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Volunteer Newsletter

January 27, 2020

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
   
                                          
 
                  Kay Patterson


Sometimes it's easy to forget that many of the people who "work" at a nonprofit are actually volunteers. There are hundreds of folks in Northeast Mississippi so dedicated to the missions of their agencies that they put in countless hours on a regular basis with no pay. 

Once such selfless soul is Kay Patterson, volunteer coordinator of F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry in Nettleton. Kay was one of the first representatives to create an agency account on Volunteer Northeast Mississippi's online hub, and she has been tremendously active ever since..

 

Kay manages not only the volunteers required for their massive food distribution, but also the ones needed for food pick-up and delivery, emergency food box preparation, and warehouse clean-up. (See more about volunteer opportunities at F.A.I.T.H. below.)  

In addition, she keeps detailed records of the volunteers and is always on time sending volunteer activity reports to Volunteer NEMS every month. She does not take her responsibilities lightly, evident from the fact that she attended a volunteer recruitment and management workshop (photo above) and does not hesitate to ask questions to ensure that she is following all procedures correctly.



Her diligence pays off. In order to provide food for the 800+ families in need, F.A.I.T.H. utilizes more than 200 volunteers, accounting for almost 1,000 hours of volunteer service, every month. It's quite an undertaking, but the process runs smoothly, the clients are well-served, and the volunteers enjoy working for such a worthy cause.

Thank you, Kay, for the outstanding job you do to help F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry fulfill its mission of meeting the needs of food-insecure residents in Itawamba, Lee, and Monroe Counties.
 





     FEATURED VOLUNTEER
           OPPORTUNITIES



F.A.I.T.H Food Pantry

(1) Unload food from truck, and weigh, sort, and put it in storage - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - 10:30
Click
here to sign up.

(2) Pack emergency food boxes for clients - Wednesdays - 11:00
Click
here to sign up.

(3) Clean up warehouse - Fridays - 10:30
Click
here to sign up.


Tupelo Lee Humane Society

Volunteers are needed in several capacities: shelter ambassadors, photography assistants, and helpers at PetCo adoption events.
Click
here for information about these volunteer opportunities: 


Go to our online volunteer hub to see even more volunteer opportunities!




 

Today (Monday, January 27) is the last day to nominate someone for the prestigious GIVE Awards.
Deadline: 5:00 pm


The Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence Awards celebrates the exemplary work of Mississippi's most dedicated citizens. This awards program, presented by Volunteer Mississippi in partnership with the Governor's Office, recognizes and honors the valuable contributions of some of Mississippi's most extraordinary citizens while inspiring others to follow their example. Awards will be presented at a special luncheon ceremony to be held Monday, April 20, 2020, kicking off celebrations for National Volunteer Week.

2020 GIVE Award Nomination Form




For more information, contact Krista Estes at
601-432-6306 or kestes@volunteermississippi.org

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 Humane Society
- 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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