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Louisville Gets Into Giving For The Holidays



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Louisville’s small businesses and nonprofit organizations are the heart and soul of this city. They provide its wonderful weirdness as well as the compassion that the Derby City has become known for. So this holiday season, we gave back and showed our appreciation through the first-ever Yelp Louisville’s Guide to Giving.

This promotion included five Yelp events, an 800+ item local gift guide, Yelp Foundation Gives Local, the Customer Service Appreciation Project and highlighting other events that give back.

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More than 300 thank-you notes were written by 50 people to 200 Louisville businesses as part of our second annual Bountiful Buy Local Thank You with the Louisville Independent Business Alliance, held at Gallery K & Coffeehouse. Nearly $400 was donated to the Center for Women and Families through two Coffee Giving Hours with Vint Coffee and Heine Brothers’ Coffee, and Heine Brothers’ contributed a $200 match. Four large bags of toiletries, home goods, school supplies, blankets and other items were donated to Home of the Innocents through a fundraiser at Lydia House. Children’s pajamas were donated to The Pajama Program through a special Offstage event with Actors Theatre.

And as part of the first-ever Customer Service Appreciation Project, Yelp Louisville elves surprised 10 Louisville customer service workers, who were praised by name in Yelp reviews, with gift baskets full of items donated by Louisville businesses. The reviews were nominated by members of the Yelp Elite Squad. See pics of the recipients and their laudatory reviews here.

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Thanks to these sponsors, which made giving so much fun! 

Actors Theatre of LouisvilleBernoulli Small Batch Ice CreamCrescent Hill Craft House240sweetManny & MerleLouisville Independent Business AllianceGallery K & CoffeehouseFond of LouisvilleLydia HouseVint CoffeeHeine Brothers’ CoffeeTaxi 7 of Louisville

It was great to be able to give to these nonprofits.

The Pajama ProgramHome of the InnocentsCenter for Women and Families

And thanks to these Louisville businesses and groups, which generously gave to our Customer Service Appreciation Project gift baskets.

Art EatablesSweets by MillieLouisville Visitors CenterMakers MarkRainbow Blossom Natural MarketsGifthorseRevelry Boutique GalleryCopper & KingsSingle Barrel SoapsBlack Dog CandlesHeine Brothers’ CoffeeLouisville Independent Business Alliance

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