Blue Grass Farms Charities, Inc., (BGFC) is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $7,247 to purchase Kindergarten through Middle School Backpacks for farm and track workers’ children to be distributed for the 2021 school year. The charity will provide 1,000 backpacks. BGFC’s Mission is to provide health and human services to people who work in the Central Kentucky Thoroughbred Industry. HOKC will award $2.1 million in grants supporting 275 non-profits, impacting close to 3.7 million Kentuckians. Grants are made possible through donations from contributing Kentucky Colonels from throughout the Commonwealth and around the world who chose to exercise this honor in a meaningful way.
According to Commanding General Hal Sullivan: “When HOKC Trustees met with grant applicants this year, we were reminded how hard the pandemic has made life harder for many folks, from first responders in community service charities to the clients themselves. Thanks to Kentucky Colonels from around the world who donate to the Good Works Program, HOKC can lend a helping hand to so many local charities that provide essential services that lessen the impact. Because a Colonel cares, we make giving to others a Proud Kentucky Tradition.”
Those interested in being an active KY Colonel or nominating someone to become a KY Colonel contact HOKC National Headquarters at (502) 266-6114 or go to www.kycolonels.org.
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