Every Friday, Ripley Federal employees donate a dollar so they may wear jeans. Over the last year it has been our pleasure to donate our “jean day” money to many worthy charities and individuals in need. We have donated a total of $715 in cash and raffle items. We hope to be able to do more in 2016.
In January we donated a raffle basket for Kilee Brookbank fundraiser benefiting Shriner’s Hospital and gave a monetary donation to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (an organization for families affected by still birth/loss of a newborn). In February, we were able to donate to the Ripley Church of Christ and Ripley Assembly of God soup kitchens.
In April, we gave monetary donations to Senior Citizen Prom held by RULH Leo Club and to Samantha Boling (recipient of a double lung transplant). During May, we donated to the Brown County Public Library summer reading program and Mt. Nebo Church’s Backpack blessings program at Georgetown schools.
This summer and fall, we gave raffle items for Ravye Williams memorial scholarship 3 on 3 basketball fundraiser. We also made monetary donations benefiting the family of Tyler Faul who was killed in a car accident. And the Kennard/Barrios family, who were victims of the flood in Ripley. In addition, we made monetary donations benefiting the family of Lori Ann Doppelheuer, who were victims of a house fire in Maysville and the family of Brandon Tucker, who drowned in a pond in Maysville.
To finish out the year, we were able to make monetary donations to Camp Quality (camp for children affected by cancer), Russellville and Georgetown Police Shop with a Cop programs, and Ripley Presbyterian Church food pantry. We also purchased coats, hats and gloves and made a monetary donation to The Shepard’s Place (an after school spot for kids in Bethel). In addition, we sent a raffle basket for Brown County Jobs & Family Services Christmas fundraiser.