You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone
who will never be able to repay you.” – John Wooden
East Lake Initiative
The East Lake Initiative (ELI) seeks to provide holistic community development within the greater East Lake area through strategic partnerships with the business community, local governments, educational institutions and churches. The initiative is helping to bring back pride in the neighborhood through house-to-home transformations. By acquiring distressed properties and renovating them to be quality homes, ELI is able to offer tenants safe housing options. Residents also prepare to be successful homeowners through a mentoring relationship that includes financial counseling and other types of support.
To learn more or to volunteer, visit www.eastlakeinitiative.com.
Christian Service Mission
They believe communities can thrive through relationships, resource-sharing, healthy food access, safe homes, and spiritual guidance. This is done in partnership with churches as well as through the creation of intentional mentoring opportunities in a variety of disciplines. Through these avenues, they desire to see growth in personal success, increased learning opportunities, safe homes in a vibrant community, and to reach all people through the telling of the Gospel and by living out Christ’s commands.
To learn more, donate, or volunteer visit www.csmission.org.
Shepherds Fold stands as one of the few remaining re-entry programs with transitional housing and supportive services in the state of Alabama. Shepherds Fold is a transition home designed to address the needs of men at risk of incarceration or recidivism. Their six-month program is designed to provide opportunities that support successful transformations, from the inside out, to empower, strengthen and create productive, contributing members of society. They provide assessments, intervention, and oversight with community partners to ensure top quality care and end results.
To learn more or donate, visit shepherdsfold.org.
For over 25 years, Grace House has been providing stable, Christian homes for Alabama girls in foster care on our residential campus in Fairfield, AL. Grace House's comprehensive approach seeks to end the cycles of poverty and abuse that are so prevalent in the lives of the girls that we serve by educating, equipping, and empowering them to become mature, Godly women.
To learn more, donate, or volunteer visit www.grace-house.org.
The WellHouse is a safe haven for female victims of human trafficking. They provide opportunities for restoration to female victims of human trafficking who have been sexually exploited through our emergency-, short- and long-term care programs. Their mission is simple: restore.
To learn more, donate, or volunteer visit www.the-wellhouse.org.
Jimmie Hale Mission
For many years, Freedom Financial has sponsored every meal that Jimmie Hale has delivered on Thanksgiving Day. Tad and Toni have been passionate supporters of the Jimmie Hale Mission, which has served the Birmingham area since opening as a humble storefront chapel in 1944.
Every year, Tad, Toni and their three daughters invite their clients and their families to join them on Thanksgiving morning to deliver hot meals to seniors and shut-ins in the Birmingham area.
To read a 2014 article about the Hill family’s commitment to deliver hope at Thanksgiving, click here.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Freedom Financial proudly supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers. The organization’s mission is to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.
In 2014, Toni was honored to win the “Woman of the Year” award from the Alabama/Gulf Coast division of LLS. During a 10-week campaign, Toni raised $62,641, easily surpassing her goal of $25,000. The funds went to support blood cancer research as well as to medical bills for children and families in Alabama — a feat that qualified Toni to be recognized in the LLS’ “National Woman of the Year” campaign.
During the campaign, Toni also spent time with local survivors of blood cancers, as well as the LLS’ Boy and Girl of the Year, Cooper and Kyli.
Toni Hill – Woman of the Year 2014
Tad and Toni were invited to Topeka, Kansas, to speak to over 350 employees at Advisors Excel during their employee team-building day. Freedom Financial chooses to work with Advisors Excel because the independent marketing organization shares our core values of putting their clients and community first.
After the training, Tad and Toni joined the employees to volunteer in the Topeka area. Tad and Toni’s group went to Let’s Help, which provides free meals to anyone who comes through their doors. The group organized their food pantry and mopped the kitchen and dining room floors.
Let’s Help also holds educational classes to help people get their high school GED and help homeless people to find places to live.
For more information about Let’s Help, visit www.letshelpinc.org.
Big Oak Ranch
The circumstances that lead each child to Big Oak Ranch are unique. But one aspect of their stories is the same: They have known abuse, neglect and abandonment by the very people who should have loved them above all. Their children have suffered in ways that most of us can never imagine. At Big Oak Ranch, they find hope. They find a loving, Christian home — often for the first time. They find a chance to live out God’s plan for their lives.
To learn more, donate, or volunteer visit www.bigoak.org.
Red Mountain Grace
Red Mountain Grace is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing gracious housing to out-of-town patients and caregivers during their extended medical stays in Birmingham. Red Mountain Grace believes everyone should experience grace during life’s most challenging moments. That is why they maintain and continue to expand a portfolio of clean, quiet, comfortable apartments within a few miles of world-class hospitals, where families can settle and unwind as they endure their loved ones’ arduous medical regiments. They believe home is much more than a place to eat, shower, and sleep, and we welcome each of our guests with warmth and individual connection.
To learn more, donate, or volunteer visit www.redmountaingrace.org.
Spring valley school's circle of giving
Spring Valley School was founded in 2000 for students in grades 2-12 who have learning differences. They provide specialized learning support for students with dyslexia, attention and anxiety issues, and other learning challenges in an environment dedicated to nurturing each student’s academic talents. As a result of the Spring Valley academic atmosphere, over 90% of graduates continue onto college. To learn more or to contribute, visit www.springvalleyschool.org.
Oak Mountain Missions
Oak Mountain Missions provides food, clothing, household items, furniture, financial assistance for utilities and medical expenses to individuals referred from faith support churches, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters and social services agencies. Everything in their warehouse belongs to God and is given to screened, qualified clients free of charge. To learn more, donate, or volunteer visit www.oakmtnmissions.com.
100 Shares Birmingham is a Christ-centered organization that awards financial grants to selected Christian non-profit Birmingham-based ministries who serve those in need and proclaim the Gospel. 100 Shares’ desire is for a partnership comprised of 100-plus Birmingham women who agree to donate $1,000 to the organization each year for a minimum of five (5) years.
To learn more or become a member, visit www.onehundredsharesbirmingham.com.
Scholarships for Kids
Scholarships for Kids serves as a state-approved Scholarship Granting Organization. They work directly with qualified, nonpublic schools to offer scholarships and access to better education for children seeking to expand their educational opportunities. Their mission is to improve lives by providing access to quality education for the children in Alabama who need it most.
To learn more or to donate, visit www.scholarshipsforkids.org.
The mission of Esperanza International is to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education and health, as well as to restore self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope.
In 2013, Toni and Tad partnered with Esperanza by developing their own bank to help people start small businesses in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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