31 MONTGOMERYCHAMBER.COM nonprofits leading the way montgomery 2022 our city’swithorganizationsheart SERVE • GUIDE • GIVE SPECIAL SECTION THE BIG GIVE photography by aubrie moates
Jeff Parker service dogs alabama nelson smith Renascence, Inc.
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Montgomery’s nonprofits are leading the way to a better tomorrow.
Jenny Savage alabama institute for deaf and blind Carol gunter cancer wellness foundation SETTING THE PACE
Monica Vandiver sickle cell foundation Patrick Wood jackson hospital billy irvin faith radio Debbie Lynn Easterseals of alabama Ghandi Daniels the wellness coalition
Charity Alpert court appointed special advocates
Tay Knight family sunshine center Thomas Rains the judge frank m. johnson, Jr. institute
34 MONTGOMERY BUSINESS JOURNAL Gerald Jones brantwood children’s home
Montgomery’s multiple nonprofits continue to do good in our community, so we wanted to spotlight their leaders in a place that’s also adding some goodness to the city: Ravello. This new restaurant downtown, with chef Eric Rivera at the helm, is dishing up authentic coastal Italian cuisine that’s pleasing palates, as proven by its always-packed dining spaces. It’s serving more than good food though. The ambiance is equally enticing thanks to the thoughtful renovation of the 1920s bank building Ravello occupies. Vintage Hospitality Group owns the restaurant and took great care to preserve and refurbish its significant architectural details while bringing back a touch of the “golden age” glamour the roaring twenties were famous for.
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35 MONTGOMERYCHAMBER.COM 21 Dreams Arts & Culture 334-721-512121dreamsmgm.org A+ Education Partnership 334-279-1886aplusala.org AGAPE 334-272-9466agapeforchildren.org A-KEEP Partnership)Education(Alabama-KoreaandEconomic 334-625-8515akeep.org Alabama Association for Justice 334-262-4974alabamajustice.org Alabama Association of Nonprofits 205-726-4712alabamanonprofits.org Alabama Cattlemen’s Association 334-265-1867bamabeef.org Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind 334-262-0824aidb.org Alabama Military Support Foundation 334-657-9322foundation.comalabamamilitarysupport Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, Inc. 334-546-5257alabamacacs.org Alabama Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, Inc. 334-213-0213alabamasheriffsyouthranches.org Alabama Federation,WildlifeInc. 334-285-4550alabamawildlife.org Alzheimer’s Association 205-379-8065alz.org American Cancer Society 334-462-7934cancer.org American Heart Association 334-233-3674montgomeryheart.org/en/affiliates/alabama/ American Red Cross of Central East Alabama 334-201-1620redcross.org Baptist Health Care Foundation 334-273-4564baptistfirst.org Brantwood Children’s Home 334-265-0784brantwoodchildrenshome.org Bridge Builders Alabama 334-202-0391bridgebuildersalabama.org Business Council of Alabama 334-834-6000bcatoday.org Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama 334-273-2279cancerwellnessfoundation.org CASA of Montgomery County 334-329-8584casaofmontgomerycounty.org Catholic Social Services of Montgomery 334-288-8890cssalabama.org Central Alabama Aging Consortium 334-240-4680centralalabamaaging.org Central CommunityAlabamaFoundation 334-264-6223cacfinfo.org Central Alabama Crime Stoppers, Inc. 334-215-7867215stop.com Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama 334-264-2112alabamachambers.org Child Protect, Inc. 334-262-1220childprotect.org
Jada Shaffer american heart association
John Bowman Hope inspired ministries Blake Horne embrace alabama kids Ashley Tarrant medical advocacy and outreach
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Family Sunshine Center 334-206-2100familysunshine.org
Disability as an Ability Toward Success: Moms on the Move 334-669-6590datsmom.org Disabled American Veterans 334-271-5077dav.org DISMAS Charities, Inc. 334-281-0322dismas.com Dream Court 334-414-1980facebook.com/jessiweyllc Easterseals Alabama, Inc. 334-395-4489easterseals.com Easterseals Central Alabama 334-288-0240eastersealsca.org
