Love for Literacy


This Valentine’s Day weekend, Better Basics offers a better way to celebrate the holiday with a unique event that also gives back to the community. At the 3rd Annual Love for Literacy event, attendees will enjoy dinner, drinks, and dancing with the backdrop of Birmingham’s skyline. Be a part of the fun and buy your tickets today!

Love for Literacy will take place on Saturday, February 11 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in the Diamonds Direct Ballroom at Regions Field. Tickets are $75 per person and the attire is cocktail. In addition to live entertainment from Nationwide Coverage, attendees will also enjoy a silent auction and a dessert auction. Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers will offer a chance to win one of their signature diamond rings in a unique jewelry giveaway. Better Basics will also recognize the 2017 John Glasser Award recipient for outstanding contributions to the agency. Eunice Elliott from WVTM-13 will be the host for the night.

Proceeds from the event will have a direct impact on at-risk children across Alabama. In 2016, Better Basics programming reached more than 26,000 students and awarded over 92,000 books through ten intervention and enrichment programs.

Click the Donate button below to purchase your tickets and you will receive an email with your tickets and check-in information. Please write Love for Literacy in the comment section. For questions, please contact Development Director Jake Paul at 205-944-2928 or We look forward to celebrating Love for Literacy with you on February 11!

Love for Literacy 2017 Presenting Sponsor

A Friend of Better Basics

Drummond Company

Ring Bling Sponsor

Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers

Platinum Sponsors

Ammie and Will Akin

Theresa and James Bruno

Caring Foundation – Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama

Publix Supermarket Charities

Protective Life

Gold Sponsors


Burr and Forman

Ida and Bruce Dunbar

O’Neal Industries

Regions Bank

Jim and Diane Richardson

Silver Sponsors

American Pipe and Supply

Baker Donelson

B.L. Harbert International

Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings, LLP

First Partners Bank

Frank and Jothany James

Haynes and Downard

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama

Junior League of Birmingham



Medical Properties Trust

National Bank of Commerce

SP Foods

Tacala, LLC