Our Mission

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Someone's Child is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Ocean Springs, MS.

Our mission is to promote education and awareness about the dangers of drug addiction and to offer support and resources to those who have been affected by it.


Along with our local programs and events,

we are expanding and updating our website to include 

additional information for parents, grandparents and teens  regarding the challenges that they are facing in dealing with the drug addiction and overdose crisis that we are presently dealing with. 

We will also be adding links/sources for those who are dealing with domestic violence and bullying.

Our Story

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In 2014, I lost my daughter Mandi to an overdose after a 10 year struggle with drug addiction.

She had been raised in a drug-free home and 

went to church every Sunday, 

But as she grew into her teenage years, 

we began to see the signs.

By the age of 16, she had been introduced to meth.

Over the next 10 years, we watched helplessly as the drugs sucked the life and laughter out of our girl.

Mandi passed away on September 10, 2014...

eight days before her 27th birthday.


We share Mandi's story in the hopes to help others 

who are struggling with an addicted loved one.

Please know that you are not alone.


NEWS

HOPEFEST 2020!

Come out and join us for HOPEFEST 2020!


This event is a family-friendly recovery festival and networking event all-in-one!

We will have live music, food, games, information booths, raffles, and prizes and everyone is welcome!

This is a free event that is open to the public, so make plans to come out and join us!


HOPEFEST 2020

MAY 2, 2020

PASCAGOULA BEACH PARK

PASCAGOULA, MS

 For more info, please email us at info@someones-child.org.


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MANDI'S ROOM HAS A NEW LOGO!

Mandi's Room will be back on the road in 2020 with a new logo!

In addition, over the past few months we have added several new drug/paraphernalai items to Mandi's Room and will be adding a short informational video as part of our presentation in the Spring of 2020.


For more info about this program, please click the "Mandi's Room tab at the top of the page.


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Did you know?

We are now distributing Narcan!

Through a partnership with Singing River Services,  in Jackson County, MS, we are now able to distribute Narcan.


What is Narcan?

NARCAN {naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. It is designed for easy use without medical training-we only ask that you watch a short 5-7 minute video that shows you how to administer the Narcan spray.


If you are interested in obtaining Narcan, please contact us. 

There will be no questions asked-you only need to watch the short video.


Cheryl Laster Howell

228-456-3776


*PLEASE NOTE: Narcan is not a substitute for emergency medical care. Always get help immediately, even if the person wakes up because he/she may relapse into respiratory depression.

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SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

WE NOW HAVE A SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM!

Our organization is fully funded/operated by donations and volunteers.

In order to keep our programs up and running, we need your assistance.

We are offering several sponsorship levels, as detailed below-

MEMORIAL SPONSORSHIP

This sponsorship opportunity is for those who have lost a loved one to overdose/addiction.

For a  one-time donation  we will  add your loved one's name to our trailer, Mandi's Room.  All memorial tributes/names will be added to the nose (front) of the trailer.

Your loved one's  name will also be included in our Overdose Awareness memorial event each year.

One time donation amount: 

$30 for one (1) name

$50 for two (2) names

This donation simply covers the cost of the materials/labor for the name decals.

*PLEASE NOTE: The space for names on the Mandi's Room trailer is limited.

Names/tributes will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Once all spaces are filled, this sponsorship opportunity will no longer be available.

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP

Sponsor: Minimum $200

 1. Name listed on website.

2. Name listed on t-shirt.

3. One (1) t-shirt provided.


*Sponsorship will be renewable after one calendar year.

*PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to refuse/refund donations from organizations/donors that we feel may be inappropriate in nature or whose mission may conflict with ours.

SILVER SPONSORSHIP

 Sponsor: Minimum $500

1. Name/logo listed on website.

2. Name listed on t-shirt.

3. Two (2) t-shirts  provided.

4. Name/logo on  our event banners.

*Sponsorship will be renewable after one calendar year.


*Sponsorship will be renewable after 1 calendar year.
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to refuse/refund donations from organizations/donors that we feel may be inappropriate in nature or whose mission may conflict with ours.

GOLD SPONSORSHIP

 Sponsor: Minimum $1000

1. Name/logo listed on website.

2. Name/logo listed on t-shirt.

3. Four (4) t-shirts  provided.

4. Name/logo on  our event banners.

5. Donor acknowledged on Facebook/Twitter.


*Sponsorship will be renewable after one calendar year.

PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to refuse/refund donations from organizations/donors that we feel may be inappropriate in nature or whose mission may conflict with ours

PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP

 Sponsor: Minimum $2000
1. Name/logo listed on website.
2. Name/logo listed on t-shirt.
3. Six (6) t-shirts  provided.
4. Name/logo on  our event banners.
5. Donor acknowledged on Facebook/Twitter, including logo.

6. Name/logo placed on the exterior of our educational trailer Mandi's Room,


*Sponsorship will be renewable after one calendar year.
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to refuse/refund donations from organizations/donors that we feel may be inappropriate in nature or whose mission  may conflict with ours.

DIAMOND SPONSORSHIP

 Sponsor: Minimum $3500
1. Name/logo listed on website.
2. Name/logo listed on t-shirt.
3. Ten (10) t-shirts  provided.
4. Name/logo on  our event banners.
5. Donor acknowledged on Facebook/Twitter, including logo.

6. Name/logo placed on the exterior of our educational trailer, Mandi's Room.

7.  Corporate name/logo placed on all advertising/publicity from date of commitment.


*Sponsorship will be renewable after one calendar year.
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to refuse/refund donations from organizations/donors that we feel may be inappropriate in nature or whose mission  we do not support.




 

The funds from the sponsorships will be used to keep our programs running.

For more info about on ongoing programs/events, please click on the "Programs/Events" tab at the top of the page.

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT OUR SPONSORSHIPS, PLEASE CONTACT US AT 

info@someones-child.org.


Help Our Cause!

Your donation will help us to provide assistance to so many...

no amount is too small!

*Scholarship Program

*Hope Bags

*Christmas Toy Drive

*Mandi's Room

*Kinship Reliance Support Meetings

*Hopefest




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