Gathering of Eagles Foundation 661-221-2396goefoundation.org Gift of Life Foundation 334-272-1820golfound.org Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama Inc. 334-272-9164girlscoutssa.org
Goodwill Industries of Central Alabama 334-263-4633algoodwill.org Health Services, Inc. 334-420-5001healthservicesinc.org Hope Inspired Ministries, Inc. 334-649-4330hopeinspiredministries.org Hospice of Montgomery 334-279-6677hospiceofmontgomery.org Jackson Hospital Foundation 334-293-6940jackson.org Joy To Life Foundation 334-284-5433joytolife.org Junior League of Montgomery 334-288-8816juniorleaguemontgomery.org Kiwanis Club of Montgomery 334-260-7996kiwanisone.org Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery 334-240-4500landmarksfoundation.com
Leading Ladies of Legacy, Inc. 404-889-8626leadingladiesoflegacy.org Medical Advocacy & Outreach 334-280-3349maoi.org Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts 334-263-2224mabca.org Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation 334-834-5200montgomerychamber.com Ladies Inc. nonproit
Children First 334-604-1043alabamachildrenfirst.com Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association, Inc. 334-235-1718caria.org
tametria conner dantzler d.a.t.s. m.o.m. joy blondheim joy to life foundation kristin byrd child protect nonprofit leaders• • Regina E. Coley Leading
Grant Writing 101 & 102 September 27 & 29 @ the Montgomery Chamber Registration: montgomerychamber. com/events
Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools 334-265-3610clasleaders.org Council on Substance Abuse 334-262-1629cosancadd.org Dexter Avenue King Memorial Legacy Center 334-239-9382legacy-centerdexterkingmemorial.org/about/
Father Purcell Memorial Exceptional Children’s Center 334-834-5590fpchildrenshospital.org
Faith Radio/WLBF 334-271-8900faithradio.org Family Guidance Center of Alabama 334-270-4100familyguidancecenter.org
members • • Event for Nonprofits: check this out katie jeter alabama children first Dr. nichole Thompson bridge builders alabama
Jannah Bailey river region uniteD way Gilbert Darrington health services inc.
Donna Marietta montgomery area council on aging
38 MONTGOMERY BUSINESS JOURNAL tommy mckinnon baptist health foundation Graham Champion tuckabatchee area boy scouts
Montgomery Area Council on Aging, Inc. 334-263-0532macoa.org Montgomery Area Food Bank 334-263-3784montgomeryareafoodbank.org
Tukabatchee Area Council/Boy Scouts of America, Inc. 334-262-2697tukabatcheebsa.org Unique Restoration Ministry 334-235-9387 United Cerebral Palsy of Central Alabama 334-271-2280ucpcentralalabama.org
United Methodist Children’s Home 334-386-5354umch.net Ext 240 Women of Refined Gold, Inc. 334-877-7013womenofrefinedgold.org YMCA of Greater Montgomery 334-269-4362ymcamontgomery.org •
Montgomery Education Foundation 334-647-1700montgomeryed.org Montgomery Humane Society 334-409-0622montgomeryhumane.com
Montgomery Job Corps Center 334-262-8883montgomery.jobcorps.govExt163
The King’s Canvas 334-657-7049thekingscanvas.org The Learning Tree, Inc 334-252-0025learning-tree.org
Sickle Cell Foundation of Greater Montgomery, Inc. 334-286-9122riverregionsicklecell.com Southern Poverty Law Center 334-SPLCenter.org956-8351 Strong Foundation 251-377-9537strongfoundationmgm.com That’s My Child 334-239-7434thatsmychildmgm.org
The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc 334-262-7787tsccenter.org
National Association of Social Workers - Alabama Chapter 334-356-6841naswal.org Our Children’s Academy, LLC 334-647-1113 Pens Up Guns Down 334-590-0267pensupgunsdown.org Pounds of Care/ MOCA Family Services 334-834-1146 Renascence, Inc. 334-832-1402halfway-home.net Resurrection Catholic Missions 334-263-4221rcmsouth.org River Region United Way 334-264-7318riverregionunitedway.org
MORE THAN 100 NONPROFIT CHAMBER MEMBERS serve COMMUNITIES HERE AT HOME AND AROUND THE STATE. montgomery chamber nonproit members •
The Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Institute 334-954-3695thejohnsoninstitute.org
Salvation Army 334-265-0281salvationarmyalm.org/montgomery Serquest 205-566-7257serquest.com Service Dogs Alabama 334-676-3733servicedogsalabama.org
