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Partner Programs

Funded Partners for April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023

2-1-1

Amount funded: $10,000

Dialing 2-1-1 connects you to a trained operator 24/7 that has access to a comprehensive database with a multitude of services in your community. By its design, the 2-1-1 system is ideally suited for serving as the initial contact point for any variety of programs. 2-1-1 is designed to assist families from all walks of life, but most importantly benefits our most vulnerable populations such as the elderly, people with disabilities, and low-income by facilitating access to public services.

The allocation we provide goes toward overall operations.

4-H Clubs of Cullman County

Amount funded: $6,500

4-H Clubs of Cullman County has about 1,200 students enrolled in school, special interest, and day camps. These programs and camps cover everything from woodworking, heritage skills, livestock showing, and more. They host monthly meetings as well as an annual roundup where students highlight their skills learned through 4-H programs and classes.

The allocation we provide goes to camp sponsorships and prize rosettes.

American Red Cross

Amount funded: $10,000

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The program serves the needs of vulnerable groups such as youth, low-income, minority, elderly, and disabled populations, as these groups can be disproportionately affected by disaster. 

The allocation we provide goes toward localized disaster relief. 

Cullman County Center for the Developmentally Disabled

Amount funded: $50,000

CCCDD is a non-profit organization that serves the developmentally disabled population in Cullman County. They offer day services, residential services, early intervention services for babies from birth to three years of age, a DHR certified daycare for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, a summer program for school aged children with disabilities, and a work center.

The allocation we provide goes to their overall operations.

Commission on Aging

Amount funded: $19,000

Commission on Aging provides many services to the elderly and aging population of Cullman County, such as basic legal services, Medicare assistance, tax preparation assistance, and nutrition services. Hot meals are served daily, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), at the seven Commission on Aging full-time senior centers in our area. Meals are delivered to homebound seniors. There is no charge for the meal, however a $1.25 donation is requested. 

The allocation we provide goes towards their Meals on Wheels program.

Cullman Caring for Kids

Amount funded: $35,000

Cullman Caring for Kids advocates for children and families in the Cullman area in a variety of ways; their food bank which serves about 550 families per month; their CASA program which provides special advocates for victims of child abuse; as well as a recently opened pantry for foster families to receive much-needed household items. 

Physical donations for the food bank or foster family pantry can be accepted at their office, which is located at 402 Arnold St NE, Cullman AL, 35055.

The allocation we provide goes toward their food bank. 

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Amount funded: $5,000

Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides one free book mailed monthly to all children under the age of 5, regardless of income. The books cover a wide range of topics and developmental stages; from nursery rhymes to nonfiction and everything in between. This program has put books in the hands of over 2,300 children in our community.

The allocation we provide goes directly to the purchasing and mailing of the books.

First Source for Women

Amount funded: $6,000

First Source for Women is a crisis pregnancy center where women can receive free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. For new parents and parents in need they also offer an “Earn While You Learn” program, where you can earn baby bucks to redeem in their baby boutique. They will provide support for up to two years postpartum. 

Donations such as new car seats and baby furniture, unopened infant formula, and new or gently used baby and maternity clothing can be accepted at their office, which is located at 203 Commercial St, Hanceville AL, 35077.

The allocation we provide goes toward their mobile unit as well as overall operations.

Foster Grandparents

Amount funded: $3,000

Foster Grandparents, which is brought to Cullman County by Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, strives to partner elderly citizens with youth in the area. As a Foster Grandparent, you can earn a tax-free stipend while providing a critical service for at-risk children in your community. Volunteering 15-40 hours each week within the Foster Grandparent program provides the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on a path to a successful future. 

The allocation we provide goes toward their overall operations.

Girl Scouts

Amount funded: $1,500

Girl Scouts help build self-confidence through different programs that focus on 4 key areas; STEM, outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship. These programs help to establish leadership and entrepreneurship, embrace reverence of nature, and a passion to rise to meet new challenges. Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths.

The allocation we provide goes toward their overall operations.

Good Samaritan Health Clinic

Amount funded: $25,000

Good Samaritan Health Clinic provides cost efficient and timely access to healthcare for low-income, uninsured residents of Cullman County. The clinic’s primary objective is to provide quality care for residents who, without the clinic, would not have a continuum of quality healthcare or prescriptions and would be forced to use the emergency room for general care.

The allocation we provide goes toward direct patient care and services.

HOPE Horses, Inc.

Amount funded: $7,000

Hope Horses, Inc. provides therapeutic horsemanship programs to individuals with special physical, social, cognitive, and emotional needs. HOPE Horses serves 30-35 students per week at their stables. Students go through a six-week program which teaches them the fundamentals of horsemanship, while building strength and self-confidence. 

The allocation we provide goes toward animal care and property upkeep.

Hospice of Cullman County

Amount funded: $8,000

Hospice of Cullman County is a non-profit agency and division of Cullman Regional Medical Center which allows Hospice to provide even better care and support to patients and their families. We are located on the second floor of Professional Office Building 1 on the main campus of Cullman Regional Medical Center. At Hospice of Cullman County, their focus is not on dying, but on living life as comfortably as possible. It is the loving spirit of the Hospice of Cullman County staff that enables the patients and families to experience death with dignity.

The allocation we provide goes toward their overall operations.

North Alabama Agriplex

Amount funded: $5,000

North Alabama Agriplex provides several agricultural and heritage skills camps, programs, and classes for the North Alabama area. They also provide a gleaning service, where local farmers can contact them, have excess or unsellable produce be gleaned from their property and then donated to local shelters and food banks. 

Our allocation goes directly toward their gleaning services.

Pilot Light Home

Amount funded: $6,000

Pilot Light Home is a 24/7 hour foster home in Cullman, Alabama, for 6 children and an emergency care facility-licensed by the Department of Human Resources, operated by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, managed by a salaried houseparent-where abused, neglected children are provided a safe, secure home, food, clothing, educational opportunities, develop self-improvement skills and given loving care.

The allocation we provide goes toward their overall operations.

Restoring Women Outreach 

Amount funded: $6,000

Restoring Women Outreach is a sober living style facility in the Cullman area where residents can live and work in the early months of sobriety. It is a peer-run program with residents holding each other accountable for attending meetings and classes, doing chores, maintaining employment, as well as paying any legal fees or fines. Since the facility’s inception in 2011, hundreds of women have walked through its doors and maintained sobriety well after graduation. 

Donations of household goods, food items, and personal care items can be dropped off at 1107 Graffenstatte St, Cullman AL, 35055

Our allocation goes toward their overall operations.

Victim Services

Amount funded: $37,000

Victim Services provides crisis response, recovery, and prevention programs for families impacted by domestic and sexual violence. Services they provide for our community include a nurse examiner for sexual assault victims, a Children’s Advocacy program which offers children who witness or are victims of domestic violence a way to process the experience, as well as an emergency shelter for women and children in crisis. Donations can be dropped off directly at their office.

Our allocation goes toward their overall operations. 

 

Donor Designated Programs:
Senior Companion Program
Youth Advocate Program