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Youngster with soft heart spending part of Christmas season helping others in need

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Special to KyForward   Seven-year-old Riley Hatfield has a compassionate heart. For the second year in a row, he led his family and church in a drive to make sure hurting kids have a Merry Christmas.   Partnering with Sunrise …

Turning It Up: Effort to bring community radio to Lexington moving full steam ahead

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  An effort to bring low-power FM radio – and a platform for local voices – to Lexington continues to move forward. Lexington Community Radio, which received approval from the Federal Communications Commission for construction of two stations, has begun …

Four non-profits chosen to each receive $25,000 donations from Kosair Charities

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Kosair Charities has donated $100,000 to four non-profit organizations: West End School, Carriage House, Bluegrass Training and Therapy Center and the University of Louisville Physicians Bingham Clinic.   The Kosair Charities Advisory Council, consisting of leaders in the community, identified …

UK Center for Community Outreach’s Big Blue Pantry good source for healthy food

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  University of Kentucky students are coming together to help fellow students who many not have access to healthy food through a new initiative called the Big Blue Pantry.   This resource, made possible through the UK Center for Community …

Fayette Heating and Air continues its ‘Gift
of Heat’ program by donating new furnace

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Fayette Heating & Air will donate a new furnace to an individual or family in need as part of its eighth annual “Gift of Heat” program.   Nominations were be submitted by friends, family members, co-workers or groups with a …

H20 Help to Others assists families
in need with their water bill payments

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Especially during this season of giving, Kentucky American Water reminds customers and the community of an opportunity to help families in need by donating to the H20 Help to Others program. The program is administered for Kentucky American Water by …

#OperationSoleMate: Lexington Podiatry hoping to keep kids’ toes toasty, hearts warm

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  From the staff of Lexington Podiatry:   Tis’ the season of giving, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than helping children in need?   So many kids need food but we can’t forget about the simple things …

Lexington Firehouse Subs raise $15,000 for Shriners’ Be Burn Aware national campaign

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  Several Lexington Firehouse Subs locations recently partnered with Shriners Hospitals for Children to raise money and awareness for the hospital’s programs and services, raising money for the Shriners’ Be Burn Aware national campaign.   On Saturday, Dec. 6, participating …

Lexus Store raises $4,000 for Yes Mamm! Program aimed at fighting breast cancer

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  Thanks to this year’s Pink Ribbon Fundraising Campaign, The Lexus Store of Lexington contributed $4,000 to help provide mammograms to the underserved.   Money raised was contributed to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, and will …

Philanthropy lags in rural America as more funding goes to metro and suburban areas

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The Rural Blog   Rural philanthropy is severely lagging behind metro and suburban areas, Rick Cohen reports for Nonprofit Quarterly. The publication wrote in July 2013 that philanthropy can bridge economic, social and cultural gaps, bringing people of differing backgrounds …