Annual Good Giving Challenge officially underway in Central Kentucky

The Good Giving Challenge runs through Monday, Dec. 9. (WKYT)
The Good Giving Challenge runs through Monday, Dec. 9. (WKYT)(WKYT)
Published: Dec. 3, 2019 at 12:46 PM EST
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The Blue Grass Community Foundation's annual Good Giving Challenge is officially underway.

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton helped kick off the week of giving back on Giving Tuesday.

More than 130 organizations in Central and Eastern Kentucky are asking for help this holiday season.

The groups work with a variety of families and individuals in need.

The Blue Grass Community Foundation is working with the organizations to raise money.

"When you go to

, you can search by specific non-profit name, or you can search by a cause that is important to you. There are charities that support animals, that support children, education, the environment, community development, economic development. There's just really any sort of charity you could want to support, they are there," said Lauren Parsons with the Blue Grass Community Foundation.

There are a few incentives for non-profits throughout the challenge.

"Today we had a $75,000 match pool that would match gifts 50 percent, so fifty cents on the dollar. Tomorrow we have a fun trivia game," said Parsons.

In nine years of the challenge, more than $10 million has been raised for groups across Kentucky.

"And so last year we raised $1.5 million and we're hoping to really beat that goal and what a great way for all that money just to stay local," said Parsons.

The Good Giving Challenge runs through Monday, Dec. 9.

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