Starbucks has chosen Birmingham to be a part of its nationwide Service Fellows Program

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Starbucks at Crossplex opened Fall of 2018. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Earlier this week, Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and The Starbucks Foundation chose Birmingham as one of  20 communities nationwide to be a part of the Starbucks Foundation Service Fellows Program.

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The goodness of Birmingham was on full display at Hands On Birmingham’s IGNITE Awards

Winners of Hands on Birmingham’s 3rd Annual IGNITE Awards. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Hands On Birmingham Director Benga Harrison describes the IGNITE Awards, our community’s premier annual volunteer awards celebration, as the one day we take to – “celebrate and honor the goodness of Birmingham.”

Indeed, it is.

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IGNITE 2018 Student Volunteer of the Year, Amrita Lakhanpal. Photo via Hands on Birmingham.

IGNITE 2018 Student Volunteer of the Year, Amrita Lakhanpal. Photo via Hands on Birmingham.

The spotlight is warming up to shine on local community champions who will be recognized for their volunteerism and love of the community at Hands on Birmingham’s IGNITE Citizens Volunteer Celebration, on April 10.

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Hands On Birmingham Ignite Award winners inspire volunteerism and love of community

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Hands On Birmingham Ignite Awards

Last week, seven unsung, dedicated,“roll up your sleeves” community volunteers were honored with the Ignite Award for igniting action and accelerating change in their local communities. The inaugural event was hosted by Hands On Birmingham the volunteer initiative of United Way of Central Alabama.

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Bunny Aid – Touching lives throughout Birmingham this Easter season

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Making Easter special – Hands on Birmingham and the United Way of Central Alabama

A special Easter story from United Way of Central Alabama

This Easter, Hands on Birmingham (HOB) once again teamed up with local individuals and organizations to provide Easter baskets for deserving children served by local nonprofits, churches and government programs that serve children.

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Nature Roundup January 19th edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

Check out UAB researcher Jim McClintock’s exclusive blog posts and photos from Antarctica in this edition of the Nature Roundup

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup January 19th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center!

In this edition of the Nature Roundup, we celebrate stewardship of our special places around Alabama and planet Earth.

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Hands on Birmingham – MLK Jr. Day of Service at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

“It was nice to see everyone come together like Dr. King wanted.” ~ Hands on Birmingham volunteer DeMarco Harris

68 people of all ages volunteered and celebrated MLK Jr. Day at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Photo from Jessica Findley

MLK Jr. Day in Birmingham is more than just a day off.  It is a day of giving back and building up the community. For 17 years, organizations like Hands on Birmingham (HOB) have been one of the driving forces behind our region’s MLK Jr. Day of Service.

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MLK Jr. Day of Service in Birmingham

Martin Luther King Jr. statue at Kelly Ingram Park

For 16 years, the citizens of Birmingham have been celebrating MLK Jr. Day by spending the day volunteering – “giving back” – to their community.

Hands on Birmingham is organizing events throughout the community.

Visit their website today and make MLK Jr. Day a day of service and “building up” our great community.