Local News
7:40 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Non-Profits Hope To Tap Into Holiday Spirit With "Giving Tuesday"

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, leaders of many Kentucky non-profit organizations hope people will take part in the national "Giving Tuesday" campaign promoting charitable activities.

Among the many groups soliciting online gifts is the Bluegrass Community Foundation.

"I think the idea is a really lovely one and a really important one, and that is as we’re purchasing all of these things and spending all of this money, that we all take time to give some thought to charitable giving while we’re spending our money," said foundation president Lisa Adkins.

Adkins’ group and more than 60 other organizations are in the midst of a nine-week fundraising campaign that coincides with "Giving Tuesday."  It's called the "Good Giving Guide Challenge" and continues through the end of the year.