Melanie Overbee of the Highland County Homeless Shelter accepts a donation from KFC’s Cheryle Hart, Shane McGinnis and Logan LaVan. (Photo courtesy of Krystal Weddington/Bagshaw Enterprises)
Melanie Overbee of the Highland County Homeless Shelter accepts a donation from KFC’s Cheryle Hart, Shane McGinnis and Logan LaVan. (Photo courtesy of Krystal Weddington/Bagshaw Enterprises)
Kentucky Fried Chicken in Hillsboro and the Highland County Homeless Shelter recently teamed up to hold a Community Fundraising Night to help raise monies for the Homeless Shelter. KFC donated $350 of the evening’s proceeds, which will assist in the daily operations of the center.

Colonel Harland Sanders’ secret to a well-lived life included giving back to the community and helping those causes in need.



The Highland County Homeless Shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with no government funding. The operation of the shelter relies on donations and fundraising. The Highland County Homeless Shelter is open 365 days a year. 

The shelter can offer assistance and support for up to 28 men, women and children for a maximum of 90 days. They provide beds, food and shelter, along with access to essential programs and services that enable homeless individuals to rebuild their confidence and their lives. Donations may be dropped off between the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.