BackPack Buddies feeds over 1000 kids facing food insecurity each year + how you can help

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The Junior League of Birmingham partnered with BackPack Buddies and other community members for a necessary cause. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Grissom 

For some children, the weekend comes not with the challenge of deciding what activity they’ll do with friends, but what or if they’ll be able to eat. Actually, it’s more than some—in Shelby County alone over 10,000 public school children are on the free meal program at their school. BackPack Buddies and the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) teamed up to ensure students’ next meals aren’t a worry when Friday rolls around.

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Future leaders—10 Birmingham seniors receive the Memorial Scholarship

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The scholarship recipients were met with a warm congratulation committee from the JLB. Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Birmingham

After months of diligent hard work, they finally heard the news. The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) awarded 10 Birmingham seniors the Memorial Scholarship. As they head off to schools across the country, their impact on Birmingham won’t be forgotten.

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Meet the team supporting One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center + help give too

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Former torchbearers Mashonda Taylor and Mia Cowan with Lindsey Tanner, Chair of Community of Lights.Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham’s Facebook.

When things get dark, Birmingham knows how to turn on a light. Whether it’s the present COVID-19 situation or daily life, our community members step up to the challenge. Take a look at how the team behind The Community of Lights, a five-year fundraiser, is supporting One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center and how you can donate, too.

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Birmingham’s biggest garage sale is back! The Bargain Carousel returns Feb. 27, Apr. 4 + Apr. 25.

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Get ready to attend the 1000-family garage sale this spring. You won’t want to miss out on these items. Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Birmingham

Know how people say they’re “treasure hunting” when it comes to scouring garage sales, antique shops or thrift stores for gems? The Bargain Carousel’s events on Feb. 27, Apr. 4 and Apr.25 are the opposite of that. It’d be hard not to find amazing items. Grab your tickets and find out how you can be a part of the fun while putting your money right back into Birmingham.

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How the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is helping stop human trafficking

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Junior League of Birmingham and Birmingham Airport Authority Announce Partnership to help stop human trafficking. Photo by Chaise Sanders for BhamNow.

Did you know January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month? The effort to end this issue doesn’t stop there. An estimated 5,000 people are trafficked through Birmingham each month. The Birmingham Airport Authority along with local partners aim to change this alarming statistic. Here’s how.

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It’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Here’s what you can do in Birmingham.

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January was officially declared Human Trafficking Awareness Month at a Birmingham City Council meeting. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham.

January is officially Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Birmingham. It’s not the only city to face this issue, but Birmingham does have some dedicated groups committed to stopping the crime in our city.

The Junior League of Birmingham Anti-Human Trafficking Committee is educating the public about this pressing issue, including the signs and best ways to respond if you see something suspicious. Plus, take a look at the free event JLB is hosting to help you prevent human trafficking.

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PHOTOS: 15 Market Noel vendors we can’t wait to shop in Birmingham Nov. 21-23

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We want you to have as much fun as the JLB crew is having at this past Market Noel! Photo submitted

Grab your shopping bags and Santa hats, Birmingham! Market Noel, the Junior League of Birmingham’s annual holiday fundraiser is right around the corner. 🎅🏼

More than 100 local and national vendors will set up shop at the Finley Center November 21-23 to sell goods and gifts of all sorts. Here’s a preview of what you’ll see and everything you need to know about special events, tickets and more!

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Save the date: Shop 100+ local and national vendors at the Junior League of Birmingham’s Market Noel Nov. 20-23

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Let’s be honest, it’s never too early to get a head-start on holiday shopping! Photo submitted

The holidays are almost here, which means it’s time for gift giving. And there’s no better place to shop the magic + support the community than Market Noel, the Junior League of Birmingham’s annual holiday fundraiser. Get all the details on vendors and shopping hours. Plus, get the deets on exclusive special events you do not want to miss.

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Get 20% off 400+ Birmingham retailers during the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save & Share fundraiser Oct. 2-13

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Look for these blue booklets at retailers around Birmingham… Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Give to something good and get something back.  The Junior League of Birmingham’s 14th annual Shop Save & Share fundraiser is happening Oct. 2-13. Don’t miss your chance to get deals at 400+ local retailers and give back to the Birmingham community at the same time. Purchase your Shop Save & Share cards now!

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Grab a bargain at the Junior League of Birmingham’s Bargain Carousel, April 27 and 28 and featuring Bargain Bash, the preview party, April 25. Find out how to win tickets!

Bargain Carousel shoppers browsing through over 100,000 items on sale. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham.

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If you enjoy getting a good deal at rock bottom prices and supporting good causes, you’ll love attending the Junior League of Birmingham’s Bargain Carousel, in Hoover, on Thursday, April 25, Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.

This is not your typical garage sale! Over 100,000 gently-used items will be on sale at affordable prices. Find out more about this fantastic fundraiser; the preview party, Bargain Bash; and how each purchase helps fund the JLB’s community projects.

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Shutdown relief for federal employees in Birmingham: bread, diapers and salons

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Say hello to the “shutdown shelf.” Photo via Great Harvest Bread Company in Trussville

Local companies and organizations are providing some much-needed shutdown relief for federal employees in Birmingham. Check out Great Harvest Bread Company’s shutdown shelf, the Junior League of Birmingham Diaper Bank and discounts at three Tonya Jones SalonSpa locations.

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Find incredible deals on over 100,000 items at the Junior League of Birmingham’s Bargain Carousel event, April 26-29

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Shoppers at Bargain Carousel 2017. Photo via Bargain Carousel’s Facebook page.

Are you a bargain shopper? Well get ready to throw some elbows and rack up some incredible loot at Bargain Carousel, happening April 26-29. Continue reading “Find incredible deals on over 100,000 items at the Junior League of Birmingham’s Bargain Carousel event, April 26-29”

Junior League of Birmingham’s Academic Scholarship deadline is March 1

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Junior League of Birmingham 2017 scholarship ceremony. Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Birmingham

The Junior League of Birmingham is seeking qualified local female applicants who reside in Jefferson or Shelby County to apply for several one-year college and graduate school scholarships.

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The Junior League of Birmingham Market Noel supporting 35 local charities

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The Junior League of Birmingham is holding Market Noel at the Findley Center in Hoover, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Last night Bham Now took a special Facebook Live tour of The Junior League of Birmingham annual Market Noel shopping event at the Finley Center at the Hoover Met Complex.

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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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