Montgomery Baptist Association 334-271-6227mgmbaptists.org Montgomery Bicycle Club 334-322-0639mgmbikeclub.org Montgomery Capital Rotary Club, Inc. 334-233-9086montgomerycapitalrotary.org
Triumph Services, Inc. 205-581-1000triumphservices.org
The Arts Council of Montgomery 334-625-2787artscouncilmontgomery.org The Baptist Foundation of Alabama 334-394-2006tbfa.org
The Wellness Coalition 334-293-6502thewellnesscoalition.org
Montgomery Community Action Agency 334-263-3474mcaccdcinc.org
The Dannon Project 205-202-4072dannonproject.org
The House of Serenity 334-655-4175 The Ivy Foundation of Montgomery, Inc. 334-544-0796ivyfoundationmontgomery.org
Montgomery Rotary Club 334-260-4021montgomeryrotaryclub.com
The Marlon and Marcus Foundation 334-531-1811marlonandmarcusfoundation.org
The Arc of Alabama, Inc. 334-262-7688thearcofal.org
BRAG LINES: Following the $400,000 fundraising success for a mobile cancer screening and education unit to be launched within the year, Montgomery Cancer Center and Baptist Health now plan to bring mobile mammography screenings where they’re needed most with the Montgomery Cancer Center’s Driving HOPE Mobile Mammography Cancer Screening Unit. Addressing the healthcare needs of residents in 12 mostly rural counties, this new 37-foot mobile unit will provide cancercommunitiesunderservedwithlife-savingscreeningservices. This state-of-the-art mobile unit will perform mammography screenings, outreach, prevention and education, in addition to patient navigation services that manage treatment plans and foster a caring environment. The Driving HOPE Mobile Mammography Unit will also be available for more than 150 annual Baptist Health community events.
CONTACT US: baptistfoundation.org334-747-4567
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MISSION: To develop resources that support Baptist Health’s ministry in providing the best quality healthcare services and programs to the people of Central Alabama.
BACKGROUND: Since 1972, the Baptist Health Care Foundation has been the recipient of gifts that have assisted Baptist Health in providing benevolencecare,includinglivesreceivedofhealthcarecomprehensiveforthecitizensCentralAlabama.Giftshavealsotouchedinothermeaningfulways,scholarships,hospiceemployeeemergencyandmore.
THE BAPTIST HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION
DONATE TODAY AT BaptistFoundation.org
UPCOMING EVENTS: Annual fundraising campaign happening now In the River Region United Way will celebrate 100 years of service and will be celebrating all year with focus on the community that supports the mission of the United Way, the partner agencies, and most importantly those who are served.
BACKGROUND: Nearly 100 years ago, The River Region United Way started as The Community Chest and The Community Council. These two organizations combined with one goal in mind: to create a consolidated campaign to raise funds for the social service agencies in Montgomery. Many organizations in the River Region can trace their origin to the original Community Council, including Montgomery Association for Retarded Children (MARC), Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA) and Chemical Addictions Program (CAP). River Region United Way now covers five counties; Lowndes, Macon, Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery, with the goal of “Making Life Better for Everyone in the River Region.” River Region United Way’s signature event is its annual fundraising campaign that runs from August through December. It is a communitywide fundraising effort and provides funds to the 40-plus agencies currently members of the River Region United Way. These agencies provide services ranging from prenatal care to hospice care and address the health of the human condition. Through all of this, we work together to “Live United.”
MISSION: To improve lives and strengthen our communities by identifying needs needagenciesand supporting our partnerwithresourcestheytoservethoseneeds.
WISHLIST: It is easy to donate to the annual campaign on our website. There are also many volunteer opportunities available. BRAG LINES: We have a new President/CEO, Jannah Bailey. In the almost 100-year history of the River Region United Way, Bailey is the first female to serve in this role.
