- Nominations for July 2022
Congratulations to Simpsonville Christian Church Food Bank!
Submitted Date Organization Name Organization Website 06/29/2022 Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. www.mpcaa.org 06/24/2022 Veteran’s Rural Outreach www.vroky.org 06/23/2022 Shelbyville Community Remembrance Project Coalition EJI.org 06/20/2022 Operation CatSnip of Kentucky https://www.operationcatsnipky.org 06/19/2022 Southside Elementary School PTO N/A 06/15/2022 HorseSensing www.horsesensing.com 06/11/2022 Project Lifesaver Projectlifesaver.org 06/10/2022 CASA casariverregion.org 06/02/2022 Shelbyville Charities Don’t Know 05/31/2022 Next Step Training Program www.nextstepky.org 05/29/2022 The Little Lighthouse of Central Ky llhky.org 04/26/2022 Simpsonville Christian Church Food Bank 04/23/2022 Farmers Feeding Families 04/23/2022 Awake Ministries https://awakeky.org/about-us/
- Nominations for April 2022
Congratulations to Bagdad Baptist Church Hope Center!
04/07/2022 A Place to Sleep https://www.aplacetosleepministry.org/ 04/06/2022 Awake Ministries Www.awakeky.org 04/05/2022 Veterans Rural Outreach 03/26/2022 Farmers Feeding Families 03/17/2022 Misfit Toys Rescue Division misfithorsetoys.com 03/16/2022 Simpsonville Christian Church Food Pantry 03/03/2022 Bagdad Baptist Church Hope Center www.bagdadbaptist.com 02/28/2022 HorseSensing horsesensing.com 02/16/2022 Farmers Feeding Families Shelby County Metrounitedway.org 02/05/2022 The Little Lighthouse of Central Kentucky https://www.llhky.org/ 01/21/2022 Operation Catsnip of KY, Inc. Www.operationcatsnipky.org
- Nominations for January 2022
Nominations for January 2022
Organization Name Organization Website Mission Statement/Population Served: Shelbyville Community Rememebrance Project Coalition is the name of our group. The charity is Well, Inc. Our coalition is a local outgrowth from the Equal Justice. Initiative in Montgomery, Al. So far we have collected soil beneath sites of documented local lynchings here in Shelby County from 1856-1920. We have done the work to secure historical markers to remember those six individuals whose lives were taken in local lynchings before they had the benefit of a trial. Now we are sponsoring the creation of a graphic novel to educate our youth about one night when three men were taken from our jail to be hung. During this school year, we are sponsoring a scholarship contest through the writing of essays, creation of a piece of art, or a digital presentation. Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Essays should explain the chosen topic using a specific historical event, explore how the injustice persists,, and imagine solutions for a future free of racial injustice. We can never undo our history, but we can recognize it for what it was, own it, and work to ensure it will never happen again. Operation Catsnip of Kentucky www.operationcatsnipky.org Operation CatSnip is a not-for-profit organization whose primary purpose is to effectively and safely decrease the population of free roaming, community, stray and barn cats through a humane, convenient, self-sustaining trap-neuter-return-management (TNRM) program in central Kentucky.
The secondary purpose is, through education and outreach, to inform the public of the benefits of managing colonies, as opposed to ineffective removal and euthanasia.
Operation CatSnip of Kentucky, Inc. offers advice and assistance to individuals and other groups with respect to non-lethal community cat management.
We assist local caregivers by loaning trapping equipment, demonstrating how to use the traps, and providing trapping instructions. We also provide information on local low-cost spay/neuter programs, and can sometimes provide short-term care for the recovery of cats after surgery. We will trap and transport for handicapped if we are available.
Each clinic typically takes a lot of time, planning, and work. Operation CatSnip of Ky, Inc. is a small volunteer organization, therefore we must rely on the involvement of the person asking for help.
HorseSensing www.horsesensing.com OUR MISSON
Teaching humans how to interact intuitively with horses, care for horses, and better care for themselves and those around them.
To help veterans transition back to civilian life more successfully through being with horses. To provide people in recovery from addictions a solid path to staying clean and sober for the long haul through working with and being with horses. To provide them a path to a purposeful, stable and fulfilling life through the principles of good horsemanship.
