Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Goodwill’s new Crossgates store has been a hit with shoppers, donors

by Becky Gillette Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, charity, Mississippi, NON PROFIT

Goodwill Industries is one of the largest retail thrift store chains in the U.S. and beyond, operating a network of about 165 independent, community-based organizations in 15 countries. In 2011, the non profit 501(c)3 organization earned more than $4 billion, with 82 percent going to provide employment, training and support services to more than 4.2 […] [...]

Jackson-area Habitat awarded $20,000 for its work in bringing back neighborhoods

by Lisa Monti Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, charity, Habitat for Humanity, Jimmy Carter, Mississippi, NON PROFIT

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area and local law enforcement leaders were recently recognized with a national award for improving the safety and vitality of neighborhoods in the Metro Jackson area. Habitat and its partners were selected from more than 540 applicants for a $20,000 MetLife Foundation Award. They were honored for demonstrating that blighted […] [...]

Charity enters consent agreement with SoS

OCEAN SPRINGS — The chairwoman of the nonprofit Asian Americans for Change has agreed to repay $10,000 in personal compensation from AAC she was unable to document and the organization agreed to a $2,000 fine in a consent agreement with the secretary of state’s office. The Sun Herald reports that the secretary of state’s charity […] [...]

Favre’s charitable foundation awards grants

HATTIESBURG — Brett and Deanna Favre’s foundation, Favre 4 Hope, has supported charities in Mississippi and Wisconsin with $180,000 in grants for 2013. The foundation said that Mississippi charities receiving grants are Special Olympics of Mississippi, Hope Haven, Association for the Rights of Citizens with Disabilities, Make a Wish of Mississippi, Memorial Hospital Deanna Favre […] [...]

Campaign to finance hospice construction gets $1.5M gift

HATTIESBURG — A $1.5-million donation from the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg will move Forrest General Healthcare Foundation closer to reaching its $5-million campaign to build Hospice House of South Mississippi. Hospice House will provide physical and medical care for people with a limited life expectancy. The Hattiesburg American reports the Asbury Foundation’s contribution puts FGHF […] [...]

MCDILL: Jackson’s panhandling pandemic

by Stephen McDill Published: June 6,2013

Tags: charity, homeless, JACKSON, panhandling, retail, tourism

Jackson has a huge problem. Bigger than potholes. Smaller than crime. But still huge. This is the part where the economic developer says that perception is the problem. Not exactly, but it ties in with perception. The problem is panhandling. Read more in today’s Business Blog. [...]

Tornado relief drive at USM goes quiet in wake of Oklahoma disaster

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation reports its tornado relief and campus beautification campaigns were “entering a quiet phase” as the nation focuses its attention on tornado victims in Oklahoma. During this time the Foundation will refrain from publicly soliciting donors for the campaigns. The Foundation launched the tornado relief effort immediately following […] [...]

City sells property to nonprofit for home construction

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake is planning to sell some city-owned property to Habitat for Humanity for seven homes to be built by the nonprofit agency. The Commercial Appeal reports that aldermen voted last week to declare seven lots as surplus. Three appraisals will determine their fair market value — and thus the sale price. […] [...]

Nonprofit might drop program due to mail scam

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2013

Tags: charitable donation, charity, food pantry, mail fraud, money, nonprofit, steal, theft, thief

JACKSON — Stewpot Community Services and U.S. Postal Service investigators suspect that as much as $100,000 in missing donations were stolen from the charity in a mail fraud scheme over the holidays. Executive director Frank Spencer said Stewpot noticed donations were down sharply between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17 compared to the same period in […] [...]

Pine Belt dealerships pitch in to assist Sandy’s victims

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Ford dealerships in the Pine Belt area are sending relief supplies to help Staten Island communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Eighty pallets full of canned goods, diapers, personal care items, blankets, batteries and bottled water, enough to fill a semi-truck trailer, is bound for Dana Ford Lincoln in Staten Island, N.Y. These […] [...]

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