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Fayette County: Pie for a Cause order deadline is today; Trees of Life Unveiling Party is Friday

November 19, 2013 

Order your holiday pie and help Moveable Feast feed critically ill clients at the same time. The purchase of one pie will feed a Moveable Feast client for week. Pies available include apple, pumpkin, cherry or blueberry and cost $20 frozen or $25 baked. The deadline to order is today. Pies will be ready for pickup on Nov. 26 or 27 at Moveable Feast, 474 Silver Maple Way at Fifth Street. Call Terry Mullins at (859) 252-2867.

Kidney alliance to unveil Trees of Life at party

The Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky's 27th annual Trees of Life, the Great Unveiling Preview Party, will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at The Grand Reserve, 903 Manchester Street. The event will feature music by Encore of Lexington and food by Bluegrass Catering, Bonefish Grill, Great American Cookies, Meadowthorpe Cafe and Sutton's Restaurant. Tickets are $15 per person in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, go to Khaky.org or call (859) 277-8259.

Group gathering new socks for homeless kids

Socks Inc. is collecting new socks for homeless children in Franklin, Woodford, Shelby, Scott, Fayette, Jefferson and Clark counties. The drive will run through Dec. 15 and the socks will be distributed at Christmas.

Socks Inc. is seeking merchants or churches that would be willing to serve as a collection site for the socks, and individuals who want to contribute packaged or individual brand-new socks for children of all ages, birth to teen.

Contact Cynthia at Socks Inc. at (502) 352-6426 or (859) 221-8010 to serve as a collection site or email s.o.c.k.s.inc4u@gmail.com.

Socks donations will be picked up or can also be delivered to Socks Inc., 1491 Twilight Trail, Frankfort.

Vote for your favorite gingerbread house

Gingerbread Houses for Hope, benefitting the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, will hold its kickoff event Saturday at St. John and Myers, 400 Old Vine Street, off Grand Boulevard. Voting on the gingerbread houses (a $1 donation per vote) will take place daily at St. John and Myers during store hours until Dec. 21. There is also a silent auction for each gingerbread house and general donations will be accepted during voting. Houses not bought by silent auction or taken home by creators will go to the Kentucky Children's Hospital. For more details, go to Ckrh.org.

Emergency kits available for fundraising activities

The Lexington-Fayette County Emergency Planning Committee is offering non-profit organizations a chance to improve family emergency preparedness and earn some money for their organization. A limited number of family emergency and shelter-in-place kits are now available to non-profit organizations for fundraising activities.

The kits are designed to provide basic tools, equipment and supplies for a family to be aware of an impending emergency and how to deal with a variety of emergency situations.

Kits include a fire extinguisher, battery-operated AM/FM/weather radio, first-aid kit, flashlight, eating utensils, cleaning supplies and activities for children and adults. The kits also include instructions on how to deal with a variety of emergency situations as well as a home shelter-in-place kit.

To apply, a representative of the Fayette County-based organization should access the emergency kit application through the committee's website at Fayettelepc.com. The representative or officer of the non-profit should send an email to the committee requesting a kit and explaining how the non-profit will use it for fundraising. Most organizations use the kit for a raffle prize or silent auction item.

The committee will review the requests and award the kits on a case-by-case basis. For more information about the award program, call (859) 258-3859 or email fayettelepc@gmail.com.

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