JWF Made A $5,000 Donation To Reach Out and Read.
The Josh Willingham Foundation contributed a $5,000 donation to Reach Out and Read. It is a national non-profit organization that promotes early literacy by making books a routine part of pediatric care. The Willingham donation was designated for 1 of the 67 Reach Out and Read-Alabama program sites which is Infants’ and Children’s Clinic in Florence, AL. Dr. Grant Allen is the medical consultant for the program. He, along with eight other medical providers, prescribes almost 4,200 brand-new books each year to children from six months to five years of age.
The $5,000 donation will provide over 1,800 brand new books for the children through the Reach Out and Read- Alabama program. It is the Alabama chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit their web site at http://www.roralabama.org/
JWF Proud To Support The Children’s Policy Council of Lauderdale County
The Josh Willingham Foundation is proud to support the
Children’s Policy Council of Lauderdale County.
The council is dedicated to helping children of all ages with the different stages and situations of their life to help them grow into happy, healthy adults.
Their Mission is to enhance the availability of services available to children of Lauderdale County.
Their Goal is to ensure that children in their community receive the services needed to become healthy, productive adults.
Their Plan is to examine the various needs of families in their area, make recommendations regarding these needs, and support and implement programs designed to meet the identified needs.
"We were so thankful for their donation! The donation is being used as needed for the entire charity."
- Heather Haynes, Coordinator
Lauderdale County Children's Policy Council
JWF Raises Over $100,000 for Tornado Relief
The Josh Willingham Foundation recently raised over $100,000 for tornado relief in the communities of Phil Campbell & Hackleburg. These communities were devastated from an F5 tornado on April 27, 2011.
Through the efforts from the Josh Willingham Foundation and volunteers, $60,000 was donated to build a tornado shelter in Hackleburg and $40,000 went to build a handicapped friendly playground at Phil Campbell Elementary.
We would like to extend a sincere Thank You to everyone who assisted with both of these projects.
As a result of the April 27, 2011 tornadoes that swept across northwest Alabama, The Josh Willingham Foundation has contributed monetary aid to several of the affected communities. The Josh Willingham Foundation also engaged volunteers to be hands on and help clean up from the tornadoes. Pictured here are two volunteers helping sort supplies.
Cross Point Community Playground
Funding from The Josh Willingham Foundation helped make this playground a reality.