United Way of Central Alabama’s (UWCA) affinity groups move the needle in areas of our community where social services are lacking. As UWCA rolls into the peak of the #HopeHappens campaign, we’re shedding light on three leadership organizations that strive to fulfill UWCA’s greater goal of making a positive community impact by improving the lives of others through quality education, financial stability, better health, and access to services.
A project at Ruffner Mountain has won the nation’s highest achievement in the field of abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation, thanks to efforts to protect residents along trails and bats living in abandoned mines.
If you’ve been outside at all in the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed how gorgeous the weather has been. If you’re wanting to spend more time outside, meet new people and make a difference in Birmingham, we’ve got just the thing for you. But don’t take our word for it—keep reading to hear from volunteers with the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
As calls to the Crisis Center increased and programs like Meals on Wheels pivoted to feed the hungry stuck at home, vital community support from the Junior League of Birmingham stood behind their efforts. Now, we can lend a hand too, by participating in the Shop Save Share event on Wednesday, October 14 through Sunday, October 25—here’s how.
What does life look like with a chemistry degree, a closet full of clothes and no place to go? Nigil, a client at Jimmie Hale Mission‘s homeless shelter for men, shared his experience with living on the streets. He shows us that just because you have everything you need, it doesn’t mean you’re not missing what’s most important.
October may be the month we see pink everywhere we go, but this local organization is fighting for a cure 365 days a year. Get to know the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and learn all the ways you can get involved today.
It’s hard to scroll through your feed without seeing an abundance of bad news, especially regarding the pandemic. However, we found some info that takes a 180 turn on the doom and gloom. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (BCBSAL) has paid, contributed and made available over $230 million to its members, doctors and hospitals, and the community in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. Discover how it’s positively affecting our city’s residents.
On Wednesday, September 30, something very special is going to happen in Central Alabama. For the very first time, local broadcast media outlets are joining forces to encourage viewers and listeners to support United for United Way. Learn more about this important event and why you should listen and tune in.
Securing steady employment can be a challenge under any circumstance. Oftentimes, it’s also integral to lifting families out of poverty, recovering from addiction, re-entering society and more. These Birmingham nonprofits are providing all kinds of employment help to those who need it. Check it out!
Everyone knows someone who’s suffered from one type of cancer or another. It’s one cause that’s personal for a whole bunch of us—including these Birmingham nonprofits. They’re fighting the fight right here in Alabama, and you can be a part of it.
COVID-19 is increasing the demand for needs from Birmingham nonprofits whose missions are dedicated to caring for our most vulnerable. By supporting vital agencies like YWCA of Central Alabama, the Crisis Center and the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club through their annual campaign, United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) is making hope happen in our community.
Our Birmingham nonprofits are constantly rising to meet the needs of our community, and 2020 has brought more needs than ever. These 3 local organizations are stepping up to the plate, and you can, too. Here’s how.