WISH - Back-to-School Supplies Needed

Hosted by: The Box Project

Date

June 26 - July 24, 2015

Time

Past Opportunity

Contact

Iyeshia Haynes
vista@boxproject.org
901-626-7292

This is a past opportunity

About WISH - Back-to-School Supplies Needed

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The annual Summer of Service Project is the first phase of a series of community service projects to move disadvantaged children and families through school into the workforce. We have realized that the impacts of community service projects are more effective when they are long-term and the donations change as the community needs changes. Many of the children and youth in rural areas of Mississippi are not able to obtain adequate school supplies, school uniforms, and quality reading materials. In partnership with six youth centers in extremely rural areas of the Mississippi, the program staff and members are preparing school supply bags for 500 children and youth to be distributed in August 2015.

Please help make this project a success by donating any of the following items: packs of #2 pencils, packs of crayons, packs of wide-rule loose leaf paper, 3-prong folders with pockets, boxes of Kleenex, bottles of hand sanitizer, boxes of Band-Aids, safety scissors, and rulers.

All donations can be given to the AmeriCorps member, Iyeshia Haynes. Ms. Haynes is serving The Box Project, a program of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, through AmeriCorps*VISTA. To make a donation contact her at 901-626-7292 and/or vista@boxproject.org. You may also contact MDSC/A*VISTA Director, Linda Stringfellow, at 662-846-4358 and/or lstringf@deltastate.edu for a local drop-off location. Thank you in advance for all of your support with our annual Summer of SERVICE Project.

The drive will end Friday, July 24.

Drop off locations include:
Hernando First Regional Library
370 W Commerce St.
Hernando, MS 38632

Community Foundation of Northwest MS
315 Losher Street, Suite 100
Hernando, MS 38632

New Discovery Christian Church
961 Vinson Road
Hernando, MS 38632

DeSoto Arts Council
564 W Commerce St.
Hernando, MS 38632

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Parents and children are invited and encouraged to get involved.


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