This fall, our goal was to raise $7,500 to support three mission-critical areas of our work. We are so excited to report that with your help and that of many other friends and supporters, we reached our goal. At 11:51 p.m. on December 31st, we received our last donation through the GoodGiving Guide Challenge, which pushed us over the top! Throughout November and December, we received 82 donations totaling $7,571.

This support is essential to furthering our work in three critical ways:

  • Help us provide 150 students an opportunity to participate in Outdoor Learning Days, where our education staff lead a daylong learning event at the Dupree Nature Preserve in Garrard County. Funds help to pay for transportation costs, materials for the students to use during the day, and our staff time.
  • Help us provide 33 free weatherization kits that will be given to low-income families that participate in our energy efficiency home weatherization workshops. Because winter utility bills are one of the greatest financial burdens low-income families face, making homes more energy efficient is one of the most immediate ways to reduce bills, save energy, and save money for families. And because even a small upfront cost can be a barrier to a low-income family being able to implement energy efficiency measures, we are raising funds this winter to provide these kits, which will increase access to energy efficiency and personal comfort, while also helping to reduce a family’s financial burden and carbon footprint.
  • Help support our 3rd annual Main Street Clean Sweep, which is a volunteer-led litter clean up that Bluegrass Greensource organizes in Central Kentucky communities. Last year, we had almost 1,000 volunteers who collected nearly 4 tons of litter throughout 17 communities. This year, our goal is to engage 2,000 volunteers, expand to 19 communities, and collect eight tons of litter.

We couldn’t have achieved this success without you. Thank you for helping us get 2016 off to a wonderful start!