Come see December BOLD Speaker Series charity Hand in Paw downtown for #GivingTuesday

Hand in Paw Birmingham

Hand in Paw Birmingham

Bham Now’s December BOLD Series speaker Jim McClintock’s chosen charity Hand in Paw has scheduled a busy #GivingTuesday.

Learn and support this extraordinary organization that touches the lives of nearly a 100,000 people a year with the help of 175 local volunteers, through the gentle and unconditional love of Hand in Paw therapy animals.

Here is their lineup of activities


  • HIP Therapy Teams will visit downtown during lunch (the 20th St N entrance to Linn Park). Please step out of your office and visit our teams.

  • Donate $500 or more and Flanders the Therapy Goat will visit your office or crash your holiday party.* *subject to availability and a mutually agreed upon date
  • If we reach $2,000 in donations by noon, Laura will kiss Flanders, and we will video it and post it on social media
  • If we reach $4,000 by 4pm, Lisa McNair will carry out her
    dream of being an ice skater and do a pirouette at the new ice skating rink at Railroad Park (of course that will be videoed and posted on social media as well!).
  • 7pm: Our Board Members will go on Facebook Live with a special treat for everyone.

Follow Hand in Paw throughout the day on Facebook (especially tonight) – and support them for #GivingTuesday.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.