Pop Up Week! December 1 – 5, 2014

Monday, December 1

Lexmark Printer Challenge

Monday, December 1, 9:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

Every nonprofit that raises $500 or more between 9:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Monday,

December 1 will win a high end printer from Lexmark. Winners will pick up their printers at Lexmark on a specified date.

A complete list of available printers and pick up details will be provided to the winners.

Tuesday, December 2

Giving Tuesday Challenge

Tuesday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

The top ten organizations with the most donors (new or repeat) who give $25 or more on

Tuesday, December 2 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. will each win a $1,000 prize. Winning organizations must raise at least $1,000 and have the most donors to be eligible.

Brought to you by Blue Grass Community Foundation and the following BGCF Giving Funds:

  • Community Initiatives Fund
  • Cornelia and Derek Vaughan Foundation
  • Global Advancement, LLC
  • Morgan/Novak Foundation
  • Saykaly Garbulinska Family Foundation
  • Scariot Foundation

Wednesday, December 3

Most Young Donors (35 & Under) Challenge

Wednesday, December 3, 9:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

Three nonprofits with the most donors 35 and under making donations of $25 or more on

Wednesday, December 3 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. will win the following prizes:

First place: $1,000 prize and an iPad mini

Second place: $750 prize

Third place: $250 prize

Thursday, December 4

GoodFoods Market & Café Giving Day / Social Media Challenge

Thursday, December 4, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

455 Southland Drive, Lexington

25% of all sales at Good Foods Market & Café on Thursday, December 4 from 8:00 a.m. to

10:00 p.m. (operating hours) will be donated to the GoodGiving Guide Challenge. Please

encourage your supporters to visit the café for breakfast, lunch or dinner!


Put your creativity to the test! Three nonprofits will be awarded for their creativity on social

media surrounding GoodFoods Giving Day. Take a picture at GoodFoods, post on social media,

and tag Blue Grass Community Foundation and Good Foods Coop. To qualify, you must also

send a copy to liz@bgcf.org.

First place: $500 prize

Second place: $300 prize

Third place: $200 prize

Friday, December 5

Starbucks Day / Social Media Challenge

Friday, December 5, 9:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

On Friday, December 5, Starbucks will be promoting the GoodGiving Guide Challenge in all of

their Lexington locations. Guides and posters will be available and each Starbucks cup will have

a special coffee sleeve promoting the GoodGiving Guide Challenge.


Three nonprofits will be awarded for posting on social media surrounding Starbucks Day. Take

a picture with your special Starbucks cup, post on social media, and tag Blue Grass Community

Foundation. To qualify, you must also send a copy to liz@bgcf.org. All nonprofits that qualify will

be eligible to win one of the following prizes:

  • One Verismo Coffee Machine
  • One Starbucks Gift Basket ($150 Value)
  • (10) $10 Starbucks Gift Cards



Skate to Donate!

Print this flyer to the Unified Trust Company Ice Rink in Triangle Park on Wednesday, December 10th and $2 from your admission fee will be donated to Radio Eye!

Admission to the Unified Trust Company Ice Rink is $10 for 90 minutes, and includes skate rental.

Hours of operation on December 10th 4:00p-9:00p

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Double H BBQ in Triangle Park.

Ice skating is a fun, healthy activity for the entire family!

Thank you to the Lexington Ice Center and Ice Rink Events for making this fundraising opportunity available to Lexington non-profits organizations!



Skate to Donate


Student Traveling Exhibition

Student Traveling Exhibition

“A Matter of Perspective”

Bowling Green, Kentucky – November 19, 2014 – The 2015 VSA Kentucky Student Traveling Exhibition, “A Matter of Perspective”, showcasing original artwork created by K-12 students with disabilities from schools throughout Kentucky will debut at the 2014 Kentucky Exceptional Children’s Conference at the Galt House in Louisville, November 23 – 25, 2014. This exhibit travels January through September each year to schools and other community venues throughout the state.  In March the artwork will be on display at the Capitol Plaza Tower in Frankfort during Youth Art Month.