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RIVER REGION UNITED WAY CONTACT US: rruw.org334-264-7318
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MISSION: To provide throughoutassistanceeducationalsupportive,servicesandtocancerpatientscentralAlabama.
BACKGROUND: Receiving a cancer diagnosis is devastating for anyone, but what if your fear amplified by having to decide between paying for fuel to get to the cancer center or paying your water bill. What if you had to decide between buying your medications or paying your mortgage? This was the reality for many patients in our area. So, 25 years ago, three local oncologists who recognized this started the foundation. LINES: 2021, the foundation provided: $23,306,634.58 in total assistance with medications through our Patient Advocacy program $141,545.09 Retail value of Well-Card Program $1,247,160.00 assistance from various foundations $21,917,929.49 Free drug program through manufacturers Transportation assistance (ambulatory and nonambulatory) for 545 patients and 6,540 (unique) rides for patients who don’t have their own transportation to the Cancer Center in transportation assistance, including gas vouchers 1,500+ Comfort Bags bottles of Boost to patients at risk of malnutrition for breast cancer patients wigs via foundation’s Gig to more than DOZEN cancer patients
CANCER WELLNESS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA
WISHLIST: Chemo Comfort Care Bags to give to all new patients. These bags are filled with items including: thermometers, pill boxes, blankets, fuzzy socks, chapstick, lotion, puzzle books and hard candy.
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UPCOMING EVENTS: Tickled Pink at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl September 24 Beat the Odds Drawdown and Casino Night at Wynlakes Country Club October 20 Holidays of Hope November & December CONTACT US: cancerwellnessfoundation.org334-273-2279
To interview, counsel and be an advocate for children when there are allegations of abuse.
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BACKGROUND: Child Protect, Children’s Advocacy Center, was incorporated in November 1989 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency. Former Madison County prosecutor, Alabama Congressman Bud Cramer, had the concept of the advocacy centers in the early 1980s. He established the first center in Huntsville, creating a child-friendly environment, where children can come and tell their story one time to a trained professional, thus lessening the trauma on the child and their families. Child Protect serves Montgomery County, the 15th Judicial Circuit.
WISHLIST: Financial donations of any size help Child Protect with the day-to-day operations and extra items that a child(ren) may Additionalneed. childprotect.org334-262-1220 Protect’s
needs: • Walmart, Sam’s, Costco, Target and gas cards • Copy paper • Toilet paper • Paper towels • Individually packaged snacks • Bottled water • Box drinks • 5 pack crayons & coloring books • Journals CHILD PROTECT CONTACT US:
UPCOMING EVENTS: Shindig presented by Child
BRAG LINES: Child Protect has continued to see its counseling sessions increase, and the community has continued to support us so that we can continue to serve the children that come through our doors. Also, this year, Child Protect hired a new Executive Director, Kristin Byrd, and during the transition, Child Protect’s staff has worked hard to steady the ship, allowing the organization to not miss a beat.
Junior Executive Board September 18 Swingin’ Fore Kids, Child Protect’s annual golf tournament October 28
COUNCIL FOR LEADERS IN ALABAMA SCHOOLS
UPCOMING EVENTS: New Principals Institute, Prattville September 12-13, 2022 Monthly Lunch & Learn Webinars September 2022 – May 2023
Monthly Leadership Institutes September 2022 – April 2023
A full list of events is available at clasleaders.org/events
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• CLAS is the premier professional organization for school leaders in Alabama.
• CLAS is the only Alabama association founded by administrators for administrators. • We provide professional learning, legal thanrecognitionnetworkingcommunications,services,advocacy,andawards/programsformore4,100membersstatewide.
BACKGROUND: Since 1969, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) has focused on Alabama’s students by helping build leadership capacity in Alabama’s schools. By providing high-quality professional learning and networking opportunities, Alabama’s school administrators have access to a host of tools to improve their leadership skills. As Alabama’s premier school leader organization, CLAS represents more than 4,100 members. We work every day to help improve K-12 public education by providing exemplary services for administrators. CLAS serves 12 different affiliate organizations representing each type of administrator in Alabama’s public schools and school systems: WISHLIST: Join our Corporate Partnership program to show your support to the education community through participation in our events, programs.designedopportunitiesnetworkingandspeciallysponsorship
• With 12 affiliates, CLAS offers a professional organization for every type of school administrator.
