5 local nonprofits that are meeting needs of children in Birmingham

Helping hands and smiling faces. Photo via Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank on Facebook

Looking for a way to support Birmingham children in need? These local nonprofits are providing everything from transportation and food to tutoring and more. You can show your support today. Here’s how.

1. Children’s Aid Society of Alabama

Trauma-informed parenting classes are just one of their offerings. Photo via Children’s Aid Society on Facebook

Since 1912, Children’s Aid Society has provided services to families in need or at risk by helping parents with the skills and resources they need to keep families together. When children could not remain with their own families, other homes have been provided through foster care or adoption.

“Our vision is to serve as the leading resource in forging lifelong connections and linking community supports that preserve and sustain families.”

2. Kid One Transport System, Inc.

We love seeing smiles like this one! Photo via Kid One Transport on Facebook

In every community throughout Alabama, there is a great need for safe, reliable transportation for children and expectant mothers to their medical appointments. Kid One is the only nonprofit of its kind in the state and one of only a handful of nonprofit transportation providers targeting children in the US.

“For Kid One, the mission is simple: transport children and expectant mothers to necessary health care services.”

3. Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank

Another successful neighborhood diaper drive! Photo via Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank on Facebook

Diapers are an expensive necessity for anyone with an infant or toddler. In Birmingham, there are more than 14,500 children under the age of five, and 29% of our community lives below the poverty line.

Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank desires to help all families experiencing “diaper need” due to financial hardship by providing them with diapers at no cost.

“Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank seeks to provide an adequate and reliable supply of diapers to families experiencing financial hardship while engaging the community and raising awareness for diaper need.”

4. New Life Pantry

Volunteers and donors make all these organizations possible. Photo via New Life Pantry on Facebook

New Life Pantry is a USDA pantry providing for those who meet the qualifications of the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Note: During a state of emergency, everyone qualifies. 

“New Life Pantry (NLP) is the result of divine blessings on a desire to provide a service which would enhance the assets of our neighbors in the North Birmingham community.”

5. Childcare Resources

Supporting teachers, families and children. Photo via Childcare Resources on Facebook

Childcare Resources offers financial assistance for low-to-moderate-income working families and quality training and technical assistance for child care providers. They also provide research-based parent education resources and assistance to hundreds of families in our community seeking quality child care options.

“Childcare Resources makes quality education of young children happen by providing information, education and assistance to families, providers of child care and the community.”

Do you know of more Birmingham nonprofits in need of support? Be sure to send them this form so we can help get the word out.

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