Lending A Helping Hand
|Grenada offers several opportunities to lend a helping hand in the community. Whether you are interested in volunteering or contributing, we can help you help the community. Below are a list of local charities and their services and needs:
For details on adding a charity to this page, please contact the Chamber at (662) 226-2571. Note: The charity must be a Chamber approved charity.
Christmas In April
What We Do: Low-income elderly and disabled homeowners and families with children often have no place to turn when the roof begins to leak or the front steps crumble. Their goal is to preserve these houses and neighborhoods and assure a warm, safe and dry home for people in need.
When We Work: Homeowners and volunteers work together to preserve and revitalize the communities in which they live one Saturday in April.
Project Needs: Referrals, of neighbors in need – Building materials or donations to purchase them – Volunteers (skilled or unskilled) – Community and Monetary Support.
How To Make A Donation: For Monetary Donations, send check made payable to Christmas in April to P. O. Box 622, Grenada, MS 38902. To donate supplies contact Sue Gregory at (662) 226-4454 or Kim McRee at (662) 229-0919.
Grenada Soup Kitchen
What We Do: Provide meals for individuals who are in need of food and nourishment.
Who Do We Help: Anyone who is in need of a hot meal. Meals are also delivered to Senior Citizens if needed.
Soup Kitchen Hours: Monday and Thursday at 12p.m.
Who Volunteers: Anyone can volunteer to serve or clean.
Project Needs: Monetary and Community support – Volunteers – Walk-in Refrigerator and Cooler – Quart large mouth canning jars and lids – Can Goods.
Lion’s Club Eye Glasses Program
What We Do: Collect adult and children’s used Eye Glasses to distribute to individuals in need.
Who Do We Help: Individuals in need of Eye Glasses and assistance with Hearing Aids.
Project Needs: Used Eye Glasses in good condition
How To Make A Donation: For Monetary donations contact Bill Daly at (662) 226-2242. To donate Eye Glasses contact George Murphy for details at (662) 226-1929.
Grenada County Food Pantry
WHAT WE DO: The Grenada Food Pantry is a local charitable 501(C)3 organization that distributes bags of food to qualifying households in Grenada County. In a typical month, we average 1000 bags of groceries given out. We spend approximately $5000 per month on food purchases and although that is only $5 per bag, it adds up in a hurry.
WHO DO WE HELP: Individuals living in Grenada County that meet the income qualifications as set by the MS Food Network, our partner organization. To qualify, you must complete an application at the Food Pantry and must show proof of income, proof of residency in Grenada County and a photo ID.
HOW ARE WE FUNDED:With the economy continuing along the bottom and unemployment still high, our numbers are increasing every month. 99% of our funding comes from local corporations, churches, individuals and local grants with only a very small portion coming from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program federal grant.
WHEN WE DO IT: On the fourth Saturday of each month (January through October) from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. For the months of November and December, we distribute on the third Saturday due to the Holiday.
WHERE ARE WE LOCATED: The Grenada Food Pantry is located downtown next to the Police Department in a space graciously donated to us for our use by the City of Grenada.
WHO VOLUNTEERS: We are all volunteers – there are no paid employees.
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION: The Grenada Food Pantry is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)3. All donations made are tax deductible. 100% of our donations are used for the benefit of our recipients. You can help through your private donations by sending to: Grenada Food Pantry, P O Box 104, Grenada, MS 38902 and/or by donating your time.
If you have questions concerning the Grenada Food Pantry, you may direct them to the Co-Directors - Kim McRee (662-417-6210) or Pat Havens (404-435-1290)
The Boys & Girls Club of the MS Delta - Grenada Unit
WHAT WE DO: The Club is a non-profit organization that serves children ages 6-18. The fees are kept low to ensure that all children will have access to the club. The annual activity fee as August
1, 2010 is $25.
WHEN WE DO IT: The Club opens after school from 3 to 7 p.m. During the summer months the hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. We have open enrollment.
WHERE ARE WE LOCATED: The Club is located next to the Adult Learning Center at 357 S Main St (in the old John Rundle Building).
Staff: Our staff are trained youth development professionals who provide a safe and positive place for kids to learn and grow. Volunteers are welcome and needed.
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION: The Boys and Girls Club of the MS Delta is an IRS certified non-profit 501C 3 youth serving organization. All donations are tax deductible by the full extent of the law. Mail donations to: P O Box 1716, Yazoo City, MS 39194. Please note that the funds are for the BGC-Grenada Unit.
If you have questions concerning the Boys and Girls Club, you may direct them to the Director Floyd Miller (662) 809-8478.