Give back with these 7 ways to volunteer in Birmingham, including United Way

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Want to see smiles like this? Support your local nonprofit in Birmingham. Photo via Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama on Facebook

This year has thrown us all curveballs, but there’s still so much to be thankful for. Take advantage of the season of thanksgiving by giving back! While you’re making your plans for Thanksgiving, make sure to check out these 7 ways you can donate or volunteer in Birmingham this year.

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3 ways Jimmie Hale Mission gives back + provides a future to people in need

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A client at Jimmie Hale Mission receives keys to the apartment he’ll move into upon graduating from the nonprofit’s program. Photo via Jimmie Hale Mission

There are a lot of ways Jimmie Hale Mission (JHM) gives back to Birmingham’s community, but there aren’t a lot of organizations offering similar free services. Discover how your donation is changing lives and providing opportunities for members to have a future full of hope at this one-of-a-kind nonprofit.

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Jimmie Hale Mission turns homelessness to hopefulness—hear Nigil’s story

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Nigil, a client at Jimmie Hale Mission. Photo via Bham Now

What does life look like with a chemistry degree, a closet full of clothes and no place to go? Nigil, a client at Jimmie Hale Mission‘s homeless shelter for men, shared his experience with living on the streets. He shows us that just because you have everything you need, it doesn’t mean you’re not missing what’s most important.

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Here’s how Ashley found help at Jessie’s Place women’s shelter

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Ashley reconnected with her spirituality and herself through her stay at Jessie’s Place. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

A lot of people throw around the phrase “getting back on your feet,” but what does that really look like for each individual? Ashley, a client at Jessie’s Place shelter for homeless women and children, gave us a look into how she’s lifted herself up multiple times with help from a team urging her to succeed. Let’s hear her story.

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About to lose your housing in Birmingham? Get help now

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Every month, rent or mortgage payments are due. Photo via Unsplash

In March, the US Congress “passed a federal mandate prohibiting evictions or foreclosures until July 24 in response to the coronavirus pandemic,” according to CNBC. Since July 24 is Friday, we pulled together resources for anyone in Birmingham that may be facing a housing crisis—whether eviction, foreclosure or homelessness.

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Civitan Club of Birmingham and the Jimmie Hale Mission team up

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Kearney Hutsler and Tony Cooper – photo from Civitan Club of Birmingham

Tony Cooper, executive director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, spoke at the Civitan Club of Birmingham’s monthly luncheon on Friday, April 21, 2017. Combined, the two organizations have served the Birmingham area for more than 170 years.

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