Each quarter, Mission Fitness chooses a local non-profit to illuminate.
Through community events and our [Health + Heart] community infusion, we bring much needed awareness and resources to these worthy organizations.
[Past recipients include Fuse Project + Team River Runner + Wilmer Hall + Dance Without Limits + Penelope House + Nami Mobile + Rainbow Mobile + McKemie Place]
The [NOMINATIONS] are in!
Our Legacy Members submitted [SIX] deserving non-profits for our fourth quarter
[Charity of Choice]. As a Mission member [YOU] get a vote to determine the winner.
Review the nominees [below] + cast your vote for the organization you feel most compelled to support.
*PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1st.*
*Only [active] members have voting privileges.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama (BBBSSA) is the largest one-to-one mentoring organization in south Alabama serving over 600 children and a minimum of 1,800 people annually across four counties. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that are proven to change lives for the better, forever. BBBS enlists adult volunteers, “Bigs”, and matches them with “Littles”, who are children between the ages of 6-12 and would benefit the most from having a Big. The purpose of their services is to give children a caring and supportive adult mentor, who’s been thoroughly screened and trained, that will guide them to success, hold them accountable, and help them reach their full potential.
The Krewe of Kindness was formed in 2018 by the Zimlich family. Their daughter, Delaney, was born with Spina Bifida in 2006. At the time of this surprise diagnosis, thoughts of fear, isolation, and the unknown were ever present. They began to reach out to others in the community and found ways to adapt to this new life and wanted to find ways to give back and help others who needed a bit of kindness in their own lives. The mission of Krewe of Kindness is to provide assistance and support to families with special, non-medical needs to enable them to lead healthy and active lifestyles while emphasizing the importance of inclusion and acceptance within the community.
Founded in 1885, the Mobile SPCA is one of the oldest continuously operating charitable organizations in Alabama. Their mission is to provide compassionate care, shelter, food, and medical attention to the animals they are entrusted while promoting adoptions, spay and neuter initiatives, transport, responsible pet ownership and community education. The Mobile SPCA is a no-kill, limited intake shelter that offers an adoption guarantee for every healthy or treatable animal taken in. They do not receive any funds from the city, state or federal governments.
Founded in 1838, St. Mary’s Children’s Home is the oldest child welfare agency in the State of Alabama. St. Mary’s Home provides a home, services and assistance to children from around the state who have experienced life events that no child should ever face alone. Their mission is to provide support and education to destitute orphans and to children abandoned, neglected or abused by their parents or whose parents are unable or unwilling to support or to educate them. Their vision is for all children to live free from violence, neglect, and fear.
In 2016, The Neighbor Center was founded in response to the needs of inmates returning to the Mobile Area from Metro Jail and other correctional facilities. Through organized pre-release services, inmates can now attend GED classes, job readiness classes and religious services. Neighbors returning from incarceration to the Mobile Area can receive reentry case management services along with assistance with housing, employment, transportation, health care, treatment for mental health and addictions, legal services and other needs to help prevent re-incarceration.
Wilmer Hall Children's Home is a non-profit faith-based organization that has been serving young people in need in Mobile, Alabama since 1864. Wilmer Hall serves children and young adults through several programs that provide tutoring, on-campus living, and other tools needed to succeed. They also provide a long-term residential home for children who cannot live with their natural parents.