The Center for Student Success and the Learning Center at Mississippi State University have introduced the Thrive Scholars program to provide resources and promote success among students who grew up in foster care.

November is Orphan Care Awareness month, and FBC is promoting the work and needs of the Thrive Scholars program. Consider how you, your family, or your community group will bless these students.

Items should be delivered to Allen Hall, Room 267, on the MSU campus or the FBC Starkville office.

Thrive contact: Le’Roy Davenport (

FBC Starkville contact: Nathan Taylor (

  • Bottled water

  • Bottled juice (individual)

  • Clothes washing detergent & dryer sheets

  • Household cleaning supplies

  • Umbrellas

  • Raincoats

  • Grab-and-go breakfast items

  • Over-the-counter cold medicines

  • Fast food gift cards ($5 each)

  • MSU BSU Noonday individual meal cards

  • Exam care kits (through the MSU BSU)

  • Tuesday evening meal for the Thrive Scholars group (prepared or at a restaurant)