BXS Community Fund, a subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank, recently donated $200,000 to Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and recreational services for youth (kindergarten through 12th grades) in Hattiesburg and the surrounding areas.
The donation will assist the organization with its efforts to provide programs and resources that help children reach their full potential.
BancorpSouth has a strong history of partnering with community organizations that help its communities thrive.
“We’re proud to support the work (the center) does in our community,” said Ted Webb, BancorpSouth president for the Pine Belt division. “It is providing vital services.”
The center offers an after-school mentoring and tutoring program, youth summer camp, health education, monthly activities programs and other services for youth.
“This donation from BancorpSouth will help us with our efforts to empower area youth to have the skills and opportunities to take charge of their lives and positively impact their community,” said Janet Baldwin, executive director of the center and member of the bank’s Community Advisory Council for Hattiesburg. “We are so grateful to live in such a giving and supportive community that shares our belief of a family being our greatest blessing in life.”