CONTACT US: clasleaders.org334-265-3610800-239-3616
MISSION: To coordinate and facilitate the resources of all members for the advancement of public education.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Join our Alabama State Advocacy Committee Join our You’re the Cure Action Network Attend our Alabama Legislative Advocacy Day, coming in spring 2023
MISSION: To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
BACKGROUND: For close to 40 years, You’re the Cure—the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s grassroots network—has been speaking out for public policies that build healthier lives. We’re working to advocate for heart-healthy and stroke-smart communities through legislative and regulatory policies in our cities, states and across the country, and we hope you’ll join us! The American Heart Association, along with You’re the Cure advocates, is working to: Close the coverage gap. To make our families healthier and our economy stronger, we remain committed to urging Alabama lawmakers to allow adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level to have access to affordable health care through Medicaid. Seek funding for the healthy food incentive program, Double Up Your Bucks, which provides a full or partial financial match of SNAP benefits spent on purchasing eligible fruits and vegetables. Protect residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Everyone has the right to breathe clean, healthy, smoke-free air at work and while visiting public places like restaurants and bars. Nearly 900 Alabamians die from secondhand smoke each year.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
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Text CURE to 46839
CONTACT US: yourethecure.org334-233-3674
Throughhomelessness.thisprogram, up to 10 families are offered stability through housing, education and one-on-one care. Our goal is to help these mothers and their children transition to independent and safe environments where they can live successful, purpose-filled lives.
• Throughout all our homes and ministry programs, we served 20%MORE vulnerable children and families in 2021 than in 2020.
We also work to help families in crisis overcome challenges, such as homelessness or job loss that all too often lead to the neglect and abuse of children.
Through our Montgomery-based ministry, Mary Ellen’s Hearth, we provide housing and support for women and children experiencing
• Our Montgomery-based ministry, Mary Ellen’s Hearth, served 22FAMILIES experiencing homelessness in 2021, consisting of 61 women and children.
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EMBRACE ALABAMA KIDS
CONTACT US: EmbraceALKids.org205-837-0141
UPCOMING EVENTS: Christmas Campaign Fall 2022
• Embrace Alabama/Florida Kids saw an 83%INCREASE in the number of individuals we served in 2021 through our six residential homes and a 40%INCREASE in the number of days that we provided care in those homes.
MISSION: In response to God’s Word, we embrace and nurture vulnerable children and families by providing homes, healing and hope.
BACKGROUND: In 1890, the Alabama Methodist Orphanage was founded in Summerfield, Alabama. Today, as Embrace Alabama Kids, we are proud of our rich history spanning more than 130 years. We provide children and youth who have suffered from abuse and neglect with a safe home. They receive warm beds, nutritious meals, a spiritual foundation and an education — everything they need to heal physically, emotionally and mentally.
• Assistance implementing smokefree policies at worksites and apartment communities.
MISSION: To provide health and wellness programs to businesses and residents in Montgomery, Macon, Lowndes, Elmore and Autauga counties.
• Providing our CDC-recognized wellness program to employees as a benefit. Diabetes imposes a significant economic burden on employers, particularly when including productivity costs.
CONTACT US: thewellnesscoalition.org334-293-6502
• Spearheaded AstraZeneca HealthCare HealthConnectionsFoundation’sforCardiovascularSMHeartLinkprogram.
BACKGROUND: The Wellness Coalition was established when a group of healthcare providers came together to work on improving healthcare for persons with chronic diseases and little or no health insurance. Our Board Member Organizations include the major “safety net” healthcare providers— those serving underserved persons in five counties of Alabama’s River Region.
• Established the River Region’s first CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program, “Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life” (CYL2), in partnership with the Black Women’s Health Imperative, and helped 70 percent of program participants meet or exceed the program goal of losing 5-7 percent of their body weight.
• Developed a COVID street team to go door-to-door to educate residents and dispel myths about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.
