TALLADEGA – The East Alabama Power chapter of Energizers, a foundation of company retirees, handed over two checks Tuesday morning to worthy nonprofits, just in time for the holiday season.
The first check, in the amount of $ 1,000, was presented by Energizers President Freddie Nell Jones, Alabama School for the Blind Principal Alan Nunn and Student Life Principal Danny Ray Finley. Of this amount, $ 500 will go towards sponsoring Christmas gifts for two ASB students, $ 250 will be divided among the personal accounts of five students (for things like school trips, snacks and personal items) and the remainder will go to the hygiene fund for items such as clothing and personal items for students who otherwise would not have the funds for them.
Jones said this was ASB’s third year beneficiary of Energizers.
âIt means everything to these kids,â Nunn said. âWe want to make sure we give every student a Christmas, either through an outside sponsor or through the school. And we couldn’t do it without donations like these.
Some 103 students at the Alabama Institutes for Deaf and Blind’s three campuses received Christmas gifts through the school or sponsors this year.
The second check went to Mary Grace Yates, a native of Talladega, for Delight, a Christian ministry for young women at Jacksonville State University and other college campuses. Yates is currently the JSU Chapter Director.
âDelight Ministries is a national nonprofit organization,â said Yates. âThis is a women’s Bible study and a place to meet other Christian girls. I have been with Delight since January 2020. I have been on the leadership team of all of my members and have helped to do Delight and go to Jacksonville State University “
She added, âDelight is present on many college campuses. This semester, I was appointed director. My hopes are to help Delight continue to be a place where female students can come and be vulnerable and learn more about the Lord. This money will be used for lectures, study books, meetings, meals, service projects, Bibles and other materials that will benefit female students. If anyone would like to donate to Delight Ministries at Jacksonville State University, you can contact the Principal, Mary Grace Yates, at 256-375-0137 or [email protected]