Kellen in front of plants in hoop houseBlog

Facebook Fundraisers – It’s so easy!

“I believe it’s a cause that deserves more awareness.”

For the past two years, around the time of his birthday, Kellen Macklin launched Facebook Fundraisers to ask his friends and family to make a donation to support GreenHouse17. His efforts have collected $1,250 to support our mission.

“My life hasn’t directly been affected by domestic violence, but I’ve been very close to people whose lives have been for many years. I believe it’s a cause that deserves more awareness.” 

“I was initially pretty apprehensive about using Facebook Fundraisers, but it’s so simple. Maybe takes 30 seconds to set up everything.” 

Donors can choose if their donations are public or private, and Facebook covers processing fees for gifts made to registered charitable organizations. When the fundraiser ends, donations are deposited directly to the organization’s bank account. 

“Even if you only raise a few dollars for whatever organization you choose, it’s more than they had before.”  

Kellen also supports us in other ways. Many nights while bartending at Arcadium in Lexington, he wears a purple mask with the words “support survivors” to spark conversations about our mission. 

This article was included in our print newsletter, Bloom. To read all the articles, click here.

a black dog smiling with eyes closedBlog

Pawsome Pets

Shannon standing in hoop houseBlog

Shannon’s Story


It’s Time.


Remembering Lydia


Handmade Experiences

members in front of grace churchBlog

Safety to Flourish


Christy’s Story

Rachel at Center for Research on Violence Against WomenBlog

Empowered by Plants

Lyndsay with three horsesBlog

Moments of Magic

Michelle's story bloom coverBlog

Michelle’s Story


Takiyrah’s Story

jake from alltechBlog

Alltech Partnership


Rose’s Story


Faithful Helpers

daisy writingBlog

Daisy’s Story