The mission of the non-profit, volunteer organization, the Charity League, Inc. is raising funds for Easter Seals West Kentucky and assisting other local non-profits that support the health, welfare and general care of women and children. While creating a legacy of friendship and passion for our community, our primary purpose is to financially assist Easter Seals West Kentucky.
The Charity League of Paducah was created in March 1932 when 16 young woman dedicated their efforts to opening a lending library. Dog and art shows, miniature doll exhibits and the President’s Birthday Ball were a few of the events that raised funds in the early years. In 1952, the Follies, a successful theatrical production was created that enabled the Charity League give it’s first grant-in-aid for the construction of Easter Seals West Kentucky Center.
Today, the Charity League consists of 50 active members and several hundred associate members. The fundraising events have changed over time, however, traditions remain strong. Every New Year’s Eve, the Charity League hosts, Snowball. It is a magical night celebrating the year’s end by dancing and mingling with friends. The spring event is then rotated between Bargain Fair, Golf Scramble, and Shine & Dine/Paducah Bluegrass Bash. The success of these fundraisers has allowed the Charity League to provide significant support to the Easter Seals of West Kentucky and many other local charities.
The Charity League is located at 1921 Broadway and was generously donated by associate member Mrs. Gus T. Smith. It holds many precious memories as well as serves as the meeting space for current members.