Compassionate Louisville: Compassionate Acts Make Our City Sparkle

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Louisville has its red carpet rolled out for Kentucky Derby visitors, who may or may not realize the thousands of compassionate acts that have gone into making the city sparkle.

A record 205,000 acts of compassion and volunteerism took place as part of Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give a Day Week. That number includes more than 19,000 people who joined the Brightside and Passport Health Plan Spring Community Wide Cleanups, removing litter and debris from neighborhoods, parks and schools.

Nowhere is the need for compassion more pronounced than in the healthcare field. Compassionate Louisville’s Healthcare Constellation co-sponsors a special program, along with Passport and Insider Louisville, to recognize and honor those who have shown a sincere commitment to compassion in their daily lives. Dozens of people from throughout the city’s health care sector were nominated for awards, and seven were recognized as winners at the Third Annual Commitment to Compassion Luncheon at the Frazier History Museum in February. Click here to read more about two of them.


Registration opens for 2018 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup

Registration for the 2018 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup – scheduled for Saturday, April 14, all around the Greater Louisville area – has officially opened.

Last year’s Spring Community-Wide Cleanup saw over 17,500 volunteers clean up our city, and this year we want to shatter that number! Teams can register by calling (502) 574-2613 or by clicking here. Any group that is interested in taking part should register by the end of March to ensure that they get all of the information and supplies needed.

The event is a great service opportunity for boy/girl scouts, sports teams, faith groups and community organizations – it could even be a corporate team bonding opportunity!

Cleanups are an integral part of Brightside’s mission and without the help of volunteer groups, and many other volunteers throughout the year, Brightside could not achieve its goal of a cleaner, greener Louisville.

Neighborhoods can hold their own cleanups at any point throughout the year – Brightside can provide gloves and bags for each Neighborhood Cleanup and works with Solid Waste Management to have the collected litter bags picked up.

For more information, please click here.