February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter

AIM High Scholarship

In 2017 AIM received a grant from the Rockwood Mycelium Fund, to use for existing programs or to establish a new one.  AIM is currently able to offer $300 dollar scholarships to the children of incarcerated mothers who participate in the AIM Visitation Program. Students must complete a essay about themselves and what they would use the scholarship for. Our first recipient is Miss. T.C from Opelika, AL. She currently attends Albany State University.

Visitation at Tutwiler

This month at Tutwiler we had a special meal cooked by our volunteer, Carol Lasater–ham, mashed potatoes and green beans, with fruit and rolls…cookies for dessert! It was cold outside, but the families had a great time together! Volunteers Sharon Christman and Gaile Randall helped the children make snowflake prints.  Alexis Morris played hot potato with the children, and Cassandra Carroll took photos and printed them.

Montgomery Women’s Facility

Chilly outside, warm hugs and kisses inside! Families bonded over games and good conversation. We even celebrated a birthday!

Thank You Guys and Dolls

The Guys and Doll Club in Montgomery, AL and teen club made 40+ pack-a-purse for women leaving Alabama prisons

If your group would like to get involved with AIM, give us a call at

334-262-2245 or email us at carol@inmatemoms.org.

 

Upcoming Events:

February 7th:  Book Club at Montgomery Women’s Facility.

February 10th: Visitation at Tutwiler and Montgomery Women’s Facility.

February 10th: PREA Training at Grants Mill Theater

8:00 am to 12:00 pm you must register at

https://registration.highlandsapp.com/register/1524#/attendee

this training is hosted by Church of the Highlands

February 14th: Happy Valentine’s Day.

Thanks to our January donors: Joel Brouwer, Booth United Methodist Church, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Gregory Vitalis, Penny Weaver.

We are also grateful for our funders: Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, Central Alabama Communities Foundation, City of Montgomery CBDG, Children’s Trust Fund,  First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, River Region United Way, St. John’s Episcopal Church, ViiV Healthcare, Working Woman’s Home Association.

We now have a GoFundMe Page. This is a fundraising medium that anyone can contribute to! No donation is too small and there is no fee to those who donate. Our organization has been scraping by lately, and we could use any help! Your donations go directly to helping our many in-prison programs as well as our re-entry home. Click here for more information and to donate: Become a Friend of AIM.