Contact – Brenda Spencer
For general information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of Stewart Home School is the complete and total care of our special needs students and the fulfillment of all their needs – physical, educational, social, vocational and spiritual.
Since 1893, Stewart Home School has provided a community where people live in a nurturing environment, and participate in programs designed to specifically meet their individual needs. Our students pursue skills in self-sufficiency, academics and vocational programs in a setting that stimulates self-confidence, and encourages personal happiness.
Franklin County Women’s Shelter
Contact – Linda Martin – KY DEP – Divison of Water
The Franklin County Women’s Shelter provides emergency, temporary or transitional housing to women and women with minor children. The Shelter also provides assistance to women and their families in stabilizing their lives and securing long-term housing.
For more information or to donate, go to http://www.fcwomenshelter.com
K.I.D.S. of Danville, KY
Conact – Clyde Hammons
For info – K.I.D.S. Facebook Page
This group was started in order to help children going through tough times. I realize whole families may be hurting, but the children are the main concern. This is a non-profit organization. The only ones gaining anything are kids. Each month on the 15 one family will be chosen out of the families the fondation knows about.
Contact – Dana
Simon House provides a home for six women and their children who were formerly homeless. Their holidays will be brighter because they have a place to live at Simon House. Your contributions make all the difference! Please use the donate button on the right to make your Christmas and year-end donations to help these families.
Simon House is a nonprofit transitional living facility for homeless adult women who are pregnant or have children. In collaboration with other agencies and organizations, we provide a safe, stable, and healthy environment that encourages, educates, and empowers residents to become self-sufficient and productive members of our community and the larger society.
For more information or to donate – http://www.simonhouseonline.org/
Sunrise Children’s Service
Contact – Dale Suttles
Sunrise Children’s Services provides care and hope for hurting families and children through Christ-centered ministries. Sunrise Children’s Services has been at the forefront in the fight to protect Kentucky’s children since 1869. Today, Sunrise is a home for children who have been abused and neglected — children whose lives have been scarred by unspeakable physical, sexual, and emotional abuse — and who have been removed from their homes. Through Sunrise, more than 1,000 children are served each day through foster care, residential treatment facilities, family services, and independent living.
Read the Advocate Messenger article about us – Family Donates Cards
If you have any questions or would like to learn more ways to help Kentucky’s hurting children, please contact us at (800) 456-1386 email@example.com.
Ronald McDonald House
Contact – Hal Hedley
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana is to provide a home away from home� for families of children receiving healthcare at area medical facilities while also lending support to other organizations who aid children. Head over to their site and give them some support – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana!
Ronald McDonald House
Contact – Sarah Warner
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass exists to create and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and to strengthen families by keeping them together in times of medical need.
Ronald McDonald House
St. Louis, Missouri
Contact – Front Desk
Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home, or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mom and dad close by for love and support.
Our Ronald McDonald Houses provides a home-away-from-home� for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child â€“ not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.
Our Houses provide the comforts and conveniences of home for as little as $5 per night and no family is turned away because of their inability to pay.
We allow families to face the weight of illness together and to focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.
Check them out at – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis!
Rainbows for Kids
St. Louis, Missouri
Contact – Sally Rains
Rainbows For Kids has three areas of focus: entertaining the kids and families, supporting cancer related charities and research projects in hopes for a cure, and operating the Rainbow Prayer Chain, where volunteers pray for those who need prayers.
Our main source of revenue is an annual Fundraiser, the Rainbows for Kids Gala. The more money we raise, the more activities and services for the families can be planned. Some activities recently put on for the families are: a baseball team for the kids, bowling parties, Mom’s Spa Day, and hospital parties.
Cancer can cause people to lose their jobs because they have to take their children to treatment, so Rainbows for Kids has also been able to help some of the families on an “emergency” basis with paying their house payment or the electric company. Rainbows For Kids is there to help any family of a child with cancer or another serious illness in the St. Louis area in any way possible.
Aside from the many parties and events we sponsor for the children and their families, Rainbows For Kids supports several free camps and organizations. Annie was invited to attend Camp Rainbow, a free camp for kids with cancer, and because she loved it so much, Rainbows For Kids began supporting Camp Rainbow. Another charity we support is Basket of Hope, a group which distributes baskets to newly diagnosed families.
Head over and check them out and give them a donation – Rainbows for Kids!
Big Brothers – Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
Contact – BJ Mayhew or Susanne Sanders
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs�) and children (Littles�), ages 7 through 16, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Click HERE to find out more about the great folks at BBBS of Kentuckiana!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It’s also why we’re able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models in one-to-one relationships.
Contact – Officer Joedy Gilliland
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
Anderson County Little League
Contact – Gabe Uebel
We donated cards to every Anderson County Little League player.
Brooklawn Child and Family Services
Contact – Missy Fountains
Brooklawn Child & Family Services is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents and Children and has been providing hope and healing to young minds and hearts since 1851.
Brooklawn is committed to providing services that are cost effective and responsive to the unique needs of each child, always in close cooperation with the parents or guardians, referring agencies, and funding sources.
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati provides a supportive home away from home� for families and their children, who are receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or other area hospitals, regardless of their ability to pay. Ronald McDonald House Charities also awards grants to local not-for-profit organizations serving children through a portion of donations from McDonald’s customers and Global Ronald McDonald House Charities’ matching funds.
