Our Gala Charities:
Easterseals Central Alabama sponsors a training program at Baptist South, the host placement site, for high school students with significant disabilities. In their senior year, students are immersed in the workplace and participate in three 10-week rotating internships that help them acquire skills needed to be successful in a variety of career paths. The willingness of Baptist South to allow these students to learn and transition to employment is one of our high priority programs for local youth with disabilities.
YMCA of Greater Montgomery – Bell Road. YMCA is a dynamic association of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of our youth, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. That’s why strengthening community is our cause. Our programs are based on the needs and interests of our communities.
The Boys and Girls Club of the River Region provides programs and opportunities which encourage young people, especially those who need it the most, to maximize their potential and become caring, productive citizens of our community.
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:
Deadline February 1st