Most people think of higher education as the educational level (college) that follows the completion of a primary (elementary) and secondary (high school) education. That higher education simply includes further teaching, research, exacting applied work (e.g. in nursing school or law school) and an outlet for social interaction (e.g. fraternities, sororities) among the teenagers and young adults who attend colleges and universities across the world.
We are excited for our upcoming Annual Banquet! Tickets are still available. Get them while you can! Enjoy an evening of fine dining, moving testimonies and a powerful message from our Featured Speaker, Jim Daly.
Jim Daly assumed the presidency of Focus on the Family in 2005 after serving 16 years in the ministry. We look forward to seeing you at the event and enjoying a time of fellowship with one another. The theme of this year’s banquet is All Things New.
The benefit is one of our major fundraisers and it will be held September 26th at 6:30 at the Kentucky Expo Center in the South Wing Ballroom.
This summer we brought back our 4-week Blooming Butterflies Camp led by LTN interns Daisy and Vicky. There were four girls in total who attended the camp, ranging from 13 to 15 years old. The mornings included baking, crafts, and various lessons on our identity, dreams, sexual activity, peer pressure and media, boundaries, and commitment. In the afternoons the girls had their Bible study on trusting God with their dreams for family, career, social circle and status, and they learned how to bounce back from failures.
One of the life changing classes offered at Necole’s Place is called Faith and Finance. I’ve always been a savvy person and didn’t feel as though I needed a “finance” class. Yet my finances continued to suffer. My relationships were also suffering due to my finances. I finally decided to give it a go and attend this class and it has truly changed my life, the way I think, as well as the relationships I have. Necole’s Place has been a wonderful support for me and my 2 boys for the past year. I also graduated from the Stress and Anger Management class. That also is another class that I could take over and over again and learn something new every time. Although I am moving to Ohio this week, Necole’s Place will never be forgotten. The ladies that I have met as well as well as other single mothers whom I now call friends, will always be remembered as family. I have never been judged or looked down on because of my lifestyle or the choices that I have made in my past, by anyone at Necole’s Place. God definitely works through this wonderful ministry and I am blessed to have been a part of it.
Our baby bottle campaign is an exciting fundraising event that virtually anyone can participate in.
Our typical campaign starts on Mothers’ Day and ends on Fathers’ Day, it is also a great awareness campaign so anyone that may need us knows we are here for them. People, both young and old, pick up a baby bottle at their church then fill with loose change, dollar bills or a check over the next six weeks, then return them to their church for AWC to collect.
We love it when participants have clever and amazing fundraising ideas–especially when it is someone very young. This year Lilly Grace Bailey, an elementary student who attends Sojourn Community Church East, raised $20.40 all by herself selling cups of lemonade at her home lemonade stand and she donated it all to AWC to save babies! That is philanthropy at its best. Thank you Lilly for giving sacrificially. We truly appreciate you and your heart for this life saving ministry.
Sojourn East campus has participated in the campaign for several years and we are grateful for the dedication from that church and all the churches and groups that partner with A Woman’s Choice. If your church has not participated yet this year we will do another campaign in the fall so please get in touch with us! Call Neal Gish at 589-9400 to give us your church contact or to schedule your Baby Bottle Campaign, or Click HERE for more infomation.
We could not have asked for a better day at this year’s Rick Bordas Scramble for Life. The weather was absolutely stunning, not a grey cloud in site and the perfect temperature. We had 23 teams from all over the city show up ready to play and help raise money for A Woman’s Choice. This year we added a couple of new elements to the scramble, one being a scavenger hunt. The challenge was to find all the correct answers on different hole signs throughout the day while on the golf course. The golfers really liked it and said they felt more engaged with the ministry than the other scrambles they had played in. They came just to relax and play golf, but left feeling more connected in a sense and more knowledgeable about the ministry
The day started with lunch sponsored by Chick-fil-a and time to participate in our silent auction. Afterwards, dinner (sponsored by Dan Hardt Financial) was paired with our very first live auction through which we auctioned off several items including a one week stay at a beautiful vacation home in the Grand Cayman Islands. Overall, the Rick Bordas Golf Scramble was able to increase our reach to new people and spread the word of what God is doing through our ministry. We also raised more this year than last year!
A huge thank you to this year’s scramble committee led by Bob Karrer, our Title Sponsor: Inside Connect Cable and all of our other sponsors, players, and volunteers–this could not have happened without you! Click HERE to learn more about this year’s scramble.
Our annual Team Life Bike Ride is less than two months away on August 12th at 8am. You can click here to sign up for our ride now and look for the link to start your funding page to help us raise money to change hearts and save lives. There is no cost to enter but we need your help to meet our new goal of $35,000 this year.
There will be a 28 mile route along with our usual 50 mile route. Cyclists will start at our new building located at 701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd. and will travel a route that leads along the Ohio River to Crescent Hill and St. Matthews, then on out to Norton Commons. Our committee is working hard to make this year’s ride better than ever. We expect to have over 100 cyclists and we will have a new hill challenge. We will serve Chick Fil A before the ride and Angio’s Pizza after the ride and have rest stops along the way with snacks and drinks. Schellers Fitness and Cycling will be our equipment sponsor and roving ride monitor. There will also be door prizes given away.
If you would like info on how to become a 2017 sponsor please contact us 569-0494.
Things are really moving along on our building at 701 West Muhammadi Blvd. You can see the transformation! Thanks to all of you and your support we expect to move in this year in late summer or early fall. We are still having “hardhat tours” for now, so if you are interested in taking a tour while the renovation is underway and learning more about what’s going on please go to awclifesavers.org/tour/ and sign up.
Many walls have gone up and painting has been completed in some areas, but there is still much to be done. There are several big ticket, time consuming items yet to be completed such as our HVAC systems, revamping our elevator system, installing a new roof, installing our phone & security systems which involves a lot of preplanning and wiring set up, and a full commercial kitchen build out.
So we still don’t have a firm completion and move in date, but we will keep you updated at building4life.today. We will also have a building dedication event when it is complete, so look for more information coming about out in the next few months.
Please be in prayer that our Necole’s Place facility (located at 706 E Chestnut St) sells soon to help us pay for some of the new building renovation expenses. It is on the market and ready for potential buyers to walk through. If you know someone that may be looking for commercial property in the UofL hospital area please have them get in contact with our Executive Director Monica Henderson at (502) 589-9400.
This year’s Rick Bordas Scramble For Life is nearly sold out! We only have space for five more teams! As always, we will have the silent auction but this time with a chance to bid on a week vacation in the Grand Cayman Islands, a DeWalt 5 tool combo kit and much more. The $10,000 hole in one contest will make it on the course again, and this year we will also have a Trackman drive analysis (used in PGA broadcasts) for all players! Plus every player will receive a free greens fee for a round of golf at Polo Fields. Don’t miss out! Visit our website for available sponsorships, more scramble details, and to register your team.