This year we tried something new with our Give Back in October campaign, and the outpouring of support from this amazing community was so wonderful! Thank you to all of our clients who helped us contribute to these worthy organizations.
Speaking of these organizations, we hope that our campaign was able to raise awareness to the important work that you do all year long. It’s not too late to contribute, and this time of year donations are dearly needed and appreciated. See the links below and please consider giving!
The East Alabama Medical Center Foundation secures charitable gifts on behalf of East Alabama Medical Center and its programs. Since all foundation staff are EAMC employees, 100% of donations go toward the specific program specified by the donor.
The Food Bank of East Alabama has a mission to alleviate hunger in East Central Alabama. They accomplish this goal through programs to collect and distribute food, reduce food waste, and increase public awareness regarding hunger and food security issues. Each year, they provide 4.5 million pounds of food to over 190 feeding programs across East Central Alabama. They also provide chronically hungry children with backpacks of nutritious food to take home on weekends and school vacations as well as supplementing the groceries of seniors (60+) who live below the poverty level.
The Hudson Family Foundation collects donations to support children and families throughout Alabama and Georgia. They spearhead several programs, including the following:
- financial assistance for children and their families who are dealing with terminal illness
- Atlanta Braves tickets provided to certain youth programs
- books and literacy promotion to Alabama and Georgia’s children
- a “Shopping with Santa” program for children and their families who are suffering hardships
Haddie’s Home is a Christian-centered home for 12-18 year old girls in crisis. The organization provides a safe home where the girls are loved, protected and part of a community. Girls at Haddie’s Home learn practical life skills in an environment that builds on the strengths of each child. Residents have a place to heal from emotional and psychological wounds. The hope is that this will end the generational cycle of neglect and abuse in our community.
The East Alabama Mental Health Center exists to provide quality and cost-effective mental and behavioral health services to the residents of Lee, Russell, Chambers, and Tallapoosa Counties. Their mission is to assist individuals with serious emotional disturbance or developmental delay, serious mental illness, intellectual disability, and/or a substance abuse program in achieving their unique personal outcomes. The services primarily serve those with the greatest needs and least available resources, as well as providing prevention services for at-risk children and adults.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lee County is at the forefront of youth development. The club works with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. The club is currently serving over 550 children and teens each year (nearly 200 each day!) in Auburn and Opelika. Children from elementary through high school have a place to go after school. Kids receive assistance with schoolwork, training in how to eat nutritiously, and other programs to help them learn leadership skills and achieve success.
The Lee County Humane Society provides a solution to the problem of stray animals in the community. The organization provides a safe, healthy environment where stray animals can receive food, water, bedding, and necessary vet care. Their ultimate goal is to have each animal adopted into loving homes and to impact the community through education programs.