Want to donate to a Coast charity for the holidays? Here’s a complete list.

God spoke to him in a dream, telling him to help the homeless

Ted Hearn, who started the Clean and Fresh program which allows homeless to shower and wash their clothes three days a week, talks about what inspired him to take a more direct approach in the lives of those struggling with housing.
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Ted Hearn, who started the Clean and Fresh program which allows homeless to shower and wash their clothes three days a week, talks about what inspired him to take a more direct approach in the lives of those struggling with housing.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” — Charles Dickens, author of “A Christmas Carol”

Celebrate the season of giving by giving back to your community.

This is a complete list of nonprofits in the lower six counties registered with the Mississippi Secretary of State.

All donations to 501(c)(3) organizations are tax-deductible on federal income taxes.

Don’t see your organization listed? Email online@sunherald.com.


▪ United Way of South Mississippi

▪ Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

▪ Bacot/McCarty Foundation

▪ Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Foundation

▪ Boys & Girls Club of the Gulf Coast

▪ Hope Haven Children’s Advocacy Center

▪ The Salvation Army Mississippi Gulf Coast

▪ Catholic Charities and Social Services Biloxi

▪ Make-A-Wish Mississippi

▪ Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi

▪ Feeding the Gulf Coast

▪ Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence

▪ Red Cross, South Mississippi Chapter

▪ Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities

▪ Renaissance Community Loan Fund

▪ Bannister Foundation

▪ Friends of South Mississippi State Hospital

▪ Moore Community House/Women in Construction

▪ Mississippi Coalition for Vietnamese-American Fisher Folks and Families

▪ Promiss (Pregnancy Resources of Mississippi)

▪ Mississippi Rainbow Center

▪ Extra Table

▪ Advocates for Freedom

▪ Bible Education and Missionary Services

▪ Favre4Hope Foundation

▪ Gulf Coast Down Syndrome Society

▪ Gulf Coast Wellness Foundation

▪ Gulf of Mexico Alliance

▪ Halos Investigations

▪ Heritage Trails Partnership of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

▪ Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain

▪ Mental Health Association of South Mississippi

▪ Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

▪ Mississippi Gulf Coast Multiple Sclerosis Society

▪ Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA

▪ Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks

▪ Mississippi Low Income Child Care Initiative

▪ Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation

▪ Mississippi Rising Coalition

▪ Mississippi Spa and Neuter

▪ National Diabetes & Obesity Research Center at Tradition

▪ Rebekah’s House

▪ OceanLily Alliance

▪ Disability Connection

▪ Open Doors Homeless Coalition

▪ Pink Heart Funds

▪ Rock Foundation

▪ Women’s Resource Center

▪ South Mississippi Aids Task Force

▪ South Mississippi Housing and Development Corporation

▪ South MS Camp Blue Bird

▪ STEPS Coalition

▪ Subsea Environmental Solutions

▪ The Mississippi Lyme Disease Association

▪ The Tina Conteh Foundation

▪ Tired Dog Rescue

▪ Underdog Animal Society

▪ Underwater Robotics Educational Excellence Foundation

▪ United MSD Foundation

▪ Wildlife Care and Rescue Center

▪ TNT Recovery Ranch


▪ Crusaders for Veterans

▪ USO Gulf Coast

▪ Armed Forces Museum Foundation at Camp Shelby

▪ CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation

▪ Combat Wounded Veterans of South Mississippi

▪ Keesler Spouses Club

▪ Paralyzed Veterans of America Bayou Gulf States


▪ Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra

▪ Walter Anderson Museum of Art

▪ Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

▪ Center Stage Biloxi

▪ Little Theatre of Biloxi

▪ Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre

▪ Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Commission

LaPointe-Krebs Museum documents South Mississippi history as house is restored.


