New ways to help our neighbors

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Blood Drive Trinity will host a blood drive in partnership with the Red Cross on Tuesday, May 5 in the Oxmoor campus gym from 9:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. For an appointment, call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767, download the Blood Donor App, or go online to https://buff.ly/n08FHz and enter sponsor code: TUMCHWD. To save time, complete your Rapid Pass before you arrive.

NOTE: All donors will need a photo ID and will be required to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.


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How to celebrate Mother’s Day? It’s Sunday, May 10. This year, especially, with all that’s going on in the world, we are thinking about our mothers – and the other beautiful mother figures in our lives. You can send all of these women something special – and easy/safe to do from home – with a donation to future moms and a beautiful Mother’s Day Card made by our friends at BirthWell Partners Community Doula Project. Send a personalized digital card for $5, or a beautiful, limited edition paper card for $10, and donate any amount you want to BirthWell Partners (BWP). BWP is the only organization of its kind in the state to recruit and train community doulas to offer healthy birthing services for low-resource moms (who are at greater risk for maternal and infant mortality. The deadline for ordering is Monday, May 4Click here for more info and to order!


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Feeding Our Neighbors
The amazing Mollie Erickson continues to work with neighbors and organizations to distribute food to those in need feeding over 900 people a week. She has a new sign-up sheet for donations for food bags, sack lunches, cleaning supplies, and more. Click here for more info (please note the tabs on top for more opportunities to help).


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Crisis Center
The Crisis Center serves people experiencing personal crisis or mental health issues and responds with services that promote coping, emotional health, and well-being. They are offering a Guide to Coping During Social Distancing. Ways to help the Crisis Center:

¡HICA!
¡HICA! champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latino and immigrant families in Alabama. They have an urgent and immediate need for food. Please call (205) 942-5505 to arrange for drop-off.
  • Food bags – donation of food bags with the same number of items in each for distribution.
  • Gift Cards – Wal-mart gift cards are requested
  • Amazon Smile – Designate ¡HICA! to receive donations from sales of Amazon.
  • Donate online

One Place
One Place provides coordinated services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. If you can help with any of the below, please call One Place for safe drop-off arrangements at (205) 453-7261.

  • Immediate needs are water and canned sodas
  • Gift Cards – Requesting Wal-mart and Target
  • Amazon Smile – Designate One Place to receive donations from sales of Amazon.
  • Donate online

Pathways
Pathways is a United Way agency that serves women and children experiencing homelessness in the Birmingham area and they need help! They are looking for volunteers to provide weekend meals (lunch and dinner) for their families and they welcome casseroles, catered food, pizza delivery, etc. for 30 people. Click here for more info and to sign up.


YWCA
YWCA Central Alabama is serving on the frontlines of this public health crisis helping vulnerable families, women, and children. If you can help with any of the below, please call YMCA for safe drop-off arrangements at (205) 322-9922.

  • Wish lists – May ship directly or start a collection. If you choose to collect items please make an appointment for delivery.
  • Virtual Purse & Passion Luncheon – Learn more about the work of YWCA on Thursday, April 30th at 11:30 a.m.
  • Masks – Families at YMCA desperately need masks.
  • Gift cards – Requesting gift cards for gas, Lyft or Uber.
  • Donate online

Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham
Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham’s mission is to accelerate economic opportunity for women and their families through philanthropy, research, and advocacy. Their new ROAR for Women Fund benefits Alabama child care centers serving essential employees. Please donate!

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