Alabama Food Frenzy – Lawyers Compete to Collect Food Donations

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Alabama Food Frenzy
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Attorney Kenneth (Ken) Randall is the president and CEO of iLaw in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In addition to his daily work creating online course content for law students, Kenneth Randall remains a member of the Alabama State Bar (ASB).

The ASB is a statewide organization for attorneys. For nearly a century its members have worked to improve the judicial system in the Heart of Dixie and help increase public understanding of state law.

In the spring of 2017, lawyers across the state held the Alabama Food Frenzy. Between April 24 and May 5, more than 50 firms competed to see who could collect the most food for charity. Teams collected more than 72,000 pounds of food during this competition. These donations were split between eight regional food banks in the area.

Cooper Shattuck, LLC, received the Attorney General’s Cup for winning the competition this year. The firm brought in 2,597 pounds of food per employee, which will help support families throughout the state.

Thanksgiving Feast Raises Money to Support Project Blessings

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Kenneth Randall is president and CEO of the Alabama-based educational technology companies iLaw and iLawGlobal, which provide online educational course material to schools around the world. Outside of his career, Kenneth “Ken” Randall contributes to his community through active involvement in Project Blessings.

A nonprofit organization fueled by donors and volunteers who make home repairs and improvements for people who can’t afford a handyman, Project Blessings holds a Thanksgiving feast each year to raise money for its projects. In 2016, the event was held for the seventh time at Chuck’s Fish in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Manned by Chuck’s employees and roughly 50 volunteers, the feast served Thanksgiving dinner between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The meals were free, but diners deposited donations in plastic buckets throughout the restaurant.

The staff of Chuck’s worked for free and did not accept tips. All money collected went directly to Project Blessings. Chuck’s annual Thanksgiving feast is Project Blessings’ biggest fundraiser of the year.

Supporting Project Blessings in Tuscaloosa

 

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An accomplished educator and attorney, Kenneth “Ken” Randall of Alabama oversees operations at iLawVentures, an education and innovations company. Committed to helping his Tuscaloosa, Alabama, community, Kenneth Randall provides pro bono legal work for Project Blessings, where he also serves on the board.

Project Blessings is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping members of the Tuscaloosa community repair their homes and keep their families safe. To provide these improvement and repair services at no cost, the organization relies heavily on donors and volunteers.

Project Blessings accepts online donations through PayPal. Individuals wishing to make donations can contact the organization directly to learn what is needed.

Volunteer positions with Project Blessings are available for both groups and families. To apply, fill out a contact form on the organization’s website, projectblessings.org/volunteer. This form includes contact information and details about availability.

Project Blessings and the 2011 Alabama Tornado

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Experienced attorney Kenneth Randall serves as president and CEO of iLAWVENTURES and iLAWGLOBAL. Ken Randall gained additional experience as a professor of law at the University of Alabama School of Law between 1993 and 2013. Kenneth Randall also provides pro bono legal services to Alabama charities such as Project Blessings.

Project Blessings is a registered nonprofit organization located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Composed of more than 500 volunteers, Project Blessings provides families with home renovation and repair services with a goal of improving their overall quality of living.

In addition to regular Project Blessings activities, the organization has provided additional support during natural disasters such as the devastating tornado that struck Alabama in April 2011. The communities of Alberta and Rosedale were hit particularly hard, with many residents being displaced from their homes and left with few options for relocation.

In the weeks and months following the tornado, Project Blessings hosted a number of events to raise both awareness for the disaster and funds for home repairs. A number of these events continue to this day, including an annual Thanksgiving dinner and talent show fundraiser. Following the tornado, the organization also established a men’s homeless shelter, which continues to operate today.

Project Blessings Hosts 6th Annual Thanksgiving Lunch

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Project Blessings
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The former dean of the University of Alabama, Kenneth “Ken” Randall has led iLaw and iLawGlobal as chief executive officer and president for the last three years. An active member of his community, Kenneth Randall maintains a seat on the board with Project Blessings in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Dedicated to raising the standard of living for countless individuals across Alabama, Project Blessings facilitates free home improvement projects to benefit those in need. As a nonprofit organization, it primarily relies on the work of over 500 volunteers and the generous donations of the local community. Over the last six years, Project Blessings has also funded many of its projects through its annual Thanksgiving lunch.

On November 26, 2015, the organization once again paired up with Chuck’s Fish to offer free Thanksgiving meals to more than 1,000 guests. Held in downtown Tuscaloosa, the event served not only as a way to give back to the community but also as a way to bring people together. Families and individuals from all backgrounds dined in one large group and feasted on over 1.5 tons of Thanksgiving fare.

Though the restaurant offered its meals for free, individuals had the opportunity to make a donation to Project Blessings to benefit its humanitarian work. The success of this event has made it the organization’s most important annual fundraiser.

The Origins of Tuscaloosa Charity Project Blessings

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Before becoming the president of iLaw and iLawGlobal, Kenneth Randall was the dean and professor of law at the University of Alabama. Outside of his work as a lawyer, however, Kenneth Randall is an active supporter of local charities such as Project Blessings, for which he also provides pro bono legal services.

Headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Project Blessings is a non-profit organization which helps underprivileged and low-income families by providing home renovation and repair services in order to improve their quality of living. The charity has served people during major calamities such as the tornado of April 2011, which displaced a large number of residents in the Alberta and Rosedale areas.

Currently the organization is composed of 500 volunteers, but it traces its humble origins to an incident in 2009, the year Project Blessings was founded. At that time, Tuscaloosa mother Marsha Sprayberry wanted to help a 12-year-old girl who was without a home. Touched by her situation, Sprayberry provided renovation services and helped the girl have a decent home where she could bring her friends to stay over for the night.