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Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank announces matching donation program with Huggies as demand increases

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, a nonprofit and member of the National Diaper Bank Network, announced a matching campaign in partnership with Huggies®. Now through Aug. 30, for every dollar donated to Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, Huggies will match dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. The program was formed in response to the increasing need for diapers in the Cincinnati area during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We...

Campbell County Historical Society, bursting at seams, teams up with Horizon Funds for new space

The Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society is bursting at the seams. “We wanted to procure four filing cabinets for our growing number of genealogical records,” said Historical Society President Steve Battistone. “Finding someone to donate them is no problem – we just have absolutely nowhere to put them. We also have people holding exhibit items they wish to donate until we...

Apartment Association provides assistance for renters — food and rent — during the pandemic

Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky apartment owners have raised and contributed more than $100,000 for rent assistance and food donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through its Apartment Association Outreach (AAO) – a 501c3 not-for-profit organization – the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association (GCNKAA) has provided assistance for renters during these challenging...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra offering nostalgic ‘old fashioned band concert’ at Ft. Thomas’ Tower Park

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will continue its 26th summer series with an “old fashioned band concert” at Fort Thomas’ Tower Park Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. on August 8th. “The Band Played On” will bring back memories of those sweet days when towns folk gathered in the summer to hear their own local or national touring concert band perform at the bandshell or gazebo....

Advancing Equity: Homelessness disproportionally affects people of color; everyone deserves a home

Part of a series by NKY’s nonprofits who stand together against racism and any acts that dehumanize people. By Danielle Amrine Welcome House of Northern Kentucky Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc. is a homeless non-profit located at several locations throughout Covington. Founded in 1982, Welcome House has worked to provide a continuum of services to take some of the region’s most vulnerable...

Prichard Committee seeks nominations of a parent for Beverly Nickell Raimondo Award

The Prichard Committee’s Beverly Nickell Raimondo Award is designed to annually recognize the outstanding work of an individual whose work reflects the goals and ideals of the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. Beverly Nickell Raimondo The award is named in honor and memory of Beverly Nickell Raimondo, who was instrumental in the development of the Commonwealth Institute for Parent...

Seventeen small businesses get grants from Duke Foundation/NKY Chamber for pandemic recovery

Seventeen local, minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses are receiving assistance as they continue their path to economic recovery as a result of a partnership between the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation (NKY Chamber) and Duke Energy Foundation. More than 160 businesses applied for the NKY Small Business Recovery Grants for Minority-, Women- and Veteran-Owned businesses, which...

United Way to expand NKY Digital Equity Initiative for Students to Grant County, opens up virtual learning

United Way of Greater Cincinnati will expand its NKY Digital Equity Initiative for Students into Grant County, supplying 128 additional households with six months of internet service so K-12 students can fully participate in virtual learning. The expansion partnership involves Cincinnati Bell and The RC Durr Foundation. United Way and The Durr Foundation each pitched in $5,000 to serve the Grant County...

Vision Zero NKY: Slow Streets Project contest open — apply for grants for safe streets ideas

The Devou Good Foundation (DGF) has extended the deadline to enter the NKY Slow Streets Project Contest in response to the limitations created by the coronavirus. The contest furthers DGF’s mission to help Northern Kentucky thrive by improving the safety of the roads for all users by inviting qualifying groups and organizations in Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties to enter. The winners of the...

Brennan Center Analysis: The false narrative of vote-by-mail fraud; mail ballots essential during COVID-19

By Wendy Weiser and Harold Ekeh The Brennan Center for Justice If we are to have safe, healthy, and fair elections this year in the face one of the worst pandemics in a century, Americans must make widespread use of mail ballots. Election administrators and other leaders from across the political spectrum have urged support to make the necessary adjustments to their election infrastructure....

Advancing Equity: Our children are watching; help them grow up in a nation that lives by its creeds

Part of a series by NKY’s nonprofits who stand together against racism and any acts that dehumanize people. By Denise Steward Learning Grove Learning Grove’s ask of our families and our communities is to pair the words “equity” and “urgency.” As a result of George Floyd’s murder and subsequent broad and enduring civil protests, there is a growing awareness that something is fundamentally...

Backpacks & Breakfast annual event makes changes because of pandemic; register for backpacks here

Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to Northern Kentucky students from low-income families but not at the annual Backpacks & Breakfast event that many families have relied on but rather through a sweepstakes this year. Because of concerns about spreading COVID-19, the Backpacks & Breakfast event that Northern Kentucky Harvest has hosted annually for the past 19 years...

Last call to purchase Girl Scout ‘Cookies for a Cause’ — at GS office Erlanger on Saturday 1-6 p.m.

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) is hosting ‘Kentucky Girl Scouts Cookies for a Cause’ – a last chance cookie sales event on Saturday, July 25 at four locations throughout Kentucky, in Lexington, Erlanger, London and Ashland. After July 25, Girl Scout Cookies will no longer be available until next year’s cookie season begins in January 2021. Due to COVID-19, this year’s...

NKY’s Abigail Bruns among students named Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Ambassadors

Two Kentucky students have been named National Youth and Young Adult Ambassadors by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for demonstrating leadership in fighting tobacco use in their communities. These young leaders were among 133 youth and young adults from 33 states who participated in the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ Digital Advocacy Symposium, a five-day online training session focused on building...

CABVI’s annual Yes You Can 5k walk/run will be ‘virtual’ — participate safely anytime Aug. 8-9

CABVI (Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired) will host its 21st Annual Yes You Can 5K Walk/Run to support services for people with vision loss Saturday, August 8-Sunday August 9. This year, CABVI will ensure the safety of participants by making the event a virtual experience. This means participants can walk or run anytime and anywhere they choose. In order to be considered for...