AT&T Contributes $22,500 to Help the Birmingham Education Foundation and ¡HICA! Support Local Students and Hispanic/Latino Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

AT&T Blog Team
May 7, 2020
Community Impact, Public Safety


AT&T Contributes $22,500 to Help the Birmingham Education Foundation and ¡HICA! Support Local Students and Hispanic/Latino Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

With more families feeling the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic each day, AT&T is providing support to the Birmingham Education Foundation and the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) to feed those in need.

The Birmingham Education Foundation will use the contribution to provide food to students and their families experiencing financial hardship during the pandemic.

“At the Birmingham Education Foundation, our ability to be responsive and provide continuity for our Birmingham students during these challenging times is strengthened by the support from community partners like AT&T,” said J.W. Carpenter, executive director of the Birmingham Education Foundation.

The contribution to ¡HICA! will be used to purchase and distribute Walmart gift cards to Hispanic and Latino families so they have access to food.

“These are unsettling times,” said Isabel Rubio, executive director for the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. “Calls from local families in need of assistance have exploded since the end of March, and the support provided by AT&T will help us put food on their tables.”

The Birmingham Education Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of students in Birmingham City Schools that are on the path to college, career, and life readiness.

¡HICA! is a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latino and immigrant families in Alabama.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic challenging daily life as we know it, supporting our communities has never been more important.”

Wayne Hutchens, President – AT&T Alabama

“At AT&T, one of our core values is to be there when people need us most,” said AT&T Alabama President Wayne Hutchens. “With the COVID-19 pandemic challenging daily life as we know it, supporting our communities has never been more important.”

For more information on how AT&T is supporting communities and responding to COVID-19, please visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html#.