For 2023, SFG has opted to honor our clients' birthdays by making charitable donations. Listed below are the charities that we have selected for this year.
1.) Hand in Paw- Hand in Paw’s professionally-trained volunteer handler and animal Therapy Teams help improve people’s day-to-day lives in several medical centers, schools, and human service organizations throughout North Central Alabama and Tuscaloosa. Our volunteer teams make thousands of beneficial visits through community events and participating facilities each year, helping countless children with special needs, at-risk youth, struggling students, and people with chronic and terminal illnesses.
2.) Cancer Research Institute - The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to harnessing the immune system's power to conquer all cancers. They fund the most innovative research by young scientists, invest in clinical studies of promising new treatments, and serve as a bridge between the lab and the clinic.
3.) Wings of Hope - The Wings of Hope Pediatric Foundation provides families whose children have received a terminal diagnosis with a variety of different types of support such as meals, house cleaning, lawn care and (when necessary) financial assistance with paying bills. This support often enables families to better focus on their child, and the time they have together.
4.) St. Jude - The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
5.) Community Food Bank of Central Alabama - The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama operates as a food distribution center. We purchase food from industry sources, and we receive surplus food reclaimed from local grocery stores. (We also welcome food donations from the community!) In turn, we distribute that food to over 230 nonprofits in the community who act as our agency partners. The agencies receive food from the Community Food Bank and distribute that food to those in need, free of charge.
6.) DAV: Disabled American Veterans - The Disabled American Veterans is an organization created in 1920 by World War I veterans for disabled military veterans of the United States Armed Forces that helps them and their families through various means. They support physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to ill, injured, or wounded veterans.