▪ INFINITY Science Center

▪ Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

▪ La Pointe - Krebs Foundation

▪ Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

▪ Mardi Gras Museum

▪ Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum of Biloxi

▪ Mississippi Aquarium

▪ Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum

▪ Mississippi Maritime Museum


▪ Back Bay Mission

▪ Bethel Free Health Clinic

▪ Bethseda Free Health Clinic of D’Iberville

▪ CASA of Harrison County

▪ Gulf Coast Rescue Mission

▪ Twelve Baskets Food Bank

▪ Humane Society of South Mississippi

▪ Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Foundation

▪ 34th Street Wholistic Gardens & Education Center

▪ Animal Advocacy Initiative of Mississippi

▪ Backpack Buddies of Long Beach

▪ AVIDD Advocates for Victims of Impaired/Distracted Driving

▪ Buddy’s House of Dreams

▪ Byron Sanders Think Success Non-Profit

▪ Camp Wilkes

▪ Center for Environmental and Economic Justice

▪ CLIMB Community Development Corporation and Cafe Climb

▪ Coalition of African American Communities

▪ Coast Hydro Inc.

▪ Coastal Family Health Center

▪ Coastal Plains Interagency Coordinating Council

▪ Dora Delahoussaye Catch a Break Cancer Foundation

▪ Dusti Bongé Art Foundation

▪ Ecumenical Coalition for Women and Families

▪ The Nourishing Place/The Educational Support Organization

▪ Fatherless and Widows

▪ Gaston Point Community Development Corporation

▪ Gulf Coast Community Ministries

▪ Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

▪ Hijra House

▪ Hope Community Development Agency

▪ Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport

▪ K&J Foundation

▪ Kiwanis Club of Gulfport

▪ Loaves & Fishes Biloxi

▪ The Lord is My Help

▪ MS Gulf Coast Buddy Sports

▪ North Gulfport Community Land Conservancy

▪ Pass Christian Community Sailing Foundation

▪ Rotary Club of Pass Christian

▪ St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy

▪ Team Storm 4107

▪ Team Fusion Robotics

▪ The LAD Project

▪ The Light Foundation

▪ Transitions Incorporated

▪ Unity Festival

▪ Unreachable Ministries

▪ Veterans Community Living Center

▪ Wolf River Conservation Society

▪ Women’s Resource & Empowerment Center


▪ Jackson County Civic Action Committee

▪ United Way for Jackson & George Counties

▪ Jackson County CASA

▪ Pascagoula River Audubon Center

▪ 1699 Historical Society

▪ Arukah House

▪ Backpack Buddies of Pascagoula

▪ Beautify the Meek

▪ Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County

▪ Community Care Network

▪ Dream Program

▪ Faith Human Development Center

▪ Home of Grace

▪ Jackson County K-9

▪ Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs

▪ Lift As We Climb Coalition

▪ Ocean Springs Lions Club

▪ Pink Pawz Spay & Neuter Program

▪ Shae’s Place

▪ Singing River Health System Foundation

▪ Stillwaters at Riverside

▪ Trinity Outreach Corporation

▪ Our Daily Bread

▪ Volunteers in Medicine Gautier


▪ Arts Alive!

▪ CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Hancock County

▪ Hancock Medical Foundation

▪ Hancock Community Development Foundation

▪ Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock County

▪ Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland

▪ Hancock County Food Pantry

▪ Hancock County Historical Society

▪ Hancock Resource Center

▪ Library Foundation of Hancock County

▪ Pack Life Rescue

▪ Starfish Cafe

▪ SPCA of Diamondhead

▪ Tanner Adam Memorial Fund

▪ Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock County


▪ American Legion Post 53 Howell Grantham

▪ Concerned Citizens For Youth of George County

▪ Disaster Recovery Services of George County

▪ George/Green Habitat for Humanity

▪ Praise in the Park

▪ Touch of Joy Ministries


▪ Animal Adoption Society

▪ Backpack Buddies of Poplarville

▪ Brother’s Keeper Ministries

▪ Crossroads Food Pantry

▪ Manna Ministries

▪ Picayune Disaster Relief

▪ Pregnancy Support Services

▪ Senior Center of South Pearl River County


▪ Pregnancy Resource Center