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    Recognizing the key role that nonprofits play in our city and region gives us warm and fuzzy feelings. But their impressive economic impact also gives off a good vibe.
     
    Alabama Has Heart
    Each year, Alabamians give more than 14 million hours of volunteer service and donate more than $3 billion to charities. That makes the state the fourth most generous in the country.
    Source: Alabama Association of Nonprofits
     
    By providing all kinds of aid to those in need of it and by expanding our cultural and arts access, the nonprofit sector makes a significant positive impact on our area. Our nonprofits are diverse, addressing health, hunger, housing, education and relationship issues. They deliver vital goods and services. They protect children, animals and the environment. They build bridges and close divides. They seek solutions for the challenges society faces and are advocates for positive change. They uplift us and deepen our awareness by connecting us to music, dance, theatre and visual arts. They collectively transform countless lives for the better, and their reach goes beyond each individual touched; it strengthens the bonds of community we all share to create a more vibrant quality of life.
     
    But charitable organizations are also meaningful contributors to the economy with a major financial footprint. According to the Alabama Association of Nonprofits, the sector generates more than $12 billion annually for the state and employs 12.5 percent of Alabamians. This impact is spread out among Alabama’s cities and communities, meaning nonprofits play key roles in local economies, including that of the River Region, too.
     
    NONPROFITS BY THE NUMBERS
    • The nonprofit sector employs 12.5% of Alabamians. (Source: Alabama Association of Nonprofits)
    • 12,264 - Number of 501(c) (3) public charities in Alabama (Source: independentsector.com)
    • 1,062 - Number of 501(c)(3) private and public foundations in Alabama (Source: independentsector.com)
     
    Give Back in a BIG Way


    Jackson Thornton celebrates milestones with 100 acts of service
    At the beginning of 2019, certified public accounting and consulting firm Jackson Thornton began a year of giving back to nonprofits as a way to celebrate two major milestones: its 100th birthday and the roll-out of a new corporate brand identity and tagline across all its entities.
     
    Jackson Thornton was founded in 1919 in Montgomery, which remains the location of the firm’s corporate headquarters. Through the years, the firm has expanded into seven offices in three states: Alabama, Tennessee and Kansas. In honor of its centennial, Jackson Thornton’s staff decided to embark on a year-long philanthropic initiative called 100 Years | 100 Acts of Service in each of the communities it serves.
     
    “As we begin our second century, we wanted a way to show our appreciation to the communities who have been so welcoming of us,” said Ned Sheffield, President and Managing Principal of Jackson Thornton. “We thought what better way to say thank you than to donate our time, talents and gifts to worthy organizations across our service areas.” Jackson Thornton’s 200-plus person team kicked off the program by packing more than 34,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger. The firm is evaluating additional large-scale opportunities in its service areas with many smaller service projects already completed.
     
    Sheffield elaborated on the power of doing good and why the company feels so strongly about being a part of creating a stronger, better Montgomery. “It’s important to us that we show our appreciation to the communities who have been so good to us through our 100 years. Giving back – both with our time and financial resources – has always been a priority for Jackson Thornton,” he said. “We believe it’s part of our corporate responsibility but, even more importantly, it’s just the right thing for us to do.”




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    Child Protect Children’s Advocacy Center
    Mission:
    The mission of Child Protect is to provide a forensic interview, advocacy and counseling to children when there have been allegations of abuse.
     
    Background:
    Child Protect was incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit in 1989. Before the establishment of Child Protect in Montgomery, a child abuse victim had to tell their story numerous times to different people, which further traumatized the child. Child Protect has trained staff who are able to question the child in a neutral, child-friendly environment. Since no one agency can meet all of the child’s needs, Child Protect works with a multi-disciplinary team, including the prosecutors, law enforcement, the Department of Human Resources, Mental Health, medical professionals and the military to ensure the child stays the focus. Child Protect also provides follow-up counseling where the child can continue to heal and process through the abuse. The family advocate keeps the family informed throughout the entire judicial process.
     
