The 12th Annual Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Memorial Golf Scramble was a success once again and we want to thank all the sponsors and participants for their generous donations.
Life became “crystal clear” for Randy Stinnett in a jail cell. Randy, a Prodigal Ministries’ client-turned-mentor, shares his story of redemption and restoration. Read more of the article from The Southeast Outlook…
The Louisville-based American Printing House for the Blind (APH), in response to a rising demand for Braille, has a program to employee ex-convicts who have been trained in the code while in prison.
Prodigal has partnered with APH to provide re-entry support in the form of housing and services to ex-inmates who become employees of the program upon their release and arrival in Louisville.
“The nonprofit company (APH), located on Frankfort Avenue, offers $14.25 an hour and other re-entry support to several ex-convicts so that they could use the skills they learned in prison trade programs and help the nonprofit — the official federal supplier of books to blind students — keep up with demand. These former inmates are selected from more than 30 nationwide prison Braille programs, which create textbooks for students in their state.”
The 9th Annual Christmas in September Fashion Event & Dinner will be held Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville, beginning at 5:30 pm.
Sponsored by Stock Yards Bank & Trust, the annual event is held to raise funds for Prodigal Ministries, Inc., a Louisville agency that serves men and women inmates upon their release, helping them to avoid prison return.
“Prodigal Ministries gives hope to newly-released men & women, providing critical support such as housing, job training, and counseling that significantly increase their chances of not returning to prison,” said Jennifer Partin, Executive Director of Prodigal Ministries.
“The first 90 days are crucial. With no housing, no job prospects and no income source, many of these men & women are simply overwhelmed and fall back into old patterns that result in a return to prison. Of those that return to prison, a majority – nearly 85% – will reoffend within 30 days of release,” explained Partin.
The support services the organization provides have helped Prodigal Ministries to achieve a significantly reduced return-to-prison rate for its clients, compared to state and national rates.
The event will be held Thursday, September 8, at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville in downtown Louisville. Tickets are $175 each, with tables of 10 at $1,750. Holiday attire is suggested.
For tickets, please send an email with your contact information to reservations@ProdigalKy.org, or call 502-386-1473.
April Bailey, a former client of Prodigal Ministries, told her story of transformation on WHAS11’s Great Day Live Friday, July 1st. Jennifer Partin, Prodigal’s executive director, joined April to share info on Prodigal’s services for former inmates. Click here to view the segment.
It must be spring when sign-ups begin for Prodigal Ministries’ annual golf event.
The 11th Annual Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Memorial Golf Scramble will be held Monday, June 13, 2016, at Audubon Country Club. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with a light lunch, followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. An awards ceremony and dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m.
This memorial fundraising event is sponsored by Brown-Forman Corporation and Stock Yards Bank & Trust for the benefit of Prodigal Ministries and its clients.
Additional sponsor opportunities are available, including hole sponsorships at $200.
The fee is $1,000 per team of four, or $250 per person. Click here for a registration form to download. Completed forms should be returned to:
Prodigal Ministries, Inc.
c/o June Golf
P.O. Box 1484
Crestwood, KY 40014
Sign up and come out for a fun and relaxing day of golf! We’ll see you on the 13th.
Great impressions are par for the course with a 2016 Prodigal Ministries golf scramble sponsorship! From registration and lunch, through 18 holes of golf, to a an awards ceremony and dinner, your company or organization can reach community and business leaders participating in our annual event.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for the 11th annual Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Memorial Golf Scramble to benefit Prodigal Ministries. The event will be held Monday, June 13, at Audubon Country Club.
Contact Cindy Grave Case or Jennifer Partin at Prodigal Ministries, 502-222-2389, for details.
We have all seen the public service announcements on television or heard the spots on the radio. “Donate your used car to Goodwill – it can help someone who needs transportation.” Most of us probably did not give it much thought, not realizing the kind of impact transportation can make for a person who really needs it.
Jamie Hacker Kemper, a resident of Prodigal Minstries’ McCauley House in Crestwood, was one such person. Most Prodigal clients do not have transportation when they re-enter society. Being able to afford a reliable car is on the agenda for many of them.
Jamie is the first Prodigal recipient of a car through the Goodwill Cars to Work program. So just what is the program? An individual donates a vehicle to Goodwill, and they have a mechanic thoroughly inspect the vehicle and repair anything wrong with it. Once a vehicle is ready, Goodwill works with referring agencies to find a candidate for the available vehicle. Pat Blandford, program director for Prodigal Ministries, worked with Jamie to prepare the application and budget statement that Goodwill reviews. Once the determination is made to approve the applicant, a 24-month payment plan is developed, with a monthly payment in the range of $150-275 per month. Interest paid during the 2-year life of the “loan” is re-paid to the new vehicle owner if payments are made on time. In addition, there is a roadside warranty on the vehicle while the payments are being made.
As you can see from the picture, Jamie is as proud of her new ride as we are of her. Hopefully this will not be the only time Prodigal and Goodwill can work together on this program. So if you have a reliable used car you do not want to just give away to a car dealership in trade, please consider supporting the Cars to Work initiative.
Prodigal Ministries welcomed Canaan Christian Church as Gold Sponsor of the annual Christmas In September Event held September 10th.
“We are so grateful for the support of Canaan Christian, and the enthusiastic involvement of Pastor and Mrs. Malone,” said Jennifer Partin, executive director of Prodigal.
“With our faith-centered mission, the support of area churches is an essential element of our programs,” Partin explained. “In addition to funds for our programs, our church partners volunteer to lead bible studies at the transitional living houses, serve as mentors to our clients, and provide encouragement.”
On Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Community Foundation of Louisville will host the second Give Local Louisville. This 24-hour, online “Give Day” will support local nonprofit organizations doing great work in our own backyard.
Prodigal Ministries is participating for the first time this year. We need your help to make this day a success! To participate, plan to visit GoLocalLouisville.org anytime between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015, to make an online contribution.
Give Local Louisville is an opportunity for people to support local causes they care about and to turn their collective generosity into impact for our community. For one day, every dollar given to local nonprofits will be augmented through proportionate match and prize dollars contributed by the Community Foundation of Louisville; its supporting partners LG&E and KU Energy, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kentucky, Delta Dental of Kentucky; Sam Swope Auto Group; and a generous anonymous foundation.
Online credit card giving will take place here from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on October 1st. Donors who wish to use their Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund or Charitable Checking Fund may do so by submitting a grant request through the Community Foundation of Louisville no later than 3:00 p.m. on September 25. Restrictions apply.
Come on, Louisville! Show us your generosity!