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Making A Difference: Event Aims To Help Non-Profits

Posted at 3:24 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 17:46:34-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– An event coming to Lexington aims to help non-profits learn how to move into the tech age.

Alex Dixon with Make A Mark knows just how important a non-profit can be.

“As a kid, I was homeless for a short period of time. I’m a purple heart veteran, so I’ve been involved with veterans groups so, they’ve made a really big impact in my life,” said Dixon.

When he found out about Make A Mark, he knew he wanted to bring the nationwide program to Lexington.

“Make A Mark is a 12-hour design and development marathon,” said Dixon.

Dixon said the event benefits non-profits by giving them free help in technology, an area they may not be focusing on but need to make their organization visible.

“They don’t have a lot of the time, resources, or even the knowledge to develop a website or to keep a logo updated,” said Dixon.

Make A Mark ‘Make A Thon’ will be March 30 at Awesome Inc. They’ll be helping with everything from web design to app development.

Non-Profits and “makers” are encouraged to apply. Makers are those who get the work done, illustrators, web designers, anyone with the creative skills who can help complete these projects for the non-profits.

“Hopefully it helps develop a little bit of a closer bond between the organizations that really help our community and the people who design for,” said Dixon.

Non-profits, Makers, and volunteers must apply here.