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Give them your pop tabs (or your time)

rmhcal-pop-tab-drop-offUPDATE: We still came in 5th – our 5th top five finish in nearly five years of existence. We appreciate it – now, see what we’d like you to do now.

We have a need for you to do something a little different for us this holiday season.

We don’t want you to vote for us in the annual Birmingham News’ Birmingham’s Best reader’s poll. There are much more deserving sites.

We do want you to take any pop tabs from cans you may drink from during your holiday trips or parties and take them to your local Ronald McDonald House. The photo included in this post is of the pop tab drop off location just outside the Ronald McDonald House located in the midst of Birmingham’s UAB medical campus. We’d also appreciate your considering any donations that could be made to them (or to consider other ways you can support them in the coming year).

This post on my personal blog should help explain some of the reasons behind our request.

Thanks, Birmingham (and happy 140th birthday)!

GiveCamp comes to Birmingham

GiveCamp Birmingham logoGiveCamp Birmingham is coming to the Magic City January 14-16.

It’s an event where area technology professionals from developers to web strategists and everyone in between donate their time and resources to provide solutions for non-profit organizations over the course of a weekend.

It will be the state’s first GiveCamp. The program was founded in 2007 by Chris Koenig (who gives this great overview of the project via video). It’s provided tech benefits to more than than $1 million in services to more than 150 charities in that short period of time. It’ll also be one of at least fifteen events like it taking place that weekend across the country.

Registration is still open if you’re interested in giving your time and talents to this cause.

Logo: Courtesy of official website.

Take a moment: The Community Kitchens of Birmingham is looking for volunteers

For those of you that made a resolution to give more of yourself in the coming year, here’s a request from The Community Kitchens of Greater Birmingham. They currently booking volunteer dates for the first three (3) months of 2008. The dates available as of when we received the information are:

St. Andrews Southside   Grace Church – Woodlawn
January 19, 26   January 27
February 2, 9, 6, 23   February 16, 23, 24*
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   March 1, 22, 23*, 29, 30*
    * denotes a Sunday at Grace

Interested parties are encouraged to sign up for other dates as well as for a series of dates throughout the year. They’ve also created a Yahoo Group to provide a one-stop shop for information (including volunteer guidelines). You can also just contact them by phone at 205.251.3569 or via email at ablackert@thecommunitykitchens.org.