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Staff earns CFRE credential

Corissa Phillips, CFRE Operations Director CFRE International has named our Operations Director, Corissa Phillips, a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement. It requires a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge,…

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Wedding Tributes – A different kind of giving

Most of us have been there: invited to a wedding, we find ourselves confronted with a registry that seems a thousand miles long. We ask ourselves, what do they really want? What do they really need? The whole process can be overwhelming. A new trend is taking shape that takes some of the worry out…

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Shelter Renovation: Possibilities and solutions

This post is part of a series about the renovation of our emergency shelter. Few renovations beyond cosmetic improvements were necessary in 2005 when we moved into the 17,000 sq ft facility previously occupied by Bellewood Presbyterian Home for Children in rural Fayette County. Considering possibilities. After several years of providing shelter services from the…

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Flower CSA – Call for ideas and input

Although the cooler weather is just settling in, we’ve already begun planning for next year’s Weekly Summer Flower CSA.  And we would really appreciate your ideas and input.  A team of graduate students from the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics has developed a survey to help us gather information. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO…

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Ribbon Cutting & Dedication: Children’s Safe Exchange and Visitation Program

Community gathered today to support the launch of the Children’s Safe Exchange and Visitation program in Lexington-Fayette County. We undertook responsibility for the program in Lexington and Georgetown, Kentucky following the closure of Sunflower Kids on March 1, 2018. In the months since, funding partnerships were forged and service referral partnerships strengthened to assure continuation of…

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Greetings from our New Development Manager

Greetings! My name is Mary Trollinger and I am the new Development Manager here at GreenHouse17. I began this new role after completing a service year with the organization as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Development and Marketing. Serving as a VISTA was one of the best things I have ever done, and I encourage anyone…

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Honoring Service with Savané Silver

As a nonprofit organization, our work is guided by our Board of Directors. These volunteers from social, financial, legal, creative, and other professional sectors give hundreds of hours of time to our mission during their three years of board service. And most of our board members renew their services for the second three-year term allowed…

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August U-Pick Day – Open Pick Canceled

Y’all. These words are powerful ones for us today. We are so sorry to announce that this Saturday’s drop-in “Open U-Pick” from 11 am – 1 pm has been canceled. Our farm and fields sustained some damage during the recent bad storms. Although we’ve been giving the flowers lots of love this week, we’re afraid…

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Our Back to School Wish List

This year, more than 100 children will attend area schools while living at our emergency shelter. Many parents and children living with us have left behind everything to establish safety. Your generous donation of these back-to-school supplies will nurture young lives. backpacks folders pencils and pens crayons, markers, and colored pencils glue sticks and bottles scissors pencil boxes…

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Call for Volunteers: CRAVE Food + Music Festival

Parking fees at this year’s CRAVE Food + Music Festival will be donated to support survivors of intimate partner abuse! Our friends at Event Parking Expert will be coordinating parking during the big event. And we’re helping them to identify some generous volunteers willing to help out during the weekend. If you are interested in…

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