Where do the funds go?
2019: Braille Tales
"Braille Tales" is a program located in Louisville that provides free books to blind children from birth to six years old. Every other month, a new Braille Tale arrives in the mail. The hope is that these books will open the doorway for a blind child to build skills in reading, and continue to be excited about reading. Reading braille is something a child can use for the rest of their lives.
The braille books are actually being made at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women, Kentucky's only women’s prison. Women who work in the Inmate Braille Program spend about seven hours a day, five days a week working to make the books for the blind children. It gives the inmates skills to find work and hope for a better life when they are released from prison.
2018: ChooseWell Communities
ChooseWell Communities exists to be a catalyst for piloting compassionate and socially innovative responses to our community's most pressing health-related challenges.
ChooseWell’s active project — Project Thrive — holds a vision of a compassionate city where every family with a child under the age of three thrives in a home free from active substance misuse.
Mom’s Closet Resource Center serves single moms who are struggling to make ends meet and who are willing to make the extra effort to help secure the future for themselves and their children. We are also a liaison between resources and services for single moms in our community. MCRC is not welfare or charity, but rather a hand up. Our goal is to uplift the Spiritual, Physical and Emotional needs of single moms. We want to empower single moms to seek a better quality of life through pursuing a higher education, allowing them to become self-supportive through a new career. We understand the road to the American Dream is often full of obstacles, ones we are trying to alleviate.
2016: Lifehouse Louisville
Lifehouse Maternity Home is a community resource for women and families facing an unexpected pregnancy. They provide for the spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of pregnant and/or parenting teens and women and their children—both born and unborn—in a Christ-centered home environment.
Maryhurst is a private, non-profit agency, providing residential, in-home and community-based treatment programs to children with severe emotional disabilities, most often caused by traumatic experiences of abuse and neglect. Maryhurst is the oldest child welfare agency in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, serving more than 600 children and families each year.
2014: Dress for Success
Dress for Success is a nationwide not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a support network and career development tools that enable women to break the cycle of poverty.