Dozen of nonprofits join for donor fair
Published 8:18 am Monday, April 17, 2017
What started as an idea for Trust for Life blossomed into an event to help more than two dozen other organizations on Tuesday.
The first Donor Fair will be from 1-6 p.m. at the Wainscott Building on Lexington Avenue. Trust for Life volunteer Charla Hylton said the notion of having one event came from a Trust for Life task force meeting earlier this year.
Instead of seeking to register people as organ donors or blood donors, a number of other groups will be represented seeking donations for their own needs, she said. For example, the Clark County Homeless Coalition is seeking white twin-size sheets, white towels, canned food and other household items. STRIDE is looking for used iPads and tablet computers. The Lions Club is collecting used glasses, hearing aids and printer ink cartridges.
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“We invited everybody,” Hylton said. “Virtually anything you have, they want.”
There will be volunteers on site to assist with unloading donations, she said.
“We’re really excited about it,” she said. “We’ve had a great response from the organizations.”
The fair is also an opportunity for the Trust to give something to the community.
“We’re excited for Trust for Life because Clark County has been so great to us,” she said. “These are really helping the community.”
Those participating in the donor fair include:
— Trust For Life and KODA: Register as an organ donor
— Kentucky Blood Center: Donate blood
— Be The Match Foundation: Register as a bone marrow donor
— UK Transplant Center: Learn about the living donor program
— Clark County Homeless Coalition: new, white twin-sized sheets; white bath towels, umbrellas, new standard pillows, meals in a can, canned fruit, paper towels, laundry detergent, toilet paper
— STRIDE: Used iPads and Tablets
— RAPHA Ministries: Black Storage Cabinet with lock and key, Adhesive Name Tags, $25 Gift Cards to Kroger, $25 Gift Cards to Walmart, Copier Paper, Band-Aids, Cleaning Supplies, Chux’s Disposable Pads, Unused Insulin
— Clark Regional Medical Center: Education and Information
— Clark County Community Services: Durable Medical Equipment, clothes, household items, dishes, décor, silverware, pots and pans, linens, towels, glassware, books, DVDs, CDs, shoes, jewelry, purses, Christmas trees and décor, appliances, furniture, exercise equipment, shovels, hoses, home repair items, windows, doors, tile, plumbing, tools, rusted metal (we recycle)
— Clark County Public Library: Books
— Lions Club: Used glasses, hearing aids and ink cartridges
— Green House 17: Used Cell Phones for Domestic Violence, new or gently used women’s boots, garden gloves, workwear, hand pruners, rubber/plastic crates, new twin-sized bed sets, pillows and cases, socks, towels
— Helping Hands Foundation: School supplies
— Habitat for Humanity: functioning appliances, gently used furniture, lumber, building materials. kitchen and bath cabinets, doors and windows, electrical & lighting, new carpet, flooring, tile, plumbing, architectural items, heating and air units, hardware, used latex paint, gently used tools, utility knives, speed Squares, nail pullers, drill and driver sets, various tips and bits, router, reciprocating saw, hammer drill
— New Beginnings: diapers (any brand) especially sizes 4 and 5; Good Start Gentle Formula, used or new baby clothes, toys, furniture, maternity clothes, etc.
— Beacon of Hope: Coffee, coffee creamer, sugar, paper towels, toilet paper, cups, paper plates
— Clark County Schools Family Resource Centers: school supplies, new underwear in children’s sizes.
Those scheduled to have information booths include NAMI Winchester, Kentucky River Foothills, Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky, Hospice East, Generations Center, Comprehensive Care and the Clark County Health Department.