United Way of Central Alabama

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Pacesetter Goal Set at $11 million

PacesetterKickoff2014aAt a Regions Bank sponsored kickoff event, 51 area  corporations, businesses, hospitals and non-profit organizations “jump started” United Way’s annual campaign.  These Pacesetter organizations are setting the standard for leadership and community support by pledging  their  campaign support during the summer months. Click for complete story

The success and excitement generated by the activities of our 2014 Pacesetter campaign will help to inspire other organizations to follow their lead when running their own campaigns “The Pacesetter companies are our spark of enthusiasm and leadership for supporting  a great organization in its mission to address the biggest needs in Central Alabama,” said John Turner , President, South Region, Regions Bank. Turner announced a goal of $500,000 new dollars and a goal of $11 million. The 2014 Pacesetter Companies are:

  1. Altec, Inc.
  2. Arlington Properties
  3. Balch & Bingham LLP
  4. Baptist Health System CRP
  5. Belk Stores
  6. BioHorizons Inc
  7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  8. Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
  9. Burr & Forman LLP
  10. Buffalo Rock, Inc.
  11. CenterState Bank
  12. Cobbs Allen
  13. Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc
  14. CRST Malone
  15. Daniel Corporation
  16. Dunn Investment Company
  17. EGS Commercial Real Estate
  18. Ernst & Young LLP
  19. First Bank of Jasper
  20. Timberline Holdings
  21. Graham & Company LLC
  22. Harbert Management Corporation
  23. HealthSouth Corporation
  24. Hoar Construction LLC
  25. Innovation Depot, Inc.
  26. Lakeshore Hospital
  27. Legacy YMCA
  28. Luckie & Company
  29. M & B Metal Products
  30. Mayer Electric Supply Company
  31. Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
  32. McGriff Seibels & Williams, Inc.
  33. Medical Properties Trust  Inc
  34. National Bank of Commerce
  35. Pathways
  36. Robins & Morton
  37. Sellers Richardson Holman & West LLP
  38. ServisFirst Bank
  39. Sirote & Permutt PC
  40. Southern Nuclear Operating Company
  41. Southern Research Institute
  42. Target Stores
  43. Trinity Medical Center
  44. United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham
  45. United Way of Central Alabama, Inc.
  46. University of Alabama at Birmingham
  47. Vulcan Materials Company
  48. Warren Averett, LLC
  49. WBRC FOX 6
  50. White Plume Technologies
  51. Willis HRH
  52. YMCA of Greater Birmingham


Be A Backpack Buddy!

HOB-backpack100Each year Hands On Birmingham collects backpacks for families and students who need help to stretching their back-to-school budget. They are filled with school supplies are given to under served, homeless and at-risk children in Greater Birmingham. Click for complete story

Our goal is to provide backpacks to over 1,500 children. This is a great DIY (do it yourself) project that can be done as a family, church, office , civic or social organization project. Go to www.handsonbirmingham.org for more information and a list of recommended supplies.

Visiting Allocation Team Registration

VATgroup300Each year United Way of Central Alabama relies on over 500 Visiting Allocation Team ( VAT) members to help make decisions about what community programs will be a good investment of United Way dollars. VATs increase program accountability to donors of United Way by >> Click here for details.

Permanent Address Offers Economic Stability to Women

Women's-Fund320United Way of Central Alabama and Habitat Birmingham were selected by The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham to receive a $25,000 grant to help transition women and children into economic security and stability. The collaboration between United Way and Habitat was made possible through The Women’s Fund Collaboration Institute which provides space, time and resources for organizations to work together towards common goals. Click for complete story

What resulted from this collaboration between United Way and Habitat is called Permanent Address and was one of the two award winning projects selected by The Women’s Fund.  Applicants who don’t initially qualify for homeownership through Habitat will contact United Way, and then be assigned a case manager whose goal is to assist them with the necessary steps to secure affordable housing through Habitat or other programs in the future. “The families will work with United Way’s counseling services to learn how to become more financially stable through savings and financial planning,” said Drew Langloh, president and CEO of United Way of Central Alabama. Jeanne Jackson, president of The Women’s Fund, said all five teams that competed for the grants should be proud of their work.  She encouraged those who didn’t receive funding to submit their proposals to other foundations.  “I think you’re set to have these projects succeed,” she said. 


United Way Launches  Priority Veteran

Home_Marquee1 copy copyPriority Veteran provides veterans with intensive one-on-one assistance to locate stable permanent housing and links them to resources to gain the skills and knowledge to help them remain financially stable. >> Click here for details

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