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Donations: The Need for Accountability

In 2005, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the country of Haiti and all of its resources. 1.5 million people became homeless and the entire world turned its eyes to the Caribbean in the hopes of giving them aid, with over $10 billion pledged to Haiti in response to the earthquake. A bright future seemed on […]

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Charity Tracker Webinar

Starkville Bridges Invites You to Attend:

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Thursday, January 29th, 2015

11 AM-12 PM

Location: Greater Starkville Development Partnership

Please RSVP to Kelly Olivieri at 662-312-2025 or

Bridges is hosting this event to introduce the Charity Tracker program, which allows churches, nonprofits, and emergency aid organizations to ensure funds are distributed wisely and efficiently, with minimal cost.Starkville is one of the last major cities in Mississippi to not implement Charity Tracker, so we believe this would be a wonderful way for our agencies to collaborate and improve the way we reach those in need of our help.

End of the Year Contribution Reminder!

With News Year’s right around the corner, it’s not too late to make a year-end contribution to Starkville Bridges. A gift of any amount will be appreciated and used to help in our mission to eradicate poverty in Oktibbeha County and the surrounding areas. All donations are tax deductible, because Starkville Bridges is a 501 (c) (3) organization.
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Click here to donate! Happy New Year!

Focusing a Different Lens on Poverty

Investment News focusing diff lens

Investment News highlighted Lynn Phillips-Gaines winning the Volunteer of the Year Award and discussed the disconnect between those in poverty and those in middle-class. “The biggest problem with poverty is the middle-class and wealthy groups create programs that make us feel good, but never stop to see what that looks like to someone in [a lower] socioeconomic group.” For the full article click here.