The Children’s Home of Cincinnati
Contact – Michelle Carey
Since 1864, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati has made a meaningful, long-lasting difference in the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and their families. Last fiscal year, over 6,600 individuals were deeply impacted by our mission: to transform the lives of vulnerable children through individualized treatment and education services that build the skills and confidence to succeed in life
Beech Acres – Foster Change
Contact – Jennifer Taylor
Add in Clermont, Warren, Butler and the other Greater Cincinnati Counties and the number of youth in need is tremendous. Each child deserves a stable and secure home. Foster parents invite our community’s most vulnerable children into their families to provide a safe, loving environment to grow and thrive in.
While becoming a foster parent is the ultimate gift, there are many other ways to to get involved and change the life of a child. You don’t have to become a Foster Parent to be a part of the change. Our community’s foster families need your help, and there are lots of ways to get involved. Click here to get involved NOW.
Beech Acres Parenting Center has provided children with safe, loving foster homes for over 30 years. But we need YOUR help. It’s time for all of us to step up and effect real change for children in our community. Become a part of the Foster Change. Explore this site to learn about all the ways to help.
Boys and Girls Haven
Contact – Jamie
A Home and a Future
Our mission is to shelter, heal, and teach young people to become productive and healthy members of our community. While our services have expanded over the years, our mission to serve young people and families, regardless of race or creed, has remained constant for over half a century.
Private, non-profit and nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), Boys and Girls Haven is located at 2301 Goldsmith Lane in Louisville and is a member of the Foster Family Treatment Association (FFTA), Children’s Alliance of Kentucky, Alliance for Children and Families and Greater Louisville, Inc. Since its founding, Boys and Girls Haven has touched the lives of more than 3,500 abandoned, abused and neglected children.
Home of the Innocents
Contact – Marissa
Louisville’s own Home of the Innocents, a private, non-profit agency that has been in operation for 130 years, served almost 2,000 children last year. The Home provides services to assist those who are facing severe crisis, including:
- Residential and community-based services to children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. These services include short or long-term residential care, a home for pregnant and parenting teens, crisis shelter services, and therapeutic loving foster care services.
- The Home operates a hospital-like and home away from home environment for medically fragile children, children who are dependent on technology to sustain life, as well as children who are terminally ill. The Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center gives each child personalized care with an expert team of doctors, nurses, and therapists. Each child receives on-site educational opportunities and takes part in fun activities such as swimming, art projects, and community outings.
- In-home and in-school support services are provided for children with autism. Children with autism and their families struggle with very little help and often few resources. The Home provides these families with a wide-range of services and effective treatment with lower overall costs.
Although the children we serve require various levels of care, they are children first and residents or patients second. The Home has helped thousands of children, and hundreds receive care on any given day. For many of these children, the Home is where hope begins.
The Home’s donors are happy to know that 87 cents of every donation dollar goes directly to helping the kids.
For more information or to make a donation to the Home, please call 502-596-1025 or click here to donate online.
The King Center
Contact – Candace Hanes
The Kings Center is a faith-based, non-profit community center located in Frankfort, Kentucky at 202 E. Third Street. It has been serving the Frankfort/Franklin County community for more than 13 years, and offers quality structured programming year-round for young people, ages 5 through 18. Incorporated for the purpose of creating opportunities and hope for children and their families, the Center is named for three Kings� important in the lives of our participants: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Peggy King, a Community and Environmental Advocate; and Jesus Christ, the King. The Kings Center is governed by Faith United, Inc., a board of individuals representing many facets of life in Frankfort/Franklin County. Board members serve voluntarily, and provide oversight and support for the Center and its activities.
You can visit them at – www.kingcenter.org!
Contact – Nicole Barber
The Sunshine Center intends to address the problem of child abuse in Frankfort, Franklin county, and the surrounding areas. The target population includes the adult survivors and child victims in our community who have been, or are currently suffering from abuse. The mission of the Sunshine Center is to create a safe, neutral and nurturing environment for children and families in our community through: Education for improved parenting and life skills; Counseling and referral services to break the cycle of abuse; Charitable interventions to support families in crisis; Strengthening public awareness and understanding of the impact abuse has on families and children; and Supervised visitation with a non custodial relative to establish or maintain a relationship between the child and the relative (parent, grandparent, other). In summary services available are victim therapy, parenting classes, supervised visitation, and crisis intervention.
Eligibility: For victim therapy: The individual must be a victim, witness, or survivor of some form of abuse, i.e. child abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse. For other services:Â Anyone with these needs
Executive Director: Nicole Barber firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact – Dave Steel
Your YMCA is based on Christian principles and everything that happens within this organization incorporates the values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility. As a member, you will find a sense of community and family. At the YMCA, you belong! If you wish to get involved there are many opportunities to volunteer and contribute to help build strong kids, strong families and a strong community.
We offer a variety of activities included in the categories of health & fitness, aquatics, youth sports and childcare. You can volunteer to coach a youth sports team, serve on a committee or assist with our Annual Giving Campaign so that no child is turned away from a YMCA activity.
St. Joseph’s Children’s Home
Contact – Kathy Ott
We understand the challenges families face. Values change, families are uprooted and disrupted; unexpected events overwhelm them. Our programs are designed to help families in need of quality child care.
As always, St. Joseph places great emphasis on helping children, providing a loving environment in which to learn, and an atmosphere that a vulnerable child needs during times of family crisis. St. Joseph has adapted to the current needs of families, remaining faithful to its original commitment: the growth and development of children.
St. Joseph, located in Crescent Hill on the outskirts of downtown Louisville, is surrounded by shade trees and 40 acres of land. The building was built in 1885.
