‘Tis the season of giving. Today, Nov. 15 marks National Philanthropy Day, a reminder to lend a handing hand to our local community every day.
Ready to get involved? Here’s a few nonprofits around town that could use your support.
Get hands on
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning | Help inspire students to find a true love for learning. Become a classroom assistant to facilitate hands-on educational classes, or lend a hand at events to create memorable educational experiences for kids across Lexington.
Girls on the Run Central Kentucky | Help young girls build confidence + learn decision-making skills by coaching a team at this after-school running program. You can also offer support by volunteering at or running in its upcoming 5K.
Lexington VA Health Care System | Improve the livelihood of local heroes in a variety of different ways. Explore the program’s recreational, clinical + operational opportunities to decide which is the best fit for you.
Lexington Humane Society | Help make a difference in an animal’s life by lending a hand with exercise, socialization, and grooming. Volunteers can also support with special events, outreach programs, and various office duties.
The Hope Center | The Hope Center’s volunteer team helps to rebuild lives on a daily basis — from serving 38,000+ hot meals a month to teaching career skills to its Recovery Clients.
The Nest Lexington | The Nest aims to transform the lives of those facing adversity through education, counseling, advocacy, and support.
Glean Kentucky | This organization serves as the link between food waste + food insecurity. Volunteers gather produce from grocery stores and farms and immediately make deliveries to food pantries around town.
Lexington Pride Center | Volunteers here help build community while working towards the goal of making Lexington a more inclusive city for all of its citizens.
Browse our site for variety of fundraising events + over 20 more volunteer opportunities.