    Wish List:
    Financial donations of any size help Child Protect with the day-to-day operation of serving the children and their families, but in addition, the agency needs:
    • Gift cards from Amazon, Office Depot, SAM’s, COSTCO, Walmart, Target or VISA/Mastercard
    • Paper Towels, Toilet Paper and Kleenex
    • Box Drinks, Water, Individual Snacks
    • Copy Paper, Garbage Bags
    Brag Lines:
    In August 2018, Child Protect completed a Capital Campaign for an annex to the 50-year-old building the agency has occupied since 2003. The addition has five offices and a Community Training Room. The annex is named for Jeanne L. Drummond for her generous support of the mission of Child Protect.
     
    Upcoming Events:
    • November 1 - The Swingin’ Fore Kids 9th Annual Golf Tournament
    • April 30, 2020 - 3rd Annual Barrel of Blues
    Contact Us:
    334-262-1220   
    childprotect.org
     
    The Gift of Life
    Mission:
    The mission of The Gift of Life Foundation is to improve the health and wellbeing of mothers, babies and families to build stronger communities.
     
    Background:
    Since 1988, Gift of Life has been working to decrease infant mortality through programs that empower women and their families to reduce the challenges they face that threaten their health and prevent a healthy birth outcome. Our parent educators, mobile family coaches and registered nurses help first-time and parenting moms and dads develop effective parenting skills and connect them to community resources that help them increase self-sufficiency and success. 
     
    Wish List:
    • Establish a community diaper bank for families who have an urgent need or to support disaster relief.
    • Launch a county-wide campaign to increase “breastfeeding friendly” businesses that dedicate space or provide portable breastfeeding pods in support of nursing employees and customers.
    • Add an additional Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant to help GOL expand its reach among families and adults who work with infants and young children in various settings, such as childcare and preschool settings as well as homes.
    Brag Lines:
    • Gift of Life was invited to partner in the implementation of Governor Kay Ivey’s Infant Mortality Reduction Plan.
    • The Gift of Life was the recipient of more than $4.7 million in grant funding through the U.S. Health and Human Resource Services Agency’s Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health over the next five years.
    • GOL’s Parents as Teachers Program has achieved full affiliate status.
    • GOL has secured grants totaling more than
    • $875,000 in federal funding through the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education’s First Teacher Home Visiting Program to launch a program for expectant and parenting teens in Montgomery and to expand its Nurse-Family Partnership program in Montgomery, Macon, Russell and Autauga counties, plus its Parents as Teachers program in Crenshaw and Pike counties.
    Contact Us:
    334-272-1820  
    golfound.org
     
    Medical Advocacy & Outreach
    Mission:
    The mission of MAO is to educate the public about HIV and related illnesses and how to prevent transmission of infection. MAO provides culturally competent education, medical, behavioral health and social services to those living with and affected by HIV and related illnesses. MAO works to ensure that all people in its service area living with HIV and related illnesses can live a healthy life filled with dignity and respect.
     
    Background:
    MAO was founded in Montgomery, Alabama. Over time, MAO has transformed into the largest specialized organization of its kind in South Alabama, now serving 28 counties. As the pioneer of using telemedicine in direct practice in Alabama, MAO’s full-service locations extend access to those in need by way of 11 technology-supported Alabama e-Health satellite clinics.
     
    Upcoming Events:
    • Daily Services FREE HIV & HEP C Testing
    • October 10 - Fall Behavioral Health Conference
    Contact Us:
    800-510-4704
    maoi.org
     
    Joy to Life Foundation
    Mission:
    The Joy to Life Foundation has a simple mission: provide free mammograms and other breast cancer screenings when necessary to medically underserved women in Alabama provide limited grants when needed; build and support breast cancer awareness among all Alabamians; and promote overall health, well-being and education throughout the state.    
     
    Brag Lines:
    • Since 2001, the Joy to Life Foundation (JTL) has raised more than $7 million to fight breast cancer and provided more than 100,000 mammograms in partnership with Alabama Department of Public Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP).
    • Before our partnership with ABCCEDP, the program provided approximately 2,000 mammograms per year in the entire state of Alabama. Now, because of our partnership and the breast cancer awareness programs we provide statewide, the ABCCEDP credits Joy to Life for increasing mammograms to more than 15,000 per year. Many, many women’s lives have been saved because of our partnership.
    Contact Us:
    334-284-5433
    joytolife.org
     
    AARP Alabama
    Mission:
    AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence of nearly 38 million members and 440,000 members right here in Alabama, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.
     