Visit them at – http://sjkids.org/
Gilda’s Club of Louisville
Contact – Chelsea Wagner
Gilda Radner once said, Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I would rather not belong to. While many people can relate to this statement whether they have been diagnosed with cancer or have someone close to them who has there is now such a club in our community of which they can be happy to be a part.
Gilda’s Club Louisville’s mission is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends. Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities.
Check them out at – http://www.gildasclublouisville.org/
Ronald McDonald House
Contact – Tiffany Cobbs
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Chattanooga provides a home away from home� for families of seriously ill or injured children and supports programs that improve the health, education, and well-being of children. The cornerstone programs are: the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.
Ronald McDonald House, a 26 bedroom facility, serves as a home away from home each year for approximately 600 families with critically ill or injured children in nearby Chattanooga hospitals. The Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside Children’s Hospital at Erlanger offers families a place to rest, wash clothes, take a shower or nap steps from their children’s bedside. It is open 12 hours a day for anyone with an immediate family member in Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, Siskin Hospital, or Erlanger Hospital. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a state-of-the-art mobile unit.
Ronald McDonald House Charities also offers 40, $1,000 scholarships annually, to area high schools seniors. The RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program is funded in part through donation box promotions at local McDonald’s restaurants.
You can visit them at – Ronald McDonald House – Chattanooga, TN
Children’s Home – Chambliss Shelter
Contact – Paulette, Elizabeth Sexton
The Children’s Home is an Early Childhood Education and Care Program, that operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. This unique program serves children from six weeks to twelve years of age, with all fees based on the parent’s income; a sliding fee scale. There is a strong emphasis on early learning to insure that when children graduate from this program to attend pre-k or kindergarten, they have been given the best possible start in life to help each child reach his or her full potential. The program is based on Creative Curriculum and every child is assessed annually to determine appropriate developmental progress.
“Summer at the Home” is a special time for all children, as the program provides a summer camp environment with numerous activities and field trips for the school aged children.\
Head over and check them out at – Children’s Home – Chattanooga, TN
Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Contact – Ansley Kellerman
Changing perspectives. Changing lives.
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs�) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.
Visit them at – Big Brothers/Big Sisters – Chattanooga, TN
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Contact – Corey Anderson
Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) Cincinnati provides educational opportunities and stability to motivated, underserved youth through residential and community-based programs.
BHGH Cincinnati targets academically capable and motivated children with unstable home lives due to such problems as poverty, guardian’s drug and/or alcohol abuse and guardian’s death. The organization targets children throughout Greater Cincinnati, concentrating on Hamilton County.
Children enter the residential program between the ages of 9 and 14, voluntarily, with support from guardians. They live in supervised homes through high school graduation. Community-based program scholars receive the same mentoring, tutoring, tuition support and quality programming as residential scholars, while continuing to reside with their families. Additional educational opportunities include summer enrichment programs, educational workshops, and internship and job placement.
BHGH Cincinnati expects each program graduate to attend postsecondary education and supports them, emotionally and financially, through college completion.
BHGH is a privately-funded, non-profit organization withe 15 national affiliates and 3 international.
Ronald McDonald House
Contact – Lady at Front Desk (01.12.2013)
Ronald McDonald House Children of the Ohio Valley began in 1989. In 2007 we revised our by-laws and elected a new board of directors comprised of regional community members, key management from both Deaconess and St. Mary’s, and local McDonald owner-operators, to poise our organization for the development of our areas own local Ronald McDonald House.
Over the past 18 years we have given out more than $1.1 million in grants to local organizations.
Past grants include:
- Nearly $6,500 for local tornado relief efforts
- $16,263 for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts
- More than $130,000 to 19 area organizations to improve playgrounds and equipment
- Over $107,000 to 13 organizations focused on helping children with disabilities
- $169,717 went to support Ronald McDonald House Programs in Indianapolis and Louisville to provide operational support.
Planning began several years ago to bring a Ronald McDonald House to Evansville after feasibility studies, completed by both Deaconess and St. Mary’s, demonstrated a strong need for a 7-10 bedroom home away from homeâ€� for families with critically ill children.
RMHC of the Ohio Valley is supported by its volunteers, generous individuals and caring� organizations as well as the McDonald’s family, which includes owner-operators, suppliers and employees. By supporting a Ronald McDonald House in Evansville, RMHC of the Ohio Valley will continue to serve the needs of Tri-State children and their families.
Visit them here – Ronald McDonald House of the Ohio Valley
Hillcrest Washington Youth Home
Contact – Youth Counselor on Duty (01.12.2013)
To provide a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic environment within the community that allows children to learn and develop the life skills necessary to return to their families and become productive members of the community.
Children should have the opportunity to “inherit tomorrow” by developing the skills necessary to function in a family environment and independently in the community.
Our Core Values
- Children are our top priority.
- Children deserve the opportunity to develop life skills in a safe, therapeutic environment within their home community.
- Children are responsible for their own behavior.
- We will advocate for children in all aspects of their lives.
- We will partner with others to provide optimal services to children.
- We will always look for ways to improve our services to children and their families.
- We, at Hillcrest can provide no greater service than to be appropriate role models for the children we serve.
Visit them here – Hillcrest Washington Youth Home
Boys and Girls Club
Contact – Richard Johnson
The Boys & Girls Club of Evansville began operations in December 1957. Originally opened as an all-boys youth serving agency, today the Club provides programming and services for the most at-risk boys and girls of our community.
As an affiliate of the Boys & Girls Club of America, the Evansville Club maintains high standards to remain in good standing with the national organization. In doing so, the national organization provides a variety of services and programs to help in creating a positive environment for young people.
