giving back

‘Operation Christmas Child’ is underway

It’s drop-off week for ‘Operation Christmas Child’s' annual shoebox distribution. Due to COVID-19, this year’s drop-off is curbside only at 11 locations throughout the Gulf Coast. In just a few weeks, ‘Operation Christmas Child’ will make a…

Toys for Tots needs donations

It’s that time of the year again. The Toys for Tots organization in Harrison County is ready to make Christmas special for families in need. The organization is encouraging families to register for their annual Toys for…

Mississippi McDonald's Help Raise Money for Charities

The local McDonald’s Owner-Operators in the Biloxi/Gulfport-area are coming together to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) starting next week. The effort's called "Sleeves for Support" and they'll be selling $5 drink sleeves with the RMHC logo…

Vera Bradley donates to CASA of Harrison County

Earlier today, the Vera Bradley of Gulfport Premium Outlets dropped off blanket donations to the CASA of Harrison County. The season of giving is slowly approaching and to get a head start, the staff of Vera Bradley in the Gulfport…

Biloxi boy receives new stuffed animals from SRHS

After a procedure at Singing River Health System a few weeks ago, seven-year-old CeeJay lost his beloved stuffed animal. But tonight, Singing River and the community came together to give CeeJay a surprise he’ll remember for a long time. Singing…

Mississippi Heroes celebrates family caregivers like heroes

Are you or do you know a family caregiver? A new local nonprofit organization wants to celebrate you. It’s called Mississippi Heroes and it all starts with our community. Family, friends, and businesses can nominate the caregiver in their lives…

Comeback Coolers to assist with Sally relief

After helping Hurricane Laura victims in Texas and Louisiana, the Comeback Coolers organization is once again mobilizing to help our Gulf Coast neighbors in the wake of Sally. One local group is springing back into action to bring a little…

Volunteer hub appreciation to honor first responders

The Gulf Coast Hub for Volunteers and Nonprofits, a program of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, coordinated an appreciation event for local first responders in remembrance of 9/11 today. Through many volunteers and donors, the Volunteer Hub provided a free…

Comeback Coolers organization returns from Lake Charles

The ‘Comeback is greater than the setback,’ that’s the motto for ‘Comeback Coolers,’ a nonprofit organization based out of Ocean Springs. Last weekend, 80 volunteers traveled to Lake Charles bringing Hurricane Laura survivors coolers filled with goodies and for adults,…

Two local veterans need help with home repairs

Coronavirus put a halt on many large community fundraising events across the country, but the need for help is still there and more prevalent than ever. That rings true for nonprofit organization Crusaders for Veterans here on the Coast. After…