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Cobbs Allen Helps Create Care Closet at Children's of Alabama


BIRMINGHAM - Cobbs Allen, an insurance and risk-management firm in Birmingham, presented Children’s of Alabama with a $10,000 contribution this morning to help create the Care Closet. The new Care Closet will help meet the ever growing need for patient assistance with essential items for children and their families at the hospital.

As the 2015 Presenting Sponsor, Cobbs Allen’s support will help create and stock the Care Closet with much needed toiletries and clothing including socks, t-shirts, pajamas, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby wipes, underwear and other items. The Care Closet will be managed by the Social Services department and allow the team to quickly respond to specific needs of patients and families. On average, the team provides more than 400 families in crisis with approximately $60,000 of toiletries, clothing and other essential items each year and relies on community support to make this possible.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about supporting the Care Closet at Children’s of Alabama, visit:  to view the hospital Wish List or call Wynne Speir at (205) 638-5014.

Cobbs Allen is a regional insurance and risk management firm in Birmingham that’s served the area since 1887. It is a member of Assurex Global, a partnership of the top independent brokerage firms worldwide, selected for its ability to provide innovative, client driven insurance, risk management and employee benefit services. Cobbs Allen is ranked in the top 50 privately held brokerage firms and top 100 for all brokerage firms. More information is available at


Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not for profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. For the past three years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report.  More information is available at