United Way launches online fundraising campaign to bring back Bike Rodeos in Birmingham

Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

It was a devastating moment.

Last summer, staff members and volunteers with the United Way of Central Alabama’s Healthy Communities Initiative were preparing for a local bike rodeo. When they pulled up to the lot where the trailer and bikes were stored both the trailer and its bike contents were stolen.

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Birmingham high school students raise $5K in supplies for elementary schools

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James Goodman and Caden Grider of BYAC give supplies to Barrett Elementary teachers Michelle Turner and LaQuanya Wynn. Photo by Bham Now

What’s out: teachers dipping into their own pockets for basic classroom supplies. (Seriously, boo.) What’s in: local high school students on the Birmingham Youth Action Committee raising $5,000 to give back to teachers. The youth-led nonprofit delivered 53 boxes of supplies to Hemphill and Barrett Elementary Schools on January 23.

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