First Lady of Kentucky Britainy Beshear has long been an advocate for Kentucky’s children and has been there for them and their families during many challenging times.
Throughout the pandemic, she led efforts to keep kids safe at school through her “Coverings for Kids” program, for which thousands of Kentuckians, as well as businesses like Ford Motor Co., donated more than a million facial coverings directly to local school districts.
When deadly tornadoes hit Western Kentucky before Christmas in 2021, Mrs. Beshear organized a toy drive for the children who had just lost everything. She did the same to help children in Eastern Kentucky following the devastating floods in the summer of 2022. More than 100,000 toys and $200,000 in gift card donations poured in from around the country to help these children recover.
From supporting the Purple Star Certified program to visiting Kentucky’s military bases, the First Lady has worked to support and lift up military children who make sacrifices daily so that their loved ones can serve and protect our country.
The First Lady has also been dedicated to the safety of Kentucky’s children and families through her work raising awareness around human trafficking as a member of the National Coalition for the Prevention of Human Sex Trafficking.
Mrs. Beshear knows that Kentucky students are our future, and she enjoys spending time reading to and visiting with young leaders in their classrooms.
Each year, the First Lady has also supported domestic violence victims through the annual Shop & Share program. The effort directly helps domestic violence shelters located across our state have the resources and supplies they need to help survivors and their children be safe and to help them rebuild their lives.
Mrs. Beshear is actively involved in her children’s education and volunteers in their classrooms and after-school programs. The family enjoys many volunteer activities with Family Scholar House and Dare to Care Food Bank, both in Louisville, and God’s Pantry in Lexington.
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