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We’re on the front page of the Birmingham News!

July 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in News & Events | Comments Off

Thanks to Val Walton and Michelle Campbell for spending some time with us last week. Please check out their great article about the work P.E.E.R., Inc. is doing in East Lake: http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/07/fresh_food_hope_flourish_in_so.html

Free dental screenings for kids!

May 31st, 2012  |  by  |  published in News & Events | Comments Off

Sarrell Dental Center will be at the East Lake Farmers Market on Saturday, June 9 providing free dental screenings for kids.  Please stop by our office and pick up a form if you’d like your child to get a screening.

Picnic Dinner at Ruffner Mountain

April 18th, 2012  |  by  |  published in News & Events | Comments Off

The market season is fast approaching and we’re kicking it off with a great picnic dinner on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center.  We’ll have a tasty dinner made from fresh, local produce.  Tickets are $12 and kids 5 and younger eat free with an adult.  Want to buy tickets [...]

Picnic Dinner

April 4th, 2012  |  by  |  published in News & Events | Comments Off

We’ll have a picnic dinner to kick off the market season this year.  We hope you’ll join us Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve for a tasty preview of the market season.  Tickets are $12 and kids 5 and younger eat free.  Email us to reserve your space.  Also mark [...]

We have another job opening!

March 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in News & Events | Comments Off

We are very excited about the new East Lake Community Kitchen, slated to open on May 14.  We are hiring a Chef Trainer to lead the culinary job training program for eight chef-apprentices.  The Chef Trainer will have the opportunity to teach culinary and life skills and to prepare nutritious food for community members.  We [...]

Join the staff of P.E.E.R., Inc.!

March 5th, 2012  |  by  |  published in News & Events | Comments Off

We are very excited to hire an office manager!  Can you manage budgets and daily accounting?  Can you maintain mailing lists?  Can you administer grants?  If so, then you might be the imaginary friend we’ve been dreaming of.  If you’re interested in the position, please open the full job description below.  To apply, send interest [...]

Community Garden Workshop Saturday!

February 27th, 2012  |  by  |  published in News & Events | Comments Off

Please join us this Saturday at 10 am in our garden for a cool workshop on rain barrels.  We’ll be installing a rain barrel for our garden and you’ll learn how to implement a simple rain barrel system at home.  Immediately following the workshop, interested community gardeners will meet to make a plan for spring [...]

Thanks for making Alabama Gives Day a great success!

February 3rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in News & Events | Comments Off

Thanks to our generous donors, P.E.E.R., Inc. is one of numerous non-profits in the state of Alabama that together raised almost $744,000.  Thank you!  If you missed the chance yesterday and would still like to make a donation, please click the donate button in the top right corner of this webpage.

Alabama Gives Day TODAY!!

January 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in News & Events, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Today, February 2, is statewide Alabama Gives Day!  Please consider making a donation to P.E.E.R., Inc.  You can find our Alabama Gives page at http://www.razoo.com/story/Peer-56.  All contributions support our community development programs in South East Lake.  Thank you for your support!

Introducing our new website

January 5th, 2012  |  by  |  published in News & Events | Comments Off

Happy new year to all of our friends!  Welcome to our new website.  We hope you’ll check back often for news (here), upcoming events (in the calendar on the homepage), and information about our programs (find links to our program pages at the bottom of the homepage).  A huge thank you to volunteers Kelly, Derek, [...]

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