    Background:
    AARP’s remarkable founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, had a passion for education and service that carried her throughout her long career as a teacher and a high school principal. Dr. Andrus had a new and different vision of aging. Since 1958, AARP has been helping all Americans to understand that, in Dr. Andrus’ words, “We don’t get old, we grow old. We mature. If we ever stop growing, then we’ve had it.”
     
    Our role as everyday innovators in aging drives our work at all levels. We are all aging, every day. The good news is the way we are aging is changing. Achieving your best life at 50-plus is so much more than simply enjoying good health or financial security. At AARP, we have a host of offerings designed to help you do exactly that.
     
    Lifting the Community:
    Our founder once said, “Our community is the place where we can be most effective,” and we couldn’t agree more! Locally, we engage and educate public officials, stakeholders, residents and volunteers to plan for and enact community changes that will improve the lives of older adults and people of all ages.
     
    Upcoming Events:
    We strive to continually provide free events right here in our Montgomery community to members and nonmembers, including:           
    • Presentations on Caregiving and Fighting Fraud
    • Estate Planning Workshops
    • Art and Cooking Classes
    • Movies for Grownups
    • Lunch and Learns on community issues
    See details on Montgomery events at aarp.org/Montgomery
     
    CONNECT WITH US:
    aarp.org/AL
     
    Council on Substance Abuse
    Mission:
    Reduce the incidence and prevalence of the disease of alcoholism, other drug addiction diseases and related problems. We encourage people to begin the journey with us. Help is here with no judgement.
     
    Our core services include: community-based outreach and awareness events; education and alternative activities; environmental activities; and information dissemination.
     
    Background:
    The Council on Substance Abuse (COSA) is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to promote the understanding that alcoholism and other drug dependence are preventable and treatable diseases. COSA is the state affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) and a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA).
     
    Wish List:
    • COSA relies on various federal, state and local grants. However, in today’s economy, both cash and in-kind support from individuals in the community is vital to our continued success and allows us to provide free prevention and recovery support programs and services to youth and families.
    • Cash donations. These monies support the costs of uninsured medications, transportation, clothing, registration fees, etc. for program participants.
    • Items for our Recovery Community Center (things like coffee, sugar, toiletries and cleaning products, arts and crafts supplies, etc.)
    Brag Lines:
    • COSA-NCADD is the largest prevention provider in the region, serving Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Dallas, Perry and Wilcox counties.
    • COSA-NCADD was the first organization to implement peer-to-peer support services in the region.
    • COSA-NCADD opened the HOPE Recovery Community Center in 2018 for individuals with alcohol and substance abuse issues.
    Upcoming events 
    • Recovery Month, September
    Contact Us:
    334-262-1629  
    cosancadd.org
     
    Central Alabama Aging
    Mission:
    Our mission is to develop, coordinate and support services in the communities in our service area that promote an active and independent lifestyle where those we serve can live and thrive.
     
    Brag Lines:
    • Over eight months in 2018 and 2019, CAAC:
    • Provided 56,994 meals to 904 people in its 19 senior centers
    • Provided 100,386 meals to 856 home-bound elderly
    • Provided case management to 471 elderly and disabled individuals through its Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program
    • Provided Medicare counseling to 1,945 Medicare beneficiaries 
    Upcoming Events:
    • October 15 through December 7, 2019 - Medicare Open Enrollment events
    Contact Us:
    334-240-4680
    centralalabamaaging.org
     
    The Salvation Army
    Mission:
    The Salvation Army exists to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
     
    Brag Lines:
    2018 Stats
    • Number of Persons Housed - 1,376 persons
    • Total Lodgings - 19,415 nights
    • Meals Served - 74,882 meals
    • Vouchers (includes food, clothing, furniture, & hygiene kits) - 6,000 filled
    • Volunteers - 3,700 persons
    • Volunteer Hours - 13,000 hours served
    Upcoming Events:
    • September 11 - First Responders’ Luncheon
    • November/December - Annual Angel Tree & Kettle Donation Drive
    Contact Us:
    334-265-0281
    salvationarmy.org
     
    Montgomery Rotary Club
    Mission:
    Montgomery Rotary Club is part of a global organization, Rotary International, allowing this longstanding civic club to work alongside more than a million Rotarians worldwide to promote the organization’s motto of Service Above Self. Globally, the club supports the commitment to eradicate polio and the ongoing effort to provide access to clean water for the world’s most impoverished communities. Locally, the club is best known for its long history of direct service to organizations like the Montgomery Area Food Bank and Meals on Wheels, providing dictionaries to area elementary students and for programs that support Maxwell Air Force Base and Air War College. Each year, the club selects a recipient for its annual gift of $12,000 or more.
     
