It happened! KY Gives Day came and went, and in 24 hours YOU made it happen!
Last Wednesday, in a single day, FoodChain received $3,152 in donations online from 52 donors!
Plus, we placed 16th out of 216 participating small nonprofits in dollars raised!
That’s a huge victory and we have YOU to thank! Thanks for helping us to keep our fish fed, our lights moving, and our teaching going!
Special thanks too to the businesses who helped provide encouragement and incentives, including Cup of Common Wealth, Morris Book Shop, and Kentucky for Kentucky! Y’all rock!
Today’s the day! It’s a statewide day of giving, known as KY Gives Day, and we need your help!
Over the last year we’ve done great work providing education and demonstration to our community with innovative indoor food production. Indeed, in less than a year we’ve executed our plan to operate the state’s first indoor commercially scaled aquaponics system and we’ve hosted nearly 3000 visitors in the process. Time and and again, we get to see their eyes light up in excitement and hear the exclamations of surprise when they walk into our space, watch our fish swim and take in the ocean of greens growing steadily in our otherwise unremarkable space.
If you’re passionate about food, or believe like we do that the best ways to solve so many of our modern day problems with diet, poverty, jobs, and community connections then we’d love your support for this day.
KY Gives Day is just one day of the year when we make a concerted effort to collect donations online. Just 24 hours. For FoodChain, our goal is to receive support for 50 unique donors. Won’t you be one of that group?
But wait…there’s more!
To encourage donations we’ve gotten help from our friends at Cup of Common Wealth! If we reach our goal of 50 donors today, Chris and Sal will offer a host a tour of FoodChain themselves. And they’ll do it wearing swimwear! How can you pass that up?!?
We’re also trying to encourage folks to give specifically during the hours of 11am- noon and again from 8pm-9pm. During these times we’ve got a chance to win BONUS money if we collect the most unique donors in the time slot! And if you give during these times, you’ll be entered to win some incentive prizes! For the morning time slot we’ve got 2 $25 gift cards to Morris Book Shop. And for the evening we’ve got a coveted Y’ALL sweatshirt from Kentucky For Kentucky.
So go online – you’re there already! Visit our page at KYGives.org and Donate to FoodChain! It’s fun, its easy, and it’ll make a big different to us! Oh, and then tell your friends to do it too