Appalachian Children’s Home gives gift to PRIDEJanuary 2, 2012 by clackey
Eastern Kentucky PRIDE recently received an unexpected Christmas gift in the form of a $500 donation from the Appalachian Children’s Home.
“Because of PRIDE’s excellent community efforts throughout the year, we are pleased to be able to give back to such a worthy organization,” said Steve Yeary, executive director of the Appalachian Children’s Home.
“We are so grateful for this generous donation, which, I must say, caught me by surprise,” said PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson. “We went to the Children’s Home to spread some Christmas cheer and invite them to volunteer with PRIDE in the future. The donation was unexpected and greatly appreciated.”
“PRIDE will invest this donation right back in the community by creating a cleaner, healthier environment,” Wilson said. “I understand that’s part of the mission of the Children’s Home, to support community development.”
Yeary presented a check to Wilson Dec. 15, when PRIDE staff helped deliver 50 bicycles to residents of the children’s home. Waste Connections of Kentucky gave the bicycles as part of its annual Christmas Promise project, which provides bikes to needy children in southeastern Kentucky.
The Appalachian Children’s Home is a state-licensed institution and emergency shelter for boys and girls under the age of 18. The facility is located on a 158-acre campus on the outskirts of Barbourville. It is home to approximately 50 teenagers and employs 60 staff members. The web site is www.achky.org.
PRIDE stands for “Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment.” The Eastern Kentucky PRIDE organization recruits volunteers to clean up their communities and educates young people about the importance of a healthy environment for their future. The organization serves 38 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. The PRIDE web site is www.kypride.org.
Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible.
To donate to Eastern Kentucky PRIDE or to Waste Connections’ 2012 Christmas Promise, please call the PRIDE office, toll free, at 888.577.4339.