Imagine being remembered as the person who cared when everyone else had forgotten. After a loved one dies, and the arrangements are over, many grieving people are left not knowing where to turn. Their support dwindles as others return to their daily living, and they’re left looking for hope and comfort. That’s why for the past 27 years, Community Grief Support has opened its doors to over 61,500 people. We offer free grief counseling, loss-specific support groups, and community-wide education within the Greater Birmingham area.

Because we believe when people receive the support they need, they can live meaningful lives after loss. This year, we’re looking forward to helping thousands more and we’re inviting you to help. Join us in sponsoring our annual fundraising events and programs. Your sponsorship gives those who have lost a loved one professional, compassionate, and long-lasting support.

Lift Your Spirits

This is our annual event that focuses on restoring hope and light to grieving people. Our silent and live auctions feature fabulous merchandise, artwork, and travel and dining experiences. The evening offers a fun-filled night of gathering and entertainment for all participants in a casual atmosphere. Sponsors can purchase corporate and individual tables.

Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival

Our Junior Board cooked up this festival idea with “togetherness” as the main ingredient. Local eateries and community teams gather to host a Mac + Cheese competition. The day features live music, games, and family fun. This event helps feed the grieving soul with comfort food and support – funding grief community education and programs.

Tree of Lights

Those grieving often find the holiday season challenging. To recognize this, CGS erects a “Tree of Lights” as a memorial to those we’ve loved and lost. The event includes festive refreshments, family fun activities, and a memorial candlelight ceremony. Individuals may purchase a light, luminary, or an ornament in honor or in memory of someone. Our “Tree of Lights,” placed at the corner of Oxmoor Rd and Central Ave, serves as a reminder of hope and love to all those who need it.

Community Grief Support is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.