Thanksgiving Drive Thru Free Mask & Free Food Giveaway

Nonprofit Foundations Host Holiday Event to Give Out 10,000 Free Face Masks, 300 Turkeys, and Free Food for More Than 500 Families at the Historic Legion Field



BIRMINGHAM, ALabama —- Lane Harper’s Power of Life Foundation and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge #1, Birmingham, will host a Thanksgiving Drive Thru Free Face Mask & Free Food Giveaway on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at the historic Legion Field.

This joint venture, a union of community law enforcement, will provide more than 10,000 free,  reusable cloth face masks, more than 300 turkeys and food for more than 500 families in the Birmingham area.  Masks are provided by, Sustainable Tallahassee and the Loving Hands Sewing Group.  Food provided by the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama and Representative Louise Alexander, District 56.

Humanitarian and Executive Director of the Power of Life Foundation, Lane Harper, is a Birmingham Police Officer, a member of Phi Beta Sigma, the FOP, and N.O.B.L.E., who has dedicated more than 15 years towards helping those in the community facing difficult times.  The Foundation services those in need of help with basic human needs to include temporary housing, food insufficiency, clothing, COVID-19 relief, health and wellness, and youth development.

FOP Lodge #1 is the oldest and first police organization in the State of Alabama. The organization represents over 1,300 active and retired law enforcement from multiple agencies. The lodge focuses on improving wages, benefits and working conditions for law enforcement. The lodge strives to build respect for the communities and citizens they serve.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 virus, the Power of Life Foundation’s mission has been focused on assisting communities with flattening the curve of the virus and helping with food insufficiency in areas that are underserved.

The Power of Life Foundation has now successfully distributed more than 60,000 face masks and over 50,000 pounds of food across the southeast United States in 8 events.

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37+ Birmingham nonprofits to consider for COVID-19 #GivingTuesdayNow May 5

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At Bham Now, we partner with lots of companies and nonprofits that make our Magic City better. We’ve long known that Birmingham is one of the most generous cities in the country when it comes to charitable giving, and we know May 5th’s special COVID-19 #GivingTuesdayNow will be no exception. So pick your favorite nonprofit and give generously, whether on May 5 or any day.

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All smiles + thumbs up to BHMCares for delivering meals to healthcare workers. Photo via @BHMCares on Instagram

We’re gearing up to give this Tuesday, May 5, for #GivingTuesdayNow , a new day to give locally as a response to increased need due to COVID-19. Keep reading for ways to participate and give in Birmingham.

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Giving Tuesday: where to give this season in Birmingham


The holiday season is a time for giving. In fact, more charitable donations are made at the end of the year than any other time. A great way to kick start the giving season is by participating in #GivingTuesday – an annual “Day of Giving” event that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Continue reading “Giving Tuesday: where to give this season in Birmingham”

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

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.

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