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April 2018

Birmingham’s Biggest Book Drive!

April 20 @ 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Brookwood Village,
35209 United States
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  Donate new or gently used children’s books on Friday, April 20, 2018 6:30 a.m.—6:30 p.m. Brookwood Village in front of Books-A-Million   To Donate, go to: Purchase or donate online: http://a.co/7B5Ut2t or scan the QR code for immediate access      

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Birmingham Reads 2018

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

BE A PART OF BIRMINGHAM READS Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the largest children’s literacy event in our community, Birmingham Reads.  The Birmingham Reads project is presented by Better Basics, the Junior League of Birmingham, and Scholastic. More than 700 community volunteers will visit every preschool through fifth-grade class in Birmingham City Schools on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 1 p.m.  A volunteer will be assigned to each class to read an age-appropriate book and then…

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February 2018
$75.00

Love for Literacy

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Regions Field ,
1401 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, 35233 United States
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  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS Bring your friends, family and/or significant other and celebrate with Better Basics at our 4th annual Love for Literacy event. This is event is our only fundraiser and all proceeds will go towards our mission to “make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families by advancing literacy through enrichment and intervention programs.”  So, SHARE THE LOVE this February by supporting Better Basics at Love for Literacy.  A SPECIAL THANKS TO…

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April 20152015

Reading, Writing, & Rhythms

April 11, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Avondale Brewery,
201 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222 United States
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Join the Better Basics Junior Board for a family-friendly day of music.  Local bands will help us kick off Birmingham Reads week with a day of friends, fun, and music.  For more information, contact Jenny Wilson at Jwilson@betterbasics.org.

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August 20142014

Pizza With a Purpose

August 14, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
California Pizza Kitchen ,
238 Summit Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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Enjoy some great pizza and support Better Basics at the same time!  Join us a California Pizza Kitchen at the Summit on August 14, present the attached flyer to your server, and Better Basics will receive 20% of your bill.  Lunch or dinner, dine in or take out, either way you will be supporting Better Basics.

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June 2014

Better Basics Day at the Birmingham Barons

June 9, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Regions Field ,
1401 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, 35233 United States
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Bring a new or gently used book, and join us for an afternoon of exciting baseball as the Birmingham Barons take on the Jackson Generals at 11:30 a.m.  Better Basics will be collecting children’s books at the gates to use in our literacy programs.

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April 2014

Oteys Trivia Night

April 2, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Oteys Tavern ,
22 Country Club Drive , Mountain Brook , 35213
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Think you are up on pop culture?  Join the Better Basics Junior Board at Oteys Tavern in Crestline Village for some tough competition during Trivia Night.  Have fun with your friends and test your knowledge.  See you there!

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October 20132013

2nd Annual Zombie Chase

October 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Red Mountain Park

Birmingham Young Professionals Kiwanis is proud to host the 2nd Annual Zombie Chase presented by Alabama Outdoors. All proceeds from this event will benefit the programs here at Better Basics! Be sure to register today and be part of the fun! October 26th @ 10 am at Red Mountain Park Register here: https://register.dg-racing.net/Register/?event=22583  

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September 2013

Better Basics Holiday Open House

September 9, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Better Basics,
211 Summit Parkway, Suite 108, Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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Teachers, volunteers, board members, supporters, and friends join the Better Basic staff as we celebrate the holidays.      

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