Tag Archives: Take a moment

Have some green eggs and ham this morning

greeneggshamIf you’re close to Regions Center Plaza this morning between 7 and 9:30 a.m., you might be tempted to stop on by for breakfast, courtesy of Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. Breakfast wraps will be served with coffee provided by Crestwood Coffee Company for $10 to help raise funds for the Green Resource Center for Alabama (GRCA). FYI, GRCA’s mission is to promote sustainable social, economic and environmental practices. You can drive-thru or walk up at the corner of 20th Street and 5th Avenue North.

If you feel one of those Fridays coming on, you can also get a chair massage for $5. Think of it as a relaxing way to get to work late for a good reason…

Blog Action Day 2008

Today is Blog Action Day. It’s a day where bloggers from all backgrounds focus at least one of their posts on a specific topic – this year’s topic is poverty – that will aim to “raise awareness, initiate action and to shake the web!” There are currently just under 12,000 blogs taken part in this (I’ve already written one post on my personal blog; David Griner’s posted as well) and we here at The Terminal wanted to make our readers aware of the day and of some of the organizations or initiatives that you could support in whatever way you can (today and every day). But instead…

We already have one Magic City Question today, but perhaps the idea of this post may generate some more discussion. Which organizations do you currently support that deal with the issue of poverty (on any level) and why? Is there anything else that we can be doing? if you know of other local bloggers that participated, share their links in the comments section as well.

Rebuild Bethel marches forward

Rebuild Bethel website screenshot

Screenshot of Rebuild Bethel campaign website. 

We haven’t heard a lot about historic Bethel Baptist Church in recent months – the historic building granted National Historic Landmark status in 2005 – not the congregation’s current structure – despite a pledge by Mayor Langford to provide up to $1 million in city funds towards its renovation. Hopefully that will change in the near future as efforts to complete this project continue in the city’s Collegeville neighborhood.

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Paws on the Patio visits Mt. Laurel

Hand in Paw has announced that Area 41 Pizza in Mt. Laurel will host Paws on the Patio every Monday through the month of June. The restaurant will donate 8% of the evenings’ sales to Hand in Paw. They’ve also promised announcements of additional locations in the near future.
There will also be a photographer from Southern Living taking pictures for an article about Paws on the Patio during this evening’s gathering at the restaurant beginning at 5:30 p.m. They’re asking that you show up dressed in bright spring colors and that if you are part of a therapy team they’d like you to come out to represent Hand in Paw in your uniform. Sounds like a great way to spend Cinco de Mayo while dining with your dog for a good cause – and a chance that you might be an upcoming issue of Southern Living!

Hungry? Here’s an option that gives back this week

This week area Guthrie’s restaurants & NBC 13 are giving away complimentary chicken boxes with donations made; proceeds will benefit the United Way of Central Alabama.

You may want to check out the list of the locations that will be taking part in this effort this week before you head out for lunch via United Way’s PDF.

Lend a hand to the homeless this weekend

Hands on Birmingham is still looking for volunteers to help with this Saturday’s Project Homeless Connect at Boutwell Auditorium.

From their website: “On Saturday, April 5, approximately 500 volunteers, public servants, non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations and citizens will assemble under one roof to help people who are homeless in our community through Project Homeless Connect. This innovative one-day event is about breaking the cycle of homelessness, increasing access to services and ending chronic homelessness in Central Alabama. … Be a part of Birmingham’s solution to homelessness.”

People attending the event from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be offered a variety of services from help with housing and employment to pet care and haircuts.

Giving for the soul in Birmingham

Soul patrol convention partyFans of former American Idol Taylor Hicks must be proud of some of his fans. They have organized a nonprofit organization called Harmony for the Soul and have announced a National Soul Patrol Convention for early May here in Birmingham May 9 & 10(thanks to Idol Stalker for the tip).

The group is not affiliated with Hicks but definitely believes in his spirit of giving. Monies collected during the convention will benefit Kid One Transport and the Alabama/Georgia chapters of Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Visit the organization’s website for more information about it and the event (and to purchase tickets).