Chili cook-off promotes GoodGiving Challenge

Published 12:51 pm Friday, December 2, 2016

Thirteen Clark County nonprofits partnered with local restaurants to kick off the GoodGiving Challenge with a chili cook-off Thursday night at George Rogers Clark High School.

Visitors could sample chili prepared for each of the nonprofits, vote on their favorite and make a $1 donation to the nonprofit of their choice.

Leeds Center for the Arts, who partnered with Engine House Deli + Pub, was the people’s choice and earned a $100 donation.

The GoodGiving Challenge is an annual online giving campaign that allows nonprofits to garner donations. Local charities can capitalize on the donations with a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10,000 from the Clark County Community Foundation.

Last year, Clark County Community Foundation provided more than $113,000 in match dollars; an additional $155,000 was raised by participating nonprofits for a total of $269,000.

Since its inception in 2011, The GoodGiving Challenge has raised more than $5.5 million for Bluegrass nonprofits.

Participating nonprofits from Clark County are:

— Bluegrass Heritage Museum

— Clark County Community Services

— Clark County Homeless Coalition

— Holly Rood

— Leeds Center for the Arts

— Life for Pets

— New Beginnings

— Partners in Education

— Rosemary C. Brooks Place

— Saint Agatha Academy

— STRIDE

— Winchester Youth Soccer League.

— YMCA of Winchester.

The challenge runs through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31.

Donors can make secure contributions by visiting bggives.org, where they can search by name or category for nonprofits. Information about the nonprofits’ work, projects and current needs is available for donors to make decisions about how much and where to donate.

About Whitney Leggett

Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email whitney.leggett@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0049.

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