Apr 25 2018 Mayor Fischer’s 2018 Give A Day Week breaks last year’s record with more than 205,000 volunteers and acts of compassion

Volunteers cleaned neighborhoods, built beds for children and collected canned goods for the hungry. They donated bicycles to refugees, fed the homeless from food trucks and collected inspiring stories and scarves for women facing cancer.

Feb 26 2018 Mayor Fischer rallies Louisville for 7th annual “Give A Day” Week of Service, April 14-22

Joined by representatives from local organizations and volunteer committees, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for his 2018 Give A Day week of service.

This year’s Give A Day week is set for April 14-22, although the Mayor noted that many projects will be under way earlier, to avoid conflicts with Thunder over Louisville at the end of the week. Give A Day is an official Kentucky Derby Festival event, and kicks off the festival season.

Apr 26 2017 Mayor’s Give A Day Week sets new world record with over 180,000 volunteers and acts of compassion

Some 1,200 volunteers cleaned up alleys and roadways in Shelby Park, Smoketown, Shawnee and California.  Hundreds gathered at Meyzeek Middle School to build beds for JCPS school children who didn’t have one. More than 3,000 students walked for compassion through downtown Louisville as part of the international WE Day. And still others repaired bikes for refugees or landscaped area nonprofits.

Apr 13 2017 Give A Day Week of Service starts Saturday

Several projects still in need of volunteers through the week, April 15-23

As part of an annual extravaganza of compassion and service, thousands of Louisvillians will be volunteering in ways large and small during the Mayor’s annual Week of Service, which runs Saturday through April 23.

Mar 8 2017 Mayor Fischer rallies community for 'Give A Day' Week of Service, April 15-23

New projects, ways for people to be involved – Early!  

Flanked by representatives of dozens of groups and organizations that either need volunteer help or provide it, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for his 2017 Give A Day week of service.

Apr 22 2016 Wilderness Louisville, community partners bring two new shelters to Jefferson Memorial Forest

Two new program shelters - the result of a major fundraising effort from Wilderness Louisville and with the support of various local businesses – were dedicated today at Jefferson Memorial Forest in honor of Earth Day and Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give A Day week of service.

Mar 18 2016 Mayor Fischer rallies Louisville for fifth annual 'Give A Day'


New projects, ways for people to be involved in this anniversary year  

Volunteers canvassing neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms and fire safety tips. A student-led Walk of Compassion. Tech experts building a new web page for the Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods’ One Love Louisville campaign.

Apr 29 2015 Give A Day Week Produces Over 166,000 Volunteers, Acts of Compassion

The volunteer projects ranged from helping distribute toys to needy kids to renovating abandoned houses for deserving families to repairing bicycles for use by refugees. Those and many other projects and deeds produced more than 166,000 volunteers and acts of compassion during Louisville’s fourth annual Give A Day week of service which ended April 26.

Apr 21 2015 Brightside/Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup Sets New Volunteer Record

Over 12,000 volunteers have signed up and will join together for this year’s annual Brightside/Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify over 190 sites in Louisville. 

Apr 16 2015 Mayor, Volunteers Set to Launch Annual Week of Service

Volunteers will help distribute toys and other items to needy children. Abandoned homes will be rebuilt for deserving families. Elementary students will hold a read-a-thon to fight child abuse and volunteers will build “Little Libraries” to place in West Louisville neighborhoods.

Mar 10 2015 Mayor Rallies Community for "Give A Day" Week of Service, April 18-26

A tractor-trailer load of toys and supplies for school kids in need, bikes for refugees from war-torn countries and a community drive for stuffed animals for kids who have experienced crime, fires or other crisis. Those are some of the projects planned during the fourth annual Give A Day volunteer week April 18-26. The week of service helps launch the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival.

Feb 18 2015 Mayor Highlights City's Compassion During Winter Weather

While visiting with homeless citizens at the St. John Center this morning, Mayor Greg Fischer celebrated the many acts of compassion that have eased the effects of severe winter weather this week.

Jan 12 2015 Mayor to Present Freedom Award to Ed White

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Ed White, the founder of the River City Drum Corps, is the 2015 recipient of Louisville Metro’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Fischer will present the award 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 during the “Keepers of the Dream” community arts celebration dedicated to Dr. King at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall, 501 W. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.

Jan 5 2015 Fischer Pledges Second Term Will Be 'Age of Investment' in City and People

Mayor Greg Fischer pledged today that his second term would be a time of “tremendous capital and human investment” in Louisville and he called upon all 760,000 people to become citizen investors.