    Background:
    Founded in 1913, Montgomery Rotary Club is one of Montgomery’s oldest civic organizations and one of the first 100 in the world. With more than a century of public service to its world and its community, Montgomery Rotary Club has built a reputation as a trusted partner in meeting needs and promoting peace and cooperation. The club’s current roster includes a number of public servants and community leaders, joining together
    to meet needs at a global and community level. The club meets 40 Mondays each year for lunch, where attendees hear from dynamic speakers on timely topics.
     
    Wish List:
    • Partnerships for direct service
    • Donations to our tax-deductible Montgomery Rotary Foundation
    • Potential members with a heart for service
    Brag Lines:
    • In 2015, Montgomery Rotary Club launched the Service Above Self Award to recognize the service commitment of a member of Alabama’s High School All-Star Football Team. In 2018, the club named the award for the late John “Bubba” Trotman, a longtime member and past club president.
    • In 2018, the club was a leading force behind the installation of a downtown dog park, reviving “Rotary Park” and proving a welcome leisure spot for pet owners in the growing downtown area.
    Upcoming Events:
    • September 19 Rotary International Night
    Contact Us:
    montgomeryrotaryclub.com
     
    Samaritan Counseling
    Mission:
    To provide faith-informed mental health services, educational programming and professional counseling to all in need in the River Region through a wellness-oriented philosophy emphasizing mind, body and spirit.
     
    Background:
    Starting in 1997, SCC formed a place to serve thousands of individuals and families of all economic backgrounds in the River Region. As a faith-informed counseling center and nationally accredited by the Solihten Institute, we help those struggling with mental health issues, marriage and family conflicts, addictions, traumas or broken relationships. If you’re hurting and need someone to talk to, we want you to know that hope and healing are open to you.
     
    Upcoming Events:
    October 21 - River Region Ethics in Business Awards Dinner
     
    Contact Us:
    334-262-7787
    tsccenter.org
     
    Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
    Mission:
    Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
     
    Contact Us:
    800-239-6636
    girlscoutssa.org
     
    The Learning Tree, Inc.
    Mission: The mission of The Learning Tree is to provide a warm and loving environment with individualized, empirically validated services and supports to persons with significant educational, medical and behavioral challenges. At our Growing Independence Behavioral Services clinics, we offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) assessments and treatment for preschool and school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) conducted by licensed behavior analysts.
     
    Contact Us:
    334-425-6418
    growingindependence@learning-tree.org
     
    Baptist Health Care Foundation
    Mission:
    The Baptist Health Care Foundation develops resources that support Baptist Health’s ministry in providing the best quality healthcare services and programs to the people of central Alabama.
     
    Background:
    Your health. It’s personal because it’s yours alone. And at Baptist Health, we view your health as the reason we exist. It’s the focus of each of our 4,900 team members. It’s the reason our professionals awake each day thinking about serving you. It’s the reason our physicians train for years around the country and internationally to ensure we offer the highest expertise in medical care. And the reason we invest in state-of-the-art technology to deliver comprehensive, quality services. We love what we do, because caring for you and your family is important to us. And when you enter a Baptist Health facility, please remember YOUR HEALTH IS OUR MISSION. 
     
    Since 1972, the Baptist Health Care Foundation has been the recipient of gifts that have assisted Baptist Health in providing comprehensive healthcare for the citizens of central Alabama. Gifts received have also touched lives in other meaningful ways, including scholarships, hospice care, employee emergency benevolence and more.
     
