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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?
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.
What: Idea Festival (IF) - IF Youth Day
When: April 21
Who: Free admission for middle and high school students!
United Way of the Bluegrass is excited to work with The Lyric Theatre, Lexington PAL and other Central Kentucky organizations to offer a series of family friendly, fun and FREE events! Check out the listing of events below:
All events will take place at The Lyric:
300 East Third Street
Lexington, KY 40508
At United Way of the Bluegrass, we enjoy celebrating our successes with our supporters at the end of each year. This year has brought many successes worth celebrating. Our supporters, partner agencies and the UWBG staff have worked hard to make strides toward the Big Bold Goal - 10,000 more families will be self-sufficient by 2020. This is a community initiative to help our neighbors as they work to take care of themselves, by themselves.
'Twas the week of Christmas, and at UWBG,
The staff is all working, we're busy as can be.
The posters are hung around the Bluegrass with care,
In hopes that our community's support would be there.
And what to our wondering eyes did appear?
The support of our friends, both far and near.
More rapid than eagles, the supporters, they came.
Too many to mention. Too many to name.