Layoffs at mines across Alabama have left close to 1,000 people without jobs this year, and it's up to our community to make sure these families have a happy holiday. You can help by making a donation to Toys for Miners, a local group dedicated to assisting miners and their families in their time of need.

Toys for Miners, led by Heather Bosch and Kelly Kliner, is collecting toys, food, and money now through December 13, 2015. Any money donated to Toys for Miners will be used to purchase toys, food, clothing, or other needed items for the families of miners, and donations collected will be distributed directly to families in need. Toys for Miners isn't limited to just the Brookwood Mines--they're serving the families of miners throughout the entirety of District 20.

We're collecting donations at our office! You can drop off new, unwrapped toys or non-perishable food items during our regular business hours, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m Monday-Friday. We're located at 142 Skyland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa, in between U-Haul and Shark's.

There are plenty of other donation drop-off sites, too! Check out the list below and share this info with your friends to help us get the word out. We want to make sure everyone in West Alabama has a happy holiday season, and we need your help!

Toys for Miners Donation Drop-Off Sites

  • Son's in Jasper
  • Bozeman's in Sumiton
  • Foodland in Curry
  • Piggly Wiggly in Dora
  • Piggly Wiggly in Cordova
  • Winn-Dixie in Jasper
  • Cornerstone Gym in Sumiton
  • Dollar General in Carbon Hill
  • Bill and Sons Supermarkert
  • Dollar General on Highway 5
  • Jasper Feed on 9th Avenue
  • Elliott Boots at Parkland Shopping Center
  • Dollar General off Exit 100, I 20/59
  • Brookwood Town Hall
  • Expressions in Brookwood
  • Dewey's in Brookwood
  • Eat My Beats off 15th Street in Tuscaloosa
  • Dollar General in Brookwood
  • Greenpond Grocery
  • Tobacco City
  • Evergreen Church
  • Green Lantern
  • Petro Gas Station off Exit 100, I 20/59
  • Henry's Burgers and Cream in Brookwood