Paducah Groups Pledge to Give 1000 Beds to Kids
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - Leadership Paducah has joined together with Starfish Orphan Ministry to make a difference in the lives of 1,000 local children.

On Friday, Leadership Paducah announced the partnership with the goal of providing a bed for each child to call their own, calling the effort "Wish Upon A Star."

The class says they heard Laura Roberts with Starfish Orphan Ministry speak, and were touched when they heard how many children in Paducah do not have their own bed. On average, Starfish receives 1,200 requests for beds each year, and with their current budget they would only be able to accommodate approximately 600 of these requests.

A $100 contribution provides one bed, which includes the frame, stuffed animal, mattress, pillow, and bedding.

"Thank you for loving and helping others through difficult circumstances in their lives, like not having beds,” said Tonya K., a local mother of four children. “My family is one of them. The gentleness and open arms (at Starfish Orphan Ministry) were the most genuine feelings we have received in a while! We love all having our own bed to sleep in!"

Anyone that is able to donate is asked to do so by visiting the link below, or by sending a check to Leadership Paducah, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 810, Paducah, KY 42002, or email them at

Leadership Paducah, which is coordinated by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, is a program that works to develop the leadership potential the men and women in the McCracken County area. Through the program, those participating become acutely aware of social and economic changes, and the impact of such changes in the local community. The program is designed to foster an in-depth understanding of the inner-relationships and complexities of the Paducah/McCracken County area through a series of face-to-face discussions with the community and state leaders.

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Published 04:00 PM, Saturday May. 23, 2020
Updated 12:11 PM, Sunday May. 24, 2020



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