Charity a Go Go
WELCOME to the second annual "Give Till it Hurts" issue of Ace.
As the holidays approach, many of us look around for ways to give back to the community.
Unfortunately, we don't always have the best ideas about what to give or when to give it (e.g., one shelter told us they're inundated with "helpers" who want to come serve food on Thanksgiving Day, but they could better use the assistance at some other time - when they're not flooded. Still others DEPEND on help 365 days a year, and are sometimes forgotten in the holiday rush.)
So, several weeks ago, we published an ad inviting area non-profits to contribute their "wish lists" for the holidays, and we asked them to be specific about the types of items, and volunteers they needed. Here they are in alphabetical order, divided by category.
Remember to give till it hurts. After that, write a check. Then consult your friendly tax professional about the gifts that keep on giving.
Lexington Fair Housing Council
Contact: Teresa Ann Isaac
Bluegrass Animal Welfare League, Inc.
Contact: Virginia Morris
· Elementary school teachers to sign up for our kind news programs that we donate to teachers that are truly interested in teaching humane education to their students. The materials are from the Humane Society of the United States and very popular and very effective!
Home At Last
Contact: Victoria King
· Dog houses · Cat and dog collars · Food Bowls · Cat Litter · Cat perches, cubbies and toys · Leashes · Dog Toys · Dog & Cat crates · Straw and hay · Water Buckets · Computers, printers, scanners, and zip drives. · Lumber · Medical supplies: Interceptor or Heartguard, Panacur, syringes, first aid kits · Fencing materials · Air Conditioners and fans · Discounted printing services · Riding lawn mowers · Water tanks · Office supplies of any kind · Foster homes
Lexington Humane Society
Contact: Susannah Harris
· Laundry detergent · Dry puppy food · Dry kitten food · Dry dog food · Cat litter (clay, low grade, NOT scoopable) · Towels, all sizes · Electric clippers (heavy duty, durable) · Digital thermometers · Bleach · $$ financial donations · Dog shelters in new or good condition
Items may be delivered to shelter any Monday through Friday 9-5 at the Administration building, or Monday through Saturday noon to 6 at the Shelter building.
ARTS & CULTURE
Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras
· Copy machine (document feeder, collator, two-sided copies capability) · Part-time alumni volunteers
Lexington Art League
With offices and gallery space located in the historic Louidoun House in Castlewood Park, the Lexington Art League presents 10 to 15 exhibits annuyally at its two galleries, the Loudoun House and the MetroLex. These exhibits feature work by Lexington Art League members, as well as regional and national artists in juried and invitational shows. The Lexingotn Art League also organizes the July 4th, mayfest, and woodland Arts Fairs as well as 4th Friday alternative happy hours. Lexington Art League offers ongoing classes in ceramics, open studio figure drawing sessions, and workshops in a variety of media.
· Folding machine (for folding letters for mass mailings) · Volunteers to help with receptions and/or daily office help · New office telephone system · Funding for restoration of Loudoun House · St. Francis statue for courtyard (recently stolen)
Arc of the Bluegrass
· Household furniture (e.g. beds, chairs, Tables, couches) · 2 electric cooking stoves
Minds Wide Open
Contact: Crystal Bader
·Art supplies (such as colored pencils, acrylic paint, brushes, ink, charcoal, pencil sharpeners, canvas, acid free paper, etc.) · Volunteers
Moveable Feast Lexington
· Volunteers to drive delivery routes- 1 route takes about 90 minutes- we drive 7 routes, 365 days a year. · Cash donations to pay for food stuff
First-Link of the Bluegrass
· Cases of 24-pound copy paper · 2 four-drawer filing cabinets · Laptop computer carrying case · Office desk with return (secretarial) · Office chairs with or without arms
Kentucky River Foothills
· Pick-up truck in working order to haul donated items · Passenger vehicle in working order to transport foster children to parent visitation · Volunteer to maintain PCs and computer network in Madison, Clark, Estill and Powell Counties. · Furniture, household items
The next session will be January - March 2001.
· Personal computers (new or used) · Voluteer drivers to transport woemn from other counties to and from meetings · Volunteers with child care training to provide care during meetings · Volunteers with experience to help research and write grants · Volunteers to cook and bring to one evening workshop meals for 15 · $500 sponsorships of individual women who want to go through the program · Sponsors for $1000 art scholarships for women talented in music, art, or writing · Professional women mentors to guide one woman for a 10-week period
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