I’m so excited to be a part of the wonderful blogging community of Lexington, Kentucky. Not only are we bloggers that attend events together in the city, we bounce ideas off of each other, and most importantly, we are all actually friends. If you follow us on instagram or watch our instagram stories, you’ll likely see us together pretty often. This holiday season, the Lexington Blogger Community has teamed up to spearhead fundraising efforts to celebrate love and community in the city that we love – Lexington, Kentucky.
Lexington is the 60th largest city in the United States (and is continually growing and growing). While it is not exactly a huge metropolitan area yet, it is still a rather close-knit community for its population size (over 315k) made of great and friendly people. In fact, Lexington was ranked the second most generous city in the United States. We wanted to help out by using our reach and presence to raise awareness for a great organization – the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center.
Twenty percent of shirt sales (seen in photos) will directly benefit the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, which is an organization made up of people with diverse backgrounds, skills, and philosophies who are united by a commitment to end sexual violence. The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center serves the 17-county Bluegrass Region. There are offices located in the following communities: Lexington, Danville, Georgetown, and Richmond. All funds raised will benefit local survivors by funding a 24-hour crisis line, legal representation, community education, and more to end sexual violence in Kentucky. Won’t you help us spread love in Lex?!?!
Kentucky has some pretty alarming statistics about rape, sexual assault, and sexual violence against women (and men!)