Support Southern Kentucky Senior Citizens on Giving Tuesday.
|Senior citizen centers throughout the Lake Cumberland area are planning a little “jailhouse” fun during “Jail and Bail” fundraising events planned for Giving Tuesday (December 1), a day of giving which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. >
Giving Tuesday is a global effort to encourage people to donate to special causes during the holiday gift-giving season. For the ten senior citizen centers throughout the region, that special cause is the Senior Services Endowment Fund.
Earlier this year, the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, the agency responsible for the staffing and operation of the programs at senior citizen centers in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne counties, established an endowment fund through the Lake Area Foundation. The fund was set up due to a growing concern about shrinking government funds and the long-term negative impact that this might have on future services provided to clients both at the centers and through the home-delivered meal program.
To supplement and/or potentially replace government funding, the Lake Cumberland Area Development District has been looking for new and creative ideas to fund senior services programs to ensure that the region’s senior population is served now and in the future. As a result, the Senior Services Endowment Fund was born.
The immediate goal of the Senior Services Endowment Fund is growth. The long-term goal for the fund is to use earnings to help support senior citizen services, thus securing the future of these services throughout the region. The Lake Cumberland Area Development District hopes to raise $10,000 for the endowment fund during “Jail and Bail” events that are taking place at each center throughout the region.
Center directors in each county are currently busy identifying local celebrities who will be “arrested” and “jailed” on December 1. These folks will no doubt be asking for your help to bail them out of “jail.” “I am looking forward to an exciting day throughout the region as we arrest some of our finest citizens and raise money to support a worthy cause during this holiday season,” said Nick Hazel, Lake Cumberland Area Development District’s Associate Director for Senior Services.
For more information about “Jail and Bail” events, please contact your local senior center (see phone numbers below). Learn more about the Senior Services Endowment Fund at lakeareafoundation.org and on the Lake Area Foundation Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter @LAFGoodForever.
|Adair County Senior Center: 270-380-1899
Casey County Senior Center: 606-787-7951
Clinton County Senior Center: 606-387-9011
Cumberland County Senior Center: 270-864-2899
Green County Senior Center: 270-932-5096
McCreary County Senior Center: 606-376-8811
Pulaski County Senior Center: 606-679-0590
Russell County Senior Center: 270-866-2899
Taylor County Senior Center: 270-465-9410
Wayne County Senior Center: 606-348-5811
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Giving Tuesday is a nation-wide day of giving that helps kick off the annual holiday season. It encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations. Please consider supporting the Lake Area Foundation's efforts.
Happy Giving Tuesday!You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but are you familiar with Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is an annual global movement designed to increase exposure and build support for philanthropic activities, especially during the holiday giving season.
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About The Senior Services FundThis year, the Lake Area Foundation is participating in the Giving Tuesday movement by asking for your monetary support of the Senior Services Fund, a permanent endowment fund created to benefit senior citizen programs in ten counties in South Central Kentucky, including Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne.
Senior center programs provide and coordinate responsive programs and services which enhance dignity, support independence, and offer stimulating and meaningful opportunities for adults 60 years of age and older.
Each county is home to a senior citizen center which serves as a focal point for the delivery of a variety of important services, such as hot lunches, recreational opportunities, home-delivered meals, escort and transportation services, and educational programs with topics covering everything from health management to legal issues.
Senior center services are currently funded with federal and state dollars. As government funding become more and more scarce, administrators are seeking new and creative and more self-sustaining ways to continue these important services for seniors. One way to ensure the future continuation of the senior services program is through the creation of the Senior Services Fund, a permanent endowment established through the Lake Area Foundation.
During the 2015 Giving Tuesday campaign, program administrators hope to raise $10,000 for the Senior Services Fund. The fund will then continue to grow through future donations and earnings. Over time, those earnings will be used to sustain the senior services program that has become so important to the quality of life of the senior citizens of this 10-county region in South Central Kentucky.
We urge you to support senior citizens by donating to the Lake Area Foundation’s Senior Services Endowment Fund. You can donate online through the Lake Area Foundation’s website, or send your donations to the Lake Area Foundation, P.O. Box 1570, Russell Springs, KY 42642. Make checks payable to the Lake Area Foundation – Senior Services Fund. All donations are tax deductible.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.