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Feb 10,2017
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and it has us thinking about the people we love. Naturally, we thought of you!  We appreciate the love and support you have shown United Way of the Bluegrass and our Big Bold Goal, that 10,000 more families will be self-sufficient by 2020.   What else do we love? We're happy to share!     We love connecting our friends in the Bluegrass and beyond to...
Nov 02,2016
As I became more aware of the homeless community on my commute to work I wondered everyday what their day was like. What do they do all day? What if I didn’t have a home to go to at night and depended on community services for food and shelter? It weighed on my heart and I knew I had to walk in their shoes at least for day. So last year, after much prayer and thought, I shadowed a homeless woman...
Mar 04,2016
On March 4, 1921, at a meeting in city hall, 22 Lexington organizations that were engaged in some form of social services work voted to organize the Lexington Welfare League. Many of the organizations were dependent to a large extent on the public for funds to carry on their activities. By combining efforts, they sought to achieve a unified and collaborative response to community needs. Although...
Feb 11,2016
What: Idea Festival (IF) - IF Youth Day When: April 21 Who: Free admission for middle and high school students! IF Youth Day is free to middle and high schools students of the region, and will feature a unique IF Career Maker Faire, featuring hands on exhibits and demonstrations from colleges, universities, businesses and industries. It will also focus on college and career choices, and STEM...
Jan 26,2016
January is National Mentoring Month, and we can't think of a better way to kick off the year than by celebrating the men and women who make a difference in the lives of others. We can have mentors during many stages of our lives, but arguably, having a mentor as a child is most important. According to Mentor, The National Mentoring Partnership, those who are considered at-risk children but had a...