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 $3,200,000 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

2020
Redzone Ministries
Thrive Memphis
Scouting Deserts

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