Toadlick Music Festival is proud to partner with two great local charities, the Wiregrass Children’s Home, supporting the children of the wiregrass, and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, supporting our troops at home and abroad as well as their families. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit both charities. Toadlick is proud to support these two charities that provide the very foundation of our country… the children that make up the future leaders of our country as well as the guardians of the very freedom that protects them. Join us in the support of these wonderful foundations both at home and abroad…The Wiregrass Children’s Home and The Special Operations Warrior Foundation. God Bless our Children and our Soldiers!
Wiregrass Children’s Home provides a safe haven for neglected and abused children throughout seven counties in the Wiregrass area of Southeast Alabama. Our presence affords these children the loving support they so desperately need in the midst of their crisis, as well as a window of hope and a promise for a better tomorrow.
WCH is the only licensed emergency shelter in the Wiregrass area providing care to children birth to 18 years of age. Our goal is to extend as much love and comfort as possible during this critical time in a child’s life, reaching out to meet their every need whether it be physical, spiritual, emotional or mental.
Since opening our doors in 1989, the Wiregrass Children’s Home has served more than 700 children; some for only one night, yet others for multiple years. We are capable of caring for up to 10 children at any given time, with placement being coordinated through referrals from the Alabama Department of Human Resources. We welcome boys and girls, as well as siblings, providing the first step to a new life and the rebuilding of a new future.
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.wiregrasschildrenshome.org
The Warrior Foundation’s mission is to ensure a college education to every child who has lost a parent while serving in the U. S. Special Operations Command and its units during an operational or training mission. Special Operations Forces covered by the Special Operations Warrior Foundation include, but are not limited to, Army Rangers and Special Forces personnel, Navy SEALs, Marine Corps and Air Force special operations personnel. These personnel are stationed in units throughout the United States and overseas bases.
The Warrior Foundation also provides immediate cash stipends of $3,000 to special operations personnel who are hospitalized so their families can get to their bedside right away; and to help with expenses incurred by the family such as travel, hotels, child care and even bills at home. To date, the foundation has provided more than $1.5 million in stipends to the families of wounded special operations personnel.
Today, the Warrior Foundation is currently committed to ensuring scholarship grants, not loans, to more than 945 children. These children survive over 840 Special Operations personnel who gave their lives in patriotic service to their country, including those who died fighting our nation’s war against terrorism as part of “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan and the Philippines as well as “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”
Children of fallen Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps personnel have received or been offered Special Operations Warrior Foundation scholarships. Today, 214 children of fallen special operations warriors have graduated college with the assistance of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Currently enrolled in colleges and universities across the country are 141 sons and daughters of fallen special operations warriors.
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.specialops.org