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WISHLIST: The Wellness Coalition is looking for businesses in Montgomery, Macon, Lowndes, Autauga and Elmore counties who are interested in:
• Assistance and guidance in creating lactation breaks and spaces for your employees.
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FAITH RADIO WLBF
WISH LIST: Volunteers to: • Provide a class lunch • Conduct mock interviews • Lead morning devotion • Mentor a student
HOPE INSPIRED MINISTRIES
BRAG LINES: The many testimonies of listeners whose lives have been tremendously touched and their faith in Jesus Christ strengthened through our commercial-free programming. Helping unite our community and churches to pray together for our city, state, and country. We have blessed many lonely, grieving and hurting people during this most extraordinary year.
CONTACT US: faithradio.org334-271-8900
WISHLIST: • Financial gifts to support our Christ-centered broadcasts • Special monetary donations to help update our technology
BRAG LINES: Hope Inspired Ministries won the 2022 Governor’s Work Based Learning Award Seal in the nonprofit category. The competition was statewide.
MISSION: To serve those who are chronically unemployed by preparing and equipping them to obtain, maintain and excel at employment.
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.
CONTACT US: hopeinspiredministries.orgTo334-649-4330donate,goto
MISSION: To assist senior citizens of Central Alabama by providing services to promote independent living, offering opportunities to enhance their quality of life and by increasing community awareness of senior issues.
• MACOA provides service and support to seniors in Central Alabama to keep them healthy, happy and living with dignity in their own home.
The Institute’s ongoing Oral History Project collects stories from people who knew Judge Johnson or were affected by his rulings and will soon launch online and be accessible to those studying the events that took place here and changed the world.
CONTACT US: macoa.org334-263-0532
THE JOHNSON INSTITUTE
MONTGOMERY AREA COUNCIL ON AGING
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BACKGROUND: The Johnson Institute was founded in 2019 and is the premier nonprofit dedicated to cultivating an appreciation for and teaching the U.S. Constitution along with Montgomery’s remarkable place in history. Our current programming is designed to inspire and educate teachers and students, from middle to graduate-school level.
CONTACT US: thejohnsoninstitute.org334-954-3695
BRAG LINES: Since its founding, the Johnson Institute has helped arrange and host visits to “America’s Courtroom” for guests from all over the world.
WISHLIST: MACOA relies on volunteers to deliver services to seniors in Central Alabama. Our 1,000+ active volunteers ensure seniors in the community are fed and cared for. There are many ways you can join us in our mission, one of which is delivering meals to seniors in the community. If you are able, please contact MACOA today to learn more about delivering Meals on Wheels and other volunteer opportunities.
MISSION: The Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Institute is a nonpartisan voice that shares the stories of our Constitution and our Judiciary through programs that illuminate issues and perspectives, foster thoughtful and civil discourse, and inspire our national community in our nation’s never-ending pursuit of a more perfect union.
• MACOA celebrates 50 years of service with the delivery of over 4,500,000 meals to seniors since 1972.
MISSION: To support the overall health and wellbeing of individuals needing our services, including those living with HIV and substance use disorders, by delivering comprehensive healthcare through medical treatment, behavioral health services, social services, and health and civic education. It is the vision of MAO that every individual we serve will live a full and healthy life filled with dignity and respect.
MEDICAL ADVOCACY & OUTREACH
VOLUNTEER: Occasional volunteers needed. Go toandbecome-a-volunteer/alabamawildlife.org/tofillouttheformjoinourteam!
THE ALABAMA WILDLIFE FEDERATION
BACKGROUND: The Alabama Alabama.conservationoldestFederation (AWF)WildlifeistheandlargestnonprofitorganizationinItwasestablished by sportsmen in 1935 to promote the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources and to ensure a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians.
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BACKGROUND: MAO was founded in Montgomery. 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 a network of e-Healthtechnology-supportedadditionalAlabamasatelliteclinics.
WISHLIST • Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made online. • Volunteer support is welcomed in the Food Pantry and for special events.
