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Invest in our children, teachers, physical plant and our future with a one-time or recurring donation to our school.  You can make the donation general in nature or specify one of the categories below.  McRae-Gaines is a private, non-profit educational initiative.  All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Teacher Recognition Fund

Our teachers work long hours to make sure that our children receive the best possible education – certified by the McRae-Gaines stamp of success. You can help us support their work in the classroom with cutting edge tools. reward them for the many extra hours that they work with an occasional bonus or be able to provide substitute teachers for our staff.

Guardian Angel Fund

The Guardian Angel Fund provides scholarship assistance to families in need, keeping an MGLC education affordable.  It also provides funds for unforeseen emergencies in our building or for that occasional substitute teachers for our staff.

Let's Connect MGLC

In 2022 McRae began to make technology available to our students to prepare them for the 21st century. 

In addition, we are ready to offer IT Programs to the community but need funding to jumpstart the program and cover the first six months of instructors, extra security, maintenance, and equipment.

McRae-Gaines Learning Center is in a NEW BUILDING!

Now comfortably established in our new home we must confront the many underlying issues with a building constructed and equipped with HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and intercom systems in the 1960s. Everyday there is a new surprise!

On the Development Director’s list!

  • Toddlers Playground
  • Better lighting throughout
  • Sidewalk and parking lot repairs
  • Landscaping
  • Roof repairs
  • Security and intercom
  • Solar energy throughout
  • 5 Soundproof walls
  • School front renovation (sidewalks, posts, doors, lighting, flower beds)
  • An updated Boiler Room 

Contact Development Director John Deamer at

Get Fit Selma! Health & Fitness Festival

Get Fit Selma! is a half day of health-filled activities for the whole family, focused on a commitment to fight the major illnesses in the Black Belt through physical activity and healthy nutrition.  Local medical professionals provide free screenings for hypertension, Type II diabetes, dental, vision and other major health conditions. COVID has made it impossible to carry on the Festival and 5K Run and Community Fun Run. Let’s hope that we can turn over a new leaf in the fall of 2023.

Come celebrate with us! We have a new home for our children

1101 Woodrow Avenue

Selma, Alabama 36701

For information Contact:

Director Sadie Moss: 334-872-7109

Secretary Sarah Nixon: 334-872-8078

How You Can Help!

  • Monthly Supporter
  • Program Supporters
  • Sponsorship for a Child
  • Sponsorship for a Project

Our Most Urgent Needs

  • Repair Roof
  • Redesign Children’s Bathrooms
  • Replace Ceiling Fans
  • Refinish-Replace Classrooms Doors
  • Resurface Parking Lot

Our thanks to

  • The Mothers of Many
  • Selma City School Board
  • Selma City Council
  • McRae-Gaines Board of Directors
  • Our Teachers & Staff
  • Contractors & Workers
  • The Board Transition Committee

our renovation donors

  • Hildreth Stewart Charitable Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Birmingham
  • Michael & Gillian Goodrich Foundation
  • Better Place Foundation (Ratliff Family Trust Foundation)
  • SBA EIDL Loan
  • McRae-Gaines Board of Directors
  • Mia Hamm Foundation
  • International Paper Company
  • Alabama Power Company
  • PNC Foundation