“If we had not had help from the Tribe, Alabama Children First would not have been able to advocate for children at the State House. And if we had not been there to stand up again and again for children at the State House, they would have been forgotten many times. Because of Poarch’s donations, hundreds of thousands of children in this state have been helped.”
—Christy Cain, Executive Director, Alabama Children First
Alabama Children First is comprised of two entities: the Children First Alliance of Alabama and Children First Foundation—non-profit organizations that work to improve the well-being of Alabama’s children through advocacy, awareness and accountability. The Foundation primarily lobbies for children while the Alliance performs non-lobbying duties. The organization’s goal is to provide a lobbyist for children at the statehouse, educating and reminding lawmakers that their decisions have a direct impact on children and families.