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Volunteer Newsletter

April 8, 2019


Each year in April, volunteers across the country are celebrated for the incredibly important work they do all year long. In the United States alone, volunteerism accounted for 167 billion dollars' worth of work. Can you imagine trying to replace volunteers with paid workers? Nonprofits would NOT be able to provide their services without their volunteers. 

So to those who have volunteered in the past and who are currently volunteering - THANK YOU! 

And to those who have only thought about volunteering but have not found the right place or the most suitable time, why not visit and find out about many of the volunteer opportunities in Northeast Mississippi? You can click on the button for volunteers on the home page and go directly to our online hub, where 25 agencies in our area are registered. 

Do a little or do a lot. Every volunteer minute matters. Volunteers are vital to our community. By volunteering, you could very well become the person that changes someone else's life for the better.


Lee County 4-H and Prentiss County 4-H are looking for volunteers in various capacities. You can be a club leader, a judge, or a guest speaker. In Lee County, contact John Nanney at In Prentiss County, contact Skip Glidewell at For more information, visit their websites:
Lee Co. -
Prentiss Co. -

Autism Center of North MS is hosting the Autism Run on Saturday, April 27, at Ballard Park in Tupelo. For more information, to volunteer, or to participate in the run, go to  

Reconnect 4 Autism will be hosting their 5th Annual Color Run on Saturday, April 27, in Corinth. They need volunteers for set up, clean up, registration, parking teams, water/fruit tables, but most of all they need fun energetic volunteers to help toss the color powder during the run at the many different color stations that will be set up throughout the park. To volunteer or to participate, go to

F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry in Nettleton needs volunteers on several days throughout each month. On the third Saturday of the month, they distribute boxes of food and need volunteers to help in many ways (managing traffic, packing boxes, loading boxes into clients' cars, data entry). In addition, on Wednesdays volunteers are needed to pack emergency boxes, and on Fridays they are needed to clean the warehouse. Also, on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, volunteers are needed to drive the truck to Tupelo to pick up food and/or to unload the food into the warehouse. For more information contact Kay at You can find them on facebook at

Donations Needed

Hope Unbridled is an equestrian program aimed at bringing hope to individuals of all abilities and circumstances through equine related activities and therapy. To support their mission, they have created a sponsorship group called HOPE BUILDERS 500. To become a Hope Builder, commit to giving $25 a month or $300 a year to the program. Gifts can be made online at Click on the Donation button under the caption “Make a Donation Today.” Once at this site, you may choose the box “Make this a monthly donation.” You may also mail donations to: Hope Unbridled Equestrian Program, 103 Beckman Dr., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Tupelo-Lee Humane Society needs several items. Drop off or mail donations to:
2795 Cliff Gookin Blvd. 
P.O. Box 2143
Tupelo, MS 38801

- Purina Kitten Chow
- Purina Puppy Chow
- Bleach
- Laundry Detergent
- Heating pads
- Canned pet food (all types)
- KONG dog toys (all sizes - classic version) and peanut butter or Kong Stuff’N 
- Cat & dog food
- Cat & dog toys
- Cat litter and small litter pans
- Collars and leashes
- Metal pet food bowls
- Monetary donations for medical treatment of animals
- Gift cards from any local retailer or for office supplies, pet supplies, cleaning supplies, etc.
- Fleece blanket

Banah Pregnancy Center needs donations to cover the cost of marketing, training their volunteers, and STD kits. Mail donations to:
329 W. Oxford St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
(Contact: Angie at 662-296-9160)

North Mississippi Kidney Foundation needs donations to help dialysis patients with some of their living expenses. Mail donations to:
308 Hwy 8 W
Aberdeen, MS 39730
(Contact: Keith at 662-369-6149)

Sally Kate Winters Family Services needs donations of pajamas for children in their shelter. Mail or drop off donations:
317 N. Division St.
P.O. Box 1233
West Point, MS 39773

ICC Food Pantry needs donations of microwavable food and personal care items (especially razors). Drop off donations at:
ICC Fulton Campus
Technology Education Building, Room 101
Questions? Comments? 
or call 662-432-0158.
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