The Party With a Purpose for 89 Years
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 $3,200,000 with matching funds has been donated to local children’s charities.
Richard Fisher, Scout Executive & CEO
171 South Hollywood, Memphis, TN 38112
Scouting Deserts is a character development project focused on the young girls and boys of Binghampton, Whitehaven, Orange Mound, Hickory Hills, and Frayser. These areas of Memphis have been deprived of Scouting and the Chickasaw Council, BSA is committed to giving every child the opportunity to be a Scout.
For more information visit: www.chickasaw.org
Howard Eddings, Executive Director
850 Hanley Street, Memphis, TN 38114
RedZone Ministries (RZ) is an evangelical outreach ministry that targets urban young people between the ages of 9 and 18 who live in Orange Mound, one of Memphis’ most under-served communities. For more information visit: www.redzonememphis.org
Jo Anne Fusco, Executive Director
6560 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38138
Thrive Memphis (formerly Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee) enriches the lives of those with intellectual disabilities by meeting their social, recreational, and continued educational needs. It is a special place where those with Special Needs Thrive! For more information visit: www.thrivemem.org
Previous Children’s Charity Initiative Recipients
Calvary Exodus Ministry