The major mission of the Lexington Woman’s Club is to provide new and “gently used” clothing to underprivileged kindergarten through 5th grade children in Fayette County schools. The Clothing Center, a two story house, serves as the shopping center for the children and houses our inventory. The project which started in an oversized closet at the Ashland School has grown from a $250 budget providing clothes to 175 school children to a $40,000 budget providing clothes to over 1,000 school children. Volunteers help the children shop during the months of August through November. Some annual statistics for recent years follow:
Lexington Woman's Club funds non-traditional scholarships as the budget allows. The recipient must be a female Fayette County resident over 25 years of age. The scholarships are awarded each semester on the basis of financial need, academic excellence, character, and leadership. The recipient must apply each year based on the above criteria.
A former Lexington Woman’s club 4 year scholarship winner, Loretta Kwan, demonstrated her appreciation by providing members etches that she designed and made. Her major was mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics and art studio. She explained that without the LWC scholarship she would not have been able to minor in art studio. Ms. Kwan stated that she was often inspired by fairy tales, the circus, and play on words for her etches.
This year’s non-traditional scholarship recipient is UK student Susana Verni-Altamiran
LWC sponsors two awards to honor graduating seniors at each of the local high schools. The LWC Service Award is presented in recognition of achievements in leadership, character, and for service to the community and the school.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
This agency did not include fundraising expenses on line 17 of its 990s. The expense breakdowns shown in the graphs do contain fundraising expenses.
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