The Circuit Court Clerk’s office in Adair County was among 64 Kentucky counties to receive an accolade of gourmet popcorn for recent support of Kentucky’s organ donor awareness program. This year, in recognition of April as National Donate Life Month, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life sponsored a challenge for the state’s driver’s license offices to thank you for collecting $1 donations in support of organ and tissue donation awareness.
“Each year, we are happy to honor every office that collected dollar donations from 50 percent or more of the drivers renewing their licenses in April or offices that recorded more than a 10 percent increase from March to April,” said Shelley Snyder, Executive Director of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life. Top Counties receive a tin of gourmet popcorn to celebrate their work. “Lifesaving public education about organ and tissue donation is not possible without the support of our wonderful Circuit Court Clerk offices.”
Trust For Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization that informs, educates, and encourages Kentuckians to be registered organ and tissue donors to save lives. It was founded in 1992 as the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. Since inception, the Circuit Clerks have raised over $9 million dollars to help this mission in Kentucky.
Dennis Loy serves as the Circuit Court Clerk in Adair County, “I am proud that my office has been able to encourage many in the community to give the $1 donation to support education programs on organ and tissue donation. It is the law that we ask customers about the dollar donation, but we do it because we know the impact we have on so many families in this community and beyond. This is a vital public service, and my team of deputies work hard to fulfill this duty of helping others.”
The 64 counties honored include Adair, Anderson, Ballard, Barren, Boyd, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Carroll, Clark, Crittenden, Daviess, Fayette (2 locations), Fleming, Floyd, Fulton, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Hancock, Harlan, Harrison, Henderson, Henry, Jefferson (6 locations), Jessamine, Kenton (2 locations), Knox, LaRue, Laurel, Livingston, Lyon, Madison, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Mason, McCreary, McLean, Meade, Menifee, Morgan, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Powell, Robertson, Rockcastle, Russell, Shelby, Simpson, Spencer, Taylor, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Washington, Wolfe and Woodford.
The dollar donations at Circuit Court Clerks’ Driver’s License counters and other philanthropic partners, including Kosair Charities, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, and Jack Kain Ford, fund the statewide community outreach and public relations efforts to grow the Registry. There is no cost to register as a donor. Currently more than 2 million people have joined the Kentucky Donor Registry. Everyone can register as a donor, there is no cost or medical requirements to register.
For more information, call 1-866-945-5433, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.trustforlife.org. To join the Kentucky Donor Registry online as a potential organ and tissue donor, go to www.donatelifeky.org.
(Photo of Dennis Loy & his family from Columbiamagazine.com)