The Party With a Purpose for 89 Years

2020 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 $3,200,000 with matching funds has been donated to local children’s charities.

SCOUTING DESERTS
Richard Fisher, Scout Executive & CEO
171 South Hollywood, Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 327-4193

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REDZONE MINISTRIES
Howard Eddings, Executive Director
850 Hanley Street, Memphis, TN 38114
901-350-0661

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

THRIVE MEMPHIS
Jo Anne Fusco, Executive Director
6560 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38138
(901) 387-5002

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

2019
Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.
Palmer Home for Children
Porter Leath

2018
Agape Child & Family Services
Emmanuel Center
Memphis Athletic Ministries

2017
The Erika Center at Bodine School
The Church Health Center
Knowledge Quest

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