Jackson, Miss.——A celebration was held on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Children’s of Mississippi to commemorate the naming of the BankPlus Community Room and applaud the remarkable success of the BankPlus Friends of Children’s Hospital CheckCard program. Through the revenue generated from the BankPlus Friends of Children’s Hospital CheckCard program, we take tremendous pride in … Read more
In recognition of Scarbrough’s service, the board of directors gifted him with the first Friends car tag to be issued. (The tag, which was issued to Dr. Owen “Bev” Evans, the founder of Friends, remained on Evans’ Jeep until it was sold earlier this year and gifted to the Friends office.) A bench in front of the children’s hospital also will be dedicated to Scarbrough, and a tree in the Rainbow Garden will be dedicated to John and Jeanne Scarbrough, in memory of their son Hudson Scarbrough.
For more than two decades, Rocky Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Terry, MS has been actively supporting Friends of Children’s Hospital through their generous donations. Janice Taylor, the church’s Financial Secretary, and Sister Naomi Weathersby have played vital roles in driving these contributions. Sadly, Sister Weathersby passed away in 2021, but her dedication to helping … Read more
Jackson, Miss. – May 8, 2023: Paul Moak Subaru donated $35,225 to Friends of Children’s Hospital as a result of the dealership’s annual holiday Subaru Share the Love® Event. Paul Moak Subaru has selected Friends of Children’s Hospital as its Subaru Share the Love® Event hometown charity partner for eight years and has donated $121,331 … Read more
JACKSON, MISS. – March 24, 2023: Friends of Children’s Hospital raised $71,000 at its first-ever Clays for Kids sporting clay tournament on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Twenty-nine registered teams and 116 shooters participated in the tournament, which was held at Providence Hill Farm in Jackson. The action-packed day included a catered lunch donated by Aplos, afternoon shoot, … Read more
It was a wonderful day for Waunilla Fulton, the winner of the Friends of Children’s Hospital Doo Dah Day New Car Giveaway, who drove off in a brand-new Honda HR-V 2WD LX on Friday, March 24. For $25, people could purchase raffle tickets for a chance to take home a new set of wheels–courtesy of … Read more
Friends of Children’s Hospital, together with Children’s of Mississippi, announced the establishment of the “Dr. Owen B. and Lynn M. Evans Endowed Chair for Pediatric Neurology” on Friday, February 10, 2023. The endowment fund has been made possible by a $1 million donation from Friends in recognition of Dr. Owen “Bev” Evans’ 30+ years of … Read more
Century Club Charities presented a check to Friends of Children’s Hospital Tuesday, January 31 for $1 million from proceeds of the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship. A celebration was held at Children’s of Mississippi where Century Club Charities unveiled the seven-figure donation benefiting Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. Dozens of people from Friends of Children’s Hospital, Wayne-Sanderson Farms, … Read more
Friends is Matching all gifts through December 31, 2022 to complete the Sidney P. Allen Child Life Fund.
Happy Holidays! As the countdown to the new year begins, Friends of Children’s Hospital has reflected on 2022 with a sense of accomplishment and gratitude and looks ahead to 2023 with exciting new goals set with purpose and hope. But first, we hope to close 2022 on a very high note, by completing the funding … Read more