Doing Good

  ‘Doing Good’ is good for you!

"When we help someone, we benefit psychologically, socially and emotionally. It is literally good for your mental health.”

  Super Volunteer Martha Hester is ‘Doing Good’ at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

  Elizabeth Macklem ‘Doing Good’ at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center NICU

  McDonald’s USA ‘Doing Good’

  Officer Lane Harper ‘Doing Good’ in Birmingham’s East Precinct

  Jeannine Bailey ‘Doing Good’ for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

  Rev. Eddie Perry ‘Doing Good’ for the homeless

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  Doing Good: Adopt A Golden

  Doing Good: Eastern Tree Service

  Doing Good: My Sister’s Closet

  Billy Ivey ‘Doing Good’ with Napkinisms

  Teens “Doing Good” at Linn Park

  Joyful Stitchers “Doing Good”

  Red Cross Volunteer Donald Childress “Doing Good”

Only about 3% of Americans donate blood; yet it is crucial for all of us. American Red Cross Volunteer Donald Childress knows that better than anyone.

  Alabama Woodworkers Guild “Doing Good”

When is a toy more than a toy? When it’s given to a child who has just gone through a traumatic situation. That’s exactly what’s happening at Childrens’ of Alabama.

  Frank Tucci “Doing Good” at The Red Barn

Frank Tucci is what they call a "side walker" at The Red Barn in Leeds. It's part of the free horse therapy The Red Barn offers to children with disabilities.

  Mika Wall “Doing Good” with Layah’s Ministry

In June of 2008 Mika Wall's daughter, Layah, passed away. She was just 6 days old. They were given a tiny pink gown for her burial, which became a precious memory in the midst of heartbreak. Now Mika is working to do the same for other families facing such loss.

  Norton’s Florist ‘Doing Good’ for the Alzheimer’s Association

  A neighborhood in Moody “Doing Good”

  Jeff Hartley “Doing Good” as an organ donor

  Martha Council “Doing Good” for Birmingham’s homeless

  Pat Mikula “Doing Good” with Mothers Sisters and Daughters

  Bradley Gilbert “Doing Good” at Homewood Flowers

  Tracie Mark Smith “Doing Good” with Grace Klein Community

Tracie is the team coordinator for the non-profit ministry which distributes more than 300 food boxes once a month to more than a thousand families in the Birmingham area.

  Ruth Davis “Doing Good” for Lucky Dogs

Stray dogs, neglected dogs, abused dogs. They all have a friend in Ruth Davis. Over the years, these “down on their luck” canines have somehow found their way to Ruth’s door and she never turns them away.

  Lindy Cleveland “Doing Good” at Unless U

"Unless U" is the brainchild of Lindy Cleveland. It's a school offering continuing education to adults with special needs who have aged out of special ed courses in high school.

  Dr. Cameron Askew “Doing Good” as a Komen Big Wig

Sometimes you have to do something silly to achieve something serious. That’s exactly what Dr. Cameron Askew is doing wearing a pink wig as she talks to her patients.

  Coach Steve Sills “Doing Good” at Homewood Middle School

Coach Steve Sills is helping a generation of students at Homewood Middle School learn lessons that go beyond the classroom.

  Joy Craddock “Doing Good” on MLK Day

On MLK Day, many people will be doing volunteer work as a way of honoring civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Joy Craddock will be leading the way for one community, as part of HandsOn Birmingham.

  Sharea Dugger “Doing Good” as a dog groomer

Dog groomer, Sharea Dugger, has been a blessing to Tallulah, the goldendoodle WBRC is volunteering to train through Service Dogs of Alabama. Sharea is providing free grooming to keep Lula looking her best.

  Ashley Taylor “Doing Good” with Service Dogs of Alabama

Ashley Taylor is the head trainer at Service Dogs of Alabama; a non-profit that has helped hundreds of people receive the service dogs they desperately need.

  Christmas Decorators “Doing Good”

When it comes to decorating Christmas trees, Leanne Barrett and her sister Leslie McDuffie say it's all about the lights, the color and the love of family.

Know someone “Doing Good”? Nominate them!

Do you know someone who is “Doing Good”? We need your help to find the wonderful people throughout our area who are doing good things for others.

  Birmingham Optimists “Doing Good” as Salvation Army Bellringers

Members of the Birmingham Optimist Club are veteran bellringers for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. For more than 20 years they have volunteered to work a shift on a downtown street corner.

  Calvin Tucker “Doing Good” for Homeless Cats

Calvin Tucker is a stray cat’s best friend. Every day he feeds 92 stray and feral cats at 14 locations all over the Birmingham area from Highway 280, to Homewood, to Bessemer, to McCalla.

  Ama Shambulia, “Doing Good” at the WE Cafe

The WE Cafe is a charming diner in West End where the food is delicious, healthy and made from scratch. The pay-as-you-can community restaurant was developed under the watchful eye of director Ama Shambulia.

  Bryan Kirkland; a good neighbor “Doing Good”

A woman and her three little dogs were attacked by two pitbulls in a quiet Leeds neighborhood last Thursday and the hero who saved them may surprise you.

  Fazo the Clown ‘Doing Good’ at UAB

Fazo the Clown is "Doing Good at UAB hospital as he leads the closed circuit broadcast of The Bingo Show throughout UAB Hospital.

  Ted Speaker ‘Doing Good’ at The Crisis Center

Ted Speaker is among the volunteers answering the Crisis Line at Birmingham’s Crisis Center. They are changing lives one phone call at a time.

  Sherry Webb “Doing Good” at First Light Shelter

When homeless women walk through the doors of First Light they are met by friendly faces but what they may not realize is they are about to meet their very best friend, Sherry Webb.

  Dr. Tom Edwards “Doing Good” at Hope Health Center

Dr. Tom Edwards meets with about a dozen patients every day who come to the Hope Health Center in Fairfield for low cost, accessible health care. 85% of them are receiving government aid or are uninsured and many are elderly or disabled.

  Danielle Wilson “Doing Good” at Children’s Harbor Family Center

Danielle Wilson is a professional hairstylist offering haircuts and styling to patients at Children’s of Alabama through the Children’s Harbor Family Center. She’s there twice a week to help those who are unable to leave the hospital.