5 Ways to Volunteer in Birmingham and Beyond Thanksgiving

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WBRC) – Hello! It’s the season of giving. Here a WBRC FOX6, we wanted to share ways to give back to your community this Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is next Thursday, so we’ve listed five ways to volunteer in the Birmingham area.

1. Pi Upsilon Sigma coat reader.

Join Pi Upsilon Sigma this Saturday, November 20 at 10 a.m. at Burlington Coat Factory in Hoover.

Help a child bundle up this winter with a new coat.

This year’s coats will be donated to Maddox Intermediate in Jasper, and Phillips Academy and Hemphill Elementary in Birmingham.

Drive coat(Source: Phi Beta Sigma)

2. United Way Snow (wo) man ornaments for seniors.

United Way is looking for volunteers to make and donate five male or female Snow Bottles and drop them off on Friday, November 19 at the Central Alabama United Way. Each snowman or woman should be in a separate plastic bag and then placed all together in one bag. Centraide requests that all ornaments be delivered before 3 p.m. on Friday, November 19.

Snowmen bottle cap.
Snowmen bottle cap.(Source: https://uwca.givepulse.com/)

3. Operation Christmas Child.

Samaritan’s Purse is helping children around the world receive Christmas gifts as part of Operation Christmas Child. Fill a shoebox with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to take to any of the drop-off points around Birmingham! The gift boxes are collected until Monday, November 22. here is a link to find a drop-off point.

Gifts(Source: Pexels)

4. Give a Thanksgiving meal to an animal in need.

The Human Society of Gadsden hosts a Thanksgiving meal for their animals. Volunteers can join them on Saturday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and help feed a pet! If you plan to go, bring some canned food. Some examples are canned turkey, canned sweet potato, canned pumpkin puree, canned green beans, and peanut butter.

Cute animals
Cute animals(Source: Pexels)

5. Visit someone through ExpectCare.

ExpectCare is looking for volunteers to come spend some face-to-face time with palliative care patients and their families this year! It is normally around one to two hours. This allows the patient’s family to run errands or even go to church! This is strictly for the company, no healthcare experience is required, and you will not be required to take care of any patient! If you are interested, contact ExpectCare by visiting their website or send an email to [email protected]

Companions(Source: Pexels)


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