December 28th, 2014

Watch Gary Dunavant talk about why he supports Alabama Possible here

The final countdown is on. We have less than 3 days left to reach our fundraising goal.

I’m so grateful for the support we’ve received from people like you – and their faith communities – who have invested $35,893 this year. Our goal is to reach $43,000 by Wednesday night. 

Nearly 900,000 of our neighbors live below the federal poverty line.

Donors like Gary Dunavant of Vestavia Hills say that if you “want to deal with poverty on the large scales we have here in Alabama, you really have to deal with the underlying causes or it will just go on and on and on.“

Gary invests in Alabama Possible’s work to deal with the underlying causes of poverty by increasing educational opportunity through theBlueprints College Access Initiative, which works with 1,000 high school students each year to plan and pay for college. Alabama Possible also disrupts misperceptions about poverty with the Community Action Poverty Simulation and builds partnerships like End Child Hunger in Alabama.

As you consider how to invest your year-end contributions, consider this: the need for charity will never cease until we create long-term change.  Your tax-deductible gift will reduce poverty through education, collaboration, and advocacy. Thank you for your support and partnership. Your participation is critical for our success.

Kristina Scott, Executive Director

Alabama Possible