Christmas Charities Year Round

Christmas Charities Year Round was nominated by Sue Clark and selected by Torch Helps contributors to receive the quarterly grant for the Winter of 2008. They will use these funds to purchase a rag baler. They are currently throwing away about 700 pounds of soiled/damaged clothes each week. With the baler, they will be able to recycle these as rags by selling them to a company in Athens for $3000 a year or more. This will reduce waste, generate needed revenue, and allow CCYR to become more self sufficient.

For more info about the CCYR, please visit their web site at http://www.christmascharitiesyearround.org/

Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes

ABC Homes was nominated by Mr. Cagle and selected to receive a special $5000 grant during the Winter of 2008. They will use these funds to purchase and install commercial grade flooring in some of their homes. The new flooring will provide a safe, healthy environment for the children in their care. The flooring will be installed at their Decatur campus which has two homes for girls, one for boys, and an emergency shelter for short term needs.

For more info about the ABC Homes, please visit their web site at http://www.alabamachild.org