As we look to GIVE, ADVOCATE and VOLUNTEER today in celebration of the 2020 Campaign Kick Off for United Way of the Bluegrass, we’ve encouraged you to #ShareYour24. One of the ways to share your time is to create toiletry kits for those experiencing homelessness. Soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other basic hygiene items can be added to a zip-top bag and dropped off at one of our four dropoff locations.
Want to know more about the UWBG partner agencies serving as drop off locations? Read below to learn about the work they do, and how you can deliver a hygiene bag.
The Hope Center (Lexington)
The Hope Center cares for homeless and at-risk persons in Lexington through comprehensive services that address the underlying causes of homelessness. The Center offers multiple programs and works hard with their clients to rebuild their lives and re-establish self-sufficiency.
You can drop off your donations at 360 West Loudon Avenue between 9am and 5pm on September 24th or 25th. For contactless delivery, call 859.252.7881 upon arrival.
Catholic Action Center (Lexington)
Founded in 2000, the Catholic Action Center provides a hospitable, safe and accepting place for those suffering from homelessness. They provide individuals with food and shelter, and connect them to services. Their goal is to provide guests with a welcoming environment where their basic needs can be met with dignity.
You can drop off your donations at 1055 Industry Road on Thursday, September 24th. Please drop off the items at the far left door facing the road, and plan to wear a mask during the drop off.
Simon House (Frankfort)
Simon House provides shelter and services to homeless women who have children or are pregnant. The organization serves with the pillars of excellence, integrity, service and compassion in mind to produce self-sufficient and productive members of their community. They also help crime victims and assist low-income families by providing them with essential items on a short-term basis.
You can drop off your donations at 101 St Clair Street Suite #2 Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9:30am and 5pm.
Elizabeth’s Village (Georgetown)
Formerly known as Scott County Hospitality House, Elizabeth’s Village began with a dream to serve the homeless population in Georgetown, KY. They provide transitional housing, education, support services and community partnerships for women. Their goal is to provide a safe space for all women in need of assistance and who want to become self-sufficient.
You can drop off your donations at 207 South Hamilton Street any weekday between 11am and 3pm.
If you would like to participate in the #ShareYour24 initiative, but aren’t able to put together a toiletry bag, we are accepting donations for the 2020 campaign. You can make an online gift by using the button below, or by texting UWBG to 91999. United, we make a big difference in our community!