Monday, July 20, 2015

Charities Guild of NKY Partners With City Barbeque For Community Fundraiser

The non-profit organization Charities Guild of Northern Kentucky is holding a fundraiser Monday at City Barbeque at 2760 Alexandria Pike in Highland Heights.


 The Charities Guild of Northern Kentucky is an organization of 50 community-minded women, who focus on improving the lives of children and families in the Northern Kentucky area.

For the fundraiser 25% of your purchase at City Barbeque will go to CGNK. Organizers said the fundraiser will run all day. Those interested in participating in the fundraiser should present the flyer shown below at time of purchase.
CGNK's Jenny Tincher said for more than 30 years CGNK has hosted various events and fundraisers to benefit the organization's mission.

Tincher said CGNK is happy to announce plans for the fifth annual Happy Feet Ball, which will take place Friday, November 6, at the Highlander Event Center.

Proceeds from the Happy Feet Ball will benefit the group’s flagship endeavor, the Shoe Fund.


The Shoe Fund provides shoes to area children in need, by partnering with local schools and social service agencies. Shoe vouchers are distributed, which allow individuals to shop for $30 worth of shoes and socks.

Tincher said CGNK currently partners with Burlington Coat Factory and distributs the Shoe Fund vouchers.

Educators report that when children arrive at school with shoes in good condition, that the children are able to focus more effectively on learning.

Tincher said the Shoe Fund seeks to fulfill this need in our community. And now, more than ever, the need is great.

According to reports, Kentucky ranks in the top five states for the percentage of children in poverty. In fact, 1 in 4 children are living in poverty in the state of Kentucky, and 1 in 3 in city of Newport.

Because of these facts, the Charities Guild has sought to expand and grow the Shoe Fund in the past couple of years.

A major focus of this project has been the Charities Guild’s outreach and concerted efforts to connect with school and agency officials in order to educate them on the availability of the vouchers and how they can be used.

Members have also been able to expand the availability of the voucher program to encompass more social service agencies such as the Echo Soup Kitchen at Henry Hosea House, Holly Hill Children’s Services, and Madison Avenue Christian Church, to name a few.  
Tincher said all efforts from Monday's fundraiser will go toward increasing the Shoe Fund and providing more shoes to children in need from the area.

Anyone interested in joining the CGNK can contact Heather Spaw at nkycharitiesguild@yahoo.com.
Tincher said the organization is planning another exciting fundraiser that it potentially coming up in late August that will involve local vendors.

For more information, visit the CGNK Facebook page.

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