CONTACT US: email@example.com CONTACT US: alabamawildlife.org334-285-4550
MISSION: To promote the conservation of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources, as a basis for the social and economic prosperity of present and future generations, through wise use and responsible stewardship of our wildlife, forests, fish, soils, water and air.
CONTACT US: riverregionsicklecell.com334-286-9122888-767-4255
BACKGROUND: Headquartered in Montgomery, Tukabatchee Area Council serves young men and women in 14 central Alabama counties. Cub Scouts serves youth grades K-5, Scouts BSA serves youth in grades 6-12, Venturing (co-educational) serves youth from age 14 to 20, and Career Exploring (co-educational) is a workplace-based program serving high-school aged youth.
WISHLIST: • We want to hear from River Region Scouting alumni. • Special event sponsors, contributions for operations and for capital needs at our camps are always welcomed.
MISSION: To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
CONTACT US: tukabatcheebsa.org334-262-2697
TUKABATCHEE AREA COUNCIL
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BACKGROUND: Born out of a humanitarian concern for sickle cell disease in the Greater Montgomery area, the Sickle Cell Foundation of Greater Montgomery, Inc. (SCFGM, Inc.) was established as a community-based nonprofit organization on December 9, 1981, and was incorporated on January 26, 1982. The founders of SCFGM, Inc. believed that an organization armed with dedication, perseverance of goals and a high degree of professionalism could enlist community support towards eliminating sickle cell disease.
THE SICKLE CELL FOUNDATION OF GREATER MONTGOMERY
MISSION: To provide education, screening, counseling and outreach services to individuals with sickle cell disease, trait and other abnormal hemoglobins.
LEADERSHIP: Eddie McKinney, II Chairperson; James Belton, President; Evelyn CorineVice-Chairperson;Jackson,Dunaway,Secretary/Treasurer
MISSION: To prepare individuals to reach their limitless potential by providing superior staff, facilities, training and programs. AIDB’s Regional Centers offer a lifelong continuum of services for people with hearing and vision loss.
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CONTACT US: (334) 262-0824 aidb.org
CONTACT US: 334-676-3733 servicedogsalabama.org
MISSION: To provide medical and psychiatric Service Dogs to children, veterans and first responders with disabilities, as well as Facility Intervention Dogs.
SERVICE DOGS ALABAMA
MISSION: Children First is a nonprofit, non-partisan diverse group of statewide leaders who serve as the driving force to shape public policy and enhance the quality of life for the children and families of Alabama through advocacy, awareness and accountability.
FAMILY SUNSHINE CENTER
MONTGOMERY REGIONAL CENTER
CONTACT US: 334-206-2100 familysunshine.org
CONTACT US: 334-301-8374 alabamachildrenfirst.com
MISSION: The Family Sunshine Center is dedicated to ending family violence, sexual assault and human trafficking through comprehensive services and community-based outreach and prevention education. We provide no-cost services in the River Region and beyond.
Our mission is serving youth through a caring, therapeutic environment where hurts are healed; hope is nurtured. CONTACT US: 334-265-0784 BRANTWOOD CHILDREN’S HOME CONTACT US: 334-288-0240 eastersealsca.org MISSION: To change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. EASTERSEALS CENTRAL ALABAMA CONTACT US: 334-832-1402 Halfway-home.net MISSION: To restore men released on probation or parole by assisting them to successfully reintegrate into our community. RENASCENCE CONTACT US: 404-889-8626 leadingladiesoflegacy.org
To produce young women who have strong academic backgrounds, understand and build resilience, fight and overcome poverty, exude self-worth and confidence, give back to the community and display leadership. LEADING LADIES OF LEGACY
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UPCOMING EVENTS: 2nd Annual CASA Superhero 5K & Fun Run November 5 Riverwalk Stadium Every child needs a Hero! Dress up as your favorite superhero or make up one of your own and show us your super speed! There will be a Finish Line Festival with inflatables, food vendors and activities for everyone, including visits from real superheroes. Sign up now: runmgm.itsyourrace.comcasasuperhero COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES CONTACT US: volunteercasaofmontgomerycounty.org/334-329-8584 MISSION: To improve the quality of life for children and families in the River Region through education, advocacy and employment WISHLIST: • Sponsors for our Autauga Creek Christmas Tree Trail (businesses, individuals, groups, churches and families) • Monetary donations • Donations of snack items for clients at our seven locations in Autauga and Elmore counties • Volunteers (proficient in secondary math and teaching basic literary skills) to help with Adult Education classes UPCOMING EVENTS: Autauga Creek Christmas Tree Trail December 1-January 2 FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER CONTACT US: 113334-361-4703WMainStreet, Prattville acfsc.org
BACKGROUND: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Montgomery County is a part of the National CASA organization and was founded in 2020. We train community volunteers to speak up for children who have been removed from their home due to abuse/ neglect. These children are placed with relatives or in foster care, and we advocate for them in court and all areas of life, as needed. have trained more than 60 CASA volunteers and are advocating for children.
