It’s always a good time to donate. But this time of the year – our hearts yearn for us to give more than usual. So satisfy the tug in your heart when you see the puppy in need of a home by giving – no matter how much – to Lexington Humane Society.
I always find that so many people think, “I can’t give a lot. It won’t make that much of a difference.”
You couldn’t be more wrong. What if everyone gave $5? $1? $25? Think of how much GOOD we could do!
Here’s another idea…if you need a gift idea for a loved one who has everything…donate to Lexington Humane Society in their name. You can even virtually adopt a pet. Click here to DONATE or learn more about all the good Lexington Humane Society does.
Another way to help -check out their WISH LIST!
- Cash donations. As a 501(c)3 organization, we are able to purchase supplies at a nonprofit discount and make each dollar go further.
- Canned wet cat and dog food (all brands).
- Dog Treats
- Kong (super-durable) dog toys
- Gas cards
- High-grade AAA Batteries
- Timothy hay/Alfalfa for small animals
- Pee pads for the Spay’sTheWay surgery program
- Rubbing alcohol
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- HE (High Efficiency) laundry detergent
- Copy paper
- Bleach (liquid or powder)
- Rain Barrels
- Gently used professional DSLR cameras, with lens(es).
- Gently used laptops running Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Mac OS X.
Due to our limited space and limited laundry facilities the only linens we can accept are towels, flat sheets, and pillowcases. We cannot accept mattress pads, pillows, comforters, or bedspreads.
To protect the health of our animals we request that any used animal items be thoroughly disinfected prior to donation.
We encourage you to give us a call at (859) 233-0044 x 238 with any questions regarding possible item donations prior to visiting.
Donations are accepted 7 days a week on the Lexington Humane Society Campus:
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm in the Administration Bldg.
Monday – Thursday, Saturday 12:00pm – 6:00, Friday 12:00pm – 8:00 in the Adoption Center
Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm in the Adoption Center
“He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” ~2 Corinthians 9:10-11
As the clock ticks forward to the end of 2011, we reflect on the last year and look forward to the next. I’ve already outlined my plans for 2012 (or at least some well-intended resolutions) but I’m not yet ready to leave behind 2011. The reason? I’d like to end 2011 on a positive note — a note that will do some good. Specifically, a bank note. Cash. Dinero. Dolla dolla bills,y’all. Dough. Moola. You get it.
The Lexington Humane Society, like many other charities, is reaching out for one last check. The money will help Lexington Humane and inadvertently, you. It’ll be good for tax purposes…and your heart!
Here’s the plea from LHS:
While we have made great progress in 2011, there is still so much to be done. Sadly, I know we will again be caring for thousands of animals in the upcoming year, but I am confident we will be able to meet their needs with your support. A gift from you will truly make a difference. Your belief in our life-saving work and generous donation will ensure we are able to meet the continuing need for our services. So, I will ask for your help one last time for 2011. We are looking to you for crucial help in achieving our mission. Please make your year-end gift today! The animals count on us…and we are counting on you. Please remember, the Lexington Humane Society does not receive funding from the government or any national animal welfare groups. Our success depends on compassionate individuals in our community who care about the plight of animal’s right here in our home town. Thank you for your support. We wish you a very happy, healthy, and peaceful new year!
Kentucky friends! This Christmas, head to the Lexington Humane to do your Christmas shopping! Yes they have oodles of adorable puppies, kitties, big dogs, little dogs, cats, bunnies etc… But they also have a special Holiday Shop with toys and presents galore! And not just for your four-legged friend, the shop is filled with cute little outfits for children, deco for the home, and tons of other great gifts. Best part? Everything there benefits the Humane Society!
Can’t make it to LHS? Shop online here!
It’s that time of year—your heart is open for giving and you’re looking for the right place to donate your hard-earned money. There are SO many places to do so, but this Friday I’d like to make a couple of recommendations; be an angel!
There are two ways to be an angel:
1. You can purchase a ‘Food Angel’ from any Kroger. All you have to do is pick up one of these angels, and $25 will be added to your grocery bill. Your money will feed a family in our community. Details:
Holiday Food Drive) This year LEX18, Kroger, and The Salvation Army are making it more convenient than ever to help families in need throughout our viewing area (Fayette, Boyle, Clark, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Woodford) have a warm meal this holiday. Beginning Thursday, November 24th through Christmas Eve, when you pick up a Food Angel from The Salvation Army Angel Tree at any participating Kroger, a tax deductible donation of $25 will be added to your grocery bill which will be used to feed a needy family. When you donate at your neighborhood Kroger, that money will stay in your community.
