RIDGELAND, Miss., March 2, 2016 – The Butler Snow Foundation is honored to announce it has awarded grants totaling more than $41,000 to community organizations that provide services in areas of Mississippi and Tennessee in which the Butler Snow law firm has offices.
The Foundation awarded a $16,000 grant to Neighborhood Christian Centers of Jackson, Inc., for a fence replacement project at its campus in inner-city Jackson and $25,000 to Palmer Home for Children for its 100 Reasons capital campaign, which includes a major expansion of Palmer Home’s Hernando campus.
For over twenty-five years, Neighborhood Christian Centers of Jackson, Inc. has been equipping children and young adults from the inner city with academic and leadership skills. The organization helps kids reach their dreams by offering after-school tutoring and summer enrichment programs in a safe environment.
The mission of Palmer Home for Children is to provide superior residential care for children and to extend that care to many more children in need. Palmer Home for Children currently serves nearly 100 children from birth through college age, who live year-round on two campuses in Columbus, Miss. and near Hernando, Miss. Recently, Palmer Home for Children increased its reach in a partnership with Jonah’s Journey, a Nashville, Tenn. based organization. Jonah’s Journey is comprised of caregivers who provide temporary or long-term care for children of mothers who are incarcerated or unable to care for their children for any number of reasons.
“Neighborhood Christian Centers of Jackson, Inc., Palmer Home and Jonah’s Journey are deserving organizations and their services have touched many lives in communities the Butler Snow law firm also serves,” said Tommy Williams, Butler Snow Foundation chair and Butler Snow attorney. “We are honored to award grants to these vital organizations because we admire their inspiration, caring and nurturing children throughout the community.”
The Butler Snow Foundation was established in 1997 by a generous gift from a client of the Butler Snow law firm. The Foundation funds worthy causes or social services organizations in communities Butler Snow serves. Since its inception, the foundation has supported organizations such as Mission First, Habitat for Humanity, Youth Life Learning Centers, Mississippi Episcopal AIDS Committee, Hands-on-Memphis, Nashville CARES, Summer Scholars of Denver and the Boys and Girls Club of the Gulf Coast.