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.
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.