Tupelo High School
Often when we hear about special needs students, we think of what they need to receive - specialized services, extra attention, more assistance. But a group of special needs students from Tupelo High School proved that they have something to GIVE as well.
Itawamba Crossroads Ranch in Fulton was thrilled to have these students come for a visit. For those of you who do not know, Crossroads Ranch is in the process of building a village that will be home to special needs adults. Volunteers play a giant role in this endeavor, from construction of the houses down to the glazing of the pottery that is sold to bring in much-needed funds.
The staff members at Itawamba Crossroads Ranch recognize that everyone has abilities as well as a need to contribute in a meaningful way. It was only fitting, then, that the students from THS volunteered their time and talents to give back to the community by utilizing their creative skills. As with any volunteers, these students felt proud of their accomplishments and enjoyed being part of a project that helps others.
Way to go, THS!
The Tupelo/Lee County Hunger Coalition is hosting Pack the Pickup on Friday, December 6. Volunteers are needed for 2-hour shifts throughout the day. Click here for more information.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers - If you want to be one of the famous bell-ringers, please click the town in which you want to volunteer:
The United Way of Northeast Mississippi is looking for some help with two projects: (1) They need volunteers to sort donated coats, which will occur tomorrow (December 3) from 10 am - noon. Click here to sign up.
(2) They also need help with their 50K Giveaway. From January 6-10 and January 13-15, they need folks to answer the phone as the calls start coming in to buy tickets. Click here to sign up;
The Oxford Park Commission's partner agency, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, needs volunteers to assist with planting daffodils December 7 and 8. Click here for more information.
Go to our online volunteer hub to see even more volunteer opportunities!