The Boys & Girls Club currently has four sites – the Main Unit on Illinois Street and the Fulton Square Unit on Dresden (a partnership with the Evansville Housing Authority); and the Howard Roosa and Cedar Hall School Extensions (partnerships with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation). There are over 2,000 kids served at the four sites. In addition to the youth directly served at our sites, the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville is reaching another 4,000 young people through the SMART Moves Program, sponsored by Vectren, in the schools.
Visit them here – Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, IN
DCCH Center for Children and Families
Fort Mitchell, KY
Contact – Counselor on Call
DCCH Center for Children and Families has helped Northern Kentucky children for over 160 years. Starting out as an orphanage in 1886, the Home has evolved to meet the needs of the community and offers residential treatment, foster care, adoption, outpatient therapy and training services to area children, families and residents.
You can visit their page HERE and donate to help these guys out!
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky
Contact – Alex, Anthony Treller, Ann
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky was founded in 1882 by Colonel Amos Shinkle, a wealthy entrepreneur with a heart for philanthropy. Originally known as the Covington Protestant Children’s Home, it began as an orphanage in downtown Covington, KY and housed hundreds of homeless and orphaned children. In 1926, the Home moved out of its increasingly industrialized setting and into its present location on private property in Devou Park.
Over time, as the use of orphanages in the U.S. waned, the Children’s Home adjusted its services to better meet the needs of tri-state families in crisis. The Residential Treatment program was launched in 1980, and it was soon followed by foster care and adoption services, as well as other community-based programs.
Today, the Home operates two campuses one (still) in Devou Park, and the other in Burlington, KY. The Residential Treatment program continues to be the primary line of care offered by CHNK. In August 2012, the Home also launched Champions, a program focused on non-violent juvenile status offenders.
The Home’s Residential Treatment program offers 24/7 care for abused, neglected, and at-risk boys between the ages of 7 and 17. Boys live on either the Covington, KY or Burlington, KY campus; combined, the campuses allow CHNK to house up to 60 boys at any given time. The majority of children in this program have been removed from their homes by the State of Kentucky.
The Champions program is a preventative approach for treating school-aged youth who have been identified as status offenders due to truancy and/or other non-violent behavior. The program offers an alternative to secure detention and serves children in grades 6-9.
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati
Contact – Justin Rogers
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati believes every young person has the capability and potential to succeed, to achieve greatness and to soar. Since 1939, the vision of the Boys & Girls Clubs has grown and changed with the needs of our children and so have the dynamics of our programs and services. Through our 11 clubs, thousands of disadvantaged youth in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are provided a safe and positive place to learn and grow.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati provides a positive, safe place for children ages 6-18 to spend their non-school hours surrounded by caring adults and are engaged in enriching, age appropriate youth development activities. Our educational, recreational, art and character building programs offer a safe and positive environment for these at-risk children to learn respect, discipline and leadership skills. Annual membership is FREE and includes a daily, hot and nutritious meal.
Cincinnait Children’s Hospital
Contact – Front Desk, Megan (in kind donation)
A Dedicated Partner with Your Family
Patients and families from across the region and around the world come to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center because we are dedicated to improving child health.
Other medical providers often turn to us when a child needs a complex surgical procedure or treatment for a rare pediatric disease. We discover new and better ways to treat the conditions that affect children, maintaining our status as one of the world’s foremost centers for pediatric care.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati Children’s as one of the nation’s top three pediatric hospitals, but we’re far more than a number or ranking. We are a resource for your family. We are also a positive force in the community, improving public health for children. And we’re a partner with patients and families in pursuit of the best possible healthcare outcomes for every child we treat.
Learn more about Cincinnati Children’s, from our history to our vision.
District 3 Resource Officer
Contact – Steve (@CincyBoy1976)
District 3, under the command of Capt. Russell Neville, serves the Western side of the City of Cincinnati, covering about 20 square miles. District 3 has about 95,000 residents in 14 separate neighborhoods: East Price Hill, West Price Hill, Lower Price Hill, East Westwood, English Woods, Millvale & Moosewood, North Fairmount, South Fairmount, Riverside, Saylor Park, Sedamsville, South Cumminsville, Roll Hill and Westwood.
Check out their website HERE!
Ronald McDonald House
Contact – Front Desk Volunteer
The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana opened in 1982 on the IUPUI campus. With only 24 rooms, the need for lodging very quickly outgrew our capacity. A new wing was built in 1989, adding 20 guest rooms and six apartments designed for the special needs of transplant patients and their families. Two additional guest rooms were added in 2001, resulting in the current 52 room capacity at our primary location. In 2004, we expanded our services into Riley Hospital for Children, building six new guest rooms specifically for families with a child in one of Riley’s critical care units and a day respite area for any family with an inpatient at Riley Hospital.
Our goal is to embrace all families with sick or injured children being treated in Indianapolis-area hospitals without regard to income. While a donation of $15 per family per night is requested to help cover the actual operating cost of $75, no family is ever turned away from the House due to their inability to pay.
Check out their site here – Ronald McDonald House of Indiana
Contact – Denise
Children’s Village is dedicated to providing children and their families with a high quality, loving, safe, nurturing, age and developmentally appropriate environment. We know that each child is a unique individual, so we have developed our program to promote the development of each child in the following areas:
We, at Children’s Village, also encourage the development of positive self-esteem to help grow children who are intelligent and confident. Understanding that parents are their child’s first teachers, the Children’s Village partner with families to promote continuity in the child’s home and school.
