Every Friday, the Center for Interfaith Relations encourages a specific action intended to strengthen the community. Since launching in April, the series has uplifted dozens of nonprofits helping diverse populations. At times, we’ve recommended actions as simple as remembering to vote or checking on friends or family who are living alone. The overarching theme: to show care and compassion for each other and our communities.
This week’s #CommonAction highlights the Mayor’s Give A Day, a celebration of community service carried out with the support of Metro United Way. And this year, it’s lasting all month long! Mayor Greg Fischer said: “Whether you give an hour, a day, donate blood, give food, clothing or simply help a neighbor, everyone can do something!” Each spring, volunteers span Louisville to commit selfless acts of compassion. Neighbors clean up streets and parks, collect goods for people in need, and repair homes. They read to students, mentor, assemble care packages – and much more.
Click here for volunteer opportunities or to learn more.
- Support local vaccination efforts
- Read about Black history
- Check on your elders during these trying times
- Support Sparrow House in west Louisville
- Take the #HeartsForHeroesChallenge
- Check out local COVID resources and vaccine plans
- Volunteer with the COVID vaccine effort
- Urge Mayor Fischer to extend Eviction Moratorium
- Support Catholic Charities of Louisville
- Shop local to support your community
- Grace Kids: A Church for Children
- Change Today, Change Tomorrow (Blessings In a Backpack)
- Fund for the Arts (Interactive Map)
- Louisville Story Program
- Check on your friends and family
- Metro Louisville Volunteer deliver emergency food boxes
- COVID Remembrance
- Louisville Prays
- Blessings in a Backpacks Louisville Chapter
- Register to Vote
- Grace M. James Academy of Excellence—school supplies
- Louisville Story Project Kickstarter for Latest Publication
- Young Authors Greenhouse
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
- Visit CIR Resource Page—Read Racial Justice books. View list on our resource page.
- Louisville Community Grocery
- The National Young Farmer Coalition/KY Black Farmer Fund
- Visit CIR Resource Page
- Support Black Owned Businesses
- Louisville Family Justice Advocates