The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) held a Day of Giving to support local charities during the holiday season. The project, coordinated through the Community Education & Outreach Committee of LBAR, selected 10 organizations and awarded each with a $500 donation to help cover necessary costs during a time of the year when funding is needed the most.
“Throughout the year, REALTORS® are involved in many community service projects,” said Greg Buchanan, LBAR president. “But the pandemic has really hindered our ability to engage the way we would like. This project was a way our Association could reach a greater number of organizations during a time when in-person volunteering has proven to be difficult.”
The Association made arrangements to safely deliver donations directly to each charity using LBAR leaders and committee volunteers who wanted to be a part of the project in the communities they serve.
“This time of year is when many organizations need financial support,” stated Michelle Blackburn, chair of the Community Education & Outreach Committee. “Our members, especially those on this committee, are heavily invested in our communities and neighborhoods so this gave us the opportunity to stay connected and give back. It’s a great feeling to know that a family, or even just a single child, may be a little brighter going through the holidays because of this support.”
The committee selected the following organizations to receive assistance:
- Amen House
- Arbor Youth Services
- Greenhouse 17
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hope Center
- Lady’s Veterans Connect
- Lexington Rescue Mission
- The Nest
- One Parent Scholar
- Step by Step
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