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.

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.

Dec 6 2016 Mayor announces U of L Compassionate Cities Index

Also reveals that Louisville honored for 5th time as a Model City of Compassion

Mayor Greg Fischer, joined by representatives of the University of Louisville and local and international compassion organizations, today announced a new Compassionate Cities Index.

Jul 11 2016 Living The "Nature Rich" Life - Saturday, July 16

richard louv

Community invited to join conversations about living
“nature-rich” lives 
with author Richard Louv

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 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 18 2015 Louisville’s commitment to the environment, local food, air quality highlighted during Royal Visit

Louisville’s commitment to creating a healthier and more sustainable city — along with its many public and private partnerships to develop a robust local food system —  will be highlighted during a day-long visit by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive Friday for a series of events, lectures and meetings that have also attracted national and international guests including:

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.

Feb 6 2015 Mayor Sets Goal of 2,500 Summer Jobs for Youth

Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged businesses and organizations to put 2,500 young people in jobs this summer by supporting his SummerWorks program.

“Successful business people often want to give back to their community in ways that are meaningful and lasting,” Fischer said.  “While there are many opportunities to contribute, there are few as impactful and far reaching as giving a young person a positive start in the workforce.”

Jan 13 2015 Louisville Has Plan to End Veteran Homelessness by 2016

Mayor Greg Fischer and The Coalition for the Homeless today unveiled an ambitious plan to eliminate veteran homelessness in Louisville by the end of this year. The initiative, titled Rx: Housing Veterans, will find permanent housing for the 360 known homeless veterans in our city and will rely on the resources of more than 15 local agencies.

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.

Nov 18 2014 Mayor Receives National Leadership Award for Compassion

Citing his progress in making Louisville a globally-regarded city for caring and compassion, a coalition of international organizations has honored Mayor Greg Fischer with a City Leadership award for compassion.