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Volunteer Newsletter

February 10, 2020

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
   
                                          
 
         Team Wear It Well Juniors


How do we teach our young people to have empathy for others? How do we guide them toward positive actions that right wrongs? How do we instill in them the benefit of interacting with people who are different from them?

One of the best ways for children to learn these life skills is by volunteering. Through the Bridge Enrichment Program of Wear It Well, Inc., several young people are starting on what could well become a life-long journey of giving back.

 
Above (L to R) - Volunteers Moriah Shells, Journi Shells, Madison Shells, and Donovan Winfun bring smiles to a resident of an assisted living facility. 

Studies show that children who volunteer do better in school and are more likely to graduate from high school and college. Volunteer work helps young people develop a variety of skills that will become more and more useful as they move from school to the world of work: defining and solving complex problems; managing their time; working in groups; and setting goals, making plans, and taking action. 


Above: Caris Crump and Carson Crump concentrate as they sort and pack donated items.

Parents are encouraged to support their children in their volunteer efforts by volunteering alongside them. Ideas about choosing appropriate volunteer opportunities for your child can be found here


Thank you to all the children of the Wear It Well team! You are making a difference!





     FEATURED VOLUNTEER
           OPPORTUNITIES


Memory's Magical Dresses will be distributing formal wear on February 22 and 29 at the Mall at Barnes Crossing. If you would like to assist with this event, click here.

The Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Clinic in Tupelo is looking for volunteers in 4 areas: pharmacists, nurses, clerical office staff, and special projects (such as maintenance and carpentry). For more information about the clinic and these volunteer opportunities, click
here.

If you've ever wanted to be a part of the wish-granting team of Make-A-Wish Mid-South, plan to attend their training session in Corinth on April 5. Click here for more information.

Southern Care Hospice needs a team of ramp builders for a project in Baldwyn. If you are interested, click
here.

Tupelo's largest serve day, 10 for Tupelo, will be held on March 21. It's a day set aside to beautify the community, learn about nonprofits and other volunteer opportunities, and have fun! For more information and to sign up, click here.

Go to our online volunteer hub to see even more volunteer opportunities!





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AGENCIES REGISTERED ON THE MISSISSIPPI HUB NETWORK:

 
- Agape Health Services
- A.M.E.N., Inc.
- American Red Cross of
 North Mississippi

- Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Clinic
- Autism Center of North
 Mississippi

- Banah Pregnancy Testing 
 Center

- Belmont UMC Community    
  Food Pantry

- Big Brothers Big Sisters of
  Northeast Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  Booneville/Prentiss County

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  North Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  Northeast Mississippi 

- Cami Jo Cares
- CATCH Kids, Inc.
- Churches United Food Depot
  of Pontotoc County

- City of Oxford - Recycling
- Comfort Creatures of   
  Northeast Mississippi

- Corinth-Alcorn Animal
 Shelter

- CREATE Foundation
- El Centro
- Empowering Our Girls
- English as a Second
 Language

- EXCEL, Inc.
- F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry
- Faith Haven
- Family Resource Center of
  North Mississippi

- Food Depot of Tishomingo
 County

- For the Love of Paws Corp
- Fulton UM Church Food
 Pantry

- Girl Scouts Heart of the
 South

- GumTree Museum of Art
- Helpful Samaritan Food 
 Pantry

- Helping Hands Food Pantry
 and Clothes Closet

- Hope Unbridled
- Itawamba Crossroads Ranch
- Keep Tupelo Beautiful
- Lee County 4-H
- Life Choices Pregnancy Care
  Center

- Life Saver Empower Girls
- Magnolia Foundation
- Make-A-Wish Mid-South
- Meals on Wheels
- Mississippi State Department
 of Health

- Mississippi United to End
  Homelessness (MUTEH)

- National Council on Alcohol
  & Drug Dependency

- NEWMS
- NextAge Mississippi
- North Mississippi Kidney
  Foundation

- Northeast Mississippi Habitat
 for Humanity

- Oren Dunn City Museum
- Oxford Film Festival
- Parkgate Health Services
- Pontotoc Habitat for
  Humanity

- Reconnect 4 Autism
- Regional Rehabilitation
 Center

- SAFE, Inc.
- Saints' Brew
- Sally Kate Winters Family
 Services

- Salvation Army of Houston
- Salvation Army of Pontotoc
- Salvation Army of Tupelo
- Sanctuary Hospice
- Second Chances Animal
 Rescue

- Shepherd's Center of
 Greater Tupelo

- Southern Care Hospice
- Special Education and Handicap Bowling Association
- St. Luke Food Pantry
- Talbot House
- The Arc of Northeast
  Mississippi

- The Refuge Foster Care
 Closet

- Tippah Co. Good Samaritan
 Center

- Tishomingo Co. Historical &
 Genealogical Society

- Tree of Life Free Clinic
- Tupelo Community Theatre
- Tupelo Housing Authority
- Tupelo Lee Humane Society
- Tupelo/Lee Hunger Coalition
- Tupelo Lions Club
- Tupelo Misfits Leo Club
- Union County Good
  Samaritan

- Union County Literacy
  Council

- United Way of Northeast
  Mississippi

- Vitalant
- Volunteer Northeast
  Mississippi

- VVSC, Inc.
- Wear It Well, Inc.
- West Itawamba Food Pantry






 


 
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