The Business Council of Alabama’s annual holiday tradition includes supporting a charitable organization that serves the people of Alabama and contributes to the overall wellness of the state.
Instead of producing and mailing holiday cards to thousands of BCA members, the BCA’s year-end tradition is to use what the cards would have cost to support a worthy charity on behalf of our members.
This year the BCA donated the cost of holiday cards to Big Oak Ranch, a Christian home for abused, neglected, or abandoned children. Since 1974, Big Oak Ranch has met the needs of nearly 2,000 children. Big Oak Ranch operates on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and civic and professional groups.
“In 41 years and now for two generations, the Croyle family and Big Oak Ranch for boys and girls has provided a Christian home for more than 2,000 children,” BCA president and CEO William J. Canary said. “These children are separated from their families and often have broken spirits. Alabama is blessed to have a place for children to receive the basic love, training, and care to help them become quality young adults.”
Big Oak Ranch is a ministry founded by John and Tee Croyle and operates homes for boys and girls and Westbrook Christian School. It’s on the web at www.bigoak.org.