TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Locals paid a visit to Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa to shop while supporting the Morning Pointe Foundation. The thrifty visitors enjoyed rummaging through donated antiques and bargains, helping the assisted living and memory care community raise $1,500 for the non-profit organization. Funds from the yard sale will go toward growing scholarship opportunities in the Tuscaloosa area.

The Morning Pointe Foundation, founded in 2014 by Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow, connects philanthropic, educational and wellness initiatives, creates community partnerships, funds scholarship opportunities, and supports caregivers in its mission to advance the care of seniors.

Morning Pointe Senior Living began contributing nursing scholarship funds in 2008 to Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, TN. The Foundation has expanded its reach to more than 14 scholars in Tennessee and Kentucky in partnership with area colleges to raise awareness of growing career opportunities in geriatrics.

“This yard sale was a fun, exciting way to help us raise funds for such a worthy cause,” says Tori Payne, executive director at Morning Pointe. “We are always looking for opportunities to help the Foundation expand its reach through fundraising opportunities, to caregiver resources and events.”

Photo: (front row, left to right) Mary Ray, Melanie Jones, Laverne Stephenson and Richard Scarborough, Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa residents, and (back row, left to right) Rachel Corbin, Marilyn Colvin, Victoria Payne, Casey Moore, Linda Miller, Sarah Pederson and Alexis Stewart, Morning Pointe Leadership Associates.