Kentuckians donating to charity for 'Kentucky Gives Day'

KENTUCKY (FOX19) - 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.

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