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.
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.
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.
“It is a day to celebrate and honor the goodness of Birmingham.”
For 18 years, Birmingham has held one of the largest MLK, Jr. Day of Service events in the country for a city its size. Continue reading “Giving back: Scenes from the Hands On Birmingham MLK Day of Service”
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
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.
“It was nice to see everyone come together like Dr. King wanted.” ~ Hands on Birmingham volunteer DeMarco Harris
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.
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.