Totals for GoodGiving Challenge released

Published 11:19 am Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Totals are in from the annual GoodGiving challenge.

Representatives from the 20 participating Clark County nonprofits met at the Leeds Center for the Arts Friday to receive their checks from the 2018 GoodGiving Challenge.

Clark County Community Foundation chair Alex Rowady said more than $1.3 million was raised overall through the challenge, and $435,745.61 of that went to Clark County nonprofits Friday. Winchester’s ZIP code, 40391, was the highest giving ZIP code.

The GoodGiving Challenge is an online giving campaign designed to engage the entire community and to make charitable giving easy and fun, according to the Blue Grass Community Foundation’s website.

Now in its seventh year, the challenge is a partnership between BGCF and Smiley Pete Publishing.

Rowdy said this year, GoodGiving had donations come in from 56 cities and 18 states. The total direct contributions for the 20 Clark County participants exceeded $256,000. 

Matching prizes and fees contributed by CCCF exceeded $160,000. 

Totals are:

— Achieving Recovery Together: $14,478.60

— BCTC Winchester-Clark County Campus: $18,180.03

— Bluegrass Heritage Museum: $29,277.06

— Clark County Community Services: $28,744.30

— Clark County Homeless Coalition: $39,423.42

— Friends of Hemp: $10,599.27

— Habitat for Humanity of Madison & Clark Counties: $24,273.16

— Holly Rood: $14,531.78

— Hospice East, Inc.: $7,204.77

— Lady Veterans Connect Inc: $1,733.67

— Leeds Theater: $25,977.07

— LIFE for Pets: $12,893.45

— New Beginnings of Winchester

$30,190.92

— Partners In Education of Clark County: $30,887.73

— Rose Mary C. Brooks Place

$19,500.52

— Rowland Arts Center: $5,706.42

— St. Agatha Academy

$48,250.73

— STRIDE Program: $48,447.37

— Winchester Clark County Farmers Market: $16,680.54

— Winchester Youth Soccer League: $8,764.83