charities

These 13 charities are beneficiaries of the 2022 Hattiesburg Half Marathon and will receive a portion of all registration fees.

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The Arc Southeast Mississippi:

The Arc is devoted to providing community-based services to all individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families as they face the challenges of caring for their child or adult with disabilities. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development:

The Children’s Center at The University of Southern Mississippi  is committed to providing communicative and developmental transdisciplinary services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers while educating, training, and supporting families, university students, and professionals. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

Christian Services: 

Christian Services is a multi-faceted ministry through which men and women can come together from individual churches and organizations to demonstrate love to a world of people who are in bondage to poverty, ignorance, anger, frustration, and loneliness. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

Domestic Abuse Family Shelter:

The Domestic Abuse Family Shelter is dedicated to breaking the cycle of abuse, we serve victims of domestic violence along with their children and pets in an 11-county area in southeastern Mississippi. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

DREAM of Hattiesburg:

DREAM of Hattiesburg, Inc. (Drug-free Resources and Education Alternatives in Mississippi) is a substance abuse prevention agency. DREAM was begun by a partnership of local community members focusing on local alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

The DuBard School for Language Disorders: 

The mission of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is to bring the gift of oral and written language to individuals with communication disorders and reading disabilities, including dyslexia, through use of the DuBard Association Method® in direct clinical services, professional training, and research. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

The Family YMCA of Southeast Mississippi: 

The Y is a cause-driven organization focused on three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We believe a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. Our programs, services, and initiatives enable youth to realize their potential, offer families ways to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster social responsibility. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

Habitat for Humanity of the Pine Belt:

Habitat for Humanity of the Pine Belt, Inc. works in partnership with low-income families to build simple, decent, and affordable housing in the Pine Belt area. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

Kuntry Kidz Youth Foundation:

Kuntry Kidz is dedicated to providing Mississippi's youth with positive exposure, equipping them with tools for academic success and encouraging them to maximize their gifts & talents to be productive members of society and make the world as a whole a better place. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

R3SM:

R3SM’s ongoing mission; to help South Mississippi Pinebelt’s most vulnerable RECOVER from natural disasters, substandard housing, economic crisis, and toxic effects of chronic poverty, REBUILD their homes, communities, and lives, and RESTORE financial stability, dignity, and hope. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

Sacred Heart Catholic School:

As a ministry of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Sacred Heart Catholic School offers its students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade a solid foundation centered on faith and values with a focus on individual growth, academic excellence, and community service. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹

Southern Pines Animal Shelter:

Southern Pines’ mission is to provide humane shelter for homeless and lost cats and dogs, provide affordable spay/neuter and healthy pet services, encourage adoptions, and educate the community about responsible pet ownership. ›› Learn more on Facebook. ‹‹