Shutdown relief for federal employees in Birmingham: bread, diapers and salons

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Birmingham, Alabama, shutdown relief for Birmingham federal employees, Great Harvest Bread Company
Say hello to the “shutdown shelf.” Photo via Great Harvest Bread Company in Trussville

Local companies and organizations are providing some much-needed shutdown relief for federal employees in Birmingham. Check out Great Harvest Bread Company’s shutdown shelf, the Junior League of Birmingham Diaper Bank and discounts at three Tonya Jones SalonSpa locations.

Shutdown Shelf at Great Harvest Bread Company

Birmingham, Alabama, shutdown relief for Birmingham federal employees, Great Harvest Bread Company
Photo via Great Harvest Bread Company in Trussville

Great Harvest Bread Company in Trussville now offers a “shutdown shelf.” Federal employees with ID can pick up a free loaf of bread and other yummies. A good cookie can brighten anybody’s day.

  • Where: 218 Main St Suite 110, Trussville, AL 35173
  • When: Mon.-Fri. 7AM-7PM; Sat. 7AM-4PM
  • What you get: bread and other goodies, too
  • What you need to qualify: government employee ID

Diaper Bank at Junior League of Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, shutdown relief for Birmingham federal employees
The Diaper Bank offers one bundle of diapers and wipes per child per household per visit. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham

Starting January 23, 2019, the Junior League of Birmingham Diaper Bank is offering free diapers and wipes to furloughed government employees. The Diaper Bank will continue as long as the shutdown and supplies last.

Birmingham, Alabama, shutdown relief for Birmingham federal employees, Junior League of Birmingham Diaper Bank
It’s the mother lode, but babies go through diapers fast. Keep donations coming so the Diaper Bank doesn’t run out. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham
  • Where: JLB Headquarters (2212 20th Avenue South, 35223)
  • When: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-4PM
  • What you get: one bundle of diapers and wipes per child in need per household per visit
  • What you need to qualify: parent/guardian ID, proof of government employment and proof of guardianship

Support the Diaper Bank

Bring diaper donations and wipes to JLB Headquarters during regular business hours. Would you rather give money? Then donate online at jlbonline.com/system/donate_summary/. Select “Diaper Bank” from the drop-down menu.


Cut and Color Discounts at Tonya Jones SalonSpa

Birmingham, Alabama, shutdown relief for Birmingham federal employees, Tonya Jones SalonSpa
Photo via Tonya Jones SalonSpa’s Facebook page

When budgets tighten, self care is often the first to go. Fortunately, three Tonya Jones SalonSpa locations are giving federal workers a break. On Thursdays, customers with a government or military ID get 50 percent off haircuts and 20 percent off color treatments.

“The government shutdown has taken a toll on many residents and their families who are uncertain about the future. Offering discounts to government employees is just one way we can give back and let them know that we are here for them.”

Tonya Jones, CEO and founder,Tonya Jones SalonSpa
Birmingham, Alabama, shutdown relief for Birmingham federal employees, Tonya Jones SalonSpa
Photo via Tonya Jones SalonSpa’s Instagram
  • Where:
  • English Village: 2410 Fairway Dr, Birmingham AL 35213
  • Cahaba Village: 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza, Ste 280, Birmingham AL 35243
  • LUXE by Tonya Jones SalonSpa at Saks Fifth Avenue: 129 Summit Blvd, Birmingham AL 35243
  • When: Thursdays, 7AM-8PM; book at tonyajonessalon.com/book-online
  • What you get: 50% off haircuts; 20% off color treatments
  • What you need to qualify: government or military ID

Hey, You!

Do you know a local business or organization that’s offering shutdown relief in ways big or small? Then send an email to hello@bhamnow.com. Use “Shutdown Relief” in the subject line so we know what it’s about.

Also, don’t miss last week’s coverage on AT&T’s and Jacksonville State University’s shutdown relief efforts.

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