FOX13′s Season of Giving raises over $255,000

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mid-South, thank you — you did it!!!

Through FOX13′s Family Focus Season of Giving campaign, including our partners Kroger and Perfecto Staffing, you raised over a quarter of a million dollars to support five local non-profits.

Your impact means these organizations can continue to do the great work they’ve been doing to support those who need help the most.

FOX13 picked five non-profits, including MIFA, Neighborhood Christian Center, Porter Leath, Alpha Omega, and the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, for this year’s Season of Giving fundraiser.

Each one does critical work in our community.

Thanks to your donations, we raised $255,650.

“Working out here every day, you just, there are so many in need,” said Neighborhood Christian Center’s Ephie Johnson. “It’s not just clothes, food. It’s about working alongside people, and that takes time, and that takes money.”

MIFA’s Kathryn Word told FOX13, “We also have family programs. We provide emergency shelter, rapid housing, homeless shelter, 24/7.”

These organizations work every day to impact people, help neglected animals, reach our local vets, and support children by constantly creating safety nets.

“They say it takes a village to raise a child. Those dollars that come in is the village to help,” said Porter Leath’s Angela Lee.

Every dollar donated means another opportunity to make a difference.

With Alpha Omega, 90% of the vets who walk through their doors walk out as productive citizens.

“Our job is to give them hope, give them what’s necessary to make them whole again,” said Alpha Omega’s Cordell Walker.

Each organization works diligently to raise funds to operate and remind us that you never know when you’ll need help or to be rescued.

“The budget is over $2 million a year just to keep operations, just to keep the operation going. We are funded entirely on donations,” said Ellen Zahariadis with Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.

To every company, organization, and person who donated to FOX13′s Family Focus Season of Giving — thank you!

Kroger, Perfecto Staffing, and the Mid-South thank you for your kindness and generosity in empowering and changing lives.