Go to their website – Children’s Village – and check out all of the amazing programs they have!
The Miracle League of the South Hills – Casey’s Clubhouse
Contact – Maura
“At the Pirates Charities Miracle League of the South Hills we believe every child deserves a chance to play baseball and we are dedicated to giving children with special needs the opportunity to hit, throw and take the field just like their peers.
We are proud to be a Miracle League field and will be continuing the league’s great history of bringing together kids in the best possible environment to build teamwork and friendship the baseball field.
The game of baseball has given our family so many gifts, memories and important lessons. We are committed to making sure every child has the opportunity to experience the thrill of playing the game we love.”
– Sean & Mandi Casey
You can learn more about them and their amazing park at – The Miracle League of the South Hills!
Soups On Us
Contact – Sandy
Soups On Us is a joint project sponsored by four churches located in Danville, Kentucky. The mission of the project is to provide meals to people in BoyleCounty who might go the weekend without a meal. Soups On Us delivers two meals each Saturday of the month. All a person has to do to get on the SOU list is contact Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church at (859) 236-2111.
You can learn more about them on their site – Soups On Us!
Danville Child Development Center
Contact – NA
Since opening its doors in 1974, Danville Child Development Center has become a leading accredited child care provider in the Central Susquehanna Valley. With a highly trained and experienced staff of employees, state-of-the-art educational facilities and multiple programs offered to children of all ages, the Danville Child Development Center focuses on enriching the lives of the area’s youth and their families, while providing high quality early learning experiences.
To learn more – Danville Child Development Center!
Trooper Island – KY State Police
Burkesville and Frankfort, KY
Contact – Sherry Bray
Trooper Island Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky: a place where the tensions and turmoil of our everyday lives can be forgotten; and for one week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow.
Spearheaded by former State Police Director, Colonel James E. Bassett, the idea was to establish a permanent recreational site where trooper and child could share a weeklong experience.
A location was selected in a secluded corner of Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line, where an island was leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a non-profit charitable corporation was formed.
Boys and girls, ages 10 to 12, are selected from each of the sixteen post areas. Each Trooper selects children that may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a camp.
The camping program is dedicated toward the development of one’s self image. Building the physical body through nutritious food and exercise, developing mental capabilities with classroom study and providing spiritual growth through non-denominational chapel services.
Trooper Island also holds specialized camps each summer. One camp is for Hispanic children, which assists in breaking down the cultural barriers with this growing segment of population. and (PKU Camp) children with phenylketonuria, a genetic condition that can cause mental retardation when not treated early in infancy.
There is no cost to the campers who attend Trooper Island and there are no restrictions based on race, creed or color.
Check them out atÂ – Trooper Island
Anderson Co Sheriff’s Department
Shop With A Cop/DARE/Halloween
Contact – Troy Young (Sheriff)
When I was appointed in 2005 and later elected to the office of Sheriff, my goal was to provide 24 hour service 7 days a week to the citizens of Anderson County. The first step towards this goal was achieved shortly after taking office when the two-man Anderson County Police Department was transferred to the Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after, this major goal was reached!
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has deputies that patrol and answer calls of service ranging from motorist assists to crimes in progress. All deputies are trained and have completed the law enforcement training (required by the Department of Criminal Justice Training). Deputies take part in annual training and are trained in accident and criminal investigations along with radar and the latest DUI techniques. The office is responsible for providing security in District and Circuit Courtrooms utilizing certified court security officers. Warrants and civil summons are served on a daily basis along with making arrangements to have in-state and out-of-state prisoners extradited back to Anderson County. Additional, the office is responsible for mailing out and collecting property tax bills totaling approximately $13 million for Anderson County and then distributing monies to the local taxing districts.
Check them out here – Anderson Co Sheriff
Kentucky Autism Center – University of Louisville
Contact – Heidi Cooley-Cook or Lori Wilson
The ULAC offers families and primary care providers a single source for expert treatment, referral and information.
The Center’s mission is to build a partnership by expanding state-of-the-art diagnostic programs in the School of Medicine‘s Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, expanding treatment through Systematic Treatment of Autism & Related Disorders (STAR), training services provided by the College of Education and Human Development‘s Kentucky Autism Training Center and developing a supported research agenda. This mission will lead to creation of a premier autism program of treatment, evaluation, intervention, training and research that will serve residents of Kentucky and surrounding states, offering children, parents and primary care providers with a single source of treatment, referral and information.
Find out more about them at – University of Louisville Autism Center!
Fort Hunt Little League
Contact – Erik Synnestvedt
We all know how awesome Little Leagues are for our kids, you can learn more about the Fort Hunt Little League by going to their website!
Anderson County Backpack Buddies
Contact – Jody McGrath
Backpack Buddies is a program that supplies food and other items to children. For more information, please like their Facebook page – HERE!
Buck Cancer – Blake Hundley Benefit
Mt Eden, KY
Contact – Chasidy Hawkins
A most of you know Blake Hundley is an awesome little boy from Mt. Eden who is fighting cancer. In 2012 Blake was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He has fought this battle like a champ and in 2013 he was cancer free. Unfortunately the tumor has returned and Blake will have to start a very aggressive chemo treatment this month. He will be in Kosair 4-6 weeks and then reside at the Ronald McDonald House for 1 month, he will not be able to see his Dad, Siblings, or any other family members during this time. Once he is allowed to come home he will not be able to be outside for up to 1 year. He has a long road ahead of him, but we all know he is a fighter. This show is to raise money for the family to help meet their needs. Please contintue to support the Hundley family.