This year’s exhibit consists of 28 artworks from 20 schools.  Subjects include architecture, animals, landscapes, portraits and designs with styles ranging from realistic to abstract.  Students expressed themselves using a variety of artistic media; acrylics, watercolor, tempera, pencil, colored pencil, crayons, markers, ink, and mixed media.  Exploring various techniques and processes these young artists produced imaginative works of art using collage, drawing, painting and digital media.


In October every year, VSA Kentucky extends a Call for Art to students with disabilities in Kentucky schools, grades K-12. Teachers and parents may submit student work.  Selected artworks are matted and prepared to travel.  The exhibit comes with a packet of educational activities that help to engage students in the exhibit. Our goal is to recognize and share the artistic accomplishment of students with disabilities in the visual arts throughout the Commonwealth. The Student Traveling Exhibition program uses the visual arts as an educational tool, as well as, a vehicle for artistic expression for children and youth with disabilities.

This exhibit is free of charge. It is available to schools, museums, businesses, libraries, and hospitals. To view the entire exhibit go to and enter VSA Kentucky. There you will find an exhibition list including the Student Traveling Exhibit 2015. For more information or to request the exhibition call Delaire Rowe at 270-904-7019 or email vsartsky@icloud.com.

Schools included in the 2015 Student Traveling Exhibit:

Adair County Elementary School

Auburn Elementary/Middle School

Bush Elementary School

Butler County High School

Central City Elementary

Clinton County Middle School

Crossroads Elementary School

Greenwood High School

Hogsett Elementary School

Louisa East Elementary School

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Potter Gray Elementary School

Scott County High School

Sedalia Elementary School

Sharp Middle School

The de Paul School

Wilkerson Traditional Elementary School

Williamstown Jr./Sr. High School

Wingo Elementary School

Zachary Taylor Elementary School

VSA Kentucky provides arts education and inclusion programs for children and adults with disabilities throughout the state, offering an under-served population equal opportunity to explore the arts in a way that is fully accessible.

To learn more about VSA Kentucky programs go to:


Vision of an inclusive society

Strength in shared resources

          Artistic expression that unites us all

VSA Kentucky is a member of the VSA Affiliate Nerwork, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

VSA Kentucky thanks the Kentucky Department of Education, Division of Learning Services, for its partnership in educational programming.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency provides operating support to VSA Kentucky with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


The Thoroughbred Classic

The Thoroughbred Classic, put on by the BLUEgrass Runners, is coming up soon! Their Thanksgiving Day race, which benefits Radio Eye and three other local charities, is just a week away.
Since 2006, they’ve contributed almost $20,000 to Radio Eye through the race!
If you’d like to participate, there are two ways to help out. You can run/walk in the race – sign-ups for that are athttp://www.runlexington.com/race.php?RaceID=1583. The one-mile race starts at 8:30 AM. The 5K starts at 9 AM.
You can also volunteer at the race – sign-ups for that are at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dafae2ca4f49-race. There’s a lot of slots to fill, and not all of them are on Thanksgiving. Abby and I will be there from 7-9 AM on Thanksgiving, to help give out race packets.

Good Giving Prizes – Barrel 2

We just need $405 to get to our match goal of $2500!



If you donate $150 – $499 you get to pick 3 items from Barrel 1 plus 2 of the following:

One (1) Buy one tapa, get one free for equal or lesser value

CD Central
One (1) $10 off $50 or more coupon

Collins Bowling Center
One (1) 2 games of bowling for 2 plus shoes

Kentucky Theatre
One (1) pair of movie free admissions

Coffee Times
One (1) pound of locally roasted coffee

Cricket Press
One (1) mini art print from a selection of (10) to choose from

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky
One (1) package containing: 4 free admissions and a private gallery tour

Jeff’s Car Wash
One (1) $10 gift card

Business Lexington
One (1) year (12 issues) Business Lexington and one Book of Lists

The Weekly Juicery
One (1) cold pressed juice