Meet our 2018 Non-Profits of the Year!

April 27, 2018


castCommunity Actors’ Studio Theatre, Inc. is a community theatre organization providing entertainment, opportunities for participation and instruction in the theatrical arts. Over the last few years, programs like CAST Kidz has grown from around 18 participants to  more than 80 participants. With predecessors dating back to the 70s and earlier and since their incorporation in 1999, CAST  has also obtained the Standards for Excellence certification in 2016, organizing operating policies and and procedures. Thank you CAST for all you do in our communities!

2nd Chance

House and NameSince 1988, this organization has provided safe shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. In 2008, their service area grew from Calhoun, Cleburne and Talladega counties to include Etowah, DeKalb, and Cherokee counties, as well. In 2009, 2nd Chance also began providing transition housing, funded through grants from 2011 to March 2021. Thank you 2nd Chance for your services to our communities.

The Dannon Project

TDP LogoThe Dannon Project was established in 1999 to help all persons in transition, especially those with addiction on the road to recovery, underemployed, at risk youth and adults and epically non-violent offenders, reenter into society and those who are diverted from going to prison by participating in programs. Participants are provided case management, supportive services, education and job readiness/placement, and more. At their four locations, they now serve more than 8,000 persons. Thank you Dannon Project for all you do in our communities!

The Learning Tree, Inc.

learning treeThe Learning Tree is a nonprofit serving children, ages 2 to 21, with developmental disabilities, including autism. This individualized instructional program provides a nurturing, supportive environment using applied behavior analysis principles. Currently, more than 600 children are served annually across Alabama, through residential, preschool, day school and clinic services. Thank you Learning Tree for all you do in our communities!

Interfaith Ministries

if.color.logoEstablished in 1975 by local churches and Temple Beth El, Interfaith Ministries provides assistance and serves as an advocate for individuals and families in crisis. Through the fostering of interfaith cooperation and understanding, they are able to pursue the mission of “Bringing God’s People Together to Serve God’s People in Need” and provide a caring environment for people of all ages and socio-economic levels. Thank you Interfaith Ministries for all you do in our communities!

St. Michael’s Medical Clinic

St. Michaels Medical Clinic Logo 2017 PrintSince its incorporation in 1987, St. Michael’s Clinic, also known as St. Michael’s Community Services, Inc., provides free primary care to low-income, uninsured residents of Calhoun County. Thousands of patients ave been served in West Anniston and surrounding communities by the organizations employed clinician, certified registered Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant. Thank you St. Michael’s Clinic for all you do in our communities!

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 98

davThe DAV Chapter 98 provides services to disabled veterans and their families, specifically in filing claims for compensation, pension, education and help with everyday needs. Since March of 2011, war time disabled and service connected disabled veterans have relied on the goodness and kindheartedness of the community to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. Thank you Disabled American Veterans for all you do in our communities.

The Neely Henry Lake Association

neelySince 1987, the Neely Henry Lake Association has worked to preserve, protect and improve the quality of life in and around Neely Henry Lake by improving the environmental, aesthetic and water qualities, improving water safety, increasing recreation opportunities, and working alongside stakeholders like Alabama Power Company. This volunteer organization was form as a non-profit environmental and recreational organization. Thank you Neely Henry Lake Association for all you do in our communities!

HOPE Women’s Services (Sav-A-Life)

sav-a-lifeSince 1983, Sav-A-Life Hope Women’s Services has served as a crisis pregnancy and family resource center. Beginning as a group of seven ladies from Anniston and Jacksonville, now, both Anniston and Jacksonville have locations overseen by an Executive Director and the Sav-A-Life Board of eight members, fifty churches and forty five female volunteers, providing free pregnancy testing, limited OB ultrasounds, and more. Thank you Sav-A-Life for your services to our community.


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