Help us stock up on the essentials! We are always in need of canned goods for our pantry. Please contact us if you would like to organize a food drive at your place of business, church, or school.
If you clean your house with it, more than likely we clean our houses with it. We are always in need of laundry detergents, dish soap, hand soap, window cleaner, disinfectant cleaners, dish washer detergent, hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, etc. You are more than welcome to bring them by the Ranch anytime.
On the Baldwin County Ranch we raise livestock to help teach responsibility and as a way to increase our food budget. We are in the early stages of gathering supplies to build a new cattle catch pen to work our herd and transport them to market.
Baldwin EMC has graciously donated anchor poles for this project. Other needs include a head or body catch, additional lumber for fencing, and heavly constructed hinges for gates.
Early this spring the Gary Fortenberry Memorial Hardwood Grove was completed. As a longtime patron Mr. Fortenberry helped our Ranch in many ways. In his memory and with funds donated by a person who chooses to remain anonymous, over 50 hardwood trees now cover 5 acres on the front of the property. This project was featured in Alabama's TREASURED Forest Magazine and can be read here.
As a part of our positive play initiative the Disc Golf Course was constructed this spring. We believe that children should enjoy the wonderful creation around them and learn to love the ourdoors. The course now provides our residents with another outdoor activity they can enjoy.
The funding for this project was provided by the Mapp Family Foundation. In addition, the course layout and design was done by Disc Golf Hall of Fame Member, Tom Monroe.
In early 2013 the finishing touches were put on the Erie Hall Meyer Playground. Thanks to a generous contribution from the Erie Hall Meyer Charitable Trust the children at the Baldwin County Ranch can enjoy a playground again!
We would like to thank you for your support of the Baldwin County Boys Ranch. Our hope is that you will continue to support the Ranch so that we can provide a safe and fun-filled atmosphere where our children can learn the value of education, work ethic, positive play and the joy of responsible living.
Life on the Ranches today centers around the same premise the Ranch program was founded more than 50 years ago. Children live in family situations with house parents on working ranches where Christian principles, hard work, responsibility, manners and loving kindness are used to help children grow strong in body, mind and spirit. It's a formula that has worked for more than five decades and continues to help children find their way.