Current Funded Agencies

The Junior League of Lexington awarded $30,000 in grants to 15 deserving community agencies for 2018.  In addition to financial support, the League will provide more than seventy-five volunteers to serve these agencies.  Our volunteer support add an additional estimated $5,000 of value to the agencies:

      

  • Allegro Dance *NEW* - Support two Inclusive Dance Outreach programs for children with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other specific needs (4 Voluneteers)

  • Arbor Youth Services Bus passes for 15 people living in their Supportive Housing Program (4 Volunteers)

  • Bodley Bullock House - Support repairs of garden gate & water damage for the safety and preservation of the property to attract rental income (10 Volunteers

  • Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass - Cover furniture request for their Future Social Worker Workspace, which allows students to get on the job training and provide support for the children at CAC (5 volunteers)

  • Community Action Council Will pay for Volunteer Stipends for their Poverty Simulation. Volunteers are persons who have come from poverty. They will play the role of the debt collectors in the simulation (4 Volunteers)

  • God's Pantry - 350 Backpacks for their backpack program providing meals on the weekends for children in need (6 Volunteers)

  • Honor Flight KY *NEW* Sponsor the flights for eight veterans on a one-day flight that will take American Heroes to Washington DC and will receive a hero’s welcome to their Nation’s Capital (5 Volunteers)

  • Kids Cancer Alliance - Support the Meals and More program by providing meals for kids & families with children undergoing oncology treatments in the hospital (5 Volunteers)

  • Lexpecto Patronum *NEW* - Support one school of 5th graders and equip them with the civic engagement and entrepreneurial skills needed for them to engage as change agents in their community and the program was adapted into a one day Harry Potter themed format for this event. It is a way to re-spark their engagement, and celebrate achievement, before moving on to middle school. (4 Volunteers)

  • Living Arts & Sciences Center - Support the Day of the Dead festival reaching over 3,000 community members and educating them on the traditions and art forms associated with this Latin American Holiday (5 Volunteers)

  • Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency - To support an outreach campaign for their Long Term Care program for patient with Dementia. (5 Volunteers)

  • OWL - Sponsor their Resume Blitz program, which is two-hour long event where unemployed or underemployed attendees have the opportunity to meet with real professionals from their community in a "speed-dating" format (6 Volunteers)

  • Paris Animal Welfare *NEW* - Support PAWS Pet Food Bank Program to reduce pet relinquishment by easing animal costs for families experiencing financial hardships. (4 volunteers)

  • Step by Step *NEW* - Support three events for participants in their Mentor Program for single mothers between the ages of 14-24, their children, and their mentors plus 50 GA Horse Show Tix for a 4th event (5 volunteers)

  • Voices of Hope - Sponsor "Overdose Awareness Day 2017", a Lexington event that aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma of drug-related death. (5 Volunteers)