Save the Date 2024

OGD 2024 date May 22, 2024

The Envision Opelika Foundation is excited to announce that the Annual Opelika Giving Day will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

This online fundraising challenge provides an easy and exciting way to support local non-profits, celebrate the joy of helping others, and inspire a new culture of giving within our community.

Since its inception, Opelika Giving Day has helped raise over $150,000 for more than 35 nonprofits serving Opelika! Envision Opelika Foundation is proud to be the host organization for Opelika Giving Day this year. Opelika Giving Day is a way to support special projects within our community, allowing everyone to contribute to their favorite nonprofit project, or possibly multiple projects, that impact Opelika! Individuals, companies, and organizations are all invited to participate in this special day of giving.

This year’s nonprofits are:


Circles Opelika:

Circles Opelika is a community-driven program that works to increase upward mobility for individuals and families in poverty in Opelika. Based on the national Circles®USA model, the Circles initiative builds intentional relationships (social capital) across socioeconomic lines that help open up long-term pathways for economic mobility and self-sufficiency. Their 2024 Opelika Giving Day Project is to hire and train staff to support the next cohort of 25 people to escape poverty.

Webpage: CirclesOpelika.org

Creekline Trains of Opelika:

Creekline Trails of Opelika is a citizen-led project to connect neighbors with nature by developing multi-use creekside trails and greenways along the beautiful watershed streams of Opelika, Alabama. Their 2024 OGD Project is to train and equip a new team of volunteers called “Trailkeepers”.

Webpage: CreeklineOpelika.org/


Opelika Mobile Wellness Clinic

Since December 2022, the Opelika Mobile Wellness Clinic has weekly visited a medically underserved community in Opelika. By incorporating testing devices, we can empower patients with diabetes to take control of their health. Our Opelika Giving Day 2024 Project is “Take a Step Toward Wellness,” a program conducting A-1C and CardioCheck screenings, and referring patients to appropriate treatment.

Webpage: Opelika Wellness Clinic


Girls Steps, Inc.

Through education, advocacy, and support, Girls Steps, Inc. works towards empowering girls in Opelika. Their 2024 OGD project is to provide “Girls Boss Entrepreneurship Camp.”

Webpage:Gstepsinc.org


Habitat For Humanity

Auburn Opelika Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. By building with volunteer labor and offering zero-interest mortgages, they partner with low-income families to help them build equity toward stable futures. Their 2024 OGD project is to purchase lumber to frame Habitat Home #78 located in Opelika.

Website: www.auburnopelikahabitat.org/about_us


Nourish Foundation

The Nourish Foundation seeks to employ a multidisciplinary approach to improve the health of the community and to lead our community to a place of health and wholeness through our two initiatives Nourish Wellness and Nourish, AL. Their 2024 Opelika Giving Day project is to raise funds to cover the cost for the Nourish, AL program for one year. Nourish, AL delivers fresh produce boxes each week to food-insecure families within the community.

Website: www.nourishfoundation.co/nourish-al


One Voice Shelter Coalition

OVSC was organized to provide a “Hand Up Not A Hand Out”
to those who are homeless and can not get assistance from any
other agency because they work. Their 2024 Opelika Giving Day project is to purchase a vehicle for transporting people to school and appointments.

Website: https://www.onevoiceshelter.org/about-4


Opelika Community Theatre

The mission of OCT is to empower, enlighten, and involve the community to stimulate and develop their inner creative talents in writing, acting, music, dance, design, and leadership by providing quality entertainment for our communities; and to carve paths not yet traveled. Their 2024 Opelika Giving Day project is to provide another year of “The Penguin Project.”

Website: opelikatheatrecompany.com


United Way of Lee County

The United Way of Lee County partners with many different non-profit organizations for various human service programs which advance the common good of Lee County.  Their 2024 OGD Project is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Website: unitedwayofleecounty.org/


Women’s Hope

In addition to providing pregnancy services, Women’s Hope Medical Clinic also has a variety of services for fathers as they walk the journey with their partners. Their 2024 Opelika Giving Day project is to provide several dads with strollers that are equipped with car seats.

Website: Women’s Hope Medical Clinic


Worthy^2

Worthy Squared advocates for LOCAL adult and minor females who are being, or have been, exploited through commercial sex or sex trafficking. Our team walks with them through the restoration process so they may reclaim their dignity and self-worth. Their 2024 OGD Project is stocking a Clothing Closet with NEW items for Survivors. In most cases, when a victim is recovered she literally has “nothing but the clothes on her back”. Our goal is to provide NEW clothing items because SHE IS WORTH IT!!

Website: Worthy2.org

Nonprofits

THANK YOU!

Thank you all for your generous support. Each donation is highly appreciated! Each of the nonprofits featured this year is making a real difference in the lives of people in the Opelika community.

“Opelika Giving Day” is a fun, one-day fundraiser for these fantastic groups. If you are browsing ahead of “the DAY” to get a feel for the groups participating, please feel free to look around. If you are already ready to give, then please reach out to the non-profit of your choice, or to us at OGD, and we will gladly take your generous donation early and apply it to the fundraiser on May 22.

See you THEN!

  1. Transportation

    $0.00 donated of $15,000.00 goal
  2. New Clothing Closet- Worthy2

    $0.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
  3. Strolling with Dad

    $0.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
  4. Habitat Home 78

    $0.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
  5. Entrepreneurship Camp

    $0.00 donated of $3,000.00 goal
  6. Creekline Trailkeepers

    $0.00 donated of $2,470.00 goal
  7. United Way

    $0.00 donated of $2,500.00 goal
  8. Circles Opelika Relaunch

    $10.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
  9. Mobile Clinic

    $0.00 donated of $2,000.00 goal
  10. Penguin Project OCT

    $0.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
  11. Nourish, AL

    $0.00 donated of $26,000.00 goal

Contact Us

Opelika Giving Day
1103 Glenn Street
Opelika, AL 36801

Learn more about Envision Opelika Foundation at EnvisionOpelika.org