We will have a silent acution running from 1-6pm, the horse show starts at 1, and we will do a live auction between classes. We also have various vendors setting up.
For more info, check out their Facebook Event HERE!
Bikers Against Child Abuse – B.A.C.A.
Contact – “Gabby” or “Bullet” (KY Chapter)
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.
For more info, check out their webpage here!!!
North/South Laurel Little League
Contact – John Allen
Anderson Christian Church
Contact – Brandon Dulaney
These cards are going to be used for the Christmas events or just to be hand out to kids in general.
Kentucky and Southern Indiana
Contact – Klothe-A-Kid.com
Klothe-a-Kid is a non-profit organization that was started in 2011. Â We travel all over the state of Kentucky and Southern Indiana seeking out the poorest areas we can find, in an attempt to “FEED-KLOTHE-LOVE”.
We operate on donation. People donate new and used clothes, shoes, socks, housewares, toiletries, etc and we redistribute them to families in need.
We desire to be a building block to help inspire, encourage and bring hope to those having a difficult time, and also to assist not only physically but spiritually in helping them get to a better place in life.
The Toy Chest
Contact – Ron Gray
The Toy Chest is a nonprofit 501c3 children’s charity that provides toys, books, clothing and other items vital to the healthy development of children in under served areas around Kentucky. The Toy Chest is also committed to mentoring and fostering service values in all children, while providing them a platform to serve their peers.
You can learn more about them here – The Toy Chest!
Buckhorn Children and Family Service
Contact – Bill Galbreath/Bill Owens
Our staff believes in the power of healing and Buckhorn is known for taking on the toughest youth, building a personalized program that works for each child, and sticking with the child all the way through the treatment process.
Our treatment philosophy allows our staff to assist the child and their families in rebuilding their lives through compassionate care.
We seek to¦
- Instill hope and work toward healing
- Accept the client/family where they are
- Break barriers to actively engage families in treatment
- Provide a range of developmentally-appropriate interventions within a safe and supportive environment
- Focus on interactions to develop positive motivation for change
- Encourage growth and development through personal accountability
- Persist in spite of adversity
- Collaborate within and beyond the Agency for the benefit of the youth and family
You can contact them HERE!
Toys From Todd
Contact – Brandon Rogers
Toys from Todd is a non profit organization. Our goal is to bring joy to the less fortunate children year around by providing toys, clothes, and food!
You can get more information on their Facebook HERE!!!
Ed Endres Boys and Girls Club
New Albany, Indiana
Contact – Teresa Finney
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK) is an out-of-school time provider, offering a safe haven for youth who need us. We open our doors and our arms to kids ages 6-18, in a safe, positive environment. Inside our Clubs, kids are greeted by name by adult youth professionals in a fun, family atmosphere.
We encourage the development of the whole child by focusing on 3 priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. Click here to learn more about our programs. In addition, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana operates Kids Cafes in each of its Clubs in partnership with the Dare to Care Food Bank, serving a hot meal every day.
We operate 5 Clubs: Shawnee and Parkland in West Louisville, Newburg, Ed Endres in New Albany and Jeffersonville. Clubs are located in neighborhoods where our members live so they are convenient and easily accessible. Each Club has a gym, game room, computer room, education room and dedicated teen space.
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those most in need of our services, to realize and develop their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Pass It On, Kentucky
Contact – Kimberly Evernham Boyd / Matthew Boyd
We received a suggestion to donate some cards to a new charity start up Pass It On Kentucky, so I checked them out. This charity is ran by a couple that started because they were into couponing and saving money and wanted to share what they learned. On top of sharing what they learned, they realized that they could get tons of FREE or very cheap products and instead of storing them up for the zombie invasion, they decided to start giving it away to families that needed it.
Kimberly Boyd, co-founder (with her husband) told us that it helps the families get through the month with toilet paper, laundry detergent, diapers, etc.
Not only was this brilliant and original, it was a great example of regular folks stepping up to help the community around them¦I’m sure people are very happy when they see these folks pull up with some much needed supplies to survive¦.however, kids can’t really get excited about laundry detergent.
Most Valuable Kids
Contact – Stephanie Knarr
Live sports and entertainment provide a source of positive inspiration for kids. Most Valuable Kids of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. (MVK) brings this inspiration, at no cost, to underserved children in the Greater Cincinnati area. MVK does this by offering charitable children’s organizations access to professional and collegiate sports and entertainment events through an online ticket donation system. We also offer unique experiences to our recipient agencies provided by venues, corporations or individual donations.
MVK overcomes the financial obstacles associated with live events by distributing unused tickets to kids who would enjoy the opportunity to go to an event, but would otherwise not be able to because of the high costs associated with tickets. These tickets are distributed to boys and girls, 18 and under, through local tax-exempt organizations that focus on children in low-income and underserved households.
Visit their website – HERE!
Contact – Jennifer
Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program envisions a world where every person lives in a safe environment, free from violence and fear. Our programs and services are diverse and range from emergency shelter to counseling. Our mission is to empower victims of domestic violence to make safe permanent changes for themselves and their children by providing comprehensive and cohesive services through support, understanding, education, and awareness. We wish to support the path of all survivors as they work to be self sufficient and free from violence. Explore our site, learn about Hope’s Wings and domestic violence. Join us in our efforts to promote strong, healthy relationships by contacting us at 859.623.4095.
Visit their website here!!
Louisburg Police Department
Contact – Chris Curry
Mr. Curry is the SRO in the Louisburg/Kansas City area and the cards will be used for their D.A.R.E. program and for officers to hand out randomly to kids in order to help build a bound between the police and children in that area.
