When Mayor Greg Fischer took office in 2011, he set three goals for Louisville - 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 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, repair homes. They read to students, mentor, assemble care packages - and much more. Though these good deeds happen in Louisville all through the year, Give A Day puts the needs and the benefits into stark focus, lifting citizens in need and setting a lasting tone of compassion for the entire city.