TUPELO 150 CHALLENGE
On New Year's Eve, downtown Tupelo was rocking and rolling with music, games, food, and even a car-giveaway. But that was not all. As 2020 made its appearance, the city of Tupelo officially kicked off its year-long sesquicentennial celebration. In 1870, the city was incorporated, and for the next twelve months, residents will celebrate the 150th birthday in a variety of ways.
One of those ways is the Tupelo 150 Challenge, where everyone is asked to give 150 minutes of volunteer service. At the New Year's Eve party, volunteers manned 3 stations to talk about the challenge and encourage people to resolve to volunteer in the coming year.
Volunteer Sandra Linzy at Station 1
Volunteer Tachara Pulliam at Station 2
Volunteer Twyla Crayton at Station 3
To learn more about the Tupelo 150 Challenge, to sign a pledge form, or to see a list of 150 ways to volunteer, click here.
To see a list of volunteer opportunities in Tupelo, click here.
Volunteers are strongly encouraged to keep track of their volunteer minutes/hours and report them to the volunteer coordinator of the nonprofit they are working with or to Rebecca Nelson at Volunteer Northeast Mississippi.
Whether you realize it or not, when you volunteer, you make a great impact on the community. Be a part of the Tupelo 150 Challenge and start making a difference today!
Volunteer Lindsey Newhall dances to the music.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the Tupelo 150 Challenge at the New Year's Eve party.
The Early Childhood Coalition is partnering with Volunteer Northeast Mississippi in a book drive to stock the Little Free Libraries in Lee County. New or gently used books for all ages can be dropped off at Tupelo Middle School on Sunday, January 19, from 1:30-4:30. The book drive coincides with the Martin Luther King, Jr. program held at TMS at 2:30. For more information, click here.
Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo is always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways, including clerical work, cleaning up the garden, or answering phones. Click here to learn more.
Go to our online volunteer hub to see even more volunteer opportunities!