American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives.
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American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health & Safety Services and International Services.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters
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.
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Catholic Action Center
Founded in June, 2000, in Lexington, Ky., the Catholic Action Center is based on the Catholic Worker Movement, began by Dorothy Day. The center is a house of hospitality that welcomes all who are in need. It is a faith-based outreach of volunteers who strive to provide all guests a welcoming place to receive their basic needs with dignity. The mission of the center is to “fill in the gap” of services for our brothers and sisters in need with no government funding by providing an opportunity for people of faith to connect with and serve the marginalized of our community.
Three meals a day, shower and restroom facilities, mail receipt, a telephone, clean clothing and a place to gather are all a part of the hospitality offered. Caring ears to listen and connections with social service agencies are also available. Daily prayer services are held for those who hunger spiritually.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the center. Helping hands and caring hearts are always welcome in preparing and serving meals, sorting donations, and being part of the ministry of presence to the marginalized and homeless of our community.
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DanceBlue has been a unique part of campus life at UK. Each year, hundreds of students participate, spending 24 consecutive hours dancing the day and night away, all in an effort to raise money for the Golden Matrix Fund, benefiting the UK Pediatric Oncology Center and Markey Cancer Center.
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Jubilee Jobs of Lexington specializes in finding entry-level jobs for the unemployed and underemployed. We are a non-profit job placement ministry located in Lexington, Kentucky, that opened in the fall of 2009.Our process focuses on compassion, rapid and accurate assessment of an applicant’s interests, abilities and placement in the most appropriate job possible. Our applicants complete a 7-step program that is based on accountability.
We provide skilled job preparation, placement, retention and career advancement to help disadvantaged jobseekers move beyond poverty toward self-sufficiency. Our job process is FREE to both applicants and employers.
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KET is Kentucky’s preeminent public media organization. They’re an innovative producer of digital education tools for the classroom and Kentucky’s highest-quality source for public affairs and arts programming – on television and digital platforms. They offer opportunities for people everywhere to keep learning throughout their lives.
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Lexington Rescue Mission
Lexington Rescue Mission exists to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered ministry that meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of hurting people in the greater Lexington area.
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Markey Cancer Center
The expert team of specialists at the Markey Cancer Center has been treating patients in a compassionate and caring environment for more than 20 years. For patients with advanced or recurrent cancer, we often use the latest research programs offering breakthrough treatments and therapies.
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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. They envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
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Wesley Village is an independent, nonprofit community affiliated with the United Methodist Church and overseen by a Board of Directors dedicated to a vision of “setting new standards of innovation, excellence and compassion.” Residents need not be Methodist; the Village welcomes all persons regardless of race, creed, national origin and/or religion!
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The Young Life Foundation was established in 1961 for the sole purpose of financially encouraging the strategic ministry work of Young Life. Over the years there have been many people who have helped guide the Foundation through both good and bad times economically. Today, they have a strong group of directors and officers, and they are working to provide constant leadership to ensure that the gifts that have been entrusted to Young Life are managed responsibly and deployed in a fashion that builds eternal significance.
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