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Big Changes This Year!


For the past 8 years, United Way and our partners have teamed up to provide free backpacks and school supplies for students entering K-6th grades at events around our 7 counties.

These events were a lot of fun and helped a lot of families! But we decided it was time to make some changes to better serve families.

So this year, we are still raising money to buy supplies, but we will deliver the supplies directly to each of the elementary schools in our region — right into the hands of the kids who need them.

This will be even better for those families who couldn’t attend the resource fair due to transportation or other factors. Teachers really love the idea too.

We will also be able to stretch our dollars even further! The same investment of $25 that would serve 2 children in the past will now be able to provide 13 students with supplies!

We still need your help to make this possible. Click the button below to donate and help students start the school year prepared and ready to learn!


Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors who provided 3,000 students with the supplies needed to start the school year prepared!

B & B Concrete Co., Inc.  •  BancorpSouth  •  Bank of Okolona  •  Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County  •  Gary Beadles  •  James Black  •  Body Shop Supplies & Equipment  •  Brewer Baptist Church  •  Karen Burke  •  Thomas Byrne  •  C B & S Bank  •  Chickasaw County Retired Education Personnel  •  Church of the Living God Women Auxiliary  •  Stephen Corban  •  CREATE Foundation  •  Beth Davis  •  Kathy Davis  •  Dan Duncan  •  Patrick Falkner  •  Farmers Marketing Assn.  •  Ferguson Enterprises  •  First American National Bank  •  First Choice Bank  •  FL Crane & Sons, Inc.  •  Foamcraft, Inc.  •  Franklin Corporation  •  Girl Scouts Heart of the South  •  David Greehaw  •  Grocer’s Pride  •  Pat Gurno  •  Jerry Harmon  •  Honeybaked Ham Company & Café  •  Hunter Douglas, Inc.  •  Hussey Sod Farm  •  International Paper  •  ITW Paslode  •  Gracie Jackson  •  JESCO, Inc.  •  Shenia Jones  •  Kline Mechanical Systems, Inc.  •  Kroger   •  Myra Langley  •  Zell Long  •  Molly Lovorn  •  Magnolia Business Centre  •  MaxxSouth Broadband  •  Hughes Milam  •  MNM Logos, Inc.  •  Ted Moll  •  Buddy Montgomery  •  Morris Sales Company  •  MTD Products Tupelo  •  Carter Naugher  •  Norbord  •  North American Pipe  •  Omega Motion  •  Pontotoc County Baptist Association  •  Pontotoc Electric Power Association  •  Pontotoc Rotary Club  •  Renasant Bank  •  Rite-Kem, Inc.  •  Ross & Yerger  •  Rotary Club of Tupelo  •  Thomas Saulsberry  •  Savings/Dodge’s Stores  •  Shannon & Graham Eye Clinic  •  Stephen Shirley  •  Barry Slaiman  •  Mildred Slaughter  •  Smith Drug & Home Medical, Inc.  •  Denise Sojourner  •  Southern Diversified Industries  •  Southern Funeral Chapel  •  Southern Motion, Inc.  •  Cindy Sparks  •  The Cotton Bolt  •  Thompson Machinery  •  Tombigbee Tooling, Inc.  •  Toyota Mississippi  •  Tremont Floral Supplies, Inc.  •  Rose Trigg  •  Trustmark National Bank  •  Union Lumber Company  •  United Funeral Service, Inc.  •  W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors  •  Gerald Wages  •  Whitaker Sales Inc.  •  Lewis Whitfield  •  Woodmen of the World  •  Eddie Wright  •  Ronnie Yates