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February 2024 Family Friendly Events in Mississippi

CFM has hand-crafted an extensive list of family-friendly Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and other child-friendly events across Mississippi in February 2024!* Click below to view the list, and email info@childrensfoundationms.org if you would like to request an event be added! *The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi is not affiliated with any of these […]
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2023 Halloween Events Across Mississippi

We’ve compiled an extensive list of over 100 family-friendly Halloween events across Mississippi! Choose your region below to download a list of events in your area. The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi is not affiliated with any of these events and is not responsible for the content and programming of each one. Please use your discretion […]
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Disaster Relief Info

We are heartbroken over the storms that have uprooted so many communities and families in the state of Mississippi. For those looking to assist with disaster relief efforts or need assistance themselves, please see the organizations and resources below: Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service United Way of West Central Mississippi FEMA […]
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We’re hiring!

The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi is expanding! Browse our openings below and keep checking back to see when new positions are open.
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2023 Black History Month Resources

February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the contributions of African Americans in the United States. While Mississippi is home to some of the most well-known civil rights activists and events in our country, we are also the birthplace of innumerable black artists, musicians, actors, educators, athletes, authors, and others who have […]
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Child Safety and Protection Month

November is Child Safety and Protection Month! CSAPM was established to raise awareness about the potential dangers that children face daily. The CDC notes that an estimated 9.2 million children annually had an initial emergency department visit for an unintentional injury. Furthermore, on average, 12,175 children 0 to 19 years of age die each year […]
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Halloween Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us! For those who celebrate, Halloween is a night filled with creativity, fun, too many sweets, and perhaps a bit of stress. It’s important to remember that the quality time spent with your children is incredibly important to their healthy development, and Halloween night is an excellent time for family […]
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2022 Halloween Events

Check out these family-friendly Halloween events throughout the state! Click on the individual, hyperlinked event names to be directed to their sites for more information (location, cost, etc.) Happy Halloween! Organization/Event Name Location Date/Time Trunk or Treat and Movie at the Park Ridgeland, MS Thursday, October 27, 6-8 pm Halloween Spooktacular Safestop Oxford, MS Friday, […]
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World Mental Health Month

October is World Mental Health Month, and October 10 was recognized as World Mental Health Day. WMH Day is a day rooted in mental health education, awareness, and advocacy to battle social stigma. WMHD was first celebrated in 1992 as a result of the World Federation for Mental Health–every year since 1994 has had a […]
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Early Childhood Council Planning Grant Award Announcement

As a follow-up to the “Untapped Potential: How Childcare and Early Education Impacts Mississippi’s State Economy” Summit held in March 2022, the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi announced planning grant opportunities for community based Early Childhood Councils.  We are thrilled to announce the following recipients of these planning grants: Oakland Area Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Mayor’s […]
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