YMCA – Lexington
Contact – Nicki Roe
We are a dynamic association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why our cause and our programs are based on the needs and interests that will strengthen our communities.
Check them out at YMCA Lexington!
YMCA of Greater Louisville
Contact – Shaun Martz
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
You can check them out here!
Louisville Metro Police Department
Contact – Officer Browning
It is the mission of the Louisville Metro Police Department to deliver professional, effective services, fairly and ethically, at all times, to all people, in order to prevent crime, control crime, and enhance the overall quality of life for citizens and visitors. We will encourage and promote community involvement on all levels to achieve these ends.
You can check them out here!
Danville Police Department
Contact – Tony Gray, Jr
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Danville by working together with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote public safety. To achieve this mission, we commit to these specific values:
- We value our members and have confidence in individual initiative and the ability to solve problems.
- We value our partnership with the community as a means of identifying and addressing public safety and other quality of life issues.
- We value excellence and are committed to continuous process improvement.
- We value the law and are committed to the protection of individual human rights.
- We value diversity among our department members and the community we serve.
- We value integrity, fairness, and open communication.
- We value teamwork and collaboration as a means to achieve organizational success.
- We value courteous and respectful interaction with all people.
You can check them out here!
Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign
Contact – Krystal Harrod – Division Of Water
KECC is a partnership of state employees and an accredited group of statewide charities, working together to improve the lives of our families, friends and neighbors throughout the Commonwealth. The campaign is run by state employees and provides the opportunity to make an investment in Kentucky’s future through the state’s payroll deduction process. The KECC charities represent over 1,000 charitable programs that address the health and human service needs of all Kentuckians.
Check out their website – KECC!
Lexington Legends – Professional Baseball Team
Contact – Rebecca Barnes
Cards were handed out to the kids that attended the game on Sunday, September 6th, 2015.
Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky
Contact – Kelly Dycus
Check them out here – http://www.hhck.org/
Contact – Margaret Charles
Pay It Forward Frankfort
Contact – Melissa Baughn
Reinforcing Education And Love – R.E.A.L.
Contact – Ondrae D. Walker
Check them out here – http://www.wearerealyo.org/
We Are R.E.A.L. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization based out of Lexington, Kentucky geared towards Middle and High School Students. We were established in 2014 to provide our youth with hands on job training and life skills that are necessary to lead a successful and happy life. R.E.A.L. was founded by Ondrae D. Walker, who is an ex-offender, who upon release wanted to teach our youth the repercussions of making poor decisions and to teach them skills necessary to advance in life and to become productive, law-abiding citizens of the community. His focus of starting R.E.A.L. was to help teach our youth the importance of education and basic life fundamentals that will help them to engage in more positive ventures such as community service and higher education.
Tee Tee’s Dream
Contact – Tearany Jordan
Check them out here – https://www.facebook.com/Tee-Tees-Dream-472442796289252/timeline
Tee Tee’s Dream is a nonprofit organization that was founded by Tearany Jordan. Tearany is a 15 year old student at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky
Contact – Nettie
Check them out here – Chrysalis House
Chrysalis House is Kentucky’s oldest and largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women, established in 1978 with six beds on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital. Today, Chrysalis House is a comprehensive agency with three residential facilities, a forty-unit apartment complex, eighteen scattered-site apartments, a 18,000 square foot, multi-purpose community center, and two playgrounds.
In addition to substance abuse treatment, Chrysalis House provides mental health treatment, case management, domestic violence counseling, computer training, GED tutoring, vocational training and job placement assistance, access to medical care, housing assistance, and children’s services. Chrysalis House believes in collaboration and maintains over seventy contracts or agreements with community partners.
Chrysalis House specializes in treating pregnant and parenting women. We allow mothers to keep their newborns and toddlers on-site with them while in residential treatment. Admission of pregnant women is prioritized to ameliorate the effects of alcohol or drugs on the unborn child.Â Almost 33% of women entering Chrysalis House are pregnant and deliver babies while in the program.
Helping women achieve the capacity to provide for themselves and their children is our focus. Continuing care is imperative and graduates are provided with support services on an ongoing basis and may always come back for assistance. Chrysalis House is making a difference in so many ways! Graduates are staying sober, working in jobs that support their families, earning their GEDs, living in their own homes, and giving back to their community as their lives come full circle.
Gateway Children’s Service
Check them out here –Website
Founded in 1981, Gateway Children’s Services (GCS) began as a national Model Project to provide children charged with status offenses a safe alternative to placement in adult jails.Â Today, GCS offers a wide range of services/programs for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected. Services included Residential Treatment, Emergency Shelter and Foster Care. The agency provides a full array of therapeutic services, on-site psychiatric services, individual/group/family therapy, on-site school, on-site medical care, substance abuse programs and assessments. Our residential program is a no touch, no restraint program that is highly structured and utilizes de-escalation techniques. Our Therapeutic Foster Care program serves male/female children ages 0-21.Â We offer recruitment, screening and certification of potential foster parents, in-home training, intensive on-call support services, on-going in-services training to foster parents, along with a full array of therapeutic client services such as individual therapy, case management, crises intervention, and psychiatric/psychological consultation.
The agency mission A Lifeline for Change values personal relationships, structured caring environment, and collaboration with others as key elements in helping our children prepare for life’s challenges and achieving their full potential.Â Gateway is licensed by the Office of the Inspector General, nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation, a United Way of the Bluegrass Agency, member of the Kentucky Children’s Alliance, and proud adopter of Good Giving.net.
