Charity League Covid-19 Relief Effort

When it became clear that our community was being impacted by COVID-19, the ladies of Charity League decided to help. We postponed renovations to the Charity League house, and used those funds to create a COVID-19 Relief Fund. Charity League was able to donate...

Paducah Bluegrass Bash 2019 Donation

The Paducah Bluegrass Bash, hosted by the Charity League of Paducah on Saturday, April 20, 2019, raised $38,000 for Easterseals West Kentucky. The theme of the Paducah Bluegrass Bash was “all about Kentucky.” It was a casual evening of southern-style fun, featuring...

Snowball 2018 Donation

The Paducah Bluegrass Bash, hosted by the Charity League of Paducah on Saturday, April 20, 2019, raised $38,000 for Easterseals West Kentucky. The theme of the Paducah Bluegrass Bash was “all about Kentucky.” It was a casual evening of southern-style fun, featuring...

Moses Basket Ethel Donation

The Charity League of Paducah recently presented a $5,000 donation to Moses Basket from its Ethel Dubois Smith Trust Account. The donation to Moses Basket will help support its new voucher program for car seats, cribs, crib mattresses, and booster seats. The Moses...

The Charity League of Paducah

The mission of our non-profit organization, Charity League, Inc., is to raise funds for Easter Seals West Kentucky and assist other local non-profits that support the health, welfare and general care of women and children. While creating a legacy of friendship and passion for our community, our primary purpose is to financially assist Easter Seals West Kentucky. Our members carry out Charity League’s mission on a 100% volunteer basis.

The Charity League of Paducah was founded in March of 1932 when sixteen young woman dedicated their efforts to opening a lending library. Dog and art shows, miniature doll exhibits and the President’s Birthday Ball were a few of the events that raised funds in the early years. In 1952, “the Follies”, was born. It was a successful theatrical production that enabled the Charity League to give its first grant-in-aid for the construction of Easter Seals West Kentucky Center.

Today, the Charity League consists of 50 active members and several hundred associate members. The fundraising events have changed over time, but the traditions remain strong. Every New Year’s Eve, the Charity League hosts its annual “Snowball” party. It is a magical night celebrating the year’s end by dancing and mingling with friends. The spring event is then rotated between several different events. The success of these fundraisers has allowed the Charity League to provide significant support to Easter Seals West Kentucky and many other local charities.

The Charity League is located at 1921 Broadway. The house was generously donated by associate member Mrs. Gus T. Smith. It holds many precious memories and serves as the meeting space for current members.

Upcoming Events

Snowball 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Snowball is our annual New Year’s Eve fundraising party. Guests at Snowball will dance the night away and enjoy a champagne toast and delicious food served at midnight.

A Night at the Races

Saturday, April 24, 2021

This year Charity League is introducing a brand new fundraising event – “A Night at the Races.” It will be a Kentucky Derby-themed evening where guests can participate in betting on some horse races. Stay tuned for more info!