Shop and celebrate with virtual events + more at Market Noel, November 17-22

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Get ready for tons of holiday cheer at Market Noel happening November 16-22. Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

Want to know one thing that’s not canceled this year? Holiday cheer! And the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) is bringing a sleigh full of it during their first-ever virtual Market Noel. Shop safely from over 50 vendors and virtually attend some new, and exciting events throughout the week when you purchase a ticket to the market happening Tuesday, November 17 through Sunday, November 22.

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Local mental health nonprofit expands services to four new regions

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A Friend of Mind provides tools, such as yoga, for coping with stress and anxiety. Photo via A Friend of Mind

Birmingham-based nonprofit, A Friend of Mind is now extending its mental health services to four new regions—Black Belt, River, Atlanta and the Gulf of Mississippi. Through the expansion, the team aims to bring a safe mental health space to adolescents and their families from underserved communities. We spoke with founder Dr. Sherilyn Garner, MPH, to discover how her team is eliminating the mental health stigma.

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A trinity of United Way’s philanthropic societies make great change for Birmingham

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J. Mason Davis hopes the society named in his honor makes big strides in Pre-K education.. Photo via United Way of Central Alabama

United Way of Central Alabama’s (UWCA) affinity groups move the needle in areas of our community where social services are lacking. As UWCA rolls into the peak of the #HopeHappens campaign, we’re shedding light on three leadership organizations that strive to fulfill UWCA’s greater goal of making a positive community impact by improving the lives of others through quality education, financial stability, better health, and access to services.

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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 regional pet pantry serves over 600 families in one day—how to get involved

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The regional pet pantry keeps animals and owners together. Photo via GBHS (@TheGBHS) on Twitter.

While temporarily closed for adoptions, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) has done something amazing. The team transformed the Snow Drive Adoption center into a place where struggling pet owners can receive supplies and community members are able to give back as well. See how you can get involved!

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