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CASA of the Bluegrass
CASA of the Bluegrass utilizes community volunteers to act as Court Appointed Specials Advocates (CASA Volunteers). CASA Volunteers are appointed to serve children who have entered the Family Court System as a result of abuse and/or neglect. They advocate for the best interest of children by completing investigations of the child's situation and offering recommendations concerning the child's needs and future.
Refuge for Women
Refuge for Women is the country's largest long-term recovery program for women who have been sexually trafficking and exploitation. Refuge for Women is expanding the fight against human trafficking to reach those most vulnerable - our students. Our newest prevention program aims to reach students across Lexington with an educational program about sexual social media safety.
Friedell Committee for Health System Transformation
The Friedell Committee provides an independent citizen's voice advocating for an effective, coordinated, accountable health system to make Kentucky "Healthier, Wealthier & Wiser."
Boyle County Education Fund, INC
We help help grow and support programs that offer a diverse educational opportunity for all Boyle County students!
Urban League of Lexington
The Urban League: LIVE | LEARN | LEAD LIVE: Affordable Housing Providing a safe and affordable place for families to live that allows students to focus on their academics. LEARN: Youth and Workforce Development Providing job training, college and career readiness, college scholarships and reducing youth violence. LEAD: Advocating for equality and equity. Developing leaders and advocating on behalf of low-income families for social and economic equality.
Newton's Attic is dedicated to providing students with highly unusual educational experiences and providing STEM (Science Technology, Engineering Mathematics) educational resources to parents, students and teachers. Our mission is to stimulate interest in science and engineering through exciting hands-on projects, classes and summer camps.
Blessing Hands has helped students with educational needs since 2005. We have been helping students in the Philippines since 2012. Our emphasis is on helping those who help themselves and others. We teach our sponsored students to be blessing hands to others. Our students are all ages from kindergarten through college. We are presently in 5 provinces of China. With this GoodGiving Challenge, we are starting a new sponsorship program in the Philippines with RiverSprings School in Manila.
KyADAPT is the only organization in the state that exists solely to serve deaf and hard of hearing adults with other disabilities. We focus on providing learning experiences to assist our clients to live safely and as independently as possible. We also assist clients to obtain needed services from other agencies and to achieve personal goals. With the Housing Authority of Danville, we operate a small residential program in Danville. We are a Heart of Kentucky United Way Community Partner.
Lexington History Museum, Inc.
We preserve, protect and present Lexington's history through all media and in person.
Thoroughbred Charities of America
TCA's mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. As a large grantor of funds in the Thoroughbred industry, TCA raises money for distribution to approved organizations that support Thoroughbred rehabilitation, retraining, and rehoming; backstretch and farm employee programs; and equine-assisted therapy programs.
Friends of Hemp
Friends of Hemp is growing the U.S. industrial hemp industry through education and opportunity. We are improving access to education, producer grants and small-business grants. Formerly Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation, we collaborate with local and national organizations to enhance market development of the re-emerging hemp industry.
LexPhil is Central Kentucky's only professional orchestra. We present world-class live music performances right here in Lexington with our orchestra of outstanding musicians, guest artists, and soloists. We bring educational opportunities to young people throughout central, eastern and southern Kentucky to help build the next generation of innovative thinkers. And our community outreach initiatives focus on access to the arts in diverse and under-served communities.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services support services.
KY Refugee Ministries/Lexington
KRM provides resettlement services to refugees admitted through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. In 2018, we hope to welcome ~240 newcomers, and will continue serving hundreds of already-arrived families. Efforts are aimed toward self-sufficiency and successful integration into the community. Recent arrivals originated from DR Congo, Ukraine, Bhutan, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. We proudly serve clients regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation.
Arbor Youth Services
Arbor Youth Sevices has provided shelter and support services to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth for over 40 years and is the only emergency youth shelter in Central Kentucky. AYS serves over 400 youth from Fayette and surrounding counties each year through our three core programs: MASH Drop Inn Emergency Shelter (6 weeks-17 years) Supportive Housing and Outreach (18 - 24 years of age) Project Safe Place