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January 21, 2016

UNITED WAY 2-1-1, LEXINGTON POLICE TEAM UP TO DISTRIBUTE BLANKETS

 

February 4, 2015

United Way of the Bluegrass is pleased to announce that it is a 2014 grant recipient from The Pentair Foundation.  Last September, United Way launched a big, bold goal for the Central Kentucky community that 10,000 more Bluegrass families will be self-sufficient by 2020. <more>
 

January 22, 2015

{C}{C} {C}{C} {C}{C} {C}{C} Local residents can receive valuable help this tax season through the Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Project (CKEEP), which is providing free tax preparation assistance at 17 tax sites around Central Kentucky. <more>
 

November 26, 2014

United Way of the Bluegrass is joining forces with a local Walmart and moving company for the second year to “Fill the Truck” with new toys and coats to benefit local children in need this holiday season.   <more>

 

October 3, 2014

{C}{C} {C}{C} {C}{C} Schools posted remarkable gains and achievements with a number of schools scoring at distinguished and proficient levels.  At the state and district level, graduation rates and college and career readiness rates continue to <more>

 

March 4, 2014

United Way of the Bluegrass is gearing up for ROCK UNITED, presented by Lexmark International on Friday, March 7 at Buster’s Billiards and Backroom. The show will feature some of the area’s best musicians and bands, including <more>

 

January 10, 2014

Bechtel Parsons Awards $100,000 Contribution to United Way of the Bluegrass

With a $100,000 combined contribution to the United Way, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass and its employees illustrate a strong commitment in the New Year toward making a better Bluegrass. United Way will invest the contributions in local programs and initiatives working to advance the common good in education, financial stability and health throughout Madison County and Central Kentucky. Bechtel Parsons’ annual employee contribution campaign concluded in December and marks its largest total in contributions to date. <more>

 

January 2, 2014

United Way of the Bluegrass will be relocating later this month to a leased space within the Lexington Herald-Leader building on Midland Avenue.  After extensive consideration and review, United Way’s Board of Directors has supported the move. <more>

 

November 26, 2013

United Way of the Bluegrass is joining forces with select Walmart stores to “Fill the Truck” with new toys and coats to benefit local children in need this holiday season. <more>

 

November 20, 2013
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP LOW-INCOME FAMILIES FILE FOR TAX CREDITS

Volunteers are needed in Central Kentucky to help low-income families file tax returns to claim valuable federal and state credits. This unique volunteer opportunity can put up to $5,800 or more in the pockets of a qualifying family with just one hours of volunteering.  <more>

 

October 22, 2013
BANK ON BLUEGRASS, AN INITIATIVE OF UNITED WAY OF THE BLUEGRASS ANNOUNCES ITS OFFICIAL LAUNCH

Bank On Bluegrass, an initiative of United Way of the Bluegrass announces its official launch. Bank On Bluegrass is a community-wide partnership designed to help individuals open bank accounts and develop money management and savings plans by promoting financial literacy and improving access to mainstream banking services for low to-middle-income individuals and families. <more>

August 8, 2013
AVANTOR™ PERFORMANCE MATERIALS PROVIDES THE UNITED WAY OF THE BLUEGRASS $3,000 TO SUPPORT A BOLD GOAL FOR EDUCATION IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY

Avantor™ Performance Materials, a global provider of performance chemistries and materials, recently provided $3,000 in funding to the United Way of the Bluegrass to support the organization’s Community Conversations initiative, which brings together diverse segments of the region to discuss their shared vision for education and the community. <more>

 

May 30, 2013
United Way of the Bluegrass Honors Richmond Honda for Outstanding Campaign

Richmond Honda was recently recognized by United Way of the Bluegrass as the new and outstanding partner for the 2012-2013 Workplace Campaign. On Tuesday, May 14 at the annual LIVE UNITED Awards Reception in Lexington; Richmond Honda was honored as United Way’s “Rookie of the Year.”  In its inaugural campaign, Richmond Honda exhibited a true commitment to improving the community of Madison County and the lives of all Central Kentuckians by achieving the highest per capita employee participation and donation level among all of United Way’s newest partners. <more>
 

May 28, 2013
United Way 5K on the Runway Set for Saturday, June 15 at Blue Grass Airport

United Way of the Bluegrass and Blue Grass Airport have partnered to host the second annual United Way 5K on the Runway, presented by BC Wood Properties on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 AM. Community sponsors include Bates Security, BB&T, APS Communications and Bluegrass PRIDE. <more>

 

May 23, 2013
United Way of the Bluegrass Receives Verizon Foundation Grant to Help Support STEM Learning

United Way of the Bluegrass announces the continuation of the STEM Infusion program through the Madison County School District, in thanks to its recent receipt of a Verizon Foundation grant. <more>

 

May 15, 2013
Countdown to Kindergarten Gearing Up to Launch Its Third Year

Kindergarten students entering Fayette County Public Schools this August can look forward to a variety of fun, free and educational activities this summer through the Countdown to Kindergarten program. <more>

 

May 22, 2012
Countdown to Kindergarten Kicks Off Second Exciting Year

Incoming Fayette County Public School kindergarten students will once again have their summer calendars filled thanks to Countdown to Kindergarten. With the efforts of local organizations, any child registering to start kindergarten at a Fayette County School in August 2012 will be offered free and low cost activities to prepare them for their first day of school. <more>

 

March 12, 2012
United Way of the Bluegrass and FamilyWize announce savings of $257,200 in everyday prescription costs for local residents

United Way and FamilyWize are proud to announce that their partnership has saved the people living and working in Central Kentucky more than $257,200 on everyday prescription costs. <more>

 

March 8, 2012
Trailblazers Lead the Way to Better Education in Woodford County

Did you know that in the United States, this generation of children is expected to have less education and less income than their parents?  Are you aware that there are children, right here in Kentucky, who need additional help in the classroom simply to remain in their age-appropriate grade level in school? <more>

 

February 8, 2012
United Way of the Bluegrass President Elected to National United Way Leadership Position

Bill Farmer, President of United Way of the Bluegrass, has been elected to serve on United Way Worldwide’s National Professional Council, a leadership body advising on issues of importance to United Way both nationally and in local communities. <more>

 

January 19, 2012
Fast and Free Tax Preparation for Qualified Taxpayers in the Bluegrass

Fast and free tax preparation and filing is being offered to households making less than $50,000 by United Way and local partners. The free service aims to help Central Kentuckians claim overlooked tax credits and receive the tax returns they have earned. There is a particular emphasis on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and on quick returns. <more>