YW Allies

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Join us for our new inaugural event, YW Allies! This event honoring men in Central Alabama who have advocated for gender and/or racial equality in their company, community or with YWCA Central Alabama takes place on Wednesday, May 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Avondale Brewing Company.

The inaugural 10 YW Allies are:

In order for YWCA Central Alabama’s vision of a community in which racism is eliminated and women are empowered to truly come to life, we need partners like our YW Allies to join us in this fight. To learn more about the Allies and to attend the event, please visit allies.swell.gives. Saw’s BBQ will be catering and a cash bar will be available. A $10 minimum donation to a YW Ally’s campaign is requested.

Spring cleaning? These 7 Birmingham charities are taking donations

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Several charities around Birmingham have donation bins. Photo via King’s Home Facebook

The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, so I think we can call it and say Spring is here! And with Spring comes spring cleaning. Keep reading to see where you can donate old clothes, furniture, and other household items in Birmingham.

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5 unique ways you can help homeless people in Birmingham

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Volunteers serving a meal at Linn Park during Be a Blessing Day. Photo via Be a Blessing Birmingham’s Facebook page

If you’re looking for a volunteer activity, why not consider these unique ways to help the homeless in Birmingham? Some take a few minutes to drop off donations and others are more involved. There’s also a large event providing free services for 500+ people at Boutwell Saturday, Feb. 29, from 7AM-4PM that could use some volunteers. Keep reading for all the details.

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Small Business Monday – Spotlight on City Meats

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Randy Newell (photo via Kristina O’Quinn)

If you’ve been in Woodlawn in the past, let’s say fifty years or so, you’ve seen our small business of the week, City Meats and Vegetables.  Thousands of people every day pass the store at the corner of 1st AVE N and 55th Place.  Current owner, Randy Newell, shared the ins and outs of this small business with Bham Now. Continue reading “Small Business Monday – Spotlight on City Meats”

A Guide to your Fave Bham Murals

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If you are like me you love the Birmingham Murals spread across our city. If you are also like me you may sometimes get a bit lost looking for them for your next photo op. Don’t worry, there will be no more wandering through the city confused. Here is a guide to some Birmingham mural favorites for your next mural adventure.

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