November 25th, 2010

This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for all of the support and inspiration we receive from partners like you – people working to end poverty in Alabama through hard work, advocacy and philanthropy.

5 – We’re thankful for leaders and volunteers like Carlissa Strong Cunningham, who went from being a single mother on welfare to being an APP board member, volunteer and donor. Carlissa knows first hand what it takes to move out of poverty. Watch Carlissa’s story here.

4 – We’re thankful for advocates like Brendan Rice, a college student whose involvement with APP and service-learning has led him to be an advocacy leader. Read more about Brendan here.

3 – We’re thankful for the faith and community partners who joined us at our Alabama Possible Summit to share inspiring stories about how relational ministry can transform lives. Watch videohere.

2 – We’re thankful for our Higher Education Alliance‘s commitment to service-learning, college access and poverty education to engage a new generation of students. Read more about the alliance here.

1 – Most importantly, we’re thankful for YOU: your financial support, action and advocacy on behalf of the 1 in 6 Alabamians living in poverty.

Friends, your generosity this year was unprecedented. We have raised nearly $17,000 from faith partners and individual donors. This support sustains our work coordinating the Blueprints college access initiative, partnering with legislators on the Alabama Commission to Reduce Poverty and hosting educational events across the state.

However, as the year draws to a close, we are facing a budget shortfall of $4,465. Can you give?

Thank you for your continued support and partnership. As you celebrate this holiday season, please remember that Alabama is the hungriest state in the nation.

Posted by Robyn Hyden