Kentucky Gives Day!
It's Kentucky Gives Day
We know we promised we won’t constantly hit you up for donations, and we mean it. But we’re making an exception today for KY Gives Day.
We at the Lexington Writer's Room are thrilled to be a part of this effort that helps highlight the work of hundreds of nonprofits and raise funds for their important work.
Our why: The Lexington Writer’s Room exists to create an inclusive, collaborative, and supportive environment where local writers produce more work and expand their readership.
Why we’re needed: Many writers work in isolation. To build a sustainable career, writers need a productive workspace, accountability partners, collaborators, professional connections, and support. And it's got to be affordable.
Why the LWR is special: The Lexington Writer’s Room is a work and gathering space deliberately designed with love to build community, focus, and creative inspiration. We offer much more desks and a stage.
Why this year's KY Gives Day is doubly important: On March 31st, a fire spread into the building where our space was located. We lost nearly all our furniture and supplies. We've begun the process of re-building and re-opening - a significant challenge after weathering two-years impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We're well on our way and are thankful for the tremendous support we've received from the community.
If you're able, we'd appreciate your support during the KY Gives Day Campaign. #KYGives22 Check out our KY Gives Day page here and donate here today. (After the fundraiser closes, please donate via our website as usual.)
Want to contribute in another way? We’ve updated our wishlists — and we’re so, so grateful to all of you who’ve pitched in with funds or items or both!
We also have a range of T-shirts available via Bonfire, which we receive a cut of the proceeds from, including a tongue-in-cheek one we made recently when we discovered our new location at High Street will have frosted glass on the door.
And here’s that Ky. Gives Day page once more.
We hope our next update will be about our plans for reopening and when we can show off the new space! We have a big work day planned this weekend at which many of our writers will be practicing inexpert assembly, to be sure, but we’re feeling confident about it nonetheless.
Thanks again for your support! We appreciate it more than we can say.