Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Commission orders shut-down of FAIM

by Published: March 25,2010

Tags: bingo, charity, gaming

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Gaming Commission accepted today an examiner’s decision that a Ridgeland-based organization misused charitable gaming funds and ordered its DeSoto County bingo operation to shut down immediately. In October, the commission denied a new license to the Fine Arts Institute of Mississippi, or FAIM. While that decision was under appeal, the charity […] [...]

Three charities being scrutinized by state

by Published: February 1,2010

Tags: charity, nonprofit organizations, Nonprofit reform

New law allows Hosemann to crack down on shady charities   The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office has been exercising the “teeth” added to its charities law since its proposed legislation became effective in July 2009. More than 3,000 non-profit organizations are registered with the Secretary of State’s Office, said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, […] [...]

Salvation Army to open new complex

by Published: October 13,2009

Tags: charity, dusaster recovery, non-profit organization

JACKSON — On Oct. 15, The Salvation Army will hold the grand opening ceremony for its new Disaster Command Center and Warehouse in Jackson. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the facility’s site on Ford Avenue in Hawkins Field Industrial Park. The Disaster Center will include an emergency operations center for disaster response […] [...]

Stein Mart again assisting Salvation Army

by Published: September 29,2009

Tags: charity, retail

JACKSON — Based on the success of two previous events, Stein Mart has again partnered with The Salvation Army for the national Give & Receive clothing drive, Oct. 1-3. Stein Mart and The Salvation Army have decided to team up for the second time in 2009 to help those who might be in need of […] [...]

Golf tournament raises Make-A-Wish funds

The Harrison County Young Lawyers hosted its 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation at the Great Southern Club, raising more than $1,200. The tournament was open to the public where all participants vied for trophies and a shot at a new 2010 Jaguar XF sponsored by the Jaguar of the Gulf Coast. […] [...]

Chefs to raise money for March of Dimes

by Published: September 10,2009

Tags: charity, culinary arts

JACKSON — The March of Dimes will host its 12th Annual Signature Chefs Auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Jackson Convention Complex. The event will benefit the March of Dimes mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. TV personality Maggie Wade and radio DJ Scott Steele will be the […] [...]

Food Network gets gift

by Published: September 10,2009

Tags: charity, Charles Hurst

JACKSON — The Mississippi Food Network reports it is now better equipped to fund its project, “Healthy Foods for Low Income Families,” thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation (formerly the Wachovia Foundation). Studies show that people in low-income neighborhoods often have fewer options for healthy foods and tend to place […] [...]

United Way goal ‘huge challenge’

by Published: September 8,2009

Tags: charity, fundraising

HATTIESBURG — United Way of Southeast Mississippi kicked off its 2009-2010 fund-raising campaign Sept. 3 with a lunch event at Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center. Campaign chair Dr. Annie Wimbish, superintendent of Hattiesburg Public Schools, announced United Way’s overall campaign goal to be $1.75 million. Wimbish said, “We recognize that times are tough with the […] [...]

Belk Foundation gives to JLJ

by Published: July 23,2009

Tags: charity, education, healthcare

JACKSON — The Belk Foundation has presented a $15,000 grant to the Junior League of Jackson (JLJ) for the League’s Education and Health Focus Areas. This gift will cover the expenses of at least three of the JLJ’s 32 community projects for 2009-2010. “We’re excited to extend our support to the Junior League of Jackson, […] [...]

Baptist giving CPR kits

by Published: July 23,2009

Tags: charity, healthcare

COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is making a donation of self-directed CPR learning modules to all city, county and private schools in Lowndes County as well as to some larger industries in the area. The hospital’s Auxiliary recently purchased and donated 100 of the American Heart Association’s “Family and Friends CPR Anytime” kits to […] [...]

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