Other Ways to Give
Creative community contributions.
Lexmark Volunteers, Part II
Helping propel Lexmark employees toward their goal of 175,200 volunteer hours of community service, Lexmark's Research & Development division contacted BRCC to see if we had more painting projects. Since the first Lexmark group came in to paint, several staff had inquired about painting their offices.
So on a Friday morning a group of twenty enthusiastic Lexmark volunteers descended on BRCC to paint the offices of Beth McRoberts, Volunteer Coordinator, and Dani Rodgers, Multicultural Outreach Counselor. The paint not only brightens our walls, but also brightens our spirits and makes BRCC a warmer and more welcoming place for our clients! Thank you so much!
Arronco & Lexington Charity Club
Arronco and the Lexington Charity Club gave back to the community by volunteering to insulate and air seal the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center's Lexington office. We are so thankful for their work to help make our center a more comfortable place for everyone that enters. Many more thanks to come when winter temperatures are here!!
To commemorate its 20th anniversary, Lexmark employees committed to perform 20 years—or 175,200 hours—of volunteer community service. To help make a dent in this enormous goal, employees from Lexmark's Operational Excellence & Quality division volunteered their time, resources, knowledge, and energy toward improving the quality of BRCC's main office in Lexington.
Over the course of more than three days, about a dozen volunteers helped to clean, repair, and paint two offices and a bathroom. Lexmark volunteer Brad Bowlds said that "this is really a great event for us...as it gets us out of our offices and builds a lot of teamwork among us. Plus, it always feels good to do this kind of work!" We at BRCC are so thankful for your thoughtfulness and generosity!
Members of BRCC's staff (seated at table) and Board of Directors (front row) came out to show
Village Host's Charity Challenge
In July BRCC participated in Village Host Pizza and Grill's Charity Challenge. BRCC and another nonprofit organization had two hours to compete for donations. BRCC collected the most money and received a check from Village Host! Thank you very much to Village Host and all of the diners who generously contributed. Your money helps us help others.
BRCC staff posed for a photo with employees of Saul Good in Hamburg.
Thank You Saul Good!
Saul Good Restaurant & Pub in Hamburg generously donated free desserts for BRCC's employee appreciation day. There was chocolate fondue with waffles, pretzels, bananas and strawberries for dipping, as well as chocolate covered popcorn. Everything was Saul Good!!
Men of Centre College (Top Row) and Transylvania University (Bottom Row) walked a mile in heels to raise awareness about violence against women.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Students at Centre College (top row) and Transylvania University (bottom row) participated in "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. These participants ditched their comfortable tennis shoes and donned fashionable footware in an effort to educate their campus community. "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" is gaining momentum internationally as a fun and effective way to raise awareness about--and ultimately put a stop to--sexual violence.
Fayette County's Parks & Recreation organized a Penny War between two summer camp programs. Each camp collected as much change as they could and the group with the most won the competition. In the end everyone is a winner when we come together to help make our community a safer and happier place to live!