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A Truckload of Good

Our friends at United Way of the Bluegrass have partnered with Walmart to collect donations of unwrapped toys this Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please swing by to help Fill the Truck for Local Kids! Look for the big truck in the parking lots at the Nicholasville Road and Richmond Road…

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Stock the Santa Shops for Survivors

Help stock our Santa Shops to create some holiday cheer where it’s needed most and show your support for survivors. We will be the only source of holiday help for more than 100 families surviving intimate partner abuse this season.  The families we serve in our shelter and the community are surviving physical and emotional…

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Holiday Giving!

The Holidays are here! Can you believe it?  It seems like just yesterday we packed away our sunblock and swimsuits and now we are gearing up for the Winter Holidays!  Here at GreenHouse17 we are very excited about some cool things happening at our shelter and in the community.   However, we need your help. The…

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Introducing our New Development Specialist

My name is Josh Nadzam, and I’d like to introduce myself and express how excited I am to be a part of GreenHouse17! I am a recently hired Development Specialist in my second month at the organization. I was born and raised in the small town of Monaca, located in Western Pennsylvania. I eventually made…

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Lunafest Lexington Film Festival

LUNAFEST LEXINGTON is an annual film festival by, for and about women. This year’s festival is sure to make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and motivate you to make a difference in the community. It’s a night out that gives back to our organization and The Breast Cancer Fund. This year we’re offering two…

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So, why do we farm?

Have you ever wondered how our farm program relates to our mission to end intimate partner abuse? This video produced by Pinnacle Productions tells the story. It was created for our 2013 Kentucky Nonprofit Network Innovative Nonprofit Award. Through interviews with staff and survivors, the video explores the beautiful meaning of our farm.  Please watch…

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Let’s launch the challenge together

The 2013 GoodGiving Guide Challenge kicks off on Friday, November 1. Blue Grass Community Foundation is hosting a party from 3 – 7 p.m. at West Sixth Brewing to launch this year’s efforts. The nonprofit with the most guests at the party will win the first challenge — a $666.66 donation! Last year, the community…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Adopt us where you work

Volunteer Match reports that workplace volunteer programs benefit employees and companies. For the employee, volunteering increases job satisfaction and encourages teamwork. For the company, volunteering improves employee productivity and loyalty while building brand affinity in the community. The Society for Human Resource Management notes a UnitedHealthcare Survey released in April 2010 that reports 21% of…

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17 Days/17 Ways — Write a Letter

Domestic violence permeates all communities and neighborhoods. Many turn a blind eye to domestic violence because they think it is someone’s personal matter that needs to be resolved within their home. Many perceive that to interfere would be prying into a private situation, but it is everyone’s responsibility to be aware of domestic violence and…

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