Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) is a part of the #GivingTuesday movement, and we ask you to join us in our commitment to helping families, especially this holiday season.
Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.). We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back to a charity or cause in which we believe. We hope that you will choose HCHRA.
For forty years, HCHRA’s mission has been to empower disadvantaged Hinds County citizens to become self-reliant and realize their full potential. For each and every family it serves, HCHRA takes a comprehensive approach to identify the causes and effects of poverty in the home. The agency then works in partnership with the family to develop a plan and opportunities to overcome the barriers they face. “Our mission is grand, it’s large in scope,” explains HCHRA President & CEO Kenn Cockrell. “But before we can place someone on the path to attaining higher education or improving work skills to attain a better way of life, we often have to address the most basic human needs, such as food, lights and running water,” he said.
HCHRA offers a range of programs and services year-round to help move families out of poverty to self-sufficiency. The holiday season, however, seems to come with an increased need for safe housing, food and utility payment assistance. Participating in #GivingTuesday provides HCHRA with a platform to encourage giving, especially at such a critical time. HCHRA uses the funds it receives from private donors to secure additional funds to expand its reach and help provide more home-delivered meals to seniors and persons with disabilities, greater access to transportation services and increased routes in rural communities where no transportation services exists, and the best education and development program available to low-income children.
Please consider giving to HCHRA on today, #GivingTuesday. Your gift will help HCHRA provide families who live in poverty in Hinds County with greater opportunities to succeed in life.
Information about HCHRA’s programs and services can be found here on our website. You can also call 601-923-1838. Those interested in joining HCHRA’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit hchra.org/community-partners/giving-opportunities.
HCHRA is a public, non-profit community action agency dedicated to helping families and strengthening communities. For 40 years, HCHRA has built its solid reputation in eradicating poverty by empowering disadvantaged Hinds County citizens to become self-reliant and realize their full potential. Through Head Start, Early Head Start, congregate and home-delivered meals, home energy assistance, rural transportation, case management, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Earned Income Tax Credit Programs, HCHRA continues to improve the conditions of children, families, single adults, the elderly and citizens with disabilities throughout Hinds County.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.