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The Desoto County Sweet Potato Queens have adopted The Desoto Sunrise Home for Girls. We hope to raise money for operating capital and to help build the new Desoto Sunrise Campus on the land recently donated by the Funderburk family.

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 What is The Desoto Sunrise Home for Girls?  

Desoto Sunrise Homes, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, faith-based agency that has been a part of the community for over twenty years. They provide services to children and adolescents who are "at risk" of developing delinquent behaviors with the ultimate goal of helping them become emotionally healthy, productive members of society. Desoto Sunrise is licensed by the State of Mississippi's Department of Human Services and certified by local Fier and Health Departments and complete annual independent audits to ensure trustworthy accounty procedures to the community.

The Desoto Sunrise Crisis Care Shelter provides twelve beds for emergency shelter services to children in Desoto County ages birth to 18. The resident children at the emergency shelter are often victims of abuse and/or neglect or status offenders (runaways or homeless) and are referred by Desoto County Juvenile Court of the Department of Human Services. The Emergency Shelter is the only center of its kind in Northeast Mississippi and only one of two in the entire state.

The Girls home provides twelve beds in a long-term residential level 1 group home for teenage girls who have been experiencing emotional and/or behavior problems at home, school or in the community, which is often a result of abuse, neglect or lack of adequate coping skills. The home provides a structured and positive living environment, behavioral management, social skills training, anger management and self-steem building, as well as physical activities and exposure to cultural places and events. The program provides social work services and addresses to coummunity needs and problems by helping children gain more adequate coping skills. When a child successfully completes our program, they can move on to becoming a healthy and productive adult member of society.

 How can I help?

DCSPQ is collecting donations of money and items to help raise money for The Desoto Sunrise Home for Girls. We are in need of the following:

  • Money donations to purchase the necessities that the Home for Girls needs to thrive
  • Goods and/or services to be placed in a silent auction to raise money for the Home for Girls
  • Volunteers to help in DCSPQ events
  • Donation of the following needed bulk items:
    • Snacks
    • Fruit Juice
    • Diapers
    • Baby Wipes
    • Baby Food (All Levels)
    • Socks (All Sizes)
    • Pillows
    • Hair Brushes
    • Combs
    • Kleenex
    • Toilet Paper
    • Paper Towels
    • Children & Teen Bibles
    • Hair Products
    • Feminine Products
    • Meat
    • Eggs
    • Cereal
    • Non-Perishables
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Sugar
    • Ziploc Bags
    • Dish Washing Liquid
    • Dishwasher Detergent
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrushes

All donations are tax-deductible through Desoto Sunrise Homes, Inc.