The Alabama Housewife

​Southern Humorist, Storyteller and Writer

Mitchell's Place provides comprehensive, research-based, educational, social and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and families affected by

Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities

in a deeply caring environment. 

The Lovelady Center empowers women through faith-based initiatives

so they can return to society as well- equipped women of God.

They do this by providing a safe, structured, loving environment

offering many classes on many different subjects.

The Lovelady Center’s residents come from many different walks of life

and need their services for many reasons.

Alaqua Animal Refuge (a no kill shelter) believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance.

Our private, nonprofit animal sanctuary is committed to serving the Emerald Coast as: the premier no-kill refuge, providing protection, shelter and care to animals in need; a full-service animal adoption center; and a peaceful, proactive animal welfare advocate through

educational outreach and community programs.

Food For Thought is based in Santa Rosa Beach, FL and they provide backpacks filled with healthy,

easy to prepare food for students who are dependent

on free or reduced school meals.

Their goal is to support a child’s development and educational experience by bridging the gap between school meals during weekends and holiday breaks.

Food For Thought has been working to fight child hunger since 2010, and currently serves 31 schools in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, providing backpacks for

3,000 students each week. 

For Kid One, the mission is simple:

transport children and expectant mothers to

necessary health care services.

In every community throughout this state of Alabama;

there is a great need for safe, reliable transportation

for children and expectant mothers

to their medical appointments. 

Mass transit is often not a resource in rural areas.

 In many cases, even families in rural areas

that possess a vehicle cannot make long distance trips

to specialized care.

For over 23 years, PreSchool Partners has been providing a quality early education that would be out of reach for most families living in the inner city of Birmingham. We target the Woodlawn and north Birmingham neighborhoods, areas that are considered at risk and under-served.  We provide a highly structured learning environment for our two, three, and four year old students every Monday through Friday during the school year, ensuring that they will start kindergarten ahead of the game, rather than behind.

​​I use my voice in print and in person,

to share funny, familiar stories 

of Southern life in a way that will uplift and entertain you no matter which side of the Mason Dixon you're on. 

Magic Moments was founded in 1984

with the sole purpose of providing happiness

to children throughout the state of Alabama

who are diagnosed with chronic life-threatening illnesses. 

Magic Moments grants non-medical moments

to children ages 4-18

with chronic life-threatening illnesses. 

To date Magic Moments has provided

over 4,700 magic moments for children in all 67 counties of Alabama.   

I LOVE all of the groups listed here and fully endorse the wonderful work they do.

However, to be fair, I have to tell you that they may or may not endorse me and the things I do,

the words I write or the opinions I hold.

I hope they love me back--but I can't swear to it. 

This list of "Alabama Housewife Approved" groups can always use a helping hand

and you can count on all of these folks to use your money wisely as they serve others. 

Click on each photo to learn more about these wonderful organizations and the important work they do. 

A Team Ministries fills the gap that often exists for families that are receiving great medical care inside the walls of a hospital and the unique needs of oncology and hematology patients outside of those walls. Issues such as compromised immunity eliminate the ability to stay in communal living situations like a hotel. The extended length of treatment often creates great financial burdens on families who are required to remain in close proximity to the hospital. A Team Ministries was created to fill those gaps that present unique challenges to families facing pediatric cancer.

Angel’s House provides a safe, nurturing home

for teen girls in crisis. Some are removed from their homes and placed in DFCS custody because of abuse, neglect or risky behaviors. Some are transitioning between foster homes, or are faced with other circumstances that require immediate assistance. The girls who come through our doors receive the shelter, structure, and care they need to maximize their potential for success. Our girls may stay for a night or several months, and thanks to your help we are able to secure their safety and well-being by providing a sense of family that lasts a lifetime.

The goal and mission at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with

Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment

or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.