MAX: Enhancing The Community We Serve
At MAX, we are committed to making the communities we serve even better places to live, work, and play. From corporate donations to volunteering in our communities, we seek to make a difference and serve causes that matter most to you, our customers.
Throughout our 60 year history, MAX has supported hundreds of local non-profits with thousands of dollars in sponsorship, donations and grants. In 2017, MAX donated to several organizations that impact our communities, including $40,000 to eight local non-profits.
The non-profits are:
- Alabama Shakespeare Festival
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, located in Montgomery, builds community by entertaining and inspiring people with theatrical performances as well as educational and outreach programs. It is a professional regional theatre that produces around 10 productions each season in association with Actors’ Equity Association, The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists Union.
- BigHouse Foundation
BigHouse Foundation is a Christ-centered non-profit ministry in Opelika, AL dedicated to providing for the needs of foster children. With the help of MAX and the local community, BigHouse continues to improve the quality of life of those impacted by the foster care system. BigHouse was founded by Blake and Micah Melnick in February 2009.
- EAT South
EAT South promotes organic local farming and healthy lifestyles through school programs and volunteer activities. EAT South has established themselves as a non-profit that offers six garden programs in our local schools. These programs help teach children and educators the importance of farm-raised vegetables and healthy eating.
MANE is a non-profit organization formed in 1994 that provides safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to Montgomery and tri-county area children and adults with emotional, physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities.
- The Montgomery Museum of Fine Art
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1930 and is one of the oldest art museums in the state of Alabama. Located inside the Blount Cultural Park, the museum is committed to exhibiting artworks of national and international significance, as well as showcasing local artists.
- The Prattville Field of Dreams
Prattville Field of Dreams is an ADA accessible baseball field that allows children and adults with mental and physical disabilities to enjoy their love of baseball on a special-equipped field. The main barriers for these children and adults arise from the natural grass fields used in traditional baseball leagues; the Field of Dreams participants play on a custom designed rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries.
- Storybook Farm
Storybook Farm’s mission is to walk alongside children with uncertain futures and provide them with unyielding joy and hope. Storybook Farm serves children ages 2 to young adulthood who face obstacles such as autism, cerebral palsy, cognitive delays, sensory integration issues and bereavement situations. Horseback riding or hippotherapy provides physical benefits such as improvements to balance, motor skills, muscle strength and coordination. In addition to teaching riding skills, instructors and volunteers invest in each child and offer acceptance, respect and love resulting in a sense of belonging, self-worth, achievement and confidence.
- Alabama Wildlife Federation - Lanark
The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) is the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in Alabama. It was established in 1935 to promote wildlife and natural resource conservation and to ensure a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians. The Alabama Nature Center located at Lanark is a 350-acre planned-use outdoor education facility with five miles of boardwalks and trails equipped with beautiful nature scenery and water sources.
We are excited to see our community outreach programs continue to impact Central Alabama, East Alabama, West Georgia and beyond!
If you would like your non-profit organization to be considered as one of the local non-profits we support in the 2018, please visit our Community Giving Request page.
Making An Impact
The MAX4Kids Foundation
We started the MAX4Kids Foundation®, a non-profit organization that was created in 2001 by MAX associates as a way to give back to our community.
The MAX Capital City Classic & MAX Fireworks with the Montgomery Biscuits
We started the MAX Capital City Classic, bringing the biggest college rivalry in the nation to Riverwalk Stadium, and the MAX Fireworks with the Montgomery Biscuits.
The MAX Community Achievement Award
We honor game-changers in our community with the MAX Community Achievement Award, an honor MAX gives annually at the MAX Community Reception.
You've probably heard of #MAXgives, where MAX donates money to the local non-profit organizations of your choice, selected by you — our community.
The MAX Round Table - Sports Radio Show
The MAX Round Table airs each weekday on ESPN's WTXK The Ticket (107.5 FM & 1210 AM) across central Alabama. Hosts Doug Amos and Charlie Trotman cover local, state, regional and national sports. The MAX Round Table is uniquely positioned to cover all levels of play - from local high school and club sports to college athletics and the major national sports leagues. Listeners can enjoy listening to interviews with their favorite athletes, coaches, sports personalities, and sports journalists. Listeners can also call into the show and give their opinions on the day's topics.
Ascend Financial Wellness Program
At MAX, our mission is to help people achieve their financial goals and dreams. Ascend Financial Wellness Program provides free, on-site financial education workshops on a variety of topics for any age group is one way we deliver on that commitment. Our workshops are designed to give you the knowledge and tools to take control of your financial well-being.
You'll see MAX team members at local runs and walks, helping to raise awareness and charitable funds for various organizations that help to impact our community. And you've probably heard of our wellness seminars, where MAX invites fitness and nutrition experts to our branch locations for FREE seminars and workshops to educate our community on healthy living habits.
MAX Paper Shred Drives
MAX sponsors on-site residential document destruction events throughout the year in an effort to help consumers prevent identity theft. Residents are encouraged to bring up to five bags or boxes of old documents to the mobile shredding truck. All participants are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food to benefit our local area food banks, which typically results in thousands of pounds of donated food.