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Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama.

The United Community Center, a United Way of Central Alabama partner agency, now has a new backyard featuring fresh landscaping, a pavilion and seating for seniors and children to enjoy. Read more


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Submitted by Liz Estess

Cherokee Bend sixth-graders served at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama on Dec. 18. Read more

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In September 2017, Mountain Brook residents Ashley and Alex Seligson launched Little Hands Serving Hearts (LHSH), a Birmingham-based nonprofit focused on creating service opportunities for children ages 12 and under. Read more


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Photo courtesy of The Highlands School.

Members of the Highlands School community gathered Feb. 24 on the Highlands campus for the annual Highlands Helps Day. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Ford Boozer.

MBHS grad gives back in Caribbean after joining Peace Corp. Read more



Photo courtesy of Ty Williams

Baseball players sometimes have to deal with balls taking bad hops, but Restoration Academy’s baseball team was dealing with much larger obstacles on the field. Read more


Elizabeth Lipp, 16, of Mountain Brook was named Alabama’s top youth volunteer in the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Sim Johnson.

Volunteers will be helping plant hundreds of trees and shrubs in parts of the park where invasive species, such as privet, elaeagnus and bamboo, were removed last winter. Read more


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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Over three days, 1,500 volunteers from all over the community will help Canterbury UMC pack 300,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now. Visit Village Living's Facebook page to view a live video of the event. Read more



Photo courtesy of Canterbury UMC/Kim Gagnon.

Beginning Feb. 12, semitrucks filled with various food items such as rice, dehydrated vegetables and vitamin packs will crowd the Canterbury United Methodist Church parking lot. Read more


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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The JLB, together with their Little Leaguers and Junior Volunteers, visited The Grace Place, Brookdale Place and the Greater Birmingham Humane Society to volunteer. Read more



Photo courtesy of Shaun Flynn.

MBE will be led by a fabulous group of volunteers this school year. Read more

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Photo courtesy of The Birmingham Zoo.

Adults are welcome to apply year-round and teens ages 13 and up can apply until April 1. Read more


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