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Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
We resolve the most important problems of low income and other vulnerable people by providing high quality legal assistance through direct representation, education, advice, advocacy and coordination with other community resources. We envision a community where all are treated with dignity, respect and fairness and do not lack the basic necessities of life.
The mission of Woodford Theatre (WT) is to provide the best quality theatre in Central Kentucky by 1) involving volunteers in all aspects of our work, 2) utilizing a professionally trained staff to offer educational opportunities in theatrical arts to people of all ages, and 3) maintaining a sound business structure that is fiscally responsible. Our intention is to cultivate an appreciation for live theatre in our audiences as well as valuable and employable skills for our participants.
The Kings Center
Every child needs a safe place. For many in Frankfort, that place is the Kings Center, where children come after school for healthy snacks, homework help, enrichment activities, and time with friends. A safe, nurturing environment where every child has a chance to explore and expand their world. For more than 20 years, the Kings Center has collaborated with organizations and families to provide a safe space for a diverse group of underserved children to connect and thrive - FREE OF CHARGE.
Kentucky Equine Humane Center
The Kentucky Equine Humane Center is a tranquil 70+ acre farm and safe haven for equines in need. Our horses come from a variety of backgrounds. Some arrive here surrendered by their owners and others have been rescued from abuse and neglect. Once healed and (re)schooled these wonderful horses are available for adoption to become someone's best friend and partner.
Community Inspired Solutions
The mission of Community Inspired Solutions, Inc. is to decrease the violence in our community and support the family unit to become productive members of society. Our organization strives to provide individuals with education, training for employment, assist with job placement, life skills education and training, mentoring, and tutoring for the youth, as well as being a resource for assistance with other community issues.
Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, Inc
Junior Achievement's JA BizTown program provides an economics-based curriculum for 5th grade teachers-12 lessons leading to their students' on-site work day at JA BizTown. The curriculum teaches financial literacy, community economics, work readiness & entrepreneurship. During their work day, students are assigned a job in one of the businesses. They may be the Mayor, Forcht Bank President, UPS CFO, UK Healthcare doc, Toyota Team Leader, UK admissions or LEX 18 on-air personality.
Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center
Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center is a community of survivors, volunteers, advocates, and mental health professionals who lead their community to make change. Ampersand serves anyone affected by sexual violence in the 17 county Bluegrass region. Services include: a 24/7 support line, crisis counseling, medical and legal advocacy, free long term therapy, education & awareness presentations, professional trainings, and equine and trauma informed yoga group therapy programs .
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.
Habitat for Humanity of Madison & Clark Counties
Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties partners with homeowners to build or improve a place they call home. Habitat homeowners work alongside community volunteers to build a safe, decent, affordable home that is energy efficient. Habitat also performs exterior home repairs to help low income neighbors maintain housing stability. Many homeowners don't have the necessary resources to perform critical repairs. These repairs restore a good, overall quality of life.
Bluegrass Heritage Museum
The Bluegrass Heritage Museum brings the history of the area to life by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting objects valuable to the history of Winchester, Clark County, and the region. We offer three floors filled with continually evolving galleries focusing on agriculture, Civil War and other military history, instrument-maker Homer Ledford and more.
Scott County Humane Society
We work to save and better lives through successful cat and dog foster and adoption programs, a pet food bank, spay and neuter programs, Kind Kids educational program, and our Adoption and Education Center in Georgetown. Our goals are to save more lives through spay and neuter, adoption placement and through providing educational resources to help homes keep their pets forever so no pet ever finds itself homeless or with their life in jeopardy.
Mission Lexington is a life-saving safety net in the heart of Kentucky. Our free clinics are the downtown lifeline of free medical, dental, mental health, pharmacy, and visions services that transform lives.
Hospice Care Plus
Hospice Care Plus provides hospice and palliative care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Our care team includes nurses, nurse aides, chaplains and social workers. We empower patients to live the highest quality of life, respecting their values, beliefs, needs and those of their families in the six-county area we serve. We also provide care at our Compassionate Care Center, which is a 12-room inpatient facility. We have been serving our community for more than 35 years.
Pride Community Services Organization
The PCSO envisions communities that accept and celebrate each individual. We work to improve the lives of people in the sexual minority and gender expansive (LGBTQ+) community in Central and Eastern Kentucky. We accomplish this by enhancing visibility, empowering community members, and educating the public about issues impacting this community.
Lexington Rescue Mission
Every day, we see people struggling with poverty and homelessness. We provide help to meet their critical needs -- food, clothing, housing, and employment -- and build a relationship of trust to minister to their deeper needs. Through prayer, education, mentoring, and pastoral counseling, we offer healing from the inside out. Ultimately, we invite hurting people into the presence of Jesus Christ, who provides hope for tomorrow and for eternity. Help. Healing. Hope. That's what we're all about.