Bentonville High School YACHT Club Food & Clothing Drive

Nov 17th to Nov 21st was a week that doesn’t happen in very many high schools…after all…what were you interested or concerned with when you were in High School? The Bentonville High School’s YACHT (Youth Against Complacency and Hunger Today) Club sponsered a school wide Food & Clothing Drive to Benefit Seven Hills Homeless Shelter in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The entire week was staged to help raise awareness, collect food and clothing donations and help make a big difference in NW Arkansas. No surprise but this caught the eye of the local media that also sees a...

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When a “Good Neighbor Food Drive” Becomes More About the “Good Neighbor” than the “Food Drive”…

Below is a story from a Bella Vista neighborhood on part of their experience during their Good Neighbor Food Drive (story told from their perspective)… Before the food drive, we were walking the neighborhood to put notices on the door and one of our neighbors was already prepared and waiting for us with eight or so bags already filled He started to carry the bags out to our car, and I got out to help open the trunk. I said to him, “this is great, you out did yourself. This is so much more than we had hoped for.” He just looked back at me and said, “Well, I won’t...

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When Someone Returns to Say Thank You…(Good Neighbor Food Drive in Centeron)

Below is an email that Cobblestone Project received from The Way Ministries after a local family conducted a Good Neighbor Food Drive in Centerton.  The story is powerful because within it lies a story of a cycle being broken, people being helped that don’t forget and return to help those that still have need. This is a true story of Community Without Need that is forming… David and Tawny Donell and their 6 children were new to the area when they came to The Way Ministries for some assistance with food because David hadn’t found a job yet. So we loaded them us with some...

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Nov Laundry Love Project Continues to Grow!

The Nov edition of Laundry Love Project Fayetteville continued to see an increase in the number of guests and loads of laundry washed. Over 100 loads of laundry washed as LLP hosted approx. 60 guests at Britewash Laundry in Fayetteville. Special help from Einstein’s Bagel Company in Rogers, Ark for donating some very filling (and delicious) bagels for the LLP Guests. Special thanks to all the volunteers as we were able to include some new faces for LLP this month.  Can’t wait until next months. Huge thanks to all the people that donated quarters to make this night possible...

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7th graders make a difference!

Since when did 7th grade students start becoming interested and concerned with hunger and poverty in our community? I know that when I was a teenager that was the farthest thing from my mind. How have these students become so service minded? When 7th grade teacher, Missy Allen, contacted the Cobblestone Project, we had no idea how much of an impact her idea would have. She was seeking ways to help her students become involved in their community. With some brainstorming and action on her part, she implemented a curriculum to spark the imagination, creativity, and action among her 7th grade...

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