AutoZone's support of the following agencies is made possible by the success of our company, and a deep commitment to provide amenities and a better quality of life for Memphians.
ArtsMemphis, an arts fundraising organization whose mission is raising funds to ensure excellence in the arts and build a vibrant cultural community for everyone, is one of the largest United Arts Fund in the entire country.
AutoZone hosts an annual ArtsMemphis campaign providing AutoZoners a chance to learn more about ArtsMemphis, local arts groups and an opportunity to make a contribution to ArtsMemphis.
If you are interested in learning more about ArtsMemphis, or making a donation, visit ArtsMemphis.org.
Children's Museum of Memphis
AutoZone has been involved with The Children's Museum of Memphis since its inception in 1990. The AutoZone Garage is a favorite with children and adults. The exhibit includes a minivan, driving experience, do-it-yourself (DIY) exhibits and the proper installation of child passenger safety seats.
If you are interested in learning more about the museum, purchasing a membership or wish to make a donation, visit CMOM.com.
As the need for blood increases in the Mid-South, so does AutoZone's commitment to help Lifeblood. For years now, AutoZoners have remained Active blood donors - they never hesitate to roll up their sleeves for patients in need.
Most recently AutoZone supported the expansion and refurbishment of the Bartlett, Tenn. Lifeblood location. The upgrades to the location not only increased the space and facility amenities, it provided a more comfortable atmosphere for donors and staff.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
In 2001, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the oldest and largest fine arts museum in the state of Tennessee, was the recipient of 226 works of art, donated by AutoZone. Now known as the AutoZone Collection, it is the first regional artwork that the museum has received. J.R. "Pitt" Hyde III, AutoZone's founder, began collecting this artwork in 1978. It offers a well-rounded selection of artists and artisans from the Mid-South region.
AutoZone proudly supports the museum as a Community Partner.
If you are interested in learning more about the museum, purchasing a membership or wish to make a donation, visit Brooks Museum.org
Founded in 1989, by J.R. "Pitt" Hyde, and charged with inspiring and developing future Memphis leaders, the Memphis Challenge is celebrating 21 years of successfully identifying, encouraging and assisting high-achieving, underrepresented high school students in developing their talents and abilities. Through a signature leadership and professional development curriculum, community service initiatives, experimental learning activities and college advisement, the program has enjoyed a great success in augmenting the leadership capabilities and increasing the self-efficacy of the city's 'best and brightest.' Annually, Memphis Challenge serves over 60 junior and senior Challengers, and offers continued support to an alumni and student network of more than 500 rising leaders, representing some of the finest academic minds and career disciplines imaginable.
If you are interested in learning more about the Memphis Challenge, or wish to make a donation, visit MemphisChallenge.org.
Memphis Redbirds Foundation
AutoZone's commitment to our home team goes beyond the title sponsor of the stadium, AutoZone Park. We also support the programs that give back to 1,200 children in our community. The Memphis Redbirds Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) non-profit which owns a professional baseball team. The Foundation provides children with baseball and softball opportunities annually through the RBI (Reviving Baseball to the Inner City) program.
If you are interested in learning more about the Memphis Redbirds Foundation, or to make a donation, visit their website MemphisRedbirds.com.
Mid-South Food Bank
With thousands of Mid-Southerners depending on the Food Bank for their meals each year, AutoZone has made raising food, money and awareness for The Food Bank one of its top community priorities.
AutoZone participates in the annual Operation Feed campaign, an internal food drive intended to collect funds and the most needed food for the Mid-South Food Bank.
In addition, AutoZone is a proud sponsor of the Knight Road Elementary Backpack Program, which is designed to fight hunger by providing children with nutritious foods to take home over the weekends and extended school breaks when they do not receive free school meals.
The support doesn't end there. AutoZone sponsored, and AutoZoners built, the AutoZone Pantry at The Food Bank using our store setup expertise. From stocking guidelines to product placement, the Pantry truly functions as a retail outlet.
If you are interested in learning more about the Mid-South Food Bank, or wish to make a donation, visit Mid-SouthFoodBank.org.
National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum, housed in the Lorraine Motel in Memphis and the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the first of its kind in the country. With a commitment to those who fought for freedom, it houses the country's most comprehensive collection of historic archives and information on the American Civil Rights Movement.
Since the museum opened in 1991, AutoZone has provided various forms of support. AutoZoners have volunteered to provide technical assistance, retail advice for the gift shop and has served as a major sponsor of the Museum's Annual Freedom Awards Dinner.
If you are interested in learning more about the National Civil Rights Museum, or to make a donation, visit CivilRightsMuseum.org.
The Orpheum Theatre
The Orpheum Theatre, known as the "South's First Theatre" has a remarkable history and success story. It offers a premier performing arts center, attracts Broadway Productions and is called home to two local arts groups, Ballet Memphis and Opera Memphis. AutoZone is proud to support the Student Matinee Series, a summer educational program, which impacts more than 10,000 students throughout our community.
If you are interested in learning more about the Orpheum, wish to purchase tickets or make a donation, visit Orpheum-Memphis.com.
The Salvation Army
AutoZone sponsored the Women's Shelter for single women. As a result, the twenty bed lodge is known as the "Zone." The "Zone" is an emergency shelter for homeless women who stay an average of 15 days.
A favorite at AutoZone's Store Support Center continues to be the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. This is an annual program designed to spread holiday cheer and provide gifts to children and senior citizens. AutoZoners adopt more than 275 angels and provide them with toys, new bikes and clothing.
In addition, AutoZone is supporter of the Memphis-area Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center, a 10,000 sq. ft. facility, currently under construction at the fairgrounds in Memphis. Programs will include education, recreation and the arts. Visit KrocMemphis.org to learn more about the Kroc Center.
If you are interested in learning more about the Salvation Army, or to make a donation, visit SalvationArmyMemphis.org.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and 70 countries. Families at St. Jude don't pay for medical treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay.
AutoZone proudly serves as a national sponsor of the St. Jude's "Thanks and Giving"® campaign, a fundraising effort that asks consumers to "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not."
The annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl brings St. Jude together with a college football tradition. The event increases awareness of the lifesaving work performed at St. Jude for cancer-stricken children by providing international exposure.
If you are interested in learning more about St. Jude, or to make a donation, visit StJude.org.
United Way of the Mid-South
Annually, AutoZone holds an internal fundraising campaign for United Way of the Mid-South. By supporting the United Way, AutoZone and AutoZoners are helping make a difference in thousands of people's lives everyday. AutoZone is consistently among the top organizations contributing to the United Way fundraising campaign.
If you are interested in learning more about the United Way of the Mid-South, or wish to make a donation, visit UWMidSouth.org.
Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM)
Their goal is clear: give women the empowerment needed to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency. To accomplish this, the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) provides funding through grants in five key areas: job readiness, career development, non-traditional job training, economic literacy and entrepreneurship.
If you are interested in learning more about WFGM or to make a contribution, visit WFGM.org.
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