For those who wish to give back this holiday season, Birmingham has quite a few organizations that need your help. Whether you bring your family, a group of friends, or just yourself, here are 5 Bham places that could use your support this holiday season.
Jimmie Hale Mission
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Our Fastest Servers of the South competition is slowly coming to an end! Find out tomorrow who will be crowned 1st and 2nd place winners. Thank you @appleseedworkshop for serving today and helping the Mission raise awareness to homelessness and hunger being year-round issues and not just seasonal concerns! Learn more about Christmas in August and how you can help here–>http://ow.ly/lzBu303tif1
This Christian-based nonprofit has been serving the Bham community since 1944. They have grown from one storefront to a ministry with several programs including a separate men’s and women’s homeless shelter, recovery programs, and fundraising thrift stores.
Specifically, during the holiday season they are in need of individuals to deliver meals, package meals, as well as serve meals to those in need. If you are interested in any of these ways to help out, click here.
This safe place is a shelter for women and children in need. They provide a nurturing community that creates a safe atmosphere and gives hope to all of their residents. In the past, this organization has logged over 10,000 volunteer hours and raised over $175,000. They love their volunteers and the growth their help has ensued.
They offer many different opportunities to get involved such as Bulletin Board Artists, Cooking Classes, and Supply Drives. Here is a link to the varying opportunities to help out.
The Community Kitchens of Birmingham
Since 1980, this nonprofit has been here serving the hungry of Birmingham. Through hardships and spikes in unemployment, they have continued to provide a consistent source for meals for those in need. Serving over 95,000 meals a year is not easy without the help from Birmingham volunteers like you.
Since they serve 365 days a year, you will have no problem scheduling a day to give back. Click here to make a difference with this organization.
Three Hots and a Cot
Based on the three things every Veteran receives during active service, this organization gives those very men and women who risked their lives, the same here in Birmingham. From meals and showers to job hunting and resume help, they offer support for the homeless, transitioning veteran.
Volunteer work is fundamental to their great works. They offer the chance for those wanting to get involved to help with a variety of different events which include fundraisers, service projects, or other planned projects. If you would like to get involved, click here.
Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
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Reopening the doors after our recent My Sister's Closet Resale Boutique renovation involved hours upon hours of planning, packing, sorting, moving and tagging. Luckily, we had help from a group of nearly 50 Protective Life volunteers who assisted in getting the job done. Thank you, team! We couldn’t have done it without you! #OnAMission
YWCA’s mission is to create a more caring community. They do this through many programs that include, quality child development programs for children of homeless and/or working, poor families, domestic violence services, and social justice programming. From after school enrichment programs to providing a Santa’s workshop for mother’s to shop for free during the holidays, this organization offers diverse opportunities for those in need.
If you are interested in volunteering for the various YWCA events, click here.
If you are ever looking for a chance to volunteer, here is a great resource to help you do just that.