All the Volunteers
Who Made Halloween Fun
With multiple Halloween festivities throughout Northeast Mississippi, there were many, many opportunities for volunteers to create fun, scary, and memorable moments for children of all ages.
Volunteers from the Amory Food Pantry hosted a very successful Trunk-or-Treat.
In Tupelo, organizations and businesses along Jefferson Street provided games and treats for the entire family.
The New Albany Main Street Association made sure the little ones had a safe and happy Halloween.
Thank you to all the volunteers who planned events, decorated vehicles and buildings, bought candy, baked goodies, dressed in costumes, directed games, and made this Halloween so much fun for so many children. And let's not forget all the folks who cleaned up afterwards! We're already looking forward to next year!
November 23 is Family Volunteer Day, a "global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods." For more information, go to the Points of Light website.
If you and your family are looking for places to volunteer on November 23 and/or the week following (Thanksgiving Week), check out the opportunities that are part of the Give a Hand During Thanksgiving Week initiative on the Mississippi Hub Network.
Other volunteer opportunities to consider include the following:
Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity has two more build days coming up. No skills are required; you will be taught what you need to know. For information about shifts and to sign up, click on the date of the build:
The Salvation Army in Tupelo is gearing up for their Red Kettle Campaign, which kicks off November 15. If you want to be one of the famous bell-ringers, please click here for information on signing up.
Another opportunity to volunteer with Salvation Army is November 18, when they begin preparing for their Thanksgiving meal. They will need lots of helping hands to put together their casseroles. If you want to help, click here.
The Boys and Girls Club in Booneville is looking for someone with computer skills to build and maintain a website for them. The hours would be flexible and in accordance with the volunteer's availability. For more information, click here.