August Newsletter

VISITATION

Donation Appreciation

Storage Shed

AIM was approached by a very ambitious young lady, Claire Harden who wanted to work on a project for AIM. Not just any project–but  a meaningful and important project! Claire is a Girl Scout and this work with AIM would help her complete her community service project for an advanced badge. She spent a rainy afternoon with her dad building shelves in our shed for books that are used in the Storybook Program. Her dad supervised –but she did all the work!  The shelves are beautiful and an amazing addition to the shed! A BIG thanks to Claire Harden!!

Storybook Fundraiser

Zonta Club sponsored its annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Storybook Program on July 14th! It was a huge success! A big THANK YOU to all the Zontians who worked so hard to make this happen!

Storybook Donation

Pictured: AIM Assistant Director Larnetta Moncrief and Mrs. Valerie Powell from the Tennessee Valley Literacy Council, who brought more books for our Storybook Program. Mrs. Powell and her group plan to collect children’s books written in Spanish for mothers whose first language is Spanish–and who have asked repeatedly for these books to send to their children.

Can You See Us Now?

Thank you AIM Board Member Phill Johnson and Phil Toulette for assisting with putting up our new sign! Also thanks to Alyssa Daniels, the artist who designed our sign!  If you haven’t
seen it come on by 660 Morgan Ave!!!!

Pack-a-Purse

Thanks to two awesome organizations the Pack-a-Purse project received a much needed boost. We received two huge donations from Rushing Springs District Missionary Baptist Association and the University of Alabama for their incredibly generous gift of Purses and Hygiene products for Project Pack-a-Purse.

A Sight to See

A large group from the State Combined Campaign toured the AIM House this month!

Sponsor a Child

Here at AIM, we are working to provide school supplies for children of Alabama’s incarcerated women. Last year, we were able to help provide 200 children with uniforms and supplies. We hope to assist everyone on this program, but that depends on the financial support we receive from the community. Please consider making a contribution.A donation of $100 provides a uniform and supplies for one child. A donation of $50 provides school supplies for one child. Please contact Larnetta Moncrief at (334) 262-2245 or at larnetta@inmatemoms.org for more information.

AIM Together Mentoring Program

We love training new volunteers to be mentors! We love it so much we are expanding our training area to include Birmingham. We have two upcoming mentor trainings opportunities.

The next mentor training will be August 11, 2018 at First Christian Church 12:45 pm to 4:45 pm.

Also on September 15, 2018 at the YWCA in Birmingham, AL 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.  RSVP or contact Mrs. Deborah Neal for both trainings. She can be reached via email or phone to answer any questions about these trainings. dneal@inmatemoms.org or (334) 262-2245.

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.

August 8th: Book Club at Montgomery Women’s Facility.

August 11th: Mentor Training with Mrs. Deborah Neal, Montgomery, AL

August 11th: Visitation at Tutwiler and Montgomery Women’s Facility

September 15th: Mentor Training with Mrs. Deborah Neal, Birmingham, AL

September 22nd: PREA Training Frazer United Methodist Church, located at 6000 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36117.

Thanks to our July donors: Joel Brouwer, Kimberlin Love, Tiffany Mack, Sarah Mohler, Southern Poverty Law Center,  Alan & Peggy Spool,  Tom Vocino.

School Supply donors:Church of the Nativity, Dothan, Reisha Smith Bates, Rodney Battle, Judy Davidson, Darren & Christy Gaskins, Monica Scott Hinson, Lisa Jackson,Tiffany Mack, Amy Perry, Edward Provitt, Qwanza Sanders, James Smith, Cornelius Stokes, Linda Turner.

Churches: Fairhope Unitarian Church,  United Methodist Women, First United Methodist Church, Prattville.

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, Tom & Amy Methvin, Vestavia Hills Methodist,  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.