Local Nonprofit Organizations Benefit From Kentucky Gives Day

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- Kentucky Gives Day's totals reached over $440,000 on April 9.

Kentucky Gives Day is a collaboration of the Kentucky nonprofit network and corporate media partners, using one day to highlight non-profit organizations throughout the state of Kentucky.

Organizations signed up for the event and promoted their nonprofits through social media and advertising.

Out of 216 small, nonprofit organizations, Simpson County Literacy Center ranked fourteenth, earning nearly $3500.

"We offer GED classes. We have college prep classes, we have computer classes up to mid level, we teach basic reading, writing and math skills," said Kim Buck, Simpson County Literacy Center Coordinator.

This marks the second annual year for Kentucky Gives Day. Simpson County Literacy Center has participated both years.

"The awareness is just really important so people will know we are out there. A lot of times, we hear we are the best kept secret in town, so when we get out and really pound the social media and send our letters and so forth, it helps,” said Kim Buck, Simpson County Literacy Center Coordinator.

Habitat for Humanity of Simpson County is another small nonprofit organization, who came in 17th place, earning nearly $3000. Habitat for Humanity provides safe and affordable housing for low income families.

"This is huge because we are 100% nonprofit donation driven organization. We do several fundraisers and this is the first time we've done one online," Cheryl Goodlad, Habitat for Humanity of Simpson County Executive Director.

Kentucky Gives Day strives to improve our communities and the lives of our neighbors in the “Bluegrass state”.

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