Magic City Newsmakers: YMCA, Wayback Burgers, Regions Foundation, Lakeshore Foundation and more

This text is about companies and nonprofits in the Birmingham area doing good works.

Magic City Newsmakers: YMCA, Wayback Burgers, Regions Foundation, Lakeshore Foundation and more

Good works

A United Way Area Agency hosted a community education event on April 14, which brought together social workers and professionals working with older adults.

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham offers free training to 1,500 lifeguards in order to reduce the current shortage.

On March 23, Chabad of Alabama, Hadassah of Alabama, Kesher of Alabama, Knesseth Israel Sisterhood of Alabama, NEMJDS Board of Directors, NEMJDS PA (Presidential Association), Temple Beth-El Sisterhood of Alabama, Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood of Alabama and other community groups gathered for an AHEC presentation on the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Miles Jewish Day School.

The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, in partnership with Raytheon Technologies, hosted the North Alabama Leadership Summit on March 25, at the Alabama School of Cybersecurity and Engineering.

On April 4, the Jefferson State Community College Latino Association and Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, in collaboration with the University of Montevallo Minorities Achieving the Dreams of Excellence Program, hosted "Building Barrier Breakers," a community event.

Wayback Burgers donated 10 percent of its sales on March 14 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Ten Jersey Mike's in Birmingham donated every dollar of sales on March 29, for Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving nationwide.

United Way of Central Alabama celebrates 100 years of community service in Central Alabama through a series of community and fundraising initiatives that culminate in a celebration of the community on CityWalk in Birmingham, June 24, 2018.

Larry and Phyllis Wojciechowski donated $1 million to the Birmingham Zoo Cougar Crossing Capital Campaign. The campaign has a $4 million goal.

The Trussville Rotary Club Daybreak club distributed Dr. Seuss Books to students at Paine elementary.

Hand in Paw seeks supporters who are willing to commission talented artists to create art in collaboration with pets as part of the annual Picasso Pets fundraising event.

On March 22, Fairfield City Schools, United Way of Central Alabama and community partners worked together to launch the Community Schools Strategy.

Regions Foundation responded comprehensively to the severe storms which began hitting several Southern States on March 24. Many areas, including North Alabama, offered disaster-recovery services.

The Parkinson Association of Alabama is hosting its annual fundraiser Taste for a Cure on the 27th of April at B&A Warehouse. The Parkinson's Disease Resource Center, and Care Navigation Services are two of its new initiatives.

Greater Birmingham Humane Society has an April adoption incentive. Adopt a dog in April and all canines will be provided with preventive care throughout their lives.

Chick-fil -A restaurants from the Birmingham area will be hosting a fundraiser called 'Cookies for Charity' in April. The proceeds of the fundraiser will go to Ady's Army.

Starting April 3, Regions Center Downtown will be lit up to build community support in the upcoming Regions Tradition Contest May 10-14, at Greystone Golf & Country Club Hoover for Children's of Alabama.

Kay Ivey has awarded a grant of $150,000 to the Zukoski Center, a division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers Inc. to help with recovery in Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

Regions Bank launched the Birmingham Black-Owned Business Initiative in order to encourage more entrepreneurs to thrive in Birmingham.

The Lakeshore Foundation will provide free programs for injured Ukrainian soldiers, such as fitness, aquatics and recreation, sports, nutrition, and mindfulness, to their families.

AIDS Alabama invited nearly 200 Alabama advocates to Montgomery for a 'AIDSWatch Alabama Day' of advocacy.

Alabaster’s Albert L. Scott Public Library hosted a spring sale from April 14-16.

Libby's Friends held its Vulcan tubeworx Crawfish boil on April 15.