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Birmingham City Councilors Join Hands on Birmingham for Back to School Beautification Project

School is almost back in session and Hands On Birmingham is partnering with the Birmingham City Schools (BCS) to make sure students return to beautiful schools as a warm welcome to a great year ahead. Birmingham City Councilors will be joining those efforts by participating in the BCS Back to School Beautification “Because We Care” Day of Service, which kicks off bright and early Saturday, July 30th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 43 of the Birmingham City Schools. Nearly 500 volunteers will join Councilors along with other city leaders to help with trimming bushes, edging, planting flowers, mowing and picking up trash at each designated school. The City of Birmingham is providing flowers, and volunteers will bring their own landscaping tools, including but not limited to lawn mowers, rakes, blowers and weed eaters. Hands on Birmingham will provide cold bottled water to keep volunteers hydrated.

Council President Johnathan Austin says this collective effort is exactly what’s needed to show students just how many people are doing their part to ensure that they have clean and safe environments to learn in.

“With the Back to School Beautification Day of Service project, we have an opportunity to lead by example to our younger generation not only as good stewards with our school system, but also by giving back in any way possible,” Council President Austin said. This event will set the tone for the next school year and I’m so thankful to all of the individuals who have played a part in planning a much needed event.”

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This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry ( in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.