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Global gift project for needy children kicks off in Mid-South

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As of this week and next, generous contributors will have more places to leave their wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. Drop-off locations around the multi-county Greater Memphis Area are opening now through Nov. 20 during National Collection Week. People can fill shoe boxes with toys, school […]

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FedEx Cares Day for Youth Villages

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Books from Birth, Porter-Leath merge to serve more in Shelby County

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The love of books starts children on the right road to an educated life, and there’s a program across Shelby County that offers children free books monthly through age 5. Shelby County Books From Birth, the largest affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the U.S., already provides free, age-appropriate books for nearly 70 percent […]

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Panera gifts for sick children

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Biking for a cure: 31 cycle to Florida for cancer awareness, funds

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GERMANTOWN — A group of 31 Mid-South men biked 525 miles in five days, from the West Cancer Center in Germantown to the Town Center in Rosemary Beach, Fla. Their goal was to promote cancer awareness, encourage a healthy lifestyle and raise funds for the WINGS Supportive Care Division within The University of Tennessee/West Institute for […]

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Millington celebrates Bartlett women’s 3 Wishes for Her organization

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Sylvia Cobble McKelvey knows better than most the healing power of helping others. McKelvey was grief-stricken after the death of her husband and was having trouble moving forward. She was approached by a young mother after church on Sunday about starting a Bible study. McKelvey set the idea aside until the next week, when the […]

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Making Strides Walk set for Oct. 22

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Mid-South residents are urged to add Sunday, Oct. 22, to their calendars for the 17th annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The regional event, which returns to the Liberty Bowl, helps to create a world without breast cancer. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the non-competitive 5K walk starts at 3 […]

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National program seeks top youth volunteers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Through Nov. 7, 2017, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Tennessee’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The […]

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Coat drive launched to aid children in greater Memphis

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For the second year, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis are partnering to help children get the warm coats they need for the coming winter. “It’s a logical partnership,” said Lee McWaters, MAAR vice president and chair of the coat drive. “We are, after all, in […]

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Go Jim Go! takes training ride through Bartlett

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Veterinary hospital accepting donations for pets in Key West

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When Hurricane Irma slammed into the coast of Florida, it wasn’t only people who were affected by the storm damage; their pets were affected, too. Day and Night Animal Hospital, located at 4670 Summer Ave., Memphis, has started collecting pet supplies to send to hurricane victims in Key West. On Sept. 18, Day and Night […]

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Good stewards at Nesbit Park

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