Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

We believe in an enduring kind of Christmas magic: a spirit that transcends Santa and sleigh bells to embody the heart of the holiday season. In short, we believe in the power of advocating for one another and supporting each other – in whatever ways we are able.

While we know the time is always right to give back, the holidays are both an invitation to give and a gentle nudge to shift our focus to the meaning of the season: connection and community.

And the ways and means to give in our community abound. There’s profoundly impactful work occurring in Birmingham every day in service of causes that touch nearly every walk of life. Whether you’re a patron of the arts or animal advocate, a champion of children, or a challenger to homelessness, your contributions are essential.

This holiday season, we hope you’ll join us in advocating for one another and supporting each other, whether it’s through a gift of time, money, or expertise. To help inspire a season of giving, we’ve rounded up a few of many ways to donate and volunteer locally.


VOLUME 6 MEMBER • Infertility • @carrywellcommunity Carrywell is a 501(c)(3) seeking to provide spiritual healing and financial blessings to couples suffering from infertility and loss. Formerly Blessed Brokeness, the organization has been renamed to reflect greater resources. The mission remains the same. Editor Rebecca Todd scouted the Birmingham-based ministry to honor and promote their powerful work and impact. “If you haven’t struggled with infertility yourself, you know someone who has. As a woman, I’m deeply moved by Carrywell and how they’ve changed the lives of so many families for the better.”

Give the gift of hope and healing by making  a charitable donation that will go towards helping couples navigate this difficult season of their life. Learn more…


VOLUME 6 MEMBER • Botanical Garden • @bbgardens Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in partnership with the City of Birmingham dedicated to protecting, nurturing, and sharing the wonders of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. For over 55 years, Friends have promoted the stewardship and enhancement of one of Birmingham’s most important cultural institutions, establishing it as one of the nation’s top free attractions. Support of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens through the Friends program supports enhancement of the Gardens, as well as educational programs, outreach activities, and signature events.. 

This season, show your support to the Botanical Gardens by becoming a member or making a charitable donation. Learn more…


VOLUME 6 MEMBER • Children’s Charity • @tumtumtreefoundation TumTum Tree Foundation is America’s longest-running auction supporting children’s charities. Throughout its existence, the foundation has donated nearly $15 million towards its mission: enriching the lives of Alabama children facing life-altering and life-threatening illnesses. The foundation’s name –  inspired by Lewis Carroll’s poem Jabberwocky – references their mission: to provide a beacon of hope and respite from daily challenges safely beneath their own TumTum trees.

Help bring hope to the holidays for these children. Become a beneficiary or make a donation to support The TumTum Tree Foundation this season. Learn more 


VOLUME 6 MEMBER • Children • @christopher.kids Christopher Kids is a non-profit organization founded by Chris Reebals, President and Principal Architect of Volume 6’s Christopher Architecture & Interiors. The foundation combines the firm’s extensive skill and experience with its devotion to children, fostering hope and imagination through specializing, accessible, and personalized spaces. Christopher Kids serves children in the Southeast ages 2 through 12 facing chronic or critical illness, physical or intellectual disability, or another life-altering challenge causing accessibility issues in the home. Scouted for Volume 6 alongside Christopher Collection, this foundation is deeply inspiring for its creativity and love for our community’s children. 

Celebrate the holiday spirit with the gift of  joy and hope through design. Learn more or refer a child…


Children & Adults • @eastersealsbhamEasterseals Birmingham is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating solutions for both children and adults with disabilities or other special needs, that address life’s challenges and them to achieve personal goals. They offer family-focused, and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community it serves such as pediatric rehabilitation, workforce development for adults and teens, and camping and recreational activities.

Help make the holidays brighter for these families. Show your support by giving the gift of a charitable donation to Easter Seals this season.  Learn more…


Food Bank • @feedingalCommunity Food Bank of Central Alabama believes no one in Alabama should go hungry. They believe there is a solution to the problem of hunger in Alabama. For every person who is currently in need, there are even more people in Alabama willing and able to reach out with a helping hand. Thanks to the help of friends like you, they have provided more than 16.2 million meals to their neighbors in need last year. With your support, just imagine what they can do in the years to come. They are barely scratching the surface of what is possible!

Help end food insecurity in Central Alabama by donating to Community Food Bank of Central Alabama this season.  Learn more…


Women & Children • @ipcbirminham •  The net proceeds from the The Annual Holiday House Tour presented The Independent Presbyterian Church, benefit programs that directly support women and children in the Presbytery and in IPC Community Ministries. The tour features the Christopher Home, the Klick/McCormick Home, the Robinson Home, and Whatley Home, that will be available both in-person and virtually for you to enjoy throughout the holiday season.

Need the perfect gift for the person who has it all? Give the Holiday House Experience! Learn more…


Children • @mitchells_place •  Mitchell’s Place specializes in improving the lives of children affected by autism and other developmental disabilities with a focus on early learning for preschool aged children. Their full-service facility offers quality, diagnostic, educational, and therapeutic services provided by highly skilled therapy teams that improve the quality of life for the children and their families.

Make an impact during the season of giving with a one-time donation, contributing to the Parental Relief Fund, or by joining a Giving Society. Learn more…


Children • @magicmomentsal •  Magic Moments is  a nonprofit with the sole purpose of bringing joy and hope through non-medical opportunities. to children throughout Alabama ages 4-18 who are diagnosed with chronic, life-threatening illnesses. The only wish-granting organization solely dedicated to the children in the state, they have provided roughly 5,000 magical moments for children in all 67 counties of Alabama.

Give the gift of making even more magical moments possible. Help make a child’s dreams come true by showing your financial support through a donation or offer your time by becoming A Magic Maker. Learn more…


Children’s Charity • @smileamile_ Smile-A-Mile’s is a nonprofit organization that provides hope, emotional healing, and love for the whole family during their child’s cancer journey. They offer-year round programming and camps where patients and their families are able to regain a sense of normalcy, improve mental well-being, and develop tools to help them cope with the disease, no matter what stage of treatment they are at.

Gift hope for their journey during the holidays by making a donation to Smile-A-Mile. Learn more…