Our Gala Charities:
Embrace Alabama Kids began over 130 years ago as an orphanage. Today, as a ministry of the United Methodist Children’s Home, we’re one of the state’s most comprehensive and vital resources serving babies, children, youth, teen mothers, college students and families. Your donation will provide them with homes for the holidays—and every day—embracing them in the powerful and unconditional love of God.
Embrace Alabama Kids, a ministry of United Methodist Children’s Home, is a non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to serving vulnerable children and families in crisis across the state of Alabama.
Hope Inspired Ministries (HIM) is a faith-based, local non-profit designed to train chronically unemployed men and women to obtain and maintain employment. Through a rigorous 9-week job training program, each student participates in 360 hours of training which includes soft skills, employment skills, financial management, problem solving, conflict resolution and so many other critical skills.
We at HIM believe the best way to help the poor is to train them how to become self-sufficient by utilizing the gifts and abilities that our Creator has bestowed upon each of them. In doing so, we hope to bring honor to our God by the transformation that He produces in our students!
Montgomery City-County Public Library: The mission of the Montgomery City-County Public Library System is to make readily available to all residents of Montgomery County access to materials, information, and services to meet their personal, educational, cultural, technological, and occupational needs.
The Montgomery City-County Public Library will enhance the quality of life for Montgomery County citizens by serving as central Alabama’s premier repository for a broad-based and comprehensive collection of books and data and its most accessible site for Internet and digital services. The library also aims to respond programmatically to the personal interests, educational imperatives, and research needs of Montgomery County citizens.
Lunches for Learning exists to break the cycle of poverty in rural Honduras. By providing a nutritious lunch to elementary school children at their school every day, these children have the opportunity to remain in school so they can complete their education and enter the workforce as literate individuals. The children in rural Honduras, in most instances, have to walk an hour or more over rugged mountain roads to get to school and then repeat the journey after school. Chances are they did not have breakfast because the family didn’t have the food to spare. Lunches for learning motivates children to go to school through at least the sixth grade and learn to read, write, and acquire necessary math skills. The program invariably improves health and well being of these children and gives them the capabilities to move beyond abject poverty. Ron Hicks, former member of Montgomery Capital Rotary Club, started this program. Sadly, Ron died last year, but knowing that the program had grown far beyond our sponsorship. For more information, we encourage you to check out the scope of the program at the site noted below: