2023 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 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.

For more information visit: https://ftkmemphis.org

Torrey Bates, Executive Director

4100 Raleigh Millington Road, Memphis, TN 38128     (901) 618-7422

 

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. Seacrest Studio will help Le Bonheur usher in an expanded scope of the child development experts by bringing sophisticated entertainment and fun for patients and their families, in addition to boosting morale of the hospital staff.

For more information visit: https://www.lebonheur.org/our-services/child-and-family-support-services/Seacrest-Studios/

Michael Wiggins, President and CEO

50 North Dunlap Street, Memphis, TN 38017      (901) 287-5952

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.

For more information visit: https://www.streetsministries.org/

Eric Ballentine, Executive Director

430 Vance Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105   (901) 290-1011

Previous Children’s Charity Initiative Recipients

2022

Memphis Child Advocacy Center

Southern Reins

Compass Community Schools

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