Miss. United Way to kick off "CAN"paign

Miss. United Way to kick off "CAN"paign

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the United Way of Southeast Mississippi.

United Way of Southeast Mississippi is starting the 2015-2016 campaign season with a "CAN"PAIGN Kickoff on Sept. 10. Staff and volunteers will collect donated non-perishable food and pet supplies at Corner Markets in Hattiesburg (Midtown), Oak Grove (Old Hwy 11) and Petal between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The initiative will benefit Christian Services, Inc., Edwards Street Fellowship, Hub City Humane Society and Southern Pines Animal Shelter.

"This kickoff offers a different twist from what United Way has done in past years," said Tracie Fowler, United Way of SEMS president. "We look forward to partnering with businesses and community members to help these non-profits stock up in preparation for the winter months and jump-starting the campaign all in the same day."

How you can participate: 

Make plans to stop by one of our drop off locations on September 10 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to donate items needed. Our drop off locations are the Corner Market in Oak Grove (Old HWY 11), Midtown (Hattiesburg) and Petal.

Items needed:

Food Items:
-Boxed Milk
-Dry Milk
-Canned Fruit
-Mac & Cheese
-Tomato Sauce
-Canned Meat
-Canned Chili
-Canned Ravioli
-Soup
-Vegetables
-Pasta 
-Pasta Sauces
-Rice
-Dry Beans
-Oatmeal
-Peanut Butter
-Canned Tomatoes
-Quick Grits

Pet Items: 
-Canned and dry dog and puppy food
-Canned and dry cat and kitten food
-Evaporated milk (for making kitten/puppy formula)
-Blue Dawn
-Bleach
-Laundry Soap
-409
-Towels/blankets
-Stainless food/water bowls
-Crates/Carriers