YouthBuild Louisville has been helping Louisville youth with education and vocational training for over ten years.
YouthBuild Louisville is an education, job training and leadership program designed to help young adults realize their potential.
YouthBuild has been part of the Louisville non-profit community for 10 years and focuses on five areas: education, career vocational training, community service, social services and career development and placement.
Since its inception, YouthBuild Louisville students have built 10 new homes, rehabbed 15 homes, created 200 community gardens and developed three miles of trails in local parks.
Executive Director, Lynn Rippy, and her team have been quietly working on plans for a new campus that will enable YouthBuild to not only reach more students, but to enrich the non-profit’s education, job training and placement programs. The organization has raised $2 million of its goal of $2.8 million towards a campus expansion. The master plan for the Smoketown campus includes a community orchard, community garden, greenhouse, environmental training center, vocational training center, and on-site classrooms.
More details about the organization and how YOU can get involved are at YouthBuildLouisville.org or on Facebook.
Located on a couple hundred acres in the hills of Southern Indiana, Hero Reward is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that offers lodging, world class fishing, hunting, hiking, and much more to returning U.S. Service men and women, police officers, and fire fighters as a one-of-a- kind retreat to aid in both mental and physical recovery from traumatizing events.
A lot of things in this world come with a price affixed. When you see two young boys spending three days of undivided attention with their dad (which they have not seen for 6 months) fishing, hunting, and sitting around a campfire, you truly realize some things are “priceless.” The goal of Hero Reward is to provide those “priceless” moments over and over again and create something that everyone can wrap their arms around and take pride in.
Find out more about what they do and how you can help on the Hero Reward website.
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City Life is a relational, holistic community based outreach that desires to see deep change in the Louisville Shawnee neighborhood by raising up leaders from the young people in the community.
City Life has 5 areas of focus:
Basic Health and Safety
Spiritual and Moral Literacy
City Life invites you to be part of rebuilding the Shawnee community one youth at a time by reaching youth where they are at and walking beside them with encouragement and loving guidance.
Funds raised each holiday season during the Red Kettle Campaign fund The Salvation Army’s programming which includes the Center of Hope, Transitional Housing for Families, Transitional Housing for Veterans, Culinary Training Program, Disaster Assistance and our Corps Community Centers.
The Salvation Army Louisville‘s local long-standing services include the Center of Hope, Transitional Housing for Families, Transitional Housing for Veterans, a Culinary Training Program, Disaster Assistance and more.
How can you help the causes? Be part of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign this season and ring a bell! Sign up for a two-hour storefront shift yourself or start an ONLINE Kettle!
- Funds raised each holiday season during the Red Kettle Campaign fund The Salvation Army’s programming which includes the above-mentioned programs.
- The Red Kettle 2012 goal is $500,000
- Sign up to volunteer.
- Bell-ringing shifts are just a 2 hour time commitment and you can make it fun. Dress up, bring music, hand out candy canes!
- On average, volunteers raise $35 more per hour than a paid worker.
- Volunteer at your local Kroger Store, select Wal-Mart locations, Hobby Lobby or Jefferson Mall.
- Can’t ring a bell. Create an online kettle!
Dare to Care, Kentuckiana’s anti-hunger leader, was founded by this community after a 9 year old boy died of hunger in Louisville in 1969.
Dare to Care, Kentuckiana’s anti-hunger leader, was founded by this community after a 9 year old boy died of hunger in Louisville in 1969. Kentuckiana’s need for food assistance is at a historic high – one in six Kentuckiana families needed Dare to Care’s help to put food on the table in the past year. One in four Kentuckiana children are at risk of hunger. With this community’s support, Dare to Care distributed 13 million meals this year, including nearly 5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. With overhead under 6%, every dollar donated to Dare to Care provides 4 meals to struggling Kentuckiana families.
Learn More About Dare to Care:
DO YOUR PART FOR DARE TO CARE:
The Friends and Neighbors Campaign is putting action where our words are. All of November we are asking folks to set food aside to donate to Dare to Care’s cause and on November 17th, WVEZ, WQNU, WSFR, and WRKA will all be participating an a marathon broadcast day to drive food donations. The effort is being called FEEDING FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. Learn more HERE
C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc. is an alcohol and other drug abuse prevention program whose name stands for “Children Have Options In Choosing Experiences.”
C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc. was founded in 1987 as a comprehensive, community-based, non-profit organization that provides alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention and early intervention programs to youth and adolescents in Jefferson County Public Schools.
C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc.: is dedicated to providing educational services that will allow youths and adolescents to reach their maximum potential by learning to choose a positive healthy lifestyle.
C.H.O.I.C.E. services provide avenues which empower “high-risk”/”at-risk” youth and adolescents, ages 9 to 19, to make positive, healthy, lifestyle choices.
C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc., curriculum focuses on valuing self, decision making, goal setting, communication and living a healthy lifestyle.
C.H.O.I.C.E.’s goal is to improve the young person’s health and well-being, increase their sense of self regard, and decrease the incidents of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, violence and other unhealthy behaviors. This is accomplished through a two tiered effort comprised of prevention education and bolstering resiliency factors within the young person.
Learn more and get involved HERE.
Harbor House Vision and Mission: “Empowering individuals with Disabilities and their Families to Live Fulfilled and Productive Lives.”
Harbor House was founded in 1992 by the parents of eleven men and women with mental retardation, developmental disabilities and brain injuries to create a safe and supportive environment in which their sons and daughters could gain the benefits of a regular job. In the beginning, each parent volunteered to staff the workshop working one to two days a week. As the number of participants increased, p
aid supervisors were hired. For the first two years Harbor House operated in space donated by Incarnation Church before moving to the commercial space on St. Andrews Church Road in Louisville, Kentucky.
Harbor House is committed to providing the highest quality of care for adults with developmental and physical disabilities in a warm and supportive environment through compassion, respect and collaboration, which are reflected in:
Our person-centered approach, accepting family environment and concern for the individual participant’s well being.
Our awareness of the dignity, uniqueness and gifts of participants, their interdependence, and their potential for growth.
Join us 9.22.12 for our 9th ANNUAL Ken-Ducky Derby!!
Join us as we launch more than 25, 000 ducks into the Ohio River! (fully environmentally aware and prepared!) Ducks are $5 each, with levelled incentives. Grand Prize is a 2012 Honda Civic, courtesy Sam Swope Honda World – and THIS YEAR if you are PRESENT when the winner is announced (approx. 3:30 EST), you will also win one year’s worth of GAS provided by Kroger and a year’s worth of oil changes courtesy of Sam Swope Honda World ! Other prizes include a chance to win the Maeser Million Dollar Duck, savings bonds from Republic Bank , and more! Full day of festival activities, live music, vendors, a food court, children’s’ activities, and more! Duck Adoptions official begin August 2, 2012 and will be available online, or by visiting one of our retail sponsors:Kroger , Papa John’s , Republic Bank , Krispy Kreme , Kentucky Telco , Starbucks, and Still Spinnin’.
ADOPT A DUCK NOW!