The Party With a Purpose for 85 Years

2017 Children’s Charities

 

A Carnival Community Focus Program

The Carnival Memphis Children’s Charity Initiative (CCI) was developed in 1999 to assist those who improve the quality of life for children throughout the community. Each year different agencies are selected to receive funds raised by Carnival and the Grand Krewes of Carnival Memphis at fundraisers throughout the year. Since the inception of the CCI (a 501c3 non-profit), over $2,200,000 with matching funds has been donated to local children’s charities.

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THE ERIKA CENTER at BODINE SCHOOL
John Murphy, Head of School
2432 Yester Oaks Drive, Germantown, TN 38139
(901) 754-1800
Bodine School leads the Mid-South in teaching children with dyslexia to read and succeed. Through teacher training and individual student services, The Erika Center is a bridge between the life-changing work of the school and the tens of thousands of young people in Shelby County desperate for its help.
For more information visit: www.bodineschool.org

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CHURCH HEALTH
Dr. Scott Morris, Director
1210 Peabody Avenue, Memphis TN
(901) 701-2027

Church Health (formerly called The Church Health Center) seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and spirits. Child Life Education & Movement (ages 6 months to 11 years) offers prevention and wellness programming to keep children safe, learning and happy.
For more information visit: www.churchhealth.org 

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KNOWLEDGE QUEST
Marlon Foster, Executive Director
590 Jennette Place, Memphis, TN 38126
(901)-942-1512

Knowledge Quest (KQ) promotes academic excellence in after-school settings among Memphis youth, grades Pre-K through 12, through a ‘cradle to career’ continuum methodology. KQ operates three sites within a two-mile corridor along Walker Avenue known as the “Knowledge Quest Kids Zone.”
For more information visit: www.knowledgequest.org

Previous Children’s Charity Initiative Recipients

2016
Best Buddies Tennessee
The Exchange Club Family Center
Stax Music Academy

2015
Madonna Learning Center
Peer Power Foundation
RedZone Ministries

2014
BAPTIST Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief
JIFF
Binghampton Christian Academy

2013
Perea Preschool

Ronald McDonald House

YWCA of Greater Memphis

2012
Boy Scouts of America Scout Reach Program for the Raleigh-Frayser Area

Jubilee Schools

School Advocates for Vision in Education (S.A.V.E.)

2011

Hope House

Memphis Athletic Ministries

Shelby Residential Vocational Service (SRVS)

2010

Memphis Child Advocacy Center

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Knowledge Quest

2009

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

Streets Ministries

Youth Villages

2008

Carnival Memphis Kids Café (Memphis Food Bank)

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Harwood Center

2007

Emmanuel Episcopal Center

The Neighborhood School

United Cerebral Palsy of the Mid-South

2006

First Works

Madonna Learning Center

Shelby Residential Vocational Service (SRVS)

2005

Carnival Memphis Kids Café (Memphis Food Bank)

Martha’s Manor

SMART

2004

BRIDGES

Memphis Child Advocacy Center

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

2003

Hope House

Porter Leath Children’s Center

Special Kids & Families, Inc.

Stax Music Academy

Youth Villages

2002

Exchange Club Family Center

St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Shelby Residential Vocational Service (SRVS)

Special Cargo (United Cerebral Palsy)

Harwood Center

2001

Streets Ministries

Madonna Learning Center

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

Perea Preschool

Shepherd School

2000

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

Neighborhood Christian School

New Hope Academy

Ronald McDonald House

Youth Villages

1999

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis

Calvary Exodus Ministry

Emmanuel Episcopal Center

Special Kids & Families, Inc.

Target House