    Our Impact:
    • Last year, 20 higher education scholarships were awarded to nursing and medical students totaling $76,000. 
    • Our NICU Fund helps Baptist Health maintain Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Baptist Medical Center East and Baptist Medical Center South.
    • Our Baptist Hospice Fund provides needed financial assistance to indigent and/or uninsured Hospice patients each year.
    • The 2018 Team Member Giving Campaign broke a record raising over $160,000 with nearly 750 participants. The Baptist Health Care Foundation provided nearly $33,000 to our own team members in recent months through the Team Member Emergency Assistance Fund.
    Ways to Give:
    • Online Giving
    • Memorial/Tribute Gifts
    • Honoring Caregivers
    • Sponsoring an Event
    • Appreciated Securities/Gifts of Stock
    • Planned & Estate Gifts
    • Volunteering
    Contact Us:
    334-273-4567  
    BaptistFoundation.org
     
    Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
    Mission:
    To provide comprehensive education and service programs of superior quality to children and adults who are deaf, blind, deafblind and multi-disabled and their families. 
     
    Background:
    The AIDB Montgomery Regional Center is part of a statewide network of regional centers that provide early intervention to infants, toddlers and their families; services to school-age children in local public schools; and adult services that range from assistive technology and transportation to independent living training, Braille instruction and sign language classes. AIDB Regional Centers are places where miracles happen, where students and clients reach well beyond their expectations, and places where
    “What if?” becomes “I can.”
     
    Upcoming Events:
    American Sign Language Classes and educational programs are scheduled throughout the year. Visit AIDB.org for more information.
     
    Contact Us:
    334-262-0824
    aidb.org
     
    The Wellness Coalition
    Mission:
    The Wellness Coalition provides no-cost coaching, education and other services for River Region residents to manage and prevent chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, obesity and more.
     
    Wish List:
    Monetary donations are our biggest need to help us continue our work and meet our goals. 
     
    Brag Lines:
    In our 2017-18 fiscal year, we:
    • Established the River Region’s first CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program called Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life.
    • Assisted 1,967 people in finding community resources, health insurance and chronic disease self-management education.
    • Provided 3,185 individual education sessions to teach people how to manage chronic diseases.
    • Assisted more than 720 medically uninsured patients in local emergency departments to access a medical home and to decrease their use of the ED for primary care. 
    Contact Us:
    334-293-6502
    thewellnesscoalition.org
     
    River Region United Way
    Mission:
    The River Region United Way advances the common good by uniting volunteers, donors and community partners to improve the quality of life in the River Region. We surround a community’s most critical problems, and we fight. Together, we fight for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person in every community we serve.
     
    Background:
    For 96 years, United Way has been helping people and strengthening communities right here in our River Region. We believe everyone deserves the opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

    With the help of hundreds of volunteers, United Way identifies and assesses community needs and raises funds to support the programs that address those needs. Our accountability process ensures that every dollar invested in agency programs is used efficiently and effectively for maximum benefit to our community.
     
    Our Impact:
    Across Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery counties, it takes all of us to LIVE UNITED. It takes hundreds of volunteers and more than 10,000 donors. Through our support of more than 80 programs operated by our network of more than 40 affiliate agencies, United Way directly impacts the lives of nearly 130,000 people in our communities every year. Together, we are “Making Life Better for Everyone.”
     
    Upcoming Events:
    • September 12 - Annual Meeting & 2019 Campaign Kickoff
    • September 17 - River Region United Way Telethon with WSFA-12
    Ad generously sponsored by Russell Construction of Alabama, Inc.
     
    Contact Us:
    334-264-7318 
    RRUW.org
     
    Montgomery Area Council on Aging
    Mission:
    The Montgomery Area Council on Aging 
    (MACOA) assists senior citizens by providing services to promote independent living, by offering opportunities to enhance quality of life and by increasing community awareness of senior issues.
     
    Wish List:
    • An IT upgrade, as our computers have passed their serviceable life.
    • $11,700 (18 computers at $650 each)
    • $1,800 (18 new 20” monitors at $100 each)
    • $638 (22 new licenses for Microsoft Office Standard)
    • $4,050 (Set-up cost for each computer at $225) TOTAL: $18,188
    Upcoming Events:
    • October 8, 2019 - Seniors of Achievement
    • November 10, 2019 - International Tasting
    Contact Us:
    334-263-0532
    macoa.org
     
    Triumph Services
    Mission:
    Our mission is twofold: to assist individuals in their efforts to live independently and to educate the public on the gifts and strengths of people who have developmental disabilities. Triumph Services’ holistic approach supports teens and adults through independent living skills training in the home and community, employment training and coaching through a community employer, social skills training and community integration, therapy services, and support transitioning out of high school.
     
