10 Birmingham animal organizations awarded $55,000 by Remy Fund

Never too many hugs for our furry friends. Photo via Shelby Humane on Facebook

In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services is awarding $55,000 in grants to 10 local animal organizations. Keep reading for more details including how to support these nonprofits doing amazing work in Birmingham.

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7 organizations supporting Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community & how to help

Birmingham, Central AL Pride, parade, Pridefest
Photo via Central AL Pride

Pride Month looks a little different in Birmingham this year. Most of the usual colorful events, celebrations and activities have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still participate. Here are 7 organizations supporting Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community, plus how to help.

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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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How to support 100+ Birmingham nonprofits + more ways to give for #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5

All smiles + thumbs up to BHMCares for delivering meals to healthcare workers. Photo via @BHMCares on Instagram

We’re gearing up to give this Tuesday, May 5, for #GivingTuesdayNow , a new day to give locally as a response to increased need due to COVID-19. Keep reading for ways to participate and give in Birmingham.

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In the next 5 years, a group of Birmingham women will donate over half a million dollars

One Hundred Shares Birmingham has a board within its members that steward funds, make final selections, and handle other organization responsibilities. Photo via OHSB

Not many people can cut a donation check for $100,000 every year. However, that chunk of change can do a lot of good for local nonprofits. A group of Birmingham women gathered together to commit individual sums that will be given as one large grant every year. Read on to see why, and find out how you can get involved!

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Chasing Butterflies Walk | Turner Syndrome Awareness

Join us in bringing awareness to the Greater Birmingham area by supporting girls & women who are among the 1% living with Turner syndrome (TS).

Your support of this national fundraiser will help raise money & awareness about TS while supporting the mission of the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States; TSSUS advances knowledge, facilitates research and provides support for all touched by Turner syndrome. Register or donate at: www.bellesandbutterflies.com or www.turnersyndrome.org

Got milk? 5 things to know about human milk banking in Birmingham

Junior League of Birmingham volunteers provided hundreds of hours of service to the Mother's Milk Bank of Alabama.
Part of the Junior League of Birmingham’s 2017-18 placement volunteer cohort that provided hundreds of hours of service. Photo from Facebook

Did you know Birmingham is home to the Mother’s Milk Bank of Alabama? Think of it as a food bank for some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens—children who, for one reason or another, aren’t able to get breastmilk straight from their moms.

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Dining Out for Life on April 25 with AIDS Alabama at these Birmingham area restaurants

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Dining Out for Life at Rojo. Photo from AIDS Alabama

Celebrate Birmingham’s 10th annual Dining Out For Life ® event on Thursday, April 25. Join over 30 of Birmingham’s best restaurants as they partner together to raise funds for AIDS Alabama’s HIV services and programs. Find out where. AIDS Alabama has information here, too.

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