Volunteers in the House

  Volunteer Northwest Mississippi has been attending open house meeting at area high schools to make sure students know about the many volunteer opportunities available and how taking advantage of these can help them fulfill service hour requirements for their high school career. Students who want to find more information about opportunities can contact Anna Dickerson, Director … Continued

Call to groups, businesses and individuals to help troops serving overseas

Each year, Volunteer Northwest Mississippi hosts an event to observe the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and there are big plans in the works to make this year an epic occasion.  When considering what to do for 9/11, Anna Dickerson, Director of Volunteer Northwest Mississippi and Brenda Smith, the Web-based Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, … Continued

Community Foundation taps new board members

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has elected four new Directors to serve three-year terms on its Board. They join 15 other Board members to govern the 501.c.3 charitable foundation, which serves 11 counties with the mission of “connecting people who care with causes that matter”. The foundation’s priorities are education, health and children and … Continued

Crystal Ball shines light on ‘Stars’

As a sell-out crowd looked on, the 16th annual Crystal Ball, DeSoto County’s largest fundraiser, netted a near-record amount for charitable activities through auction items and showcased individuals and nonprofit groups helping to improve the quality of life in an 11-county region. The event’s “Star of Hope,” Hollywood manager and Tunica resident Bradford Cobb, was … Continued

Spring Initiative gets $18,000 grant, plans to expand

The Spring Initiative, a local after school program for underprivileged youth, got a grant for $18,000 last week. The grant is from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, and the money means the program can expand and serve even more kids. At present the program, which is in its third year, serve 12 kids, all … Continued