KyForward is offering this “Non-Profit Wish List” to connect you with local organizations who help meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable. If you know of an organization that would like to submit Wish List requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• One Woman One Day: For a donation of $78, you can help support one of the women at the Chrysalis House as they work toward recovery.
• Click here to make a donation.
• Visit chrysalishouse.org
• Volunteers to “glean” – collect and deliver donated fresh produce on weekdays during business hours.
• Gleaning supplies such as rakes, buckets and gloves.
• Gas cards so we can fill-up truck for gleaning runs.
• A printing partner to donate the printing of annual report, brochures, posters, business cards, etc.
• Storage space to store buckets, gloves, containers, clippers, etc.
• Support for t-shirts and name badges to identify volunteers (approx. $1,300).
• Sponsor for our “Gleaners’ Gala,” which is a year-end thank-you event for our volunteers (approx. $1,000).
For more information, click here.
• Donations of clothing and any household goods (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, chairs, sheets, curtains, small appliances, etc.) can be dropped off at 614 E. 7th St. from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. Mon-Fri., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday.
• Any clothing donations are welcome, but God’s Garments is always in need of men’s pants, average and large sizes, and large -ized women’s clothing. God’s Garments offers people a means to obtain needed items with no hassle or pre-approval.
• Email email@example.com for more information.
• General Food Donations: Food donations from individuals or families are always accepted and welcomed. Donations can be made at the God’s Pantry warehouse (1685 Jaggie Fox Way) during normal operating hours. In addition, residents of Fayette County can make their donation at any Kroger store by placing the food in our donation barrel near the customer service desk or exit.
• Other Ways to Give Food:
– Kroger Bags – all Fayette Kroger Stores stock pre-made bags of food (vegetables, fruit, meat and pasta products) valued at $2.50, $5 and $10 located near the checkout lanes. Simply pickup a bag, have it scanned and drop it in the blue barrels on your way out of the store. Your charitable donation is registered on the receipt.
- Checkout Hunger – Kroger Stores also have coupons valued at $1, $2, and $5 located at the checkout lanes. To make a donation, simply rip off a coupon and have it scanned. Your charitable donation is registered on your receipt.
• Call 859-255-6592 or click here for more information.
Habitat for Humanity
• For job sites, Habitat for Humanity is in need of: Hammers, tape measures, speed squares (framing squares), nail aprons, chalk lines, gift cards to Lowe’s or Home Depot (to purchase the above items).
• For Homeownership Education Classes: Granola bars (with expiration date summer 2013 or later), cheese and cracker packets or similar (with expiration date summer 2013 or later), fruit snacks (with expiration date summer 2013 or later), 1-1/2″ three-ring binders (any color, any brand) with clear front pocket, pens. Gift cards to Staples, Target, Office Depot, Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, etc. (to purchase the above items)
• Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Lexington Habitat for Humanity Administrative Offices located at 700 E. Loudon Ave during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. For questions, please contact Megan Meserve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-252-2224 x109.
• To volunteer, Habitat for Humanity has created a new website to make volunteering simple. Click here to sign up.
Habitat still needs construction volunteers for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. If not handy with a hammer, there are a number of other volunteer opportunities:
Summer Construction Internship
This is a unique opportunity for college students preparing for careers in architecture, interior design, carpentry or related fields. This unpaid position will provide students with hands-on construction, design and leadership experience with a reputable nonprofit. To apply, click here.
Habitat needs volunteers to take care of the 16 lots where families will have homes built or remodeled. The lots need mowing twice a month and kept free of debris. Habitat is looking for individuals or groups willing to “adopt” a lot. Volunteers may also be needed to sod and plant shrubs and flowers at the new homes.