Keep In Touch Westend
Check them out here – https://www.facebook.com/bookert.washington.3363
Originally operating as two organizations, the Lexington Child Abuse Council and the Women’s Center of Central Kentucky, these organizations joined forces to become The Nest! The organization streamlined the work of both entities into one that could provide high quality, comprehensive services to women, children and families in crisis, while working to prevent child abuse and neglect. The center has continually offered resources for families to develop the skills and education needed for a healthier lifestyle and self-sufficiency.
The mission of The Nest is to provide a safe place for education, counseling, and support to children and families in crisis. We are different than most nonprofits by the way we focus on FOUR separate programs that work together using a holistic approach for the whole family. Our programs include:
- Childcare – Our Childcare Program is a state-licensed 3-star rated program. Our program is the only drop-in, free respite childcare program in the area, and one of the few in the country. We provide a safe and nurturing environment, while attending to the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of children. We are dedicated to preventing child abuse and provide a high-quality early childhood education.
- Crisis Care – Our Crisis Care Program provides basic necessities such as diapers, formula, toiletries for children and adults, car seats and cribs, cleaning supplies, and children’s clothing. Our goal is to empower families to move forward in their lives, by attending to their current needs.
- Domestic Violence Counseling and Advocacy – Our Domestic Violence Counseling and Advocacy program provides assessments, individual counseling, education support groups, and legal advocacy for English and Spanish-Speaking victims of domestic violence.
- Parent Education and Support – Our Parent Education and Support Program offers parenting skills assessments, parenting classes, and parenting self-help groups. Parenting classes are structured, curriculum-based courses focusing on effective parenting and non-violent methods of discipline.
All our programs at The Nest, are provided for FREE. Together, these four programs provide a save and nurturing place for families. We hope to become on of the leading resources for building a strong, self-sufficient community.
The Nest Child Care Center provides child care services to families as well as drop-in child care to accommodate parents who are under stress and need time away from their children. This service allows parents who have no support system for child care make it to appointments or simply to have a needed break, while knowing their child is in a safe, nurturing environment.
New Hope Children’s Service
Contact – Jayne M. Labes
Check them out here –Website
In 1958, a local group of Clark County parents of children with special needs created an organization that is today called New Hope Services, Inc., based in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
For over 55 years, this not-for-profit agency has evolved and expanded to touch the lives of more than 10,000 people annually. Satisfying the human services needs of people throughout Southern Indiana, New Hope’s consumers include children, special-needs children, adults with developmental disabilities or disadvantages, families and senior adults
Kentucky Harvest House
Check them out here –Website
Kentucky Harvest House is a planned facility that will house children who have been displaced from their homes due to abuse, neglect or because their parents are unable to care for them (sickness/ death/ hardship). The greatest need is expected within sibling groups and among teenagers. This facility would also be available when there is a shortage of foster homes. In the long term, the goal is to help youth as they transition out of care and into adulthood. These are the children most at risk because they have not establishe d a family bond to help them as they continue through life. Kentucky Harvest House hopes to provide them with that family bond.
Contact – Shawn Jeffers
Check them out here –Website
Camp Quest provides an educational adventure shaped by fun, friends and freethought, featuring science, natural wonder and humanist values.
Values we teach: integrity, empathy, creativity, critical thinking, and community.
Camp Quest envisions a world in which children grow up exploring, thinking for themselves, connecting with their communities, and acting to make the most of life for themselves and others
Through our programs, we seek to:
- Develop supportive communities for freethinking families
- Foster curiosity, scientific inquiry, and critical thinking in young people to enable them to draw their own conclusions
- Cultivate reason and empathy as foundations of an ethical, productive and fulfilling life
- Provide a safe and fun environment for personal and social growth
- Encourage exploration of the natural world
- Promote open dialogue that is marked by challenging each other’s ideas while treating each other with respect
- Raise awareness of positive contributions made by atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheistic people to our society
- Demonstrate atheism and humanism as positive, family-friendly worldviews
These principles guide our operations:
- Grassroots innovation – empowering local leaders, exploring new approaches, sharing what works
- Practicality – taking action, creating solutions, providing hands-on support
- Courage – speaking out, challenging ourselves and others, audaciously advancing our mission
- Integrity – standing up, engaging honestly, living our principles
- Cooperation – sharing ideas, working together, cultivating community
- Empiricism – testing ideas, building from evidence, rejecting what doesn’t work
Officer Baker – Harrodsburg Police Department
Contact – Officer Bater
Check them out here –Officer Baker Facebook
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of the Bluegrass
Contact – Tonia Witt
Check them out here –Website
Since 1957, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass has provided professionally supported mentoring relationships to countless children and their adult mentors.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
That all children achieve success in life. With that said the following are proven outcomes.
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school
- 37% less likely to skip a class
- 33% less likely to hit someone
The highest priority of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to ensure safety and well-being among the children we serve. On an everyday basis, we strive to achieve the highest quality possible in not only matching a child to a caring volunteer Big, but also in providing professional support services to our children, parents and volunteers.
Contact – Facebook
That no child entering foster care has to use a trash bag as luggage and that they always have a blanket of their own to travel with them.
Jarret’s Joy Cart
Contact – Facebook
In keeping with the spirit of Jarrett’s original message, the Jarrett’s Joy Cart mission is to positively impact children in various crisis situations, providing for a joyous moment or experience and/or assisting organizations caring for children in crises through various forms of donations.If you have any suggestions, please feel free to email them to email@example.com!