Host an Event




The possibilities are endless for hosting an event/fundraiser for the Jackson Resource Center. Your event is only limited by your imagination.


Hosting an event is a wonderful way to increase awareness about homelessness in our community while having fun and generating funds. Hosting an event also has the potential to increase exposure for your group or business.


Here are some popular event ideas, but feel free to add your own creative twist for something new!



Whether it’s tennis, golf or bowling, hosting a tournament will give your friends, family and neighbors the opportunity to compete and show their stuff! Entrance fees cover refreshments and prizes, with the proceeds benefiting the Jackson Resource Center.



Plan a group dinner or party at your favorite restaurant or club. Ask your guests to bring an item, like socks, food or toiletries then donate them to the Jackson Resource Center.


Family fun:

Parents and children are always looking for affordable entertainment and activities. Consider hosting a barbecue or picnic and inviting guests to pay an entrance fee or donate an item.


















The #iCANchallenge is an ongoing food drive to collect non-perishable food items. Food collected in the #iCANchallenge will be distributed at the Jackson Resource Center, Project Homeless Connect and to the homeless individuals and families receiving help through The Resource Center.


Just one CAN creates change in the community. CAN you help?


To get involved email or call 601.272.5040.


Shop on Amazon


AmazonSmile Helps the Homeless


AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization while you shop. To make this an event get all your family and friends, social media and personal to add Jackson Resource Center as their charitable donation receiver.


 At AmazonsSmile you’ll find the same products, same prices and the same service as Amazon, except as a bonus Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.


To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to on your computer or mobile device. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Choose Jackson Resource Center Jackson, MS as your charity and start shopping. It's that simple!


Create Your Own (CYO) Project




Organize your family, service club, church, business or neighborhood group to create a project to help the homeless. Your project will benefit those who are transitioning from homelessness to a place to call home.


Ideas & Examples (not limited to these):


Warm Welcome Kits:

Collect and donate items and/or fill tote bags to give to individuals and families as they enter one of The Resource Center Housing Campuses.


For both families and individuals tote bag filled with:

  • Toiletries
  • Clean underwear
  • Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Gift or discount coupons


For babies/toddlers – a diaper bag (or toddler bag) filled with:

  • Diapers
  • Baby toys
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes


Help with Transportation: Collect and donate items that will help increase the mobility of a person who is experiencing homelessness.

  • Bikes – In good working condition
  • Bike Locks
  • Bike Helmets
  • Bus passes and Jatran passes


Hold a collection drive among your co-workers featuring one of the items on our current needs list.















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