Holiday Heart


Help TOP make the holidays merry and bright in Tuscaloosa.  Through the Holiday Heart campaign, TOP helps ensure that the families served throughout the year are able to celebrate.  Organizations and individuals can help by adopting a family, donating clothes and toys, or monetary donations.  For more information, please contact Kelsie at 205.462.1000 or

November - January

Tinsel Trail


Every year, Tinsel Trail lights up our city's Riverwalk with a display of 200 live Christmas trees!  Intended to attract visitors to Tuscaloosa and complement Holidays on the River, each tree is sponsored and decorated by a local business, organization, group or individual.  Trees are on display from the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater to Tuscaloosa's River Market from mid-November to January.  There is no cost to walk the Trail. Learn more about Tinsel Trail at


Doing What Matters 

Tuscaloosa's Promise, in partnership with Challenge 21 and the Children's Policy Council, hosts Doing What Matters for Alabama's Children.  Doing What Matters is a community forum focused on fulfilling five promises to all children:  a safe place after school, a caring adult, a healthy start, the opportunity to give back, and an effective education.  For more information, please contact Sabrina at 205.462.1000 or


Fathers in the Park 


Fathers in the Park offers a free day of family engagement at Annette Shelby Park.  In 2020, Fathers in the Park will take place on Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Click here for more information about Parents in the Park.  For questions or additional information, contact Roosevelt at 205.462.1000 or email




Backpack Coalition - Apples for Education


The Tuscaloosa Backpack Coalition was formed to provide backpacks and school supplies to students with the most need in Tuscaloosa City and County Schools.  TBC partners with many local organizations, including TOP.  Every child should get on the bus to school knowing they have the supplies needed to succeed.  Help us make that a reality for local kids by supporting the Tuscaloosa Backpack Coalition. Email for more information on donating supplies or sponsoring a child.  

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