    Background:
    When Triumph began in Birmingham in August 2007, we served 16 individuals. After serving hundreds more, Triumph expanded services to Montgomery in 2016. Triumph has now served countless individuals through 9 counties since opening. Though we work with all developmental disabilities, about 70 percent of our participants are on the Autism Spectrum. With the number of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders growing at an epidemic rate (1 in 59 births), the need for the services throughout the state is continuing to grow.
     
    Contact Us:
    334-323-9478
    Online at facebook.com/TriumphMontgomery
     
    Jackson Hospital Foundation
    Mission:
    For more than four decades, the Jackson Hospital Foundation has channeled support from residents, businesses and industries to fund expansion, improvements, programs and scholarships at Jackson Hospital. These charitable funds directly benefit the River Region’s patient population as well as the staff and visitors of Jackson Hospital to ensure the latest technology, highest trained medical professionals and consistently comfortable facilities are on hand.  Philanthropic dollars have helped fund numerous projects at the hospital, and current fundraising efforts will focus on additions to CVICU, which will enhance Jackson’s cardiovascular offerings.
     
    Wish List: Join our Corporate Partners in Health program! This program provides several benefits to businesses while simultaneously aiding the hospital.
     
    Upcoming Events:
    • September 21 - 5K Mustache Run
    • November 1 - Blasting Through P.A.D. Clay Shoot
    • Spring 2020 - Spring Fling 
    • August 28, 2020 - Swinging Fore Healthcare Event
    Contact Us:
    334-293-6940
    jackson.org/foundation
     
    Hope Inspired Ministries
    Mission:
    Hope Inspired Ministries serves low-skilled, poorly educated and chronically unemployed men and women by preparing them to obtain and maintain employment. We do so in a manner that develops individual worth, encourages personal responsibility and promotes the value and honor of work. We introduce a way of life that promotes the development of the emotional, physical and spiritual maturity in each student.
     
    Wish List:
    • Volunteers to serve as mentors
    • Volunteers to serve as lunch providers
    • Donations
    Upcoming Events:
    • Orientation for students is held every Wednesday at 11 am at our location.
    • Open House - October 8th 5:00-6:30 p.m
    Contact Us:
    334-649-4330 
    hopeinspiredministries.org
    145 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery
     
    Seth Communities
    Mission:
    Seth Communities is a program designed to build a better future for small businesses and youth by ensuring that every child has the academic knowledge needed to improve learning and by providing the social skills needed to prepare for college and the job market. Strong partnerships and honest communication help us support continuous improvements in business and education to achieve success.
     
    Brag Lines:
    • Great Success with our Network Directory for Small Business
    • Summer Youth Mission Successful
    • Jr. Golf at Lagoon Park and Tutoring at Canterbury Technical Academy
    Upcoming Event:
    • December - Small Business Dinner at the Capital City Club
    Contact Us:
    334-544-2464
     
    Faith Radio
    Mission:
    Faith Radio’s mission is to serve the Christian community and strengthen the local church and family unit as we provide spiritual encouragement and a personal challenge with a Christ-centered focus through Biblical teaching, relevant information and uplifting music to the Glory of God.
     
    Wish List:
    • Financial gifts to support our commercial-free broadcasts
    • Special gifts in memory or honor of someone special
    • Donation of an old vehicle you no longer need
    Brag Lines:
    We often hear testimonials like:
    • “Listening to Faith Radio is like being at a Christian concert all day, with a great mix of Christian music and Bible teaching programs that help me grow spiritually and closer to God.”
    • “Faith Radio helps me know I am not alone when I feel lonely.”
    Contact Us:
    334-271-8900
    faithradio.org
     
    Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama
    Mission:
    The Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama steps in post-diagnosis and assists cancer patients in the River Region and surrounding counties with transportation to and from their chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The Cancer Wellness Foundation also provides a patient advocate who helps our patients navigate through the paperwork and assists them in finding grants and co-pay assistance to ease the financial burden of their diagnosis. Our help is local, and the monies donated to our foundation stay local.
     