o 704 Euclid Ave
o 4101 Tates Creek
o 150 W Lowry Lane
o 1650 Bryan Station Rd
o 1808 Alexandria Drive
o 3650 Boston Road
o 344 Romany Road
o 4750 Hartland Pkwy
o 1060 Chinoe Road
o 1600 Leestown Road
o 3101 Richmond Road
o 3175 Beaumont Circle
o 525 Marsailles Road
o 1309 US 127 South
o 302 Brighton Park Blvd
o 1661 Bypass Highway
o 179 West College Street
o 810 Indian Mound Drive
o 300 Trademore Center
o US Highway 127
o 200 Skywatch Drive
o 890 Richmond Plaza
o 170 Bellerive Boulevard
o 995 South Mao 200 East Brannon Rd
2. Or you can be a child’s angel on behalf of the Salvation Army!
The deadline to buy gifts for an angel in Lexington is December 11th! Sadly, there are more than 1,000 kids who have not been chosen. Pick up an angel at any of these locations:
• Fayette Mall (near Dillard’s)
• Whitaker Banks (Lexington and Georgetown)
• ADI Appliance Distributors (Lexington)
• Glenn Nissan (Lexington)
• Shell Stations (Lexington and Georgetown)
• Walmart (Georgetown & Nicholasville)
About the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program:
The Angel Tree brings joy to financially disadvantaged children (ages birth to 17) by providing Christmas presents and new clothing.
The children belong to families who are at or below poverty level. There are a number of reasons why parents apply to the Angel Tree such as job loss, low wages, and high medical bills. Sometimes grandparents raising their grandchildren on a limited income apply for help. The parents/guardians of the children complete an application at The Salvation Army and are screened by social workers to ensure they are eligibility.
• Select a child’s angel card
• Purchase a new gift(s) using the information on the card as a guide. It is not necessary to purchase everything on the card.
• Return the new unwrapped gift(s) with the angel card secured by December 11th to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Center at 1030 South Broadway, Lexington, KY or to one of the Angel Tree displays. Note: Shell Stations will serve as an angel card pick up location only.
The Salvation Army picks up all angel gifts and transports them to its Christmas Center at 1030 South Broadway where volunteers work to arrange the gifts in numerical order (using the code number on each tag). This year, parents/guardians will pick up their gifts and food package December 19 and 20.
Clean out your closet! That’s the message from folks at the Catholic Action Center. They’re asking for your old toys, gently used and previously loved, to be a part of their 16th annual Christmas Store. “(We’ll take) any kind of excess,” says Jenny Ramsey with the Catholic Action Center. She asks people to, “Go through their things that they know will bring joy on Christmas morning.”
Volunteers are busy packing up boxes and boxes of toys to be taken to a warehouse at Midland Avenue and Second Street in Lexington. That’s the site of the Catholic Action Center’s “Christmas Store,” where thousands of families can shop for their children for free.
Last year, more than 15,000 children were recipients of presents purchased from the store. This year, the Catholic Action Center expects that number to be even higher. So thanks to the generous donations of several local businesses, they now have two buildings to host their store out of, right at the corner of Midland Avenue and Second Street. “It’s about being able to share the joy of Christmas with your children, without feeling left out,” says Ramsey.
Here’s how it works: Adults can show up on December 21st or 22nd from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. to be paired with a personal shopper, to pick out the perfect gift. Families can also shop December 23rd from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
But before families can descend on the warehouse, the Catholic Action Center is asking for donations of toys, and lots of them. They’re asking people to clean out their closets and bring in their gently used toys, clothes, books or anything that would make a good gift.
“It’s amazing the parents come back and tell us the stories in January what it meant to them and to their kids, that they felt more normal, more part of society,” says Ramsey.
If you have items to donate, you can drop them off at the Catholic Action Center or at any of these locations:
Chinoe Center – 1060 Chinoe Road
Crossroads Christian Church: 4128 Todds Road
Family Practice Association: 1775 Alysheba Way, Suite 20
GodsNet: 614 E 7th Street (10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays)
Kroger on Romany: 344 Romany Road
Kroger at Beaumont: 3199 Beaumont Centre Circle
Kroger at Brannon Crossing: 200 E Brannon
Lexington Christian Academy: 3082 Stanford Drive
Man O’War Place Shopping Center: Richmond Road and N. Locust Hill Drive
Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary: Clays Mill Road
Moore Drive Businesses (Orlando’s Party & Pantry) 160 Moore Drive.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: 1730 Summerhill Drive
Sts. Peter and Paul School: 423 W Short Street
UK Newman Center: 320 Rose Lane
Winchester Road Christmas Store warehouse: 772 Winchester Road
CAC is also asking for volunteers to help sort through the toys.
With Veterans Day tomorrow, I wanted to share something that is too close for comfort for me. My grandfather passed away from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease…So many of you have helped me fundraise for this cause, and thank you very much!
With all the money raised each year, we are closer and closer to finding a cure…and although we don’t have one, every day we learn valuable information that can help us get there. Something we all need to be aware of is the scary connection between ALS and our military.
As the daughter of a Marine, this is something that terrifies me. Our heroes are twice as likely to develop ALS as those who have not served.
Take a look at this PSA from the ALS Association about the extremely high number of veterans who are diagnosed with ALS each year. What better way to honor our military this Veterans Day, and find a cure for this terrible disease that affects so many of them. Also, join the roll call of veterans here.