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Volunteer Newsletter

January 13, 2020

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
   
                                          
 
       TUPELO 150 CHALLENGE
                 VOLUNTEERS



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.
 





     FEATURED VOLUNTEER
           OPPORTUNITIES


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!
 






AGENCIES REGISTERED ON THE MISSISSIPPI HUB NETWORK:

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

- 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

- Good Samaritan Health
  Services

- 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

- 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

- 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

- Southerncare 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 Hunger Coalition
- 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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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
here.
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2020 GIVE Awards is January 27. For more information,click
here





 


Questions? Comments? 
Email rebecca@unitedwaynems.org
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