The Junior League of Lexington has partnered with GleanKY to support the apple program. Every week, GleanKY sends a team of volunteers to Reed Valley Orchard to collect wind fallen apples. Last year, the cost of our apple program was $2,600. The Junior League of Lexington granted GleanKY with a check of $1,300 to cover half the costs.
On November 2, the Junior League of Lexington got to work together to collect apples for area schools. With the College of Social work, the volunteers collected 966 pounds of fresh apples. I asked the sitting president of the League, Nanci House, about Junior League of Lexington and their strong commitment to the community.
1. Hey ladies! What is the Junior League of Lexington and the CE&R Committee?
The Junior League of Lexington is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to improving life in the Bluegrass and developing women leaders. Our purpose is entirely educational and charitable. We are a group of women dedicated to making our community better, helping one another and growing as leaders.
The Community Education & Research committee (within the JLL) accepts grants, listens to proposals and then proposes to the entire league several agencies that they believe the JLL should fund.
GleanKY works hard to benefit the people of Central Kentucky. This particular program directly affects children and families who may not be able to afford fruit and nutritious food. GleanKY is definitely the sort of organization that the JLL wants to support.
At my house, we purchase only the food we need for the next few days. The biggest challenge is not having time to cook some of the food we purchase before it spoils, but we continue to work on that.
The best part about the holidays is seeing friends and family and taking time away from work to relax.
Baked in the oven with cinnamon and sugar – yum!
The JLL accepts applications for grants each year. My advice would be to apply timely and be upfront about all facets of your organization. The JLL is always looking for different ways members can be involved and better serve the community.
Our Horse Show and our Holly Day Market are just two of the ways that the public can support the Junior League. These are fantastic events that benefit the community. We also accept monetary donations. We work hard to preserve the Bodley Bullock House, our headquarters, and encourage the public to visit and tour during events and gatherings.