The Junior Auxiliary of Hopkinsville recently held the 2018 Charity Ball and raised $21,000 to benefit Aaron McNeil House.
According to a news release, the money will go towards Aaron McNeil’s Children’s Backpack Hunger Program, which will impact around 175 children in need in the community. This program fills a bag of food for school aged children to help supplement their diet over the weekend while they’re away from school lunches. This program allows these children to get the nutrition they need.
Charity Ball Chair Nicole Cravens says, “The Aaron McNeil House is doing such great work in our community, and the Backpack Program offers a service to children who are food insecure right here in Christian County – and we all have a soft spot for children in need. There are some parents who can’t make their food dollars stretch… or they can’t buy the healthiest stuff because they can’t afford it.”
The Charity Ball is held yearly and the Auxiliary votes on a charity to receive the proceeds each year.