Photos by Erin Nelson.

Tucked away in the back corner of Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, in a few first-floor classrooms, a special school exists. It’s called the Woolley Institute for Spoken-Language Education, and it teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Read more



Photo courtesy of Michele Goane.

Local nonprofit organization Beacon People will host its next MADE Market on Thursday, May 2. Read more



Photo by Lexi Coon

For 22 years, Community Grief Support has been providing their services to individuals struggling to move on from the grief of a loss. Read more


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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Biscuit Leather Company strives to help community by contracting out stitching work. Read more



Photo by Erica Techo.

‘Sweet Hope Alabama’ aims to bring nonprofit to Birmingham. Read more


Mothers' Milk Bank of Alabama Ribbon Cutting

Photo by Madoline Markham.

A ribbon cutting for the Mothers' Milk Bank of Alabama’s new pasteurization lab was held Sept. 1. For the past two years the bank has been raising money for this equipment while sending all donated milk to Texas to be pasteurized. Read more


AT&T Aspire's Contribution to ¡HICA!

Photo courtesy of ¡HICA!.

¡HICA!’s Engaging in Education Project has received a $15,000 donation from AT&T Aspire. The program educates immigrant youth and their families on how to successfully prepare for and receive a college education. Read more


18th Street Downtown Shops

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Homewood's downtown retailers are hosting an evening of fun benefiting local charities on Thursday, May 14. Homewood Gives Back Night will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Read more

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Milk Bank Procesing

Photo courtesy of the Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas.

The Milk Bank will collect breastmilk donations from lactating women and ship them to The Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas for pasteurization before the donor human milk is shipped out to NICUs in hospitals across the southern United States. Read more


Youth Villages Robinsons

Photo courtesy of Youth Villages.

Frances Robinson’s relationship with Joshua began with Youth Villages’ therapeutic foster care program. Read more


1213 Project Homewood

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Zach Isbell is out to help kids with the cost of EDP at Homewood Schools. Read more


1113 Exceptional Foundation

Photo by Lauren Moriarty.

It all started with a vacuum cleaner. One day as she talked about her vacuum with friends, stay-at-home mom Tricia Kirk was struck by a feeling of emptiness. Read more


Area residents will be selling lemonade for a good cause on Saturday, July 27. The sale will be held in front of Savage’s Bakery in downtown Homewood from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Read more


The Girl Scouts Young Philanthropists Society will host the fourth annual Soiree@SoHo on Thursday, July 11 at Rosewood Hall in Homewood’s SoHo Square from 6–9 p.m. Read more


Seeds Coffee Co. is holding an indoor/outdoor concert benefiting MountainChild—a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness, resources, and financial aid for humanitarian work in the Himalayas. Read more


West Homewood resident Kelly Yoakum is teaching weekly improv drama classes for children through her new organization, Character on the Spot. Read more


The Bell Center Youth Alliance spent several hours sprucing up The Bell Center recently. Read more


0113 Not Forgotten Tyler

Photos courtesy of Not Forgotten.

Homewood-based organization is on a mission to show Peruvian street boys that they are not forgotten. Read more


1212 HICA Tamale Sale

Photos courtesy of HICA.

Orders can be placed online Nov. 27-Dec. 6, with pick-up scheduled for Dec. 13. Funds raised support the organization’s mission to assist Alabama’s Hispanic families. Read more

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1012 Easter Seals

Photo by Madoline Markham

Allison Nichols, Marketing Manager for Easter Seals, recalls once talking to the mother of a man with autism about what was going to happen to her son when she wasn’t around anymore. Thankfully, Nichols knew just how to comfort her. Read more


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