retailers.

The Louisville Zoo Foundation

The Louisville Zoo is dedicated to its mission to improve the bond between people and the planet.

The Foundation has a variety of ways you can support, such as: B. Donating money, volunteering, or donating items from the zoo’s wish list.


Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana

For nearly 50 years, the Arts Alliance has worked to advance the arts in Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.

They provide opportunities for local artists, writers and musicians of all ages and abilities to explore their creativity.

Donations can be made online and there are volunteer opportunities for upcoming events.

The Governor’s School for the Arts

GSA gives aspiring high school students across Kentucky the opportunity to delve deep into one of nine creative art forms.

Since 1987, the program has been one of the only tuition-free Governor’s Schools for the Arts in the United States.

Donations not only help empower future creative leaders, but also provide benefits and discounts at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.


Eastern Kentucky Christmas Toy Drive

Kentuckians are coming together to bring some Christmas cheer to families affected by severe flooding in eastern Kentucky earlier this summer.

Similar to last year, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear are launching a new toy drive just in time for Christmas.

Gifts can be mailed to Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, 75 Theater Court, Prestonsburg, KY, 41653.

After nine-year-old Bobby Ellis died of malnutrition on Thanksgiving Eve 1969, Kentuckiana was stunned and took action by founding the Dare to Care Food Bank.

Now the food bank serves thirteen counties in Kentuckiana, distributing food to the community through pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens.

There are many ways to donate money, time, and food.

Louisville Coalition for the Homeless

Comprised of more than 30 agencies, the Coalition serves people affected by homelessness in our community.

They provide housing, food, clothing, medical care, legal advice and more to thousands of Louisville residents each year.

There are many ways to donate, but because homelessness is so complicated, you can also choose which causes to support directly – such as: (e.g. shelters for homeless veterans, solutions for homeless families, or support services for homeless youth).


Americana World Community Center

The Americana Center bridges the gap between surviving and thriving for Louisville’s refugees, immigrants and underserved populations.

Through education, family support, youth services, and professional and financial development, Americana has given roots to more than 5,000 people from over 100 countries in Louisville so they can thrive.

Donations can be made online but there are other ways to show support such as volunteering, mentoring or teaching a class/workshop.

Louisville Free Public Library Foundation

The LFPL Foundation was established with the purpose of promoting, promoting, supporting, and improving the programs and services of the Louisville Free Public Library.

There are many ways to donate and show your support, whether it’s by making an online donation or sponsoring the Children’s Literacy Fund.

health care

The Red Cross relies on donations of time, money and resources from local communities for its work.

They work to help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. The Red Cross also teaches lifesaving skills to tens of thousands of people throughout the year.

Try donating money online or offering your time and volunteering. For those who can brave the needle, find a local blood bank and donate blood.

Make it easy to stay up to date with more stories like this one. Download the WHAS11 News app now. To the Apple or Android User.

Do you have a news tip? E-mail [email protected]visit our Facebook site or Twitter feed.