The first-ever Kentucky Gives Day, a 24-hour online
giving event to benefit participating Kentucky charities, raised a grand total
of $330,200. The donations went to 301 nonprofit organizations
throughout the state.
"We are absolutely thrilled/with the way Kentuckians
responded to this day," said Danielle Clore, executive director of Kentucky
Nonprofit Network Inc., which coordinated Kentucky Gives Day. "We didn't
know exactly what to expect. But we were overwhelmed with the generosity
that Kentuckians showed today. We felt this was a great start to an effort that
we hope will continue for years to come."
A total of 380 charities throughout Kentucky are benefiting from Kentucky Gives Day. The agencies focus on health, humanitarian aid, the environment, children, the arts, animal welfare and a host of other causes.