To teach professional horse caretaking skills in a therapeutic environment, provide equine assisted therapy, and promote both human and equine well-being.
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County Mission Statement- Seeking to put God’s love into action. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Population served- A family selected by a committee that fits the criteria of Habitat that will put sweat equity into building their own home. Veterans that need repairs in order to stay in their homes. Elderly homeowners that need adaptations made to their homes in order to be able to stay in their own homes longer. The whole community as we have community clean up and repair days.
The Little Lighthouse of Central Kentucky llhky.org The mission of The Little Lighthouse of Central Kentucky is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families and communities.
We will serve children from birth to 6 years of age, who have special needs, by providing free early intervention education and specialized therapy. We will also offer support to their families.
Misfit Toys Rescue Division Inc. misfithorsetoys.com Our mission at MISFIT TOYS RESCUE DIVISION is to heal the hearts of humans and horses alike, by taking both out of negative situations, and putting them together to grow in love and confidence. Each rescued horse is taught to become a member of our FREE LESSON PROGRAM FOR DISADVANTAGED RIDERS who would not have access to horses otherwise. It is our firm belief that each horse will be a perfect match for a rider, and he can stay here in our program until his forever home is found. we do not mass rescue and we invest time, money, and a lot of love into the rehabilitation of each horse. In turn, the horses return the favor for our lesson students. they grow together to learn confidence, teamwork, and a sense of accomplishment. We enjoy our work and are enjoying changing lives. Awake Ministries www.awakeky.org Mission Statement:
Awake’s mission statement is to equip individuals with the hope of the gospel and the help that they need to live free and awakened to kingdom purpose.
Awake’s vision is for a more healthy and excellent community. As individuals, businesses, and ministries serve and are served, we believe that our region will become united greater in service and purpose.
(1) Awake Ministries offers residential and outpatient recovery programming for addiction behaviors.
(2) Awake Ministries has the largest food pantry not only in Shelby County but in the region, serving over 13,000 individuals in the month of December.
(3) Awake Ministries is the hub and financial backbone of The Backpack Project.
(4) Awake Ministries serves the veteran community through our Veterans Village and Community Center.
Veteran’s Club veteransclubinc.org To Provide Connection, Healing, Recovery and Housing for the Veteran Community. To provide healing to Veterans and their families through Equine Facilitated Mentoring. To provide housing and programming for homeless Veterans through the Veterans Village Healing and Recovery Community. To provide connection and support through family outreach, vocational training, and recreational therapy. Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville www.Kiwanis.org Serving the children of the world. Our group specifically loves on the children of Shelby County. Farmers Feeding Families metrounitedway.org/program/farmers-feeding-families Farmers Feeding Families in Shelby County, KY is under the umbrella of Metro United Way. The group is addressing food insecurity in Shelby County, where 11.5 percent or 5100 people are food insecure. Many are senior citizens, rural residents, veterans, or Kids. They are looking for farmers and landowners to partner with them, but need funds to pay for the meat processing and packaging, primarily of beef. Walt Reichert is a local board member.
- Nominations for October 2021
Nominations for October 2021
Congratulations to the Salvation Army of Shelby Co!
- Nominations for July 2021
Nominations for July 2021
Congratulations to The Butterfly House of Shelby County on being selected as the July 2021 recipient.
Organization Name Organization Website Mission Statement/Population Served: Shelby County Junior Golf Foundation http://shelbyjuniorgolf.com/ Mission Statement-
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES – BUILDING FUTURES
Population Served- Youth aged kids in Shelby County. Grades K-12 and also some college students.
Shelby Co. Parks Foundation https://shelbyparksfoundation.org/ Misson Statement:
Maintain for the present and expand for the future.
Shelby County Parks Foundation ( a 501c-3)supports Shelby Co Parks which serves all adults and youth in Shelby and surrounding counties.
Shelby County Junior Golf Foundation http://shelbyjuniorgolf.com/ Developed in 2017 the foundation believes in strengthening the live and futures of local youth through developing numberous opportunities for tgem to learn and play the game of golf. A Place to Sleep https://www.aplacetosleepministry.org Place to Sleep operates on the beliefs that:
A good night’s sleep is important to a child’s health.
