From January 1st until January 22nd, Volunteer Northwest Mississippi challenges the distribution volunteers to collect as many canned goods as they can! After the holidays, many shelves are bare at our local pantries and they need our help! All cans collected will be divided up among the pantries in DeSoto County. The donations of canned goods will be greatly appreciated because community donations like this is what helps to keep our local pantries running and they are able to do the most good with what they get from community collections.
The Group that collects the most canned goods will receive a GRAND PRIZE.
The Canned Food Drive Challenge will wrap up on January 22nd at the Landers Center in Southaven where volunteers will gather together to distribute 30,000 pounds of food to more than 800 families in DeSoto County. Volunteers will work together to distribute fresh produce, frozen meat, breads, and other food items to local pantry clients from 3:00-5:00PM.
Volunteerism Key: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?" --Rev. Martin Luther King
This Essay Contest is sponsored and judged by VNM and all entries must be emailed in an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before January 26, 2014. The body of the email should include the student's name and the name of the teacher who supported him or her. Each entry must be received in an individual email. Do not send one email with six names and six attachments. If I were using this as a class project the students would complete the email process individually as part of the assignment.
Entries must be limited to one page, be double spaced, be in 12 pt New Times Roman font, and have margins set at 1 inch on all four sides. Neither the student’s name nor the teacher's name should appear on the entry. Remember, the student and teacher name should be in the body of the email.
This is a fun way to encourage non-fiction reading and writing in your classroom. This contest is open to any DCS student in any grade.
Education Key: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The DeSoto County Social Services Coalition and Volunteer Northwest Mississippi are proud to present the 2014 Community Resource Expo on January 24, 2014 from 9:00AM-2:00PM at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. Local nonprofits and businesses will come together to spread their mission, connect resources, and provide a great networking opportunity to all who attend. Attendees can learn about available volunteer opportunities, nonprofit missions, and more at this Community Resource Expo.
Community Awareness Key: “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
of this training will benefit from lecture, handouts, visual aids,
mini-activities, and general conversation that will address questions
and concerns relating to the grant writing process.
Location: The Gale Center, 2601 Elm Street, Hernando MS
Cost: $50 per person
Registration deadline: October 9th
How to Register: Email email@example.com, call 662-449-5002
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Volunteer Northwest Mississippi is proud to announce the 25 recipients of the 2013 President's Volunteer Service Awards. This award is given to volunteers nominated by their peers and co-workers for their outstanding contributions to their community.
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. The program continues as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Meg Bartlett - Panola
Gaven Brantley - DeSoto
Landry Hearn - Marshall
Carolyn Johnson - Tallahatchie
Andrew Sweatt - DeSoto
May-9,100 lbs-167 households
June-10,426 lbs-271 households
July-22,808 lbs-287 households
August-21,233 lbs-486 households
September-20,735 lbs-627 households
October-33,895 lbs-1,018 households
November-30,204 lbs-974 households
December-32,238 lbs-1,069 households
January - 17,309 lbs-513 households
Total-197,948 lbs food distributed - 5,412 households served.
(Average of 3 people per family is over 16,000 DeSoto county residents served).Thank you to Walgreens, FedEx Ground, Trustmark, BancorpSouth, various school and church groups, Southaven VIP's, and the dozens of individuals who come out to work the event each month. If you or your group would like to volunteer, contact Anna Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-449-5002.
Dr. Fromm has owned her own consulting company, The Fromm Group, since 1986 and has served as manager of leadership and education for Nonprofits First in Boynton Beach, FL in addition to working with CanedCom International based in Sri Lanka, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and as a consultant to the Director's Office of the County of San Diego Department of Health Services.
For six years she served as the public member of the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) spending her last year as chair-woman. Dr. Fromm also served as executive director of family planning clinics in Yolo County (Davis-Woodland, CA). She was also executive director of the San Diego AIDS Project, a full service community education and client-centered social service program. During the 1980s and 1990s, the AIDS Project was San Diego's premier provider of services to the AIDS community and the leading HIV education provider. Prior to that assignment, Dr. Fromm was director of development and public affairs officer at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla. Dr. Fromm was a member of the City of San Diego Public Arts Advisory Commission.
Dr. Fromm earned a doctorate of education (EdD) in leadership and organization development from the University of San Diego; a master of public health (MPH) from the University of California Berkeley; and a master of public administration (MPA) from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She holds an academic certificate in human resources management from San Diego State University. Trained at the Fund Raising School and the Grantsmanship Center, she holds the certified fund raising executive (CFRE) designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
A frequent reviewer and panel committee member for competitive grants and proposals, Dr. Fromm has participated in the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Fire Service grant award program; Cal-TIP technical review; Fulbright undergraduate, Scholar and Junior Faculty Development Programs; and Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship program.
Dr. Fromm, a
Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine in 2003-2004, received a Fulbright Scholar award
to Ukraine for 2005. Specializing in public administration, public health and
the management of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), she was working in
Kiev, Ukraine at Kiev Polytechnic Institute.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Location: on the Square in Hernando
Hosted by: The City of Hernando, City of Olive Branch, City of Southaven, City of Walls, and Desoto County Board of Supervisors, Desoto Greenways, Desoto County Extension Service, Desoto County Soil and Water Conservation, and Volunteer Northwest Mississippi.
This event is free to the public and to vendors.
The Day will focus on Energy Efficiency, Resource Conservation, and Sustainable Living. There will be activities for everyone including a scavenger hunt, children and adult workshops and programs, a moon bounce, face painting, and more! The Desoto Arts Council Contest and DeSoto County Anti-Litter Contest winners will be announced.
The Hernando Farmer's market will be a part of Earth Day 2012.