Shoot your pic, cast your vote + win for a good cause in Bham Now’s #CatCloseUpChallenge

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TIme to show off those cat photos, Bham. Photo via Bham Now

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.

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5 ways to support Birmingham’s homeless population now

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Meal prep at the Firehouse Shelter. Photo via Firehouse Shelter on Facebook

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.

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Make a BIG impact in 2021—volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alabama

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Ready to find your match? Volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alabama. Photo via BBBS of Greater Birmingham

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.

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Events educate Birmingham during Human Trafficking Awareness Month —why you should be involved

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Did you know The Junior League of Birmingham Anti-Trafficking Committee is a leader in the state for fighting human trafficking? Here, the team— Pamela Rasberry (Trafficking Hope), Jamie Willett (JLB), Mayor Tony Picklesimer and Julia Meyers (JLB)— is meeting with Chelsea City Council to get more city officials involved in the fight. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham

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.

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New grant gives Alabama artists much-needed support through pandemic

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“Infantree Project” by Larry Thompson, 2015 featured at Space One Eleven. Photo via Space One Eleven

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.

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United Way of Central Alabama surpasses 2020 campaign goal by $1.5M, despite the pandemic

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Greg King, the 2020 Campaign Chair, pivoted to lead UWCA through the Hope Happens campaign virtually this year. Photo via United Way of Central Alabama

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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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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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