5, 4, 3, 2, 1…We have a launch!

The Make An Impact Foundation's Drones2Jetsaviation STEM initiative took off on their first field trip. The field trip focused on how STEM is used in aviation as well as career opportunities in the field that are available to students when the time comes. included touring a charter company's jets and maintenance facilities, private airplane hangar tours while airplanes were landing and taking off right before their eyes. Over 20 students from Lakeshore Elementary (Mooresville, N.C.) received the trip of a lifetime with a behind the scenes, first class tour of Victory Air, a jet charter service company known for serving NASCAR teams that flies out of Statesville, N.C. (KSVH). The Make An Impact Foundation and their partners treated students to a fun filled learning day of experiences in aviation. Victory Air's pilots, maintenance and operations team fielded questions from the students throughout their hangar tour, along with a behind the [...]

2021-12-20T15:47:33-05:00December 20th, 2021|


We, at the Make An Impact Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the education and well-being of underserved children nationwide, announced the opening of a new playground today at Walsh Park in Mobile, Alabama. The new playground features play equipment from Miracle Recreation, a pioneer in manufacturing thrilling playgrounds for nearly a century. Play activities include classic equipment such as climbers, overhead events and slides, and innovative elements like the Accelerator Swing, an inclusive group swing, and the Mini City Community Helpers, which provides younger children a fun and friendly playhouse. “Making an impact in children’s lives is a priority for our Foundation,” explained Dale Gillmore, Founder and Board Chairman of Make An Impact Foundation. “We’re excited to expand our national kids play project to Southwest Alabama and partner with these amazing organizations, to make an impact in Mobile.” Make An Impact Foundation partners with organizations to create places where [...]

2021-12-20T15:49:45-05:00October 18th, 2021|

5th Annual Golf-a-thon Raises Over $18,000

This years Make an Impact Golf-a-thon was our most successful event to date.  With the help of our golfers, sponsors and supporters we were able to raise over $18,000 which will help make an impact in the lives of local children in need. This type of event is different than most golf tournaments as our golfers used their network of friends and family to help support them in this event.  Each golfer tried to raise the most amount of money to support the number of holes they were able to play in one day.  The goal for each golfer was to play 100 holes and raise money per hole. Our friends at Randy Marion GMC even provided a brand-new SUV as a hole in one prize, that unfortunately none of our golfers were able to win.  A special thank you to our sponsors and the folks at River Run Country [...]

2021-09-30T11:10:48-04:00September 30th, 2021|

New Playground Coming…Design Unveiled Today

Today, September 22nd we along with our amazing partners unveiled an amazing playground design for our friends at Walsh Park in Mobile, Alabama.  We love helping to put playgrounds in areas where they are needed the most. Thank you to the amazing project supporters and Councilman CJ Small District 3 for coming out to unveil this awesome design. Thanks to United Way of Southwest Alabama, FOX10 News, Miracle Recreation Equipment Company, Shoe Station, Inc., EcoSouth Services, Palmer's Toyota Superstore, Palmer's Airport Hyundai for helping us make this happen for this amazing community!

2021-09-22T16:59:12-04:00September 22nd, 2021|

Make an Impact Foundation and Partners Unveil #LVKidsPlay Playground in Gary Reese Freedom Park

Today we at the Make an Impact Foundation (MAIF), along with the Gene Haas Foundation, Home Depot Foundation, Barclays and other sponsors unveiled the new playground design for our next #KidsPlay playground, this time in Las Vegas. This playground is in partnership with KVVU Fox 5 and the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE is in Gary Reese Freedom Park. The park will feature play equipment from Miracle Recreation, a pioneer in manufacturing thrilling playgrounds for nearly a century. The new playground will feature classic equipment such as swings and slides, and innovative elements like sensory play panels, fitness climbers, as well as a custom helmet climber with a tranquil space underneath. MAIF partners with organizations to create places where all kids have equal opportunity and ability to play freely without barriers. The #LVKidsPlay build is no different; to make this exciting new play space a reality, we partnered with [...]

2021-06-23T18:03:47-04:00May 27th, 2021|

Gene Haas Foundation Helps #KidsPlayProject as part of SuperBuild in Las Vegas

The Gene Haas Foundation is all about supporting the needs of local communities.  What better community to support than a community near the future headquarters of Haas Automation?  Gene Haas Foundation supported the #LVKidsPlay Playground Project, a partnership between Fox 5 Las Vegas Super Build and the Make an Impact Foundation.  With the help of amazing sponsors and the community, children and families will have a brand-new playground with something for all ages at Gary Reese Park in Las Vegas.  The Make an Impact Foundation cannot thank the Gene Haas Foundation enough for their support and partnership.  See more about the build below. Gene Haas Foundation Playground Clip

2021-06-23T18:45:00-04:00May 27th, 2021|

Strengthening Children…One Playground at a Time

There are many valid reasons to build a playground especially in today’s times.  Let us give you just two reasons:   1) to give children of all races, creeds, and colors a safe place to play together and 2) to build community through education and inclusion instead of tearing them down with barriers and restrictions.  This playground could become a place of healing and remembrance. A safe place to play is pretty self-explanatory but facts and studies show children (pre-COVID) spent 7 hours plus per day in front of a screen.  But only 5% of children age 6-17 got 60 minutes of play a day, which is the federally recommended amount of exercise per day a child should get.  Add to that doctors and psychologists alike, say children need free play to strengthen their physical, mental, and emotional capacities.  A playground provides a solution to these problems, giving children somewhere to [...]

2021-04-21T14:46:27-04:00April 21st, 2021|

The Importance of Summer Camps

Did you know that MAIF offers Summer Camps for underprivileged children in our community? Inspired through the Task Force recommendations and our Upward Mobility project we created projects allowing equal opportunity and ability for kids to grow up freely unencumbered by barriers to growth dreams and imagination. According to Parent Guide News “At camp, children gain valuable life skills. In fact, an organization called The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (comprising a group of businesses, education leaders, and policymakers) has found there is a large gap between the knowledge students learn in school and the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century. After extensive research, the organization determined that some of the skills necessary to become successful adults are communication, collaboration, creativity, leadership, socialization, and problem solving. All of these areas are fostered in the camp environment.” Help us change lives by making an impact today! Click [...]

2021-04-13T17:32:15-04:00April 16th, 2021|
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