Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) is a nonprofit philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of central Alabama. Individuals and corporate donors make gifts and bequests of any size for the betterment of our community. Through our grants program, the Foundation addresses a wide variety of needs and opportunities, supporting programs and projects in education, human services, health, cultural arts, and other civic concerns.
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Sixteenth Surprise Grant Awarded to Adullam House
The sixteenth surprise grant was awarded Wednesday, August 16 to Addulam House. CACF staff surprised Founders Angie and Pete Spackman with balloons and a $3,000 check.
The Adullam House is a home for children of incarcerated men and women. Founders Angie and Pete Spackman moved from Great Britain to the United States to minister inmates in Alabama’s prison system. Once they arrived, they were overwhelmed by the needs facing the children of Alabama’s inmates, so they decided to begin a children’s ministry inside their own home.
The ministry quickly outgrew the Spackman’s home and after receiving a donation of property, they were able to build the Adullam House, which now sits on 25 acres of land in Elmore County. This facility would allow the Spackman’s to house up to 30 children, ranging from newborn to 18 years of age. The ministry began and remains debt free and continues to operate with no government funding.
“Through no fault of their own, the children of Alabama’s inmates face an increased risk of repeating the cycle of incarceration. Adullam House intervenes in these children’s lives to provide a loving and stable environment. We are proud to support their mission to set children down a new path in life,” said CACF President Burton Ward.