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Birmingham Reads 2015

Birmingham Reads 2015

Better Basics partners with the Junior League of Birmingham each year for the Birmingham Reads project that is designed to inspire all of Birmingham to pick up a book and read. The week kicks off with a fun, family-friendly event called Reading, Writing, & Rhythms.  Local bands take the stage on Saturday, April 11th, from 3 […]

Love for Literacy

Love for Literacy

This year, Better Basics offers you a better way to spend Valentine’s Day. Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing at the Love for Literacy event at Bridgestreet Gallery in Birmingham.  The fun evening will feature a silent auction where you are sure to find the perfect gift for your Valentine, plus […]

Honor Loved Ones with Better Basics Holiday Cards

Honor Loved Ones with Better Basics Holiday Cards

Are you looking for a way to honor friends and family this holiday season, but you don’t know what to get them? Nothing could be more simple than sending Better Basics’ holiday honor cards. For only $10 per card, you can honor a friend with a donation in his or her name.  To acknowledge the donation, we will send a wonderful […]

Better Basics Newest Program

Better Basics Newest Program

Better Basics is now the host for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.  This program helps parents in low income areas by giving them the tools to help start their child on the path to life-long learning. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library offers Better Basics a unique opportunity to do something simple and powerful for our community by inspiring parents […]

Pizza for a Purpose

Pizza for a Purpose

Enjoy some great pizza and support Better Basics at the same time!  Join us at 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 […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Join Better Basics for a fun day game with the Birmingham Barons baseball team, and help us collect books for at-risk students in our community. June 9 is Better Basics day at the Barons.  We will be collecting new and gently-used children’s books at the gate to help the students served through the Better Basics […]

Be a Part of Birmingham Reads

Be a Part of Birmingham Reads

Better Basics partners with the Junior League of Birmingham to inspire all of Birmingham to pick up a book and read. Birmingham Reads is an event held each spring, when hundreds of volunteers visit kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms in Birmingham City Schools to read to students. Each class is assigned a volunteer reader, and each […]

Celebrate 20 in ’14

Celebrate 20 in ’14

Better Basics is commemorating  its twentieth anniversary at the Celebrate 20 in ’14 dinner event. The event, which will honor partners who have made a significant impact on the growth and sustainability of the organization, will be held on February 20, 2014 at The Club in Homewood.  A reception and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. […]

Holiday Cards Honor Loved Ones

Holiday Cards Honor Loved Ones

Are you looking for a way to honor friends and family this holiday season, but you don’t know what to get them? Nothing could be more simple than sending Better Basics’ holiday honor cards. For only $10 per card, you can honor a friend with a donation in his or her name.  To acknowledge the donation, we will send a wonderful […]

Holiday Art Contest

Holiday Art Contest

Students participating in the Better Basics Schoolwide Enrichment program are busy creating masterpieces for the holiday season. Fourth-grade students are drawing their favorite holiday scenes in hopes of winning the Better Basics Holiday Art Contest. Each year, students compete to have their drawing featured on the Better Basics holiday cards that go on sale December […]