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COMMUNITY

Our communities are part of the Houchens Industries story. We work to partner with nonprofit organizations not only in our hometown, but everywhere we go.

We know the value of our nation’s nonprofits and the impact they have on our communities, which is why we work to partner with multiple organizations. With involvement from our employees and customers, we strive to reach new goals each and every year to help meet the needs of our charitable partners.

The Center for Courageous Kids is a year-long medical camp located in Scottsville, Kentucky that provides a week of fun for children and their families that suffer from life-threatening medical conditions at no cost!

Houchens Industries is a long standing supporter of the Center for Courageous Kids. Houchens provides a month long campaign at over 100 stores which allows customers to donate money for the children to attend camp each year. In 2017, Houchens raised $40,118 for the Center for Courageous Kids! With Houchens support, dozens of children got to attend a stress-free fun week at camp this year!

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on childhood cancer and other chronic illnesses. Each year, St. Jude hosts a fundraiser called the St. Jude Dream Home where the community builds a brand new home valued around $450,000 that is given away in a raffle.  All proceeds benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Houchens Industries is a proud sponsor of St. Jude and the Dream Home giveaway. Houchens provides ticket outlets at select store locations where tickets for the Dream Home can be purchased for $100 each. Houchens also provides an incentive for this campaign of a full year of free gas and groceries to those participants that purchase their ticket early. 

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The Boys and Girls Club of Bowling Green is a safe place for children in the community that provides services to meet the needs of Bowling Green’s youth. 

Houchens Industries has been the presenting sponsor the Boys and Girls Club of Bowling Green for over thirty years.  Houchens has hosted the Boys and Girls Club Golf Scramble, and continue to excel in raising money to support this organization. In 2017, Houchens raised $152,250 for the Boys and Girls Club of Bowling Green!

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Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that provides financial information to children all around the world. Junior Achievement currently participates in 121 countries serving nearly 200,000 children each year.

Houchens has been a long-time supporter of Junior Achievement and is fully committed to JA's purpose of inspiring young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Houchens is the annual presenting sponsor of the Junior Achievement Mini Corvette Challenge, the signature fundraising event for Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky. With Houchens' support, Junior Achievement has impacted tens of thousands of students across southern Kentucky.

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The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization that speaks on cardiac care in effort to help prevent heart disease and stroke. Houchens Industries partners with the American Heart Association by hosting Corporate Recess events throughout the year.  Corporate Recess consists of fun, low-impact games to get employees moving and provides information about cardiac health.

Houchens is also a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. It is designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, and creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the whole family! Houchens Industries engages in the Heart Walk by setting a fundraising goal and encourages employees to participate. The Heart Walk is a great way to promote health and wellness in the workplace, and encourages healthy behaviors all throughout the year! 

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Houchens has been a long-time supporter of the efforts of the American Cancer Society and has been an important partner in fundraising for the organization in all of our communities. 

From corporate donations to local community events, Houchens continues to raise money in the fight against cancer. Each year, Houchens partners with ACS in a month long campaign to raise money in 131 stores. The Grocers Against Cancer campaign allows customers to purchase a pink ribbon as they check out.  Each ribbon helps provide research, support, and helps those battling breast cancer. In 2017, Houchens raised $34,320 during the Grocers against Cancer campaign!

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Muscular Dystrophy Association is committed to saving and improving the lives of kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases. MDA cares for kids and adults so they get the best treatment. They empower families with services and support hometowns across America to help them thrive and stay independent, including summer camps for kids, support groups, equipment assistance and more. Houchens Industries is a proud supporter of MDA by providing a month long fundraiser each year where customers at 148 of our stores can donate money at checkout. In 2017, Houchens Industries raised $54,605 for MDA. 

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