Lex-Care Inc
PO Box 1328
Lexington KY 40588-1328
Contact Information
Nonprofit Lex-Care Inc
Address PO Box 1328
Lexington, KY 40588 1328
Phone (859) 312-0795
Contact Name Amy Wills
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1990
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Donations: mail, in-kind donations (bus passes and diapers), Lex-Care website

Volunteer: serving on the board of directors or Lex-Care committees
 

Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement Lex-Care, Inc. strives to be an organization of service providers dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of the community through emergency funding, in-kind assistance, and education in partnerships with other agencies. Lex-Care, Inc. desires to be a stable, prominent presence in the community responsible for coordinating a comprehensive network of service providers to fulfill unmet needs.
Background Statement In the spring of 1989, a media committee of Lex-Care began conversations with area television, radio, and print media organizations. This effort was attempting to combat homelessness and prevent people in need of financial and material assistance from falling through the "cracks" in the local social service system due to lack of system wide resources. The media subcommittee submitted the idea for a column to provide information on the poverty situation experienced by individuals in the community. At that time, it was also suggested to provide information on services that are needed to lower the barriers of self-sufficiency. It was presented as an opportunity for individual community members to respond to needs in the Lexington regional area. The plan was for the column to also give report back to the community the successes of personal actions of giving. This column was seen as a means of providing concrete ways for community members to get involved.

 

At that time, the Lexington Herald-Leader began developing their Community section of the paper. This meshed well with the idea of the Lex-Care column and the first "Make a Difference'' column appeared in the Herald-Leader on May 17th 1989. Also, a segment entitled the same was aired twice a week on UK' s public radio. The radio segment received a four minute slot bi-weekly.

 

In the years since it's founding, Lex-Care has become a completely volunteer run agency, partnering with over 110 agencies across the Bluegrass to help meet the needs of Kentuckians who needed a helping hand in a difficult time. Lex-Care has continued to give at least 90 percent of the donations received to the programs that directly impact families in our communities, holding administrative costs to 10 percent or less of donations received.

Impact Statement

As a completely volunteer run non-profit it is Lex-Care's goal to give as much of the donations received, back to our programs to benefit the people of Kentucky who are needing some assistance to get them through a tight spot. We were thrilled that in 2018, 98% of all donations went to aid Kentuckians with their unexpected emergency needs.

In 2018, the Lex-Care RIDES program was able to assist 54 individuals with transportation to job interviews, work, and medical appointments.

In 2018, the Lex-Care Financial Assistance fund was able to assist 88 families with emergency financial assistance with their rent, utilities, medical bills, and mortgages.
 
In 2019, Lex-Care wants to reestablish it's DIAPERS program to aid families in need with an emergency supply of diapers when they need their financial resources to cover other necessities. It is our goal to open two distribution centers in 2019.
 
In 2019, Lex-Care wants to be able to assist 97 Kentucky families with emergency needs that they may encounter.
 
In 2019, Lex-Care wants to be able to  60 individuals with transportation to work, job interviews, and medical appointments.
 
 
 
Needs Statement

Lex-Care is need of a strong ongoing donor base, to allow us to continue to assist with the emergency financial needs that Kentuckians can find themselves in due to loss of work, a health crisis, unexpected change in living situation, and other crises that impact a families financial resources.

Lex-Care is in need of  board members to help us grow and develop our programs, as well as our fundraising possibilities.

Lex-Care is in need of volunteers to serve on the various committees that carryout the day to day tasks involved with helping those needing assistance from the Financial Assistance, RIDES, and DIAPERS programs. 
 
Lex-Care is in need of individuals willing to help expand our social media presence. 
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Serving all Kentuckians in need, regardless of region, with the appropriate social service referral.
Board Chair
Board Chair All Volunteer
Company Affiliation A1 Case Management
Term Sept 2017 to Dec 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Linda CunninghamBGADDVoting
Jennifer GarlandLFUCGVoting
Lydia JacobsAccessible Home Care of FrankfortVoting
Beth MyersFayette County SchoolsVoting
Amanda PatrickLFUCGVoting
Sarah RoweBrookdale Richmond PlaceVoting
Amy WillsA1 Case ManagementVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Nominating
Technology
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director All Volunteer
Term Start Sept 2017
Email amywillsrf@yahoo.com
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 10
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? N/A
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Description Lex-Care maintains a fund to assist people with financial and material needs when no other source is available to them. The fund is supported by contributions received in response to Lex-Care’s Facebook page, grants, and fundraising events, as well as private and business donors. 
Budget 25000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served Adults, Families, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Description

Lex-Care Rides program provides transportation assistance to persons needing a ride for legitimate, necessary reasons when no other means are available to them. Bus or Wheels transportation is provided quarterly for those who are in need.

Budget 1500.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Transportation Assistance
Population Served Adults, Families, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Description Lex-Care purchases disposable diapers in bulk and distributes them to families needing an emergency supply of diapers at the Family Care Center. The diapers are distributed by volunteers.
Budget 1500.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Adults, Families
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $10,200.00
Projected Expenses $3,541.00
Endowment Value $30,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments This organization files the 990N postcard, which contains no financial information.
Address PO Box 1328
Lexington, KY 405881328
Primary Phone 859 312-0795
Contact Email lexcare.org@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer
Board Chair All Volunteer
Board Chair Company Affiliation A1 Case Management