June 2018 Newsletter

Congratulations!

Our babies are growing up! Thanks to a 2017 grant from the Rockwood Mycelium Fund, it gives us great pleasure to announce two more recipients of an AIM Sponsored Scholarship
Ms. Aliyah and Mr. Andre

Ms. Aliyah

My name is Aliyah. I graduated Wicksburg High School May 24, 2018. I will be attending Wallace Community College Fall 2017 to obtain my basic classes. Following that I plan on attending Troy State for criminal justice classes. My mother and I have been involved with Aid to Inmate Mothers for several years. They have made it possible for us to maintain a healthy relationship following my mothers release from prison by providing her with a place to live and resources for her to transition into society again. This scholarship will help with the cost of books for my classes as well as anything else I may need for my education at this time. I am appreciative of the generous help.

Thank You,
Aliyah Everett

 

 

Mr. Andre

A mother’s love never changes, regardless of where the mother may physically be. This a true statement for all the women that participate in AIM programs. Since birth Andre has visited his mother through the AIM visitation program. Transported faithfully each month he has grown to know his mother through our program. Over the past 18 years not only did Andre’s’ mother watch him grow and mature into a handsome young man, so has the AIM staff.This has truly been an exciting year for Andres’ family. After 21 years of incarceration his mother was not only granted parole but watched him walk across the stage and receive his diploma. Andre has enlisted in the United States Army Reserve, he will leave for basic training this summer. He plans to not only serve our country but obtain an Engineering degree in the process.

-Donna Collins

Visitation at Tutwiler

This month at Tutwiler we had eighteen kids visit with their moms for Mother’s Day! It was a joy to be a part of this special celebration!

Montgomery Women’s Facility

Warm outside all smiles inside, moms and kiddos enjoyed juice and games inside!!! It was a double celebration a birthday and Mother’s Day!

Leadership Montgomery

Leadership Montgomery

On May 17, Leadership Montgomery sponsored a  pack-a-purse drive right on the front steps of AIM! The group helped us stock the hygiene room and County Commissioner Isaiah Sankey stopped by for a tour and to learn about AIM!

Join Us June 2nd!

Please join the members of Leadership Montgomery’s Torchbearer’s Class in a fun-filled afternoon at SweetCreek Farm Market in Pike Road where families can come and rub elbows with their hometown heroes. Climb on and explore your favorite vehicles including SWAT trucks, a fire engine, ambulances, and more!

This event is provided to bring awareness to our community of the Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM) organization that provides women leaving prison a fresh start with their Pack-a-Purse program. We will also be accepting cash donations as well as full-size hygiene items, and gently used purses to provide to AIM at the conclusion of the event. Every donation helps this great cause!

Junior League Montgomery

AIM is a 2018 recipient of a grant from Junior League Montgomery. This grant will aid in funding our current programs as well as provide opportunities for members of Junior League Montgomery.

 

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:

June 2nd: Touch a Truck fundraiser Pike Road, AL

June 6th: Book club at Montgomery Women’s Facility.

June 9th: Visitation at Tutwiler and Montgomery Women’s Facility.

June 17th: Father’s Day!

Thanks to our May donors: Joel Brouwer, Tower Sunday School Class, First United Methodist Church, Huey Gardner, Sarah Mohler, Ira Thrasher, Holy Spirit Conference of St. Vincent De Paul, Hold Spirit Catholic Church, Christopher Wood.

Also our thanks to  Anonymous, Yolanda Walker and the team at Blue Cross/Blue Shield Montgomery, Leadership Montgomery  for donations of books, clothing and other items to the agency!

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, The Junior League of Montgomery, 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.