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Volunteer Newsletter

October 2020

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
   
                                          
 
             Tupelo Misfits Leo Club

 

Volunteer Northeast Mississippi recently hosted a service project for MS Project Package. Many volunteers were needed, but three days prior to the project, only two volunteers had signed up.

An email to Rebecca Burg, sponsor of the Tupelo Misfits Leo Club, was all it took. "The Leos are on it!" Rebecca said in her response. And indeed they were. Along with the two initial volunteers, the Leos worked a table at Kroger on Main Street in Tupelo for 8 hours, where they informed shoppers of the important work that MS Project Package does and of the ways they could help. At the end of the day, the pay-off was tremendous. Shoppers had donated more items than one pick-up truck could hold to ship to our troops overseas and more than $1200 to cover the cost of shipping the care packages.

The Leo Club volunteered at the MS Project Package table at Kroger.

So who are the Leos? The Leo Club, a subgroup of the Lions Club, is a nonprofit volunteer organization for teens 12-18. The letters in the name stand for Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity. The Leo Club started in 1957 in Pennsylvania, and it now exists in 150 countries with more than 7,200 members worldwide. While carrying out projects of all types to better the community, these young people develop leadership skills that will prepare them for a lifetime of vital contributions to the world around them.

The Leos collected toys to donate to the LeBonheur Clinic in Tupelo.


Thank you, Leos, for your outstanding service to the community! 





 FEATURED VOLUNTEER  OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER-FROM-HOME OPPORTUNITIES 

If you prefer to stay home but still want to volunteer in some capacity, consider some remote volunteer opportunities. There is so much good that can be done without leaving your house. Click here for some ideas.

Also:
 
Purchase needed supplies for Parkgate Clinic by shopping from home
Inspire potential by joining Big Brothers Big Sisters


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AWAY-FROM-HOME OPPORTUNITIES 

Sort donated clothing at Wear It Well's Repeat Boutique
Serve to-go breakfast at Saints' Brew

Assist food pantries in various capacities 
Become a Red Cross volunteer
Sort and organize clothing at Cami Jo Cares

 




Are you still not sure what types of volunteer opportunities are available in Northeast Mississippi?

Why not view some videos created by our local nonprofits and find an agency that could use YOUR help?







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SPECIAL THANKS TO WET PAINT OF TUPELO FOR DONATING A DOOR PRIZE TO OUR NONPROFIT FAIR!
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT
OF OUR COMMUNITY!



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AGENCIES REGISTERED ON THE MISSISSIPPI HUB NETWORK:


Click on the name of the agency to view the profile page.
 
- Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes

- Agape Health Services

- A.M.E.N., Inc.

- American Red Cross of
 North Mississippi


- Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Clinic

- Autism Center of North
 Mississippi


- Baldwyn FUMC Food Pantry

- 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.

- Child on a Mission

- Church After School Association (C.A.S.A.)

- Churches United Food Depot of Pontotoc County

- City of Oxford - Recycling

- Comfort Creatures of   
  Northeast Mississippi


- Corinth-Alcorn Animal
 Shelter


- CREATE Foundation

- Diaper Bank of the Delta

- Early Childhood Coalition

- 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

- First Choice Center for Women

- Five Horizons Health Services

- 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

- Help for Us, Inc.

- Helpful Samaritan Food 
 Pantry


- Helping Hands Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

- Helping Hands - Helping Homeless

- Hope Unbridled

- Itawamba Crossroads Ranch

- Keep Tupelo Beautiful

- Lee County 4-H

- Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center

- Life Saver Empowering Girls

- Link Centre

- Magnolia Foundation

- Make-A-Wish Mid-South

- Meals on Wheels

- Memory's Magical Dresses

- Mission Okolona

- Mississippi State Department
 of Health


- Mississippi United to End
  Homelessness (MUTEH)


- Mississippi Votes

- MS Project Package

- National Council on Alcohol
  & Drug Dependency


- NEWMS

- NextAge Mississippi

- Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity

- North Mississippi Exchange Family Center

North Mississippi Kidney
  Foundation


- 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

- Stand Beside Her North Mississippi

- St. Luke Food Pantry

- Talbot House

- The Arc of Northeast
  Mississippi


- The Gordon Community and Cultural Center

- 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 Historical Society
 



Questions? Comments? 
Email rebecca@unitedwaynems.org
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