2011 Volunteer of the Year
Jackie Shumpert “Coloring” Our Community
JCPenney has a long history of supporting United Way of Northeast Mississippi. Their campaign leadership is dedicated to the cause. Because of their determination and dedication their team wins awards… and help the community! This year for the first Back 2 School Resource Fair United Way of Northeast Mississippi asked our partner companies to provide school supplies.
When Jackie Shumpert, Employee Campaign Coordinator, and Al, Cox, General Manager heard about the needed supplies they knew this was something that their employees could do. But, they took it a bit further and made it a employee contest. Jackie and Al divided the store’s employees into two teams…”Team United” and “Team Winning.” Their goal was to see who could bring in the most 24 count boxes of crayons.
On July 15 when the JCPenney representatives arrived at the Fairpark Radio remote with over 2500 boxes of crayons one thing was clear… The winning team was the kids of Northeast Mississippi. Jackie has a way of thinking “out of the box” and is able to encourage and motivate. Thank you Jackie for your willingness to work hard for the people of our community.
Congratulations to 2012 Volunteer of the Year… Jackie Shumpert of JCPenney in Tupelo Mississippi.