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1231 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

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The John Glasser Annual Giving Society

In 1993, John Glasser founded Better Basics in the gym of a Birmingham City School serving a few students after school with three goals in mind: empower children, reduce illiteracy, and improve the community. Twenty-four years later, Better Basics has grown to serve over 26,000 at-risk children annually across Alabama. We are serving more children than ever and are making a lasting difference in their lives. However, we cannot do it alone. Your support is necessary to keep Mr. Glasser’s vision alive by providing high-quality programming to children who need it the most. Celebrating the philanthropic and community spirit of Mr. Glasser, we are pleased to introduce the John Glasser Annual Giving Society. Community members, businesses, and foundations who annually donate $100 or more to Better Basics will be recognized contributors in the John Glasser Annual Giving Society.

Members of the John Glasser Annual Giving Society embrace Better Basics’ vision and mission, and provide critical support for our organization.
An easy way to become a member of the John Glasser Annual Giving Society is by becoming a monthly donor. Below are donor levels and examples of how your donation can empower children, reduce illiteracy, and improve the community.

$100 – Friend

$500 – Partnermr. glasser pix

$1,000 – Visionary

$2,500 – Sustainer

$5,000 – 1993 Circle

$10,000 – Founders Circle





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