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Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving in Lexington

Thanksgiving is a time when families come together. They laugh, they catch up with each other and, more than anything else associated with this particular holiday, they eat. But far too many families, for any number of reasons, are without the resources for turkey and all the trimmings. It could be the economy. It could be illness. It could just be bad luck. For those fortunate enough to have the resources, as opposed to those who don’t, Thanksgiving is also a time to open your hearts and get into the spirit of giving. Donate what you can, whether it’s time or resources to one of these, or other, charities operating in the Lexington, Kentucky area, to help those in need this Thanksgiving.

Lexington Charitable Organizations
Photo by Rene Mayorga

United Way of the Bluegrass

This organization is focused on finding jobs and dealing with matters of housing and education for the residents of Anderson, Bourbon, Clark and several other counties in Lexington. Through United Way, people obtain vital health and human services like food, housing and medical care. Assistance is also available for victims of domestic violence and people with addiction issues.

  • Phone: 850-233-4460

Logan Charities

Founded in 2011, this charity is focused solely on assisting families with children who are facing life threatening illness. Volunteers are needed to raise funds and provide families with basic household supplies, such as food and toiletries. Logan also needs volunteers to give and procure clothes and toys, means for gas and groceries, especially efficient pre-paid cards. Of great help would be time donated by child care professionals, such as psychologists, social workers and people from the medical fields.

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  • Phone: 859-317-4209

Lexington Leadership Foundation

LLF was founded in the late 1990’s and is a charity with Christianity at its core. With their mission statement in mind, volunteers are needed to help reach out to the less fortunate through a variety of programs. Amachi, for example, is a mentoring program. This program’s goal is to unite responsible adults, who have positive attitudes and a desire to help, with young people who have at least one parent serving time in state or federal prison.

LLF’s website is a comprehensive listing of more of their programs, along, with forms for registration purposes.

  • Address: 1750 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY
  • Phone: 859-277-3087
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Happy Thanksgiving!

These are just three of the many Lexington, Kentucky volunteer organizations who need homeowners to give their time this Thanksgiving. Please consider donating what you can, whether in terms of time, goods, money, services or any combination of these, to make this holiday season something those who are less fortunate can happily look forward to this year.

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Nick Ratliff

Former electrical engineer & MBA Graduate turned Realtor in 2004

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