Walmart & Sam’s Club ISD Coat Drive yields big results, but this is only 1/2 of the story…

It’s been a true pleasure to get to know Joshua Segraves. His passion for making a difference in the world is incredible, so when he called two weeks ago we couldn’t let this story go without being told. This story is about how people can make a difference in the world around them by just taking that first step. So, we asked Joshua to tell the story in his own words. Enjoy…it’s incredible. From Joshua Segraves… Our team had recently formed a committee entitled “meaningful work”, to which I was assigned. Just what is meaningful work, anyway? We...

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A new tile floor for the Lodge @ Restoration Village, but is it really about the tile?

Another great day at Restoration Village as a group of volunteers took an extra Saturday to put in a new tile floor in the Lodge. It’s impossible to capture all the stories of the incredible people who selfishly give of themselves and their time to lend a helping hand.  However, these are the types of stories that seem be show the essence of what the Cobblestone Project is trying to do. This story started a few weeks ago (actually over Christmas break), when Ryan was at the Village doing a little painting.  In passing, it was mentioned that there was a need to put down a new...

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800+ lbs of Food Donated to Samaritan Community Center…

It was an unbelievable outpooring of support by Cave Springs neighborhoods:  Weston Hills and Wellington. Together these neighbors donated over 800+ lbs of food that was given to the Samaritan Community Center in Rogers.  In talking with the folks at the Samaritan Community Center, we know that this food will be given away very quickly as the needs that are being seen continue to rise at a rate that is difficult to keep up with. For a small peek at the growing needs in NW Arkansas, here is an article that was in the local paper from late December (http://nwanews.com/bcdr/News/69234/) with...

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The “Why?” Syndrome…Laundry Love Project Rogers Launch

For those of you have been around a two year old for any extended length of time know the syndrome. The constant, persistent search to know why! When we began Laundry Love in Fayetteville, the overwhelming response was to understand just that…..WHY? Our first Rogers Laundry Love was held last week, and it proved to be no different. From the owners of the laundry mat, to the people who walked through the door, to the friends that I mentioned it to in passing, to my own children…..WHY? I have thought a long time about this, and I wanted to share the answers that I have...

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Sleeping Bags with a lot of love already in them…

Huge thank you to Melanie Allen from Disney Consumer Products for helping to coordinate the donation of some children’s and adults sleeping bags for the Cobblestone Project to distribute. First of all, why are sleeping bags so valuable?  There are so many ways that they are used… 1.  Seven Hills Homeless Shelter can distribute them at their day center for the homeless and/or near homeless. 2.  Sleeping bags can be used by the numerous Women’s and Children’s Shelters in NW Arkansas to replace linens or sent home with someone once they leave the...

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