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To be the voice for children who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect.
BRAG LINES: The Jackson Hospital Foundation proudly supports The Vascular Center at Jackson Hospital. Our team believes in offering their patients the highest level of personalized care possible, and treating each patient with respect, dignity and expertise. Our providers, Justin Parden, MD; William Veale, MD; Irwin White-Gittens, MD; and Billy Saliski, CRNP work together to provide the best possible outcomes for all patients. The Blasting Through P.A.D. Clay Shoot, October 28, helps raise funds for the The Vascular Center to provide expanded services for patients in need.
MISSION: Disability as an Ability Toward Success: Moms on the Move, also known as D.A.T.S.M.O.M., serves families of children on the autism spectrum (or with related developmental disabilities). The goal is to help parents shift their children’s disability into an ability by equipping them with the knowledge, support and tools needed to be effective advocates. With a focus on training, culturally relevant support, breaking down educational and access barriers, free family services and programs, we help families progressively navigate their unique journey.
TOWARD SUCCESS: MOMS ON THE MOVE CONTACT US: datsmom.org334-669-6590
JACKSON HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
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CONTACT US: jackson.org/foundation334-293-6940
WISHLIST: • Volunteers and donations for Rapid Respite Care Program • Donations to continue to develop and provide free family programs, training and inclusive services • Corporate partners (businesses, organizations)churches, UPCOMING EVENTS: Monthly Rapid Respite Relief Program Provides free childcare services and fun activities for children on the spectrum at Eastdale Baptist SeptemberChurch. 24 October DecemberNovember291917
DISABILITY AS AN ABILITY
MISSION: To serve as an instrument to assist, advance and strengthen Jackson Hospital in its ministry of healing; in its service as a health center for the community; in its provision of the best education possible for students in the various health fields; and in all related health and humanitarian endeavors.
MISSION: The Joy to Life Foundation has a simple mission: provide free mammograms and other breast cancer
• Last year, the Susan G. Komen Foundation closed its affiliate in Alabama. Without hesitation, the Joy to Life Foundation assumed their responsibilities in the northern part of the state, making it more important than ever for the foundation’s funding to remain strong.
MISSION: To develop among high school students a group of future leaders who will lay aside individual, social, economic, and cultural differences and work for the benefit of all. BACKGROUND: Serving five counties in the River Region, Bridge Builders Alabama provides two one-year leadership programs for high school students from public, private, parochial, and home schools. Our purpose is to help ordinary youth find their voice, experience their power and build positive relationships to do the extraordinary. Bridge Builders Alabama is designed to promote understandingcommunication,andtrust among these developing leaders. Community projects, discussions, adventure education and first-hand experiences with community leaders are the training tools
BRIDGE BUILDERS ALABAMA
CONTACT US: bridgebuildersalabama.org334-202-0391 CONTACT US: joytolife.org334-284-5433
JOY TO LIFE FOUNDATION
Lives have been saved! Joy to Life has made a difference and will continue to do so if we have the support of committed businesses and corporations in the Alabama. UPCOMING EVENTS: 21st Annual Walk of Life October 15, 2022
WISHLIST: Monetary donations to our “send a student to summer camp” fund. Choose to donate $50, $100, $250 or more!
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• 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).
UPCOMING EVENTS: Bridge Builders Alabama “Win A Wine Cellar” annual fundraiser Date to be announced
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