Habitat’s construction designer is looking for true Jack-of-all-trades to serve as construction intern/apprentice(s). Duties will include ordering and transporting supplies, keeping the warehouse organized and assisting project managers at build sites. Volunteers will be asked to commit at least four hours a day on three days a week for at least three months. Construction experience and computer skills are required. This would be an ideal opportunity for retirees, college students and tradesmen. It is an unpaid position. To apply, please send a resume’ and references here.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to work at our offices on Loudon Avenue. If you have administrative and customer service experience and are proficient with Microsoft Office – and you have a few hours to volunteer each week – please contact Risa Richardson at email@example.com.
If you have retail, customer service or interior decorating experience, we could use your help at the ReStore located at 451 Southland Drive. Volunteers must commit to work as a cashier, greeter, warehouse assistant, merchandising assistant or phone operator at least four hours each week. Store hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers can register by clicking here and schedule an orientation. For more information, contact Linda Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to work with our deconstruction program. Volunteers will assist with salvaging items – construction materials, windows, doors, floorings etc. – from homes, businesses and commercial properties for sale in our ReStore. For more information, contact Linda Reeves at email@example.com.
For any and all opportunities, contact volunteer coordinator Risa Richardson at 859-252-2224, ext. 108 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, click here.
• In need of backpacks
• Collecting new socks (men and womens), toothbrushes and tooth paste, hats and gloves, blankets
• Email email@example.com for more information
Kentucky Pink Connection
• In need of donations and volunteers for fundraising events
• Call 859-309-1700 with questions or for more information
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
• In need of household goods – pots/pans, dishes, flatware, sharp knives, cups, glasses, towels, bed linens (full and twin sets), cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, buckets, televisions with converter boxes and antennae, lamps.
• Furniture to furnish apartments – couches, chairs, side tables, coffee tables, dining tables and chairs, dressers, beds, shelves
• Financial contributions to assist with rent and utilities for refugees who are seeking employment in these challenging financial times.
• KRM needs these items year-round, as refugees are arriving in Lexington all the time during the year. Smaller items may be dropped off at the KRM office at 1206 N. Limestone, in Arlington Christian Church. Call the office to arrange pickup of larger items.
• Contact Dabney E. Parker at 859-226-5661 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lexington Rescue Mission
• Monetary donations to feed and care for hungry men, women and children. Single bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, single blankets, toilet paper, hygiene items.
• Take donations to the Lexington Rescue Mission at 444 Glen Arvin Avenue
• Call 859-881-9600
or email email@example.com
• Food items include: canned or fresh tuna, salmon, chicken, lunch meat, milk, eggs, mayonnaise, condiments, dried beans, fruit and bread. Other needed items are winter coats, warms shirts and pants, socks and underwear, soap bars, shampoo, shaving items and deodorant.
• Drop off donations at 185 Elm Tree Lane
• Call 859-259-3434
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ronald McDonald House Charity of Lexington
• Collecting paper towels, toilet paper, gift cards to home improvement/discount department/office supply stores, AA or D batteries, cereal and antibacterial wipes.
• To discuss donations or for more information call executive director, Sarah Warner Lister at 859-266-8683 or email her at email@example.com.
The Salvation Army
• Food items frequently needed include: canned meats, beef stews, pasta and spaghetti sauce, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables. Clothing for adults and children is always appreciated, but should be in good condition. Other needed items are diapers, personal care items, and household items for shelter residents who move into a home – toasters, microwaves and linens.
• Call 859-252-7706 or visit salvationarmy.org for more information.
Temple Adath Israel
• Requesting donations for their community garden project and for the completion of Holocaust museum.
• Call Sandee at 859-2979 for more information.
• Volunteers are needed in the Lexington area to help low-income families file tax returns to claim valuable federal and state credits. This unique volunteer opportunity can put up to $5,891 in the pockets of a qualifying family with just one hours of volunteering.
• Volunteers are needed between the end of January and April 15 during the day, evenings and weekends at multiple sites throughout Lexington and Central Kentucky.
• Call 859-233-4460 ext. 303 or go to uwbg.org for more information and to register.