As a donor, you can make a significant difference in partnering with us to reach hundreds of NKY individuals who are in need of shelter or are precariously housed. Your investment will to continue to increase awareness of the issue of homelessness and provide long lasting change in our community of ending homelessness.
How do the dollars you donate help our Shelter? The unit cost for a guest to stay in our Shelter is currently $17-22 per night. We derive our unit cost by the total cost of operations (utilities, water, phone, staffing) per night divided by the amount of guests we serve each night. We also factor in volunteer hours and food donations.
Your support is vital to the success of ESNKY and the guests we serve. Whether you give give $5, $500 or $5,000, your donation is providing much hope in the lives of our guests. Please consider giving monthly to provide ongoing support. Here are the ways you can support ESNKY:
Want to make a cash donation to our shelter?
Please send to
ESNKY P.O. Box 332, Covington KY 41012
How do the dollars you donate help our shelter? The unit cost for a guest to stay in our shelter is currently $17.00-22.00 per night. We derive our unit cost by the total cost of operations (utilities, water, phone, staffing) per night divided by the amount of guests we serve per night. We also factor in volunteer hours and food donations.
Our Monthly Bills
Our shelter is fortunate to have low costs as our building is owned by the Kenton County Fiscal Court and it is leased to us for $1.00. We also are blessed to have a majority of our material needs donated by the generosity of individuals, churches and businesses. Our expenses include utilities, phone, water/sewage, waste removal, insurance and staffing.
Kroger has a community rewards program that aids in our Shelter’s fundraising. If you shop at Kroger’s and have a Kroger plus card — a percentage of your purchases will come to our shelter on a quarterly basis. You do not pay extra – it’s a donation made from Kroger from your normal purchases. By registering your Kroger card and buying food for your family you enable the shelter to have money to provide food for others. We were blessed to receive nearly $3000 last year, so please sign up today!
If you need help, please call our shelter and ask to speak with Angela Barthauer, and she will walk you through the process.
Here are the steps:
1. Have Your Kroger plus card in hand and go to krogercommunityrewards.com
2. Register your card by clicking on “sign up today” under New Customer
3. Follow all the steps to register.
4. Then go to my account, and look for Community Rewards section
5. Choose the shelter – our number is 82763.
While holiday shopping on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and anytime, don’t forget that Emergency Shelter of NKY can receive up to 0.5% of your purchases from smile.amazon.com. It’s giving in two ways!
Simply register at smile.amazon and select Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, Inc as your charity.
Shop the same way they would on amazon.com, and the AmazonSmile Foundation automatically donates 0.5% of those eligible purchases to the designated organization — with no maximum.
Also, if you are logged into your regular amazon or prime account – before you pay – it reminds you to switch over to smile.amazon before purchase without actually exiting your regular account.