Five Ways to Give This Month


As Thanksgiving Day approaches, it’s the perfect time to give thanks by giving back to our community. There are so many causes in Lexington that need your help. Here are five simple ways you and your family can make a difference this holiday season! 

  1. Proceeds from two upcoming races will benefit GleanKY, a nonprofit that gathers and redistributesexcess fresh fruits and vegetable to nourish central Kentucky’s hungry. Sign up to volunteer for, or run in, The Gobbler on November 24th and The Thoroughbred Classic on November 28th. Contact Bekah Worster: [email protected] 
  2. The Salvation Army needs volunteers to GleanKY, a nonprofit that gathers and redistributes ring the bells at Red Kettle stands throughout Lexington from November 29th - December 24th. A few hours of your time this holiday season provides The Salvation Army with funding to shelter homeless women, feed hungry families and educate at-risk children throughout the year. Children are welcome to participate with an adult. Contact Megan Couch: [email protected]
  3. Fayette Country Public Schools needs volunteers for the R.E.A.l. Men Read Program to Rea to elementary students for one hour per month from November 20th 2019- March 27th 2020. R.E.A.L. stands for “Read,Excel,Achieve,Lead” and it’s a national read-aloud program that puts volunteers in schools to build students’ literacy skills. For more details and availability at your local elementary school, contact R.E.A.L. District Coordinator, Christian Adair: [email protected][email protected]
  4. Volunteer for the Lexington Humane Society “Picture Your Pet with Santa” fundraiser and help with registration, handling animals, and assisting Santa and photographers. Or, LHS is always looking for donations of pull-tab canned cat food and/or dry kitten chow. Contact Meghan Bostic: [email protected] 
  5. Stock the Step By Step Christmas Store with new, unwrapped toys for babies and children up to 9 years old. The young single moms in Step By Step shop for their children with points they earn as they reach program milestones. Gifts can be dropped off December 2nd-6th at Immanuel Baptist Church. Contact Tanya Torp: [email protected]

To learn more about these nonprofit and over 400 others, visit Or if you want to learn more about the work of Blue Grass Community Foundation and how they can help you better organize and simplify your personal or business giving call 859.225.3343 or email Lauren Parsons: [email protected]