Interested in being a corporate sponsor for reRun? Let’s make the race shirts look like a NASCAR thing!

Re-Run, The Village 5K and fun run, happens Saturday, June 20- details are here.

We’d love to have your biz, church, small group, or whatever-else-you-have as a corporate sponsor for this event. We want enough of you to pull together on this that the race t-shirts look like Nascar team jerseys- supporters all over the place!

Here’s the form: reRUN Sponsor Sheet. You can complete this form, or you can submit payment through our secure server, and just notate it for the run. We’ll be in touch to get your organization name, logo, etc.

Here are the details:

There are two levels of sponsorship, Platinum and Bronze.

1. Platinum- minimum donation of $1,500

  • Your company logo on the course signage
  • Colored company logo on the 2015 reRun T-shirt
  • Ability to set-up a table for giveaways & advertisement
  • Put items of your choice in the runner’s gift bags

2. Bronze- minimun donation of $500

  • Company name printed on the reRUN T-shirt
  • Ability to set-up a table for giveaways & advertisement
  • Put items of your choice in the runner’s gift bags

The race is scheduled for June 20, 2015- from the United Cerebral Palsy building (101 Oslo Circle, just off Lakeshore, about one mile from The Village).

We’d love to have the sponsorship list together by June 1, giving us ample time to pull together your logos and other items.

Again, here’s the sponsor form: reRUN Sponsor SheetYou can complete this form, or you can submit payment through our secure server, and just notate it for the run. We’ll be in touch to get your organization name, logo, etc.

More questions? Contact Drew Debter via email: or 205-868-3753

Oh, yes, we are a 501c3- here’s you go: 501(c)3 approval letter for The Village


Re-run // The Village’s 5K, June 20- Run to help others get a re-start, re-do, re-run at life!

PastedGraphic-1Re-run is The Village’s 5K fundraiser. The next run is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2015, 8:30am- at the United Cerebral Palsy building off Lakeshore (101 Oslo Circle, Birmingham, AL 35211- just a mile or so from our main campus).

Why the name? Because Re-run is a race that helps support The Village- a ministry that gives people a Re-run at life. And, because this is a great opportunity for all of us to simply ease back into shape.

Say what? Out of shape? Start back- you don’t have to wait until January 1! Have another goal…? Here’s your on-ramp.

Cost: $35.00- register to run here.

Donate? Yes, you can “round up” your registration fee when you register beginning the second week of May and make a donation to the 501c3 (501(c)3 approval letter for The Village)

Corporate sponsors wanted? Yes, sir (or, mam!). Info on the run page (link will open a new window)

Terrain: Flat, easy, and more fun than you can handle while helping others

Location: Here’s the great part. You can run with us “live” (we hope all you locals will!) or you can run from anywhere else in the world- aka “virtually” race (we hope some of our fans and supporters from all over will choose this option!).

What if I run “live”? Run locally, and we’ll give you a shirt. You’ll run with us, be eligible for a drawing of some incredible prizes and giveaways. And, yes, you can win the race- overall or for your age division.

What if I run “virtually”? Register. Mark “virtual” on your registration. Pay the entry fee. We’ll mail you the great race shirt. Clock your time. Post a pic with you and your shirt (along with anyone you run with!). We’ll put you in the drawings for the giveaways. Sorry, though, you won’t be able to take first, second, or third… even though you’ll be numero uno in our hearts.

Details. Get more here. Or register here.

More info? Call Drew Debter at 205-868-3753 or email 

Have a box truck? Extra cargo van? Bread truck? We need it :-)

So, business is going well at The Village Thrift. So much so that we have about 50 dropbox collection points around the city- and we have a donation truck running 16 hours a day. We’re scheduling donation pickups almost two weeks out.

The stuff has to keep coming, b/c we convert it to cash via the thrift store- and then fund the ministry. However, we need a tool to go retrieve the stuff.

So, if you’re sitting on an extra cargo van (or one that we can take the seats from), a box truck, a bread truck, or some other vehicle that you’d like to hand us keys to in order to help us collect more stuff, we’d be honored to put your machine to work!

Got one? Got a lead on one? Call 205-868-3751 or email Debter Drew (

Thanks a bunch!

The best way to fund The Village is one of the easiest things you can do!

The best way to to help fund The Village (aside from writing a huge check to cover all of our operating expenses) is one of the easiest things you can do. What is it…? Simply drop you old clothes into one of our yellow drop boxes or call 868-3753 to schedule a pick up.

How fast and easy is it? Here it is…

We won! Thanks for your help in Walmart’s food pantry grant / giveaway!

For the past two weeks we’ve been involved Walmart’s holiday giving program. This year they designated $1.5 million to go to food pantries- in $20,000 increments to the 75 organizations across the U.S.

The 75 nonprofits were chosen from, well… by you!

Charities had friends and supporters vote for them online, and the top 75. Thanks to 1,626 voters, we placed 32!

We’ll have an open house in early 2015 to provide you with an opportunity to come see our place!