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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Mark Davis has embarked on a new project to create a permanent monument for all military members from Alabama killed in action in the War on Terror since 9/11, and the city of Hoover has agreed to let it be built on city property at Veterans Park. Read more


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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

King’s Stables is home to an equine therapy program for the youth at King’s Home as well as other nonprofits and people in the community in need. Read more


Emma Borders - Rags to Wags

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

After mending a few more of Dorothy’s dog toys, Emma decided to turn her love of creativity and her ability to sew into her own nonprofit business: Rags to Wags. Read more


Alabama Wildlife Center craft sale 2016

Photo courtesy of Alabama Wildlife Center.

The Alabama Wildlife Center will host its annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Veterans Park. Read more


One Hundred Shares luncheon

Photos by Leah Ingram Eagle.

On Oct. 29, One Hundred Shares Birmingham hosted a luncheon at the Inverness Country Club to introduce the program’s first two grant winners. Read more



Photo courtesy of Shelby County Schools.

The All Pro Dads Initiative for Shelby County Schools kicked off in the Shelby County school district this fall with chapters launching in elementary and intermediate schools. Read more



Photo by Jon Anderson.

The ninth annual Remembrance 10K Ruck and 5K Race will be Oct. 5 at Oak Mountain State Park. Team Red, White and Blue will host the event and benefits from the proceeds. Read more


Leadership Shelby County

Photo courtesy of Carol Bruser.

Each year, a new class of Leadership Shelby County leaders takes on projects to better the community. The class of 40 is divided evenly into four groups, and each group selects their own project to complete before they “graduate” in May. Read more


Alabama Wildlife bird shower

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

To welcome the new birds, the Alabama Wildlife Center hosted its annual baby bird shower on May 10. Read more


Bill McMahon

Photo courtesy of the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association.

Bill McMahon is stepping away from a successful career in the private sector and moving to the not-for-profit arena. In February, he took over as Chief Operating Officer with the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association (SDEA). Read more


This holiday season, consider giving to one of these local organizations that supports Shelby County residents. Read more


God's Outreach Center Pender Valenti

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

280 volunteers help put a roof over a family in need. Read more



Photo courtesy of Sozo Children.

280 Living caught up with local nonprofit organizations featured in previous issues, Read more


After reading a 2012 article in 280 Living about Project Night Night, Anne May decided she wanted to help. Read more


Magical things happen at Special Equestrians, Inc. Wheelchair-bound children and adults can run, overcome challenges and make lifelong friends. Read more


The first dragon boat race in the Birmingham area will be held at Oak Mountain State Park on Saturday, Sept. 28, and benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Read more


Sean Palmer paced the hospital halls. He had been there for days and was constantly worried, but he still paused often to talk with doctors, nurses and other parents. Often, he’d stop at his son’s incubator. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Altadena Valley Animal Clinic.

Altadena Valley Animal Clinic has volunteered as the drop-off location for Oklahoma Animals, a grassroots effort to rally supplies for animals affected by the May tornadoes in Moore, Okla. Read more

But unlike his peers – with the exception of his partner, senior Grace Carroll – Brook Highland high school senior Harry Arnold is also juggling a non-profit venture. Read more


The Harvest of Hope Luncheon was held in September at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center to benefit the work of Oak Mountain Missions Read more


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