CCHS raises record amount during Bama Blitz fundraising campaign

May 4, 2022

Thanks to the generous support of alumni, donors, friends, faculty and staff, the College of Community Health Sciences raised more funds than ever during The University of Alabama’s 2022 Bama Blitz online fundraising event.

Gifts received totaled $66,260 and will be used to make the College’s Brewer-Porch Children’s Center Passion Project a reality and support the work CCHS is doing there for children and adolescents who have experienced complex stress and trauma.

Specifically, the funds will be used to create a SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment Sensory Motor) gym and smaller SMART environments at Brewer-Porch and purchase needed equipment and supplies. The aim of this therapeutic intervention is to support children’s natural ways of regulating their bodies.

Bama Blitz, an annual crowdfunded, social-media-driven fundraising campaign, began at noon on April 19 and ended at noon on April 21. The goal of Bama Blitz each year is to encourage giving at any level while highlighting unique and impactful projects from UA colleges and schools that might otherwise go without funding.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support of our Brewer-Porch Children’s Center Passion Project,” said Dr. Richard Friend, dean of CCHS. “We could not accomplish all that we do without the loyal and generous support of our College’s friends, supporters, alumni and employees.”

The College’s fundraising goal for the 2022 Bama Blitz was $10,000.