    We are dedicated to assisting patients undergoing treatment right here in the River Region. All monies donated go to help local patients who are our neighbors and our friends. We have all been touched by cancer, whether we are a survivor, we love a survivor or have lost a loved one to this dreadful disease. The staff of the CWF provides a “safe place” for our patients to come and seek the help they need. Through the genuine and compassionate care provided by our staff, patients are able to concentrate on getting better rather than on the financial stress of their treatment. 
     
    If you are considering donating to fight against cancer, consider a local donation to a local organization, the Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama. Together, we are “Giving Help and Giving Hope.”
     
    Brag Lines:
    • The Cancer Wellness Foundation has been helping local cancer patients for over 20 years.
    • We assist more than 1,000 patients every year with transportation and medication while undergoing treatment for cancer.
    • Our foundation connected patients with medication valued at more than $11 million last year alone.
    • We are pleased to partner with local schools and businesses in providing all of the services and advocacy our patients need.
    • The Cancer Wellness Foundation is proud to have a dedicated Board of Directors committed to assisting us serve our patients.
    Upcoming Event:
    October 17 Casino Night and Drawdown - This fun event features tables and dealers for blackjack and other card games as well as a craps table, roulette wheel and even slot machines, plus a drawdown for a chance to win $10,000 and a mystery auction.
     
    Contact Us:
    334-386-2923  
    cancerwellnessfoundation.org
     
    Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools
    Mission:
    The mission of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools is to coordinate and facilitate the resources of all members for the advancement of public education. Consistently, CLAS members choose quality professional learning as the most important function of the umbrella organization.
     
    Wish List:
    Join our Corporate Partnership program to gain valuable access to the education community through events, networking opportunities, and specially designed sponsorship programs.
     
    Brag Lines:
    • CLAS is the only Alabama association founded by administrators for administrators.
    • We provide professional learning, legal services, communications, advocacy, networking and rewards/recognition programs for more than 3,800 members statewide.
    • CLAS is the premier professional organization for school leaders in Alabama.
    • With 11 affiliates, CLAS offers a professional organization for every type of school administrator.
    Upcoming Events:
    • Beginning September 5 - CLAS Lunch & Learn Webinar Series
    • Beginning September 10 - CLAS Leadership Institute Series
    • September 17-18 - CLAS New Principals Institute
    • December 3-4 - CLAS Secretaries Conference
    • January 25 or February 25 - CLAS Aspiring Administrators Conference
    • January 29-30, February 11-12, or February 26-27 - CLAS Assistant Principals Conference
    • February 6 and March 3 - CLAS Culture Training
    • March 4 CLAS Law Conference
    • June 14-17 CLAS Convention
    Contact Us:
    800-239-3616 | 334-265-3610  
    clasleaders.org
     
    Kiwanis Club of Montgomery
    Mission:
    Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children.
     
    Contact Us:
    334-260-7996
    montgomerykiwanis.org
     
    Alabama Wildlife Federation
    Mission:
    The Alabama Wildlife Federation was established by sportsmen in 1935 and is the oldest and largest nonprofit conservation organization in Alabama. The organization promotes HANDS-ON conservation education and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources, ensuring a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians. AWF headquarters is located at Lanark in Millbrook, Alabama, and has five distinct destinations: AWF Headquarters, Historic Lanark, Lanark Pavilion, the Alabama Nature Center and the NaturePlex.
     
    Contact Us:
    334-285-4550   
    alabamawildlife.org
     
    United Cerebral Palsy of Central Alabama
    Mission:
    The primary mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile and Central Alabama is to promote the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. We achieve this mission through programs including Early Intervention, Supported Employment and Childcare Enhancement With a Purpose (CCEP).
     
    Contact Us:
    334-271-2280 
    ucpmobile.org   
     
    Service Dogs Alabama
    Mission:
    Service Dogs Alabama is a nonprofit organization serving children, active adults and veterans with disabilities in Alabama. They also train Facility Intervention Dogs, Courtroom Dogs and Military Transitional Assistance (MTA) Dogs. Service Dogs Alabama is on the cutting edge of training dogs to solve today’s most prevalent issues, including the PTSD and acute anxiety epidemic.
     
    334-676-3733
    servicedogsalabama.org  
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