We’ve been seeing some of the funniest pictures from the #CatCloseUpChallenge on social media and we wanted to join in on the fun. Keep reading to learn how to play and win $100 that we’ll donate to your favorite animal non-profit. We’ll announce the winner Monday, 2/22 on our Instagram.Continue reading “Shoot your pic, cast your vote + win for a good cause in Bham Now’s #CatCloseUpChallenge”
With the recent freezing conditions and snowfall, you may be wondering how you can help Birmingham’s homeless population now. There are many amazing non-profits in our city providing essential services to vulnerable folks in our community. Here are five organizations to support to make a direct impact.Continue reading “5 ways to support Birmingham’s homeless population now”
Looking for ways to make a big difference in 2021? Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Alabama is in need of volunteers. Here’s how you can get involved.Continue reading “Make a BIG impact in 2021—volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alabama”
If human trafficking isn’t something you know much about, it’s more important than ever you understand this prominent issue during Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) is a state leader in actively educating city officials and residents on how to prevent this crime. You can get involved too by attending several of JLB’s virtual events throughout the month of January.Continue reading “Events educate Birmingham during Human Trafficking Awareness Month —why you should be involved”
The creative community suffered great loss in 2020, but the Verdant Fund provided a welcome relief to Alabama artists. The new initiative distributed $76,000 in emergency grants to creatives across the state affected by COVID-19. Learn more about how this impacted Birmingham and beyond, as well as future plans for the fund.Continue reading “New grant gives Alabama artists much-needed support through pandemic”
They weren’t sure how it was going to happen, but they knew it would. Thanks to the generosity of Birmingham’s community and a hardworking team, United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) exceeded its campaign goal by $1.5M and raises $36M during the annual Hope Happens campaign.Continue reading “United Way of Central Alabama surpasses 2020 campaign goal by $1.5M, despite the pandemic”
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.Continue reading “10 Birmingham animal organizations awarded $55,000 by Remy Fund”
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.Continue reading “7 organizations supporting Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community & how to help”
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.Continue reading “Future leaders—10 Birmingham seniors receive the Memorial Scholarship”
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.Continue reading “How to support 100+ Birmingham nonprofits + more ways to give for #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5”
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!Continue reading “In the next 5 years, a group of Birmingham women will donate over half a million dollars”
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.Continue reading “Got milk? 5 things to know about human milk banking in Birmingham”
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.
If you’re a nonprofit in the Magic City and your branding could use a facelift, Uptick Marketing has an awesome contest for you. Get the details here!