The Lili Pad
The Lili Pad opened in 2004 & became a staple to the community. In 2008, The Lili Pad won Alabama Retailer of the Year for their dedication to community & customers. April 27, 2011 our community was hit by a tornado that disrupted the area. The Lili Pad quickly jumped into action & immediately helped the neighborhood with clean up, we had chain saws ready. Our business and shopping center took a direct hit, but it did not deter us from helping others. Owners, Katherine McRee & Susan Day, set up a tent in The Heights Village to assist FEMA with getting tarps for the families. They remained for a week helping get tents to the people needed & assisted the Red Cross with getting meals to the elderly. McRee organized a Town Hall meeting to help neighbors know the plan from the city about debris removal, the FEMA process and answer questions from Vestavia Hills city leaders. The Lili Pad has been a proud partner of The Junior League of Birmingham and donates "left over" merchandise to the charity's annual Bargain Carousel. Over the years The Lili Pad has donated over $250,000 of merchandise to help women and children in need. The Lili Pad is a proud supporter of our schools. little league and multiple local charities. In 2017 The Lili Pad started the Cahaba Heights Merchants Association to enhance the community. The purpose of the organization is to bring businesses together to make the community stronger. Currently, CHMA organizes 2 community events a year. The Heights Hangout is a fundraiser for beautification of the community & in it's first year raised over $6000. TLP believes that small businesses are a vital part of any community and businesses should be community driven and work on improving it.