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January 13, 2020                                                

NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT                                               
     City of Oxford - Recycling

We all know that we need to recycle more. But WHY is recycling so important? Consider these reasons: 

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals
  • Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
  • Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States
The city of Oxford has its own recycling department, under the Environmental Service Department. They have two drop-off locations and offer curbside within the city. They sort, bale, and sell their recyclables themselves.

Education is a big part of what the Recycling Department does. There are so many materials that can be recycled, but oftentimes we do not know where to take such items. In addition to information about the residential and business recycling program, their website gives drop-off locations for all the following recyclable materials: cell phones and batteries, plastic shopping bags, used motor oil, old cars and scrap metals, used auto batteries, rechargeable batteries, used paint, and toner and ink cartridges.

As with most nonprofit agencies, volunteers are an integral part of the success of the Oxford recycling efforts. If you have a group that is looking for a worthwhile project, contact Michelle Robinson via email or phone (662-232-2745).  She appreciates the opportunity to engage the community in the recycling program.

Thank you to the City of Oxford Recycling Department for all your efforts to help our environment!

         2020 GIVE AWARDS

The GIVE Awards recognize outstanding individual and group volunteer efforts that have made a significant difference to the state, through volunteer action in local communities. Highlighting these extraordinary acts of kindness not only honors deserving volunteers, but inspires others to follow in their footsteps.

GIVE Award recipients will be recognized at a special luncheon in Jackson on April 20. If you know of a deserving volunteer, please nominate him/her. The nomination form can be accessed

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2020 GIVE Awards is January 27. For more information,click


If your organization has not yet joined The Alliance, please consider joining today. 

The Alliance is the result of a merger between The Mississippi Center for Nonprofits and the Mississippi Assocation  of Grantmakers. The goal of The Alliance is to help solve statewide problems. They provide resources that will greatly enhance any nonprofit's abilities to serve its target audience.

Visit their website.

Agencies That Have Registered on the Mississippi Hub Network

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

- Autism Center of North

- Banah Pregnancy Testing 

- 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

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

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

- Food Depot of Tishomingo

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

- Girl Scouts Heart of the

- Good Samaritan Health

- GumTree Museum of Art
- Helpful Samaritan Food 

- Helping Hands Food Pantry
  and Clothes Closet

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

- Magnolia Foundation
- Meals on Wheels
- Mississippi State Department
  of Health

- Mississippi United to End
  Homelessness (MUTEH)

- Monroe County Children's
  Vision Center

- National Council on Alcohol
  & Drug Dependency

- NextAge Mississippi
- North Mississippi Kidney

- Northeast Mississippi Habitat
  for Humanity

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

- Reconnect 4 Autism
- Regional Rehabilitation

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

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

- Shepherd's Center of
  Greater Tupelo

- Southerncare Hospice
- Special Education and Handicap Bowling League
- St. Luke Food Pantry
- Talbot House
- The Arc of Northeast

- The Refuge Foster Care

- Tippah Co. Good Samaritan

- Tishomingo Co. Historical &
   Genealogical Society

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

- Union County Literacy

- United Way of Northeast

- Vitalant
- Volunteer Northeast

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



Volunteer NEMS gets calls every day from people who want to volunteer, and of course, we direct them to the online hub. If your organization is not registered on there, how will these potential volunteers know about you? Register today - then post a volunteer opportunity or two. It's FREE! 

      UPCOMING           TRAININGS IN              TUPELO                 

February 13
Basic Grant Proposal Strategies - 9:00-3:30 at CREATE Foundation

February 28
The Right Way to Start a 501(c)3 - 9:00-3:00 - CREATE Foundation

May 5 
Outcomes/Logic Modeling -  (Time and Location TBA)

May 26
Social Media/Storytelling - 1:00-4:00 at CREATE Foundation


Questions? Comments?
Contact Rebecca at 662-432-0158 or
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