Welcome to the starting point for our annual Mayor’s Give A Day Week of Service (MGAD). Whether you give an hour, a day, donate blood, give food, clothing or simply help a neighbor, everyone can do something! Thanks for helping make Louisville the most caring and compassionate city in the world!
– Mayor Greg Fischer
2019 Give A Day week of service - Notable Numbers:
Give A Day Week of Service made a big impact on the city and amounted to more than 235,000 acts of volunteerism and compassion during the week that ended Saturday, April 20, 2019. That surpassed Louisville’s own 2018 world record of about 205,000 volunteers and acts of compassion.
327,699 total volunteer hours given to projects during Give A Day Week 2019
38,000 pounds of food donated through Kroger and Dare to Care food drives
17,456 Brightside volunteers cleaned up neighborhoods and parks in Louisville
4,400 thank you notes written by Global Game Changers
$800 raised by Lucy Lu Bakes’ online bake sale with proceeds going to Scarlet’s Bakery
198 units of blood donated at Red Cross blood drives
158 beds built for JCPS students
Our community sincerely thanks the MGAD sponsors who make this special season of change and compassion possible!
When Mayor Greg Fischer took office in 2011, he set three goals for Louisville focused on improving the core pillars of community life. He said we must become a city of lifelong learning, a healthier city, and a city of even greater compassion.
The Mayor’s Give A Day Week of Service (MGAD) — a partnership with Metro United Way — is the signature piece of the compassion goal.
Each spring, volunteers span across Louisville to commit selfless acts of compassion. Neighbors clean up streets and parks, collect goods for people in need, and repair homes. They read to students, mentor, assemble care packages – and much more. Though these good deeds happen in Louisville throughout the year, MGAD puts the needs and the benefits into stark focus, lifting citizens in need and setting a lasting tone of compassion for the entire city.
MGAD 2019 supported our community with more than 235,000 volunteers and acts of compassion, breaking last year’s record!
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