What We Do:
Besides our monthly Chapter Meeting and our Monthly Chapter Activity, we try to hook up with each other, often in smaller groups, to ride, eat out, party, or just hang out and enjoy each other's company. We also ride in many charity rides throughout the year, including Toys for Tots, Camp Quality Poker Run, Ride to Ride Out Cancer, Easter Bunny Rides for charity, rides to benefit Crusade for Children, Bikers Against Child Abuse, and many more...
The Louisville Chrome Divas support many different charities, organizations, and good causes including, but not limited to:
Bullitt County Youth Services Center & ROTC~
Our Annual Bunco for Charity event proceeds are donated to help with the purchase of Thanksgiving meals and Christmas presents for the students and families served by the center. At least 40 full Thanksgiving meals are donated and we also select 7-10 Christmas Angels each year to provide gifts to from a list the students have prepared (much like Salvation Army Christmas Tree Angels). We also collect and donate non-perishable food items for the YSC Food Pantry and clothing for the centers Clothing Closet. We collect plastic bottle tops for the ROTC program, who in turn gives them to a program that melts them down to make playground equipment.
Bullitt County Elementary School~
We collect and donate Box Tops For Education and Campbell's Soup labels to help the school earn cash for the purchase of much needed supplies.
Kentucky Humane Society & Louisville Metro Animal Services~
We collect and donate used medicine bottles and plastic grocery bags for their use as needed.
Ronald McDonald House- Louisville, Ky.~
We collect and donate aluminum can tabs that help supplement housing for families whose children are hospitalized for medical treatments.
Love Transformation Project~
We collect and donate clothing and travel size toiletries that are given to homeless and needful persons of the community.
Ride to Ride Out Cancer~
We collect and donate items that help to stock the RTROC Pantry for cancer patients. We also regularly participate in, and donate raffle baskets for their fundraising rides and events throughout the year.
Citizen Foster Care Review Board~
We collect and donate new and gently used backpacks and different types of luggage for young people who age out of foster care and when they are placed in homes or facilities. Oftentimes, these children and young adults are sent with their belongings in nothing but a plastic trash bag.
Jefferson County Child Protective Services~
We collect and/or purchase and donate new coats for the children served by JCCPS.
Center for Women & Families, Louisville, Ky.~
We collect and donate used cell phones for women who are victims of domestic abuse.
The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation- Lions Clubs of Kentucky~
We collect and donate used prescription eyeglasses for individuals in need.
Bikers Against Child Abuse, BACA- Derby City Chapter~
We collect and donate new or gently used leather and denim vests that are presented to the children that BACA serves. One of the many things BACA does once an abused child is assigned to them, is give the child a vest with a B.A.C.A. patch sewn on the back and a patch sewn on the front, bearing the child's own road name, which the child gets to choose. This is done in an effort to assure and empower the child, knowing that they are now a part of a family of badass bikers who will always have their backs.
The Healing Place~Women's Campus, Louisville, Ky.~
The Healing Place provides food, shelter, clothing, and recovery from addiction services at no cost to the client. We collect and donate clothing for these women.
Learning is Fun Resource Bus~
Shepherdsville Elementary School in Ky. is, unfortunately, one of the lowest performing schools in the district, where many students are transient and teacher turnover is high. We collect, purchase and donate new and gently used books for the bus, which not only serves the children of the school, but also the children in the surrounding neighborhoods.