Fall has arrived and we are all looking forward to cooler weather. It has been often said, “This year, 2020, is like no other.” Covid 19 has presented many challenges but it has also provided numerous opportunities for growth. I personally am thankful for the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of people that want to make a positive impact in the lives of others. The DREAM Board of Directors are eagerly ready to move forward to address our infrastructure yielding opportunities to affect positive outcomes for the underserved communities in the Greater Mobile area. We are pleased to announce and welcome two new members that have been added to the board. The new members along with our current board members, who are experts in their fields, will help us accomplish or goals and mission.
We are excited to share with you that DREAM has been awarded a $6000 grant to assist with the Alvin Ailey II Dancers performance, lecture/demonstration and Master Class. We continue to pursue other grant opportunities for the Ailey project and to strengthen existing and new programs.
DREAM is accepting applications to fund programs that address education, financial literacy and stability, political and civic awareness, mental and physical health and international awareness.
We encourage you to continue to support the foundation through donations earmarked for programs, scholarships and maintenance of the Community Life Development Center (CLDC). The identified needs for the CLDC include:
- Replace the tile/new flooring
- Improve landscaping
- Exterior painting
- Repair the fence (safety)
- Improve security (including cameras)
- Ability to respond to needs as dictated.
All donations may be mailed to Post Office Box 40622, Mobile, AL 36640. Credit Cards, PayPal and Cash App are also accepted. We encourage you to identify Delta Resource Educational Association Mobile, Inc. as your charity of choice for Amazon Smile. Additionally, please select Delta Resource Educational Association Mobile, Inc. as your charity to receive birthday donations on Facebook.
We are also requesting that you consider Legacy Giving. No amount to bequeath to DREAM is too small. The premium is based on the death benefit and health status of the donor. Board member Herman Towner is available to assist with the planning and answer any questions. Please forward your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome your input. Please support our programs and fund development activities.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Jerryln Rushing London