Last year, we spent a day volunteering right here in our community, at Be Concerned to help distribute and stock food at their pantry. During our time there we met amazing individuals from around our neighborhood who work for and benefit from Be Concerned. Leaving that experience made us think about other ways to help in our community. This experience led us to kick off our new initiative, Get Up and Give.
So what is Get Up and Give?
We will be picking a local organization who is doing good in our community to partner with. During these sessions we will motivate our staff, cohort, network and supporters to get up and give to those in need in our community.
We are excited to announce our first Get Up and Give initiative with our friends at Be Concerned! Be Concerned’s purpose is ‘to assist low-income people of Northern Kentucky in obtaining basic necessities for life.’ They have been committed to honoring the dignity and humanity of all persons in the NKY community for over 50 years, and we cannot be more proud to call them our neighbors.
For the next three months, we will be accepting donations for two of their programs, Weekend Project and The 51st Annual Christmas Store. Weekend Project provides over 1,400 weekend meals each month to low-income grade schoolers in the region. The Christmas Store provides more than 800 low-income families with holiday food, grocery items and health and hygiene products at no cost. The families may also participate in receiving New Toys, HUGS (hats, underwear, gloves, socks), Something Special (gift for every family) and jewelry for a nominal fee.
We’d love to have you join us in making this the best year yet for Be Concerned! If you’d like to participate in Get Up and Give with Be Concerned, we will be accepting donations at UpTech throughout business hours during the week.
Below are some suggestions of items they are looking for:
Christmas Store: New Christmas gifts for adults, between $20-$25 (retail value). Including but not limited to:
- Crock pots
- Pots & Pans
- Small Electronics
Weekend Project: ‘Lunchbox’ sized items, including but not limited to:
- beef stew