The Charity League of Paducah recently presented a $5,000 donation Family Service Society from its Ethel Dubois Smith Trust Account.
The donation to Family Service Society will help support its summer food program and to provide 5,000 more or better meals to those seeking food assistance in McCracken County. Summertime food requests for Family Service Society were at an all-time high in 2018. During the length of a school’s summer vacation, a family must provide an average of 100 additional meals per child.
In recent years, the Charity League’s giving opportunities have expanded, as the group has become the beneficiary of funds from former member Ethel Dubois Smith. The additional funding allows the League to further assist community needs in line with the Charity League’s mission of assisting Easter Seals West Kentucky and other local non-profits that support the health, welfare and general care of women and children.
Other local non-profits receiving Charity League Ethel Fund donations in 2018 include: Lotus, Moses Basket, and Night to Shine at Heartland Church. Donations were made in memory of Ethel Dubois Smith.