Donate

Philanthropy is the transfer of love. Financial support from individuals, foundations, businesses, civic organizations, religious institutions, and other partners allows us to maximize our impact for Midtown students. To make contributions towards our general fund, please contact Kevin Parkinson at (601) 354-7770 or kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org. Additionally, we invite you to review our list of pending projects below to find the initiative that most connects with your passion. Thank you for your support!


Category: Supplies

Classroom dream supply list (for 2019-2020 academic year)
Donation:
 $35,500
Description: This gift is a massive support to our teachers. This contribution will provide a storage cabinet to each teacher completely filled with supplies (complete list available here). This gift is crucial for several reasons: (1) First, it provides teachers everything they will need to conduct the business of their classroom without them having to pay for the items out of pocket or even go to the store to purchase the items themselves, (2) It is also a huge tool in the recruitment of teachers, and a massively distinguishing factor for prospective candidates. Given how competitive the talent pool is for a limited number of high quality teachers, this would be a huge help and is a really big deal.
Recognition: Press release and news story featuring students and teachers. Photo with large check. We will also invite you into our school when we present these supplies to our teachers.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

Supply cards (for 2019-2020 academic year)
Donation:
 $5,250
Description: In addition to the classroom dream supply list described above, we also aim to provide each teacher with a $250 gift card to purchase additional resources as necessary.
Recognition: Press release.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

Laminator
Donation:
 $2,500
Description: Lamintors can be used to create center activities for classrooms, signage for our hallways, and inspirational posters to display throughout the school.
Recognition: Press release and a laminated thank you note :)
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

Category: Technology

Chromebooks
Donation: $20,000
Description: As we look to have a slight expansion in the 2019-2020 academic year, we are seeking to invest in additional Chromebooks so that every student will have access to a computer for use during the year. The many research-based advantages for providing each student with a Chromebook for use during the school day include: Chromebooks help keep students engaged, they allow for differentiated instruction, they prepare students for jobs in the 21st century, and they help reduce our printing / copying needs (which not only saves money, but also the environment!). Additionally, we have access to a significant amount of curriculum resources.
Recognition: Check presentation and photo opportunity. Press release. We may be able to include a company logo on each Chromebook.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

Category: Student socials

End of Year Dinner Dance (05/17)
Donation: $7,500
Description: This event isn't only a dance - it's a big end-of-year celebration. It will be a quasi-formal event that will not only provide recognition to students for a job well done, but will also help reiterate formal etiquette as well in a very fun setting.
Recognition: Banner of your organization will be present at the dance. Your sponsorship will be included in guardian newsletters leading up to the dance. Logo can be included on door prizes.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

Category: Community events and engagement

Spring Cookout (03/06)
Donation:
 $11,500
Description: We aspire to host quarterly events for parents, guardians, and community members. This is an important cultural component of our school, and the fellowship / excitement that will be created at these events are expected to connect all stakeholders in the work of educating students.
Recognition: Banner of your organization will be present at the event. Your sponsorship will be included in guardian newsletters leading up to the event. Logo can be included on door prizes.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

End of Year Celebration (05/22)
Donation:
 $5,500
Description: We aspire to host quarterly events for parents, guardians, and community members. This is an important cultural component of our school, and the fellowship / excitement that will be created at these events are expected to connect all stakeholders in the work of educating students.
Recognition: Banner of your organization will be present at the event. Your sponsorship will be included in guardian newsletters leading up to the event. Logo can be included on door prizes.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

Marque Sign / Changeable Letter Sign
Donation:
 $10,000
Description: Marque signs are a classic staple of middle schools, and a fun way to share important information with students, guardians, and community members.
Recognition: Our first message on our changeable letter sign will be a thank you to you! Will be kept up for three weeks.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

Category: Literary

Library
Donation:
 $10,000
Description: One of the most crucial components to boosting academic performance is to expose students to copious amounts of reading and writing opportunities. During the 2019-2020 academic year, we are restructuring our schedule to include a block of reading time. To support these efforts, we are looking to build up a series of classroom sets of books that students and teachers will enjoy. This will be a massively important contribution to support an integral part of our school vision. Specifically, it will purchase ten separate class sets of books for four separate grades.
Recognition: Press release.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

Category: Health and wellness

Student Hydration Initiative
Donation:
 $5,500
Description: Research proves that most American students are already dehydrated when they arrive to school in the morning, and throughout the day chronic dehydration has drastic effects on student health, their energy level, and their ability to learn. To combat this problem, we seek to purchase each student and staff member a very nice water bottle (customized with the Midtown logo for school spirit), and replace each of the water fountains in our building with fountains capable of quickly filling water bottles.
Recognition: Name will appear on a plaque next to the water fountains. Company name or logo may appear on the water bottles.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

Lockers
Donation:
 $8,500
Description: Lockers will provide students a space to secure their gym clothing. Plus, learning to use a locker is a staple of middle school! This donation will provide Midtown with a locker for each student to use throughout the year (students will be asked to purchase their own locks).
Recognition: Name will appear on a plaque next to the lockers.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org

Gym clothes
Donation:
 $13,000
Description: This donation will provide each Midtown student with two shirts and two shorts to be used for physical education class. This will allow students to experience physical education efficaciously (since student activity would be limited in their standard uniform clothes), and providing two uniforms for each student will ensure they can keep them clean in between uses.
Recognition: Company logo may appear on uniforms.
To give: Contact Principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org


Category: Staff appreciation

We have a variety of secret staff appreciation project ideas that we would be happy to share with you! Please contact principal Kevin Parkinson, (601) 354-7770 or email kevinparkinson@midtownpublic.org.