2022 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 $4,000,000 with matching funds has been donated to local children’s charities.
The Memphis Child Advocacy Center (CAC) supports safety for children through informed prevention and a team approach to healing and justice for victims of sexual and other severe abuse. In addition to helping children after reported sexual or other severe abuse, the CAC offers Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention and response training to parents and adults who work with children. At the Memphis CAC, victims become children again. For more information visit: memphiscac.org
Virginia Stallworth, Executive Director
1085 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105 (901) 888-2377
Southern Reins serves individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities and hardship by providing equine assisted activities and therapies to empower, inspire, nurture and succeed. Their vision is to provide transformative experiences through equine assisted activities and therapies to serve the growing needs of the Mid-South community.
For more information visit: www.southernreins.org
Jill Haag, Executive Director 916 Billy Bryant Road, Collierville, TN 38017 (901) 290-101
The mission of Compass Community Schools is to prepare students for college and life-long success by developing the whole child through a focus on academic excellence, values-based character education and service learning in the community. Serving over 1600 students across six campuses in some of the most challenging neighborhoods in Memphis including Binghampton, Hickory Hill, Midtown and Orange Mound.
For more information visit: www.compassmemphis.org
Kristi Baird, Executive Director
61 N. McClean Blvd. Memphis, TN 38104 (901) 618-7422
Previous Children’s Charity Initiative Recipients
Calvary Exodus Ministry