Day of Service

Kentucky Colonels - Day of Service Landscaping

Kentucky Colonels Day of Service
Saturday, October 1, 2022
9:00am - 12:00pm

The Honorable Order invites you and your family to participate in the Kentucky Colonels Day of Service on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

Through your contributions, the Kentucky Colonels Good Works Program granted $3.1 million in 2022 to 314 organizations across the Commonwealth that is positively impact almost 3.9 million Kentuckians.  As an organization of individuals who are dedicated to making an impact, we know that giving back means more than just giving monetarily; it also means volunteering.

With this in mind, we would like to invite you to the Kentucky Colonels Fall Day of Service. Once again, we will work with different grant recipients throughout the state. We welcome you to volunteer with your fellow Kentucky Colonels.

Service projects include:

  • SOS International (Louisville) – Colonels will sort, pack, build pallets, and stuff boxes.
  • Seven Counties Services (Louisville) – Colonels will clean the building’s perimeter and landscape in common areas.   
  • Project Learn (Elizabethtown)  Colonels will paint and landscape.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening supplies.
  • Fresh Start for Women (Owensboro) – Colonels will help with landscaping and yard clean up, interior and exterior painting, garage repair, and pressure washing.  Volunteers are welcome to bring landscaping equipment.
  • God’s Pantry Food Bank (Lexington) – Colonels will sort donations and build and fill food boxes. 
  • Trees Lexington (Lexington) – Colonels will help with landscaping.  Volunteers should bring garden/work gloves and wear closed toe shoes. 
  • Bill and Betsey Scheban Care Center (Northern Kentucky) – Colonels will help with cleaning the care facility.
  • Brighton Center (Northern Kentucky) – Colonels will help with donation organizing and sorting, facility beautification, customer experience, and social activities.

We hope that you will be able to join your fellow Colonels for this day of service! Click below to register. Please contact Jimmy Henderson, Events Coordinator, at jhenderson@kycolonels.org or at 502-266-6864 if you have any questions. Thank you!

Spring Day of Service Wrap Up

On April 23, 2022, ninety-two (92) Colonels, along with their friends and family, joined HOKC for the Kentucky Colonels Spring Day of Service. Colonels volunteered their time at six 2022 Good Works Program grantee recipients in five cities throughout the Commonwealth donating 292 hours of their time on a Saturday morning!

In Benton, Colonels helped Marcella’s Kitchen deep clean kitchen and common areas and organize food and supplies.  In Madisonville, Colonels helped build and repair homes with Habitat for Humanity.  Colonels were in Elizabethtown at Mission Hope for Kids to sort and organize clothing, paint hallways, and sanitize and clean the facility.  At Master Provisions in Florence, Colonels helped with landscaping, siding a shed, laying gravel, and painting.  In Lexington, Colonels helped The Nest organize and sort clothes and landscape.  In Edgewood, Colonels helped clean, paint, and landscape at New Perceptions.

Thank you to all our Colonels who joined HOKC at these sites and made this Day of Service a success.