Megan Montgomery Domestic Violence Prevention Fund awarded four grants in the fourth quarter of 2022 including $10,000 to University of West Alabama, $4,300 to Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama, $500 to Crisis Center and $200 to Girl Spring Inc.
Hand in Paw held holiday fundraisers with 100% of proceeds going to the organization. They included pet pictures with Santa Claus by Amanda Puskar Photography and Tito’s holiday cocktail kits for $100 each.
To celebrate REV Birmingham’s 10 year-anniversary, Stewart Perry matched all anniversary gifts up to $10,000.
The city of Birmingham, Affordable Connectivity Program and EducationSuperHighway presented Connect99, an awareness campaign to inform residents about a federal subsidy for internet service. The program provides eligible households with $30 per month for high-speed internet.
Crown Castle Inc. began a national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, “Crown Castle Connects Youth to STEM Program.” The partnership kicked off in November during which employees volunteered at the AG Gaston Boys & Girls Clubs, helping with yard work, gardening, room organization, sanitizing and safety improvements.
The Lakeshore Foundation now provides U.S. veterans with free memberships.
BISSELL Pet Foundation hosted its “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” with reduced-fee adoption event from Dec. 1 – 11. In addition to five other Alabama shelters, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society took part.
The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club dedicated a clock built on the corner of Chalkville Road and Highway 11 on Nov. 14.
Dr. LaRhonda Dingle Magras, CEO of YWCA Central Alabama, joined a panel of speakers in Washington, D.C., to highlight findings from YWCA USA’s YWomen Vote survey.
The 2023 PARCA annual forum and the Gov. Albert Brewer Legacy Lunch with Gov. Kay Ivey will be held March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Harbert Center.
Children’s of Alabama marked the third annual National Injury Prevention Day on Nov. 18, lighting the hospital green to raise awareness of the importance of preventing violence and accidents.
Hoover Helps held the third annual Ho Ho Hoover Randle Open House. The family event was held Dec. 4 and included tours of the Hoover Randle Home & Gardens filled with Christmas trees decorated by Hoover organizations.
The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham has created the Kiwanis Emerging Leaders Program for rising professionals.
Cahaba Medical Care’s West End clinic and food bank provided eligible patients with everything needed for a Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 21.
Through funding from Auburn University’s Tiger Giving Day, Auburn University Campus Kitchen received more than $6,000 for the hydroponic towers to be used for growing produce to supplement the Auburn Family Meals program.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Translational Research for Injury Prevention Lab received grants from three companies — Blue Cross Blue Shield, Honda and State Farm, totaling $125,000. Funds will help expand the TRIP Lab’s Community Outreach Program for Teen Drivers.
Heartland Forward, Builders + Backers, Walmart, the city of Birmingham’s department of innovation and economic opportunity and the city of Mobile and Innovation Portal announced the opening of applications for Alabama residents to access up to $5,000 to help them turn ideas related to workforce solutions into potential businesses or ventures.
The Alabama Wildlife Center held its Holiday Craft and Bake Sale on Dec. 17 at the center. All proceeds went directly to supporting the clinic and education department.
During National Gratitude Month, contributions were encouraged to the H2O Foundation to provide residents the ability to maintain access to water by covering up to $500 of an eligible customer’s water and sewage bill annually.
In honor of Giving Tuesday and as part of its 1% Profit Pledge, Milo’s Tea Co. donated over 5,000 gallons of tea and lemonade and more than $40,000 to nonprofit organizations. The $40,000 was distributed among The Literacy Council of Central Alabama, Tulsa Community College Foundation, University of Alabama’s Business School, Cahaba River Society and The Conservation Fund.
Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys held its fifth annual Season of Giving by giving away 500 turkeys at its headquarters.
Central Alabama Pride gathered with the LGBTQ+ community on Nov. 21 for a free Thanksgiving meal at Magic City Acceptance Center.
On Dec. 1, the city of Birmingham teamed with several community organizations to bring awareness to World AIDS Day by offering free HIV testing, HIV education, free Covid testing and vaccinations, musical entertainment and food trucks.
Children’s Harbor set a $12,000 goal for Giving Tuesday with funds going to its Family Assistance Fund.
On Nov. 17, Freshwater Land Trust held its last Giveback Night of the year at Monday Night Brewing. Also in November, employees from Regions Bank participated in a volunteer workday at Glen Springs.
The ASF Foundation held a special Giving Tuesday promotion. For every $10 donated, each donor’s name was entered in a drawing for a Yeti cooler filled with goodies.
Studio By The Tracks set a Giving Tuesday goal of $1,500 to raise funds for operations, including providing basic cleaning supplies, new sets of paint brushes, sheets of watercolor paper, acrylic paint and canvases.
The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Junior Board hosted florist Carolyn Chen, owner of BBG member partner Wild Things Flowers & Curiosities, to lead a workshop at the gardens.
The Birmingham Boys Choir held its 45th annual free Christmas Concert on Dec. 13 at Samford University’s Wright Center.
Hand in Paw set a $10,000 goal for Giving Tuesday to support teams and operating costs. In 2021, Hand in Paw Therapy Teams made over 850 therapeutic visits and logged more than 1,700 volunteer hours.
On Dec. 3, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District joined Miles College for Community Give Back Day. The event, sponsored by Miles College and its partners Unity CME Church-Bessemer, C2NationBham and All Nations Worship Assembly Birmingham, served as an opportunity for 150 families to select various items for the holiday season.
The Exceptional Foundation’s Foundation Sensations caroled throughout December, with participants singing to companies and organizations that provide year-round support to The Exceptional Foundation’s programs for adults and youth with intellectual disabilities.
Prosper named new members to its Community Connectors Advisory Board, including Bella Tylicki, Cristina Casanova Might, Denzel Okinedo, Gabi Hembree, George Keller, Jamesia Jackson, Jerrod Stisher, Mary Beth Grant, Melvia Walton, Morgan Robinson, Rachel Phillips, Raven Johnson, Ruth Severn Smith and Simpson Berry.
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint donated $5 from every Christmas Meal to local charitable organizations dedicated to fighting hunger.
Heart Gallery Alabama recognized its Photographer of the Year: Becca Frederick Photography, Karen Nomberg Inspiration Volunteer of the Year: Renae Thigpen and The Exceptional Heart Award: The Riverchase Galleria.
Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument received an Open OutDoors for Kids grant from the National Park Foundation for the second year. The grant will fund the development of curriculum-based programming for local K-12 students, and includes free bus transportation and free entry to partnering sites.
Alabama Holocaust Education Center raised more than $6,100 on Giving Tuesday.
Glenwood named Mary-Claire Weeks to the position of chief financial officer.
Selena Rodgers Dickerson, president of SARCOR, hosted Hope for the Holidays. The networking event gathered food for the i3 Academy Food Pantry.
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