Louisville



Louisville

Our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky is no different than any other region we serve. We have diverse groups yearning to work together to achieve a common goal. We want to bridge the gap of various areas in Louisville by creating conversation, enhancing the community and building lasting relationships for our town through community impact projects such as alley clean-ups and home repairs.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali, Louisville’s Hometown Hero

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Louisville • Home Repairs • Urban Immersion •

Explore
1 day

Inspire
1 night

Impact
2 nights
Empower
Up to 5 nights
Check out our Louisville Urban Immersion Packages!

The trip payment is a charitable donation and non-refundable, but is transferable to a future trip or another participant.

See IRS Publication 526

www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf

Explore Louisville with this full-day experience throughout the area.

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$40/person donation
6-20 participants
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Includes:

  • Meals
  • T-shirt
  • Project supplies
  • Accommodations
    • Retreat Space for 18 people

Sample Schedule

Feel inspired as you get to know the community overnight.

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$75/person donation
8-18 participants
Morning or evening arrival

Includes:

  • Meals
  • T-shirt
  • Project supplies
  • Making choices activity
  • Accommodations
    • Retreat Space for 18 people

Sample Schedule

Create an impact and build relationships in this one-of-a-kind experience.

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$150/person donation
8-18 participants

Includes:

  • Meals, except one lunch
  • T-shirt
  • Project supplies
  • Making Choices activity
  • Accommodations
    • Retreat Space for 18 people

Optional:

  • Big Four Bridge
  • Heritage Tour
  • Explore local eats
  • Guest speakers
  • McAlpine Locks and Dam

Ask your trip coordinator for other local activities!

Sample Schedule

Empower yourself and others! Spend a week in the area.

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$300/person donation
8-18 participants

Includes:

  • T-shirt
  • Project supplies
  • Making Choices activity
  • Guest speakers
  • Reflection dinner
  • Accommodations
    • Retreat Space for 18 people

Optional:

  • Big Four Bridge
  • Distillery Tour
  • Heritage Tour
  • Bik Tour
  • Karaoke at Check’s
  • Mega Caverns
  • McAlpine Locks and Dam

*Each additional night + $75/person

Ask your trip coordinator for other local activities!

Sample Schedule



Urban Immersion: What is it?

For years, Hand in Hand has dreamed to serve locally. In 2016, a Louisville Center Ignite team made this dream a reality with the Louisville Urban Immersion Program.

This program devoted to building relationships in our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Prompted by a local pastor the question arose, “Why are you flying over your own mission field?” With need in our own backyard, it was time to reevaluate how we lend a hand and how we change lives. 


Our Work in Louisville

This program invites you to work with local residents on a variety of accessibility and home repair projects determined by the community itself.

Volunteers take part in area activities and eat at neighborhood restaurants. We offer day trips for any size group and overnight immersion trip opportunities for groups of up to 18 individuals. We welcome individuals, churches, youth groups, colleges, and businesses.

Check out our packages above!

If you or a group is interested in participating or creating a service day, please contact Allison Ridenour at (502) 459.9930 or allison@myhandinhand.org to get started. Donate now.

Urban Immersion Retreat Center: See Photos

Our international headquarters in Portland is the perfect place for a retreat, business meeting or service opportunity. Whether it’s a one-week alternative college DSCN0241spring break or an overnight ladies’ church group, a full-day immersion/service day or you just need a meeting space for a couple of hours, our facility can suit a variety of needs.

The retreat center also houses our volunteers as they participate in community impact projects. They will stay in the second floor of our Louisville office building, which has been converted into living space with sleeping for 18 individuals, bathrooms, a full kitchen, a seating/lounge area, and a multi-purpose room for gathering.

Click here to take a virtual tour. You can also check out the retreat center by joining an “Explore the Mission” tour! (Check out more photos here!)

Community Connectors Monthly Volunteer Program

Are you a stay at-home parent, retiree, student or just looking to get involved once a month? Join us the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on a community project. Groups work on a variety of projects include: replacing floors, small repair projects, painting, neighborhood cleanup, etc. Skills are not necessary. Contact allison@myhandinhand.org for more information or 502-459-9930.

*All dates are $20 and are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.*

Testimonials

“The highlight of my trip was getting to meet and eat dinner with Donna and Waverly (the family the group was working with). Not only did they bring us laughs, they also provided a new perspective regarding Louisville. It made the work we had done throughout the week more personal.” – Simone W., Boston University

“I feel like you and the group of people that you bring with you are my angels from God! I’m so grateful and I feel so blessed for the first time in my life. Thank you so much!” – Donna D.