Fall 2016 Charity Finalists - Jackson Restaurant Week

Fall 2016 Charity Finalists


Friends of Children’s Hospital

Friends of Children’s Hospital members, sponsors and supporters join with Batson Children’s Hospital every day to meet the extraordinary needs of caring for Mississippi’s sick and injured children. Together, we’ve raised more than $15 million to improve children’s health care by building statewide community support through voluntarism, fundraising events and awareness efforts. Contributions have purchased state-of-the art equipment, built facilities and provided services for all pediatric patients. Since its founding in 1989, Friends has helped meet specific needs from the very small, which add that extra caring touch to the very large, which anticipate the future health care needs of Mississippi’s children.

To learn more about Friends of Children’s Hospital, visit foch.org.



The Little Light House

Steeped in a tradition of academic and therapeutic excellence, the Little Light House is a tuition-free Developmental Center that, for over three decades, has been making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children with special needs. The Little Light House serves children age birth through six with special needs. Our students come from a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds, and have been diagnosed with developmental delays resulting from physically and mentally challenging conditions. Their disabilities include Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Hydrocephaly, Autism, and a range of other disorders.

To learn more about The Little Light House, visit llhms.org.



McClean Fletcher Center

The McClean Fletcher Center, not for profit, a service of Hospice Ministries, is the first and only grief support program in Mississippi offering a supportive, nurturing environment to grieving children and teens, ages 4-18, after the loss of a loved one or special person in their lives. They are offered a safe place in peer support groups where they can interact with others who have experienced similar losses, learn life-long coping skills and most importantly, begin a healthy healing process.

To learn more about the McClean Fletcher Center, visit mccleanfletcher.org.



MS Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities

The Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities (MSCCD) is a private not-for-profit state-wide cross-disability organization formed in Mississippi in 1989 made up of Mississippians with disabilities (children, youth, and adults) and their families regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, economic status or religion, organizations that represent or advocate for people with disabilities, professionals who work in disability-related fields, and other interested citizens.

To learn more about MS Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, visit msccd.org.



Ronald McDonald House

As our cornerstone program, Ronald McDonald House serves as a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children who travel to Jackson for specialized medical care. It is a home where families can reside in a caring and comfortable environment; share their fears and concerns; receive the support of others who are in similar circumstances; and gain strength during the most difficult time in their lives. Mississippi’s Ronald McDonald House allows families to focus their energy and their resources on giving healing love and support to their sick children. And, as families share their experience with others in Ronald McDonald House, they provide a caring support system.

To learn more about Ronald McDonald House, visit rmhcms.org.