Delta Hands for Hope

To empower all children to have the education, leadership skills, and abilities to succeed.

How to get involved:


To make a tax-deductible gift to the “Hawkins 50th Anniversary” project:

  • Mailing Address:

    Delta Hands for Hope

    Hawkins 50th Anniversary

    PO Box 1157

    Shaw, MS 38773

  • Donate Online click HERE or the button below.


*Note: For technical issues with donating online please call Ms. Lane Riley (662) 402-6882.

serve on a committee:

If you are interested in serving on the commemoration committee, or helping plan, please contact us at 662-402-6882 or

  • The Fundraising Committee connects with potential funders, ensures all parts of the project are funded, and compiles financial reports. To serve on this committee, contact Committee Chair Dr. Cora Jackson at or 662-588-6278

  • The Community Engagement Committee keeps the community involved and informed through social media, marketing, and public engagements. To serve on this committee, contact Committee Chair Ms. Chatambra Curry at or 662-719-7684.

  • The Community Renewal and Economic Growth Committee supports community and economic development through building and connecting partnerships to benefit the entire Shaw Community. To serve on this committee, contact committee chair Rev. Leroy Woods, III at 662-588-4792 or
    Community Renewal and Economic Growth

  • The Historical Society Committee has a short-term and long-term commitments. Short-term is to have an exhibit in Oct. 2019 during the commemoration.  Long-term is to continue this work of collecting the history of Shaw and its citizens.  To serve on this committee, contact Ms. Valerie Smith-Silas at 662-626-0748 or

  • The Commemoration Committee works toward planning the Hawkins Commemoration event in October 2019 with event planning and technical support for other committees. To serve on this committee, contact Ms. Shirley Dixon at 662-721-5838 or

Share your story

Do you have a story to tell? Do you have pictures or mementos from the Civil Rights era? Were you a freedom rider, plaintiff, or an involved community member? If so, we want to hear from you. Fill out the form below and we will contact you.

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