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2017 MLK Day event announced for Olive Branch

POSTED ON: DEC. 02, 2016

Registration for this event is now closed. We have reached capacity. Anyone who wishes to attend but who has not registered will need to email us and we will put them on the wait list. Please email volunteer@cfnm.org

Monday, January 16, 2017 marks the 2nd Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Memorial Walk and Day of Service, presented by North Mississippi Cultural Foundation in partnership with Volunteer Northwest Mississippi and the City of Olive Branch. This year’s event will be held at Olive Branch Intermediate School beginning @ 8:30 a.m. The school is located at 8631 Pigeon Roost Road in Olive Branch.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." The Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community.”

Guests at the January 16th event will have the opportunity to listen to a brief program on the Day of Service and how they can serve in our community during a prayer breakfast provided by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi. After the program, attendees will participate in a memorial walk in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be a service project completed after the memorial walk that will benefit Mid-South Project Package, a non-profit, all volunteer organization committed to sending weekly care packages overseas to troops from the Mid-South. Each month Project Package sends out more than 800 packages to serviceman and women from the Mid-South. They receive names from churches, the National Guard office, and people in the community. Volunteers at the prayer breakfast will work to assemble care packages on site that morning.

The breakfast is free but registration is required and all guests are asked to please bring at least three (3) items from the Project Package supply list. The Supply list is:

ü  Baby Wipes (Unscented)

ü  Batteries (Any Size)

ü  Beef Jerky

ü  Bug Spray/Wipes

ü  Candy Bars

ü  Coffee (1 lb or smaller) 

ü  Cookies (Individual Sizes)      

ü  Deodorant

ü  Eye Drops 

ü  Flip Flops

ü  Foot Powder

ü  Fruit Cups

ü  Gum

ü  Hand Sanitizer

ü  Hard Candy (Individually Wrapped)

ü  Hot Chocolate

ü  Little Debbie Snacks Lotion

ü  Mouthwash (Small)

ü  Nuts (all types)

ü  Oatmeal Cream Pies

ü  Peanuts

ü  Pop Tarts

ü  Pop Corn

ü  Pre-Sweetened Drink Packets (Individual Size)

ü  Ready-to-eat-meals

ü  Slim Jims

ü  Snack Crackers

ü  Sunflower Seeds

ü  Sunscreen

ü  Toilet Tissue

ü  Tooth Brushes w/case

ü  Tooth Paste

ü  Trail Mix

ü  Tuna Packets

ü  Vienna Sausage

 

For additional information and how to become a sponsor please call Mike Smith, NMCF @ (901) 481-3968 or Anna Dickerson, VNM @ (662)-449-5002 or volunteer@cfnm.org. Registration for this event is closed.

Award Recipients Announced!

POSTED ON: APR. 19, 2016

 

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi will honor recipients of the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Awards on May 3, 2016 at a dinner to be held at 6pm at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. The public is invited to attend this event to support our wonderful volunteers. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased through the Community Foundation no later than April 25, 2016.

The awards are made possible through The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

The 2016 recipients are:

Bobby DePriest

Camille Poag

Chelesa Presley

Connie James

Jeremy Martin

John Ball Burnett, Jr.

Lori Brasfield-Sanders

Medeliene Payton

Psi Mu Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Valery Smith

Southaven Volunteers in Policing

Young Ladies Today

Yvonne Herring

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is an independent not-for-profit organization founded in 2002 through a generous donation from the Maddox Foundation. CFNM currently serves ten Mississippi counties: Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate and Tunica. CFNM is governed by a board of 20 volunteer civic leaders and impacts the communities of Northwest Mississippi by connecting people who care with causes that matter. CFNM currently manages 135 donor-established funds and has distributed $11.2 million to support 420 charitable organizations and activities recommended by its donors, as well as charitable programs established by CFNM.

The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

 

To purchase tickets for this event, click here.

Nominations for Volunteer Awards are now being accepted!

POSTED ON: FEB. 25, 2016
 
 
Northwest Mississippi is home to some of the most generous people in the world! Do you know someone who gives their time to help others by volunteering? 

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, organizations, or groups for volunteer efforts which have made a significant difference to the state or to local communities, establishing high standards for volunteer involvement and effectiveness and multiplying resources for communities.
 

Each year, Volunteer Northwest Mississippi honors  outstanding volunteers, groups, and businesses from the eleven county area, to include Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Quitman, Panola, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate and Tunica county.

The nomination process has never been easier!

Please use our online nomination form. 
Visit http://tinyurl.com/pvsa2016  


If your outstanding nominee is selected for this prestigious award, he or she will be honored at an awards banquet on AMay 3, 2016 at the Landers Center in Southaven.  Each recipient and a guest will receive complimentary tickets. Extra tickets can be purchased for $30. 

No more excuses.  The nominations process has never been easier!  All you have to do is take a moment out of your day to brag about the best person or group you know and fill out the online nomination form by March 31, 2016. Don't forget two photos capturing your volunteer's caring spirit!

Past recipients are not eligible for this award.  To view a list of past recipients, visit http://tinyurl.com/PastRecipients



 
About the President's Volunteer Service Awards:  
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize their valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
 
 
As always, thank you for your continued support of Volunteer Northwest Mississippi and thank you for the work you do in your community.  I look forward to receiving your nominations and honoring your volunteers!
 
Sincerely,  
 
Anna Dickerson
Director
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