A good night’s sleep will help a child’s concentration and improve school grades.
Having a bed of their own improves a child’s self-esteem.
Kiwanis http://www.Kiwanis.org Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. Our hope is that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Tyson’s Chance http://Tysonschance.org Tyson’s Chance Animal Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue based in Shelbyville, KY. Our primary focus is the rescue of special needs animals.
A majority of our adoptable animals are seniors, medical cases, and those with social or behavioral issues. We also provide hospice care to terminally ill animals who have been relinquished to shelters or given up by their owners.
Tyson’s Chance rescues all breeds, sizes, ages, and temperaments. We love to heal the sick, rehabilitate the misunderstood, and provide safe haven for those in their golden years.
Kids in the USA, Inc https://www.facebook.com/KIDSintheUSA To provide education, communication, and community support services of unsurpassed quality to individuals, families, and community members affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. To ensure employees, volunteers, and members of the community are competent and committed to help them achieve their educational and personal goals and to communicate and access their needs within the community. Horse Sensing HorseSensing was started in 2010 to help veterans with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder, now referred to as Post Traumatic Stress. Utilizing the EAPD equine knowledge system of Chris Irwin, from the start the horses and their welfare were given top priority in our sessions. We still operate in the same way today. Veteran’s Club/Veteran’s Village http://www.veteransclubinc.org/ MISSION STATEMENT:
To Provide Connection, Healing, Recovery and Housing for the Veteran Community.
To provide healing to Veterans through equine therapy, address homelessness for Veterans with Camp Restoration Housing Recovery Community and to provide connection and support through family outreach.
Cento Latino http://Centro-Latino.org Centro Latino is a non-profit organization that improves the lives of Latinos in Shelby and surrounding counties and promotes civic engagement by educating, motivating and helping them access trustworthy support systems. Centro Latino celebrates our hard working vulnerable families who help make our community better. These families strengthen our community and endeavor to improve life for themselves, their families, their neighborhoods and our society. Our mission at Centro Latino is to advance their prospects to achieve a part of the American Dream. Farmers Feeding Families https://metrounitedway.org/program/farmers-feeding-families/ 5,100 people (11.5%) in Shelby County are food insecure. Many of those affected by food insecurity are senior citizens, rural residents, veterans or kids. Through our new Farmers Feeding Families program, Metro United Way in Shelby County is focusing on reducing hunger and its associated health issues in our community. Christiansburg Baptist Church Being Sheep Ministry To demonstrate the love of Christ while meeting the immediate needs of those in our community. The Butterfly House of Shelby County
Our Mission here at The Butterfly House is to facilitate family visitation and monitored exchanges in an environment where children are protected physically and emotionally while custodial parents/guardians and non-custodial parents/guardians are treated with the utmost respect.
Sleep Armor none We are dedicated in making and providing U.S. Veterans weighted blankets to help lessen the symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and any other medical issues associated with these conditions. The blankets can provide a deeper, more sound sleep and relieve anxiety during the day or night. The blankets are donated to the Veterans. Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County http://Habitatshelbyky.org Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
We serve Shelby County families and individuals have a decent place to live.
- Organizations Nominated for April 2021
Congratulations to Father’s Love for receiving the most votes in our April 2021 meeting!
Organization Website Father’s Love https://fathersloveshelbyville.org/ Tyson’s Chance https://www.tysonschance.org Operation Care Kentucky https://www.operationcareky.org/ KIDS in the USA, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/KIDSintheUSA/ Avery Farmer scholarship Awake Ministries https://www.awakeky.org Centro Latino https://www.Centro-Latino.org A Fathers Love https://fathersloveshelbyville.org/ Bagdad Baptist Church Hope Center https://www.bagdadbaptist.com Shelby County Parks Foundation https://shelbyparksfoundation.org Kiwanis https://www.Kiwanis.org ALC Pregnancy Resource Center https://www.alcshelbyville.org Shelby County Parks Foundation https://www.shelbyparksfoundation.org HorseSensing http://www.horsesensing.com/