Carnival Memphis Breaks Record with $500,000 Donation Including Matching Funds to be Shared with For The Kingdom, Streets Ministries, and Le Bonheur Seacrest Studio

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 8, 2023 – Carnival Memphis announced a record-breaking combined donation of $500,000 that includes matching funds to For The Kingdom, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Seacrest Studios, and Streets Ministries as a culmination of the 2023 Carnival year. This donation brings the total amount donated to Memphis-area children’s charities to a milestone of $4.5 million with matching funds since the inception of Carnival’s Children’s Charity Initiative in 1999.

“We’re thrilled to be able to donate this record-breaking $500,000 with matching funds to local organizations like For The Kingdom, Le Bonheur Seacrest Studio, and Streets Ministries so they can continue their vital work of serving and positively impacting children’s lives across the Mid-South. We are also proud that our impact to the area nonprofit community has exceeded $4.5 million with matching funds to Memphis-area children’s charities over the last 24 years,” said Ed Galfsky, Executive Director of Carnival Memphis, “Carnival Memphis has a long history of working to improve the lives of children in the Memphis community and we believe these three partners will continue building on that storied tradition with us.”

Carnival Memphis launched their Children’s Charity Initiative in 1999 with the goal of improving the quality of life for children throughout the Memphis community. Summaries of the organizations receiving this year’s donation are below:

  • For The Kingdom
    • The purpose of For The Kingdom Camp is to provide a safe, fun, and challenging camping environment for evangelism, discipleship, character building, and recreation for inner city young people in Memphis.
  • Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Seacrest Studio
    • The Seacrest Studio inside Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital will allow children to explore a new world of radio, television, and new media – and expose them to a whole new realm of possibilities and potential careers.
  • Streets Ministries
    • Streets Ministries’ vision is to ignite a flame of hope in every child, every day. Through after-school mentoring, outreach, recreation, and educational programming we engage, encourage, and equip youth to achieve their potential by realizing their God-given purpose.

In addition to its donations to these organizations, Carnival Memphis volunteers with local children’s charities each year during Carnival Week. Anyone interested in learning more about Carnival Memphis can find more information online at