The number of people homeless in NW Arkansas has grown +10% since 2007…

It is estimated that on any given night approximately 1,287 adults and youth in Benton and Washington Counties are homeless. Click on the image below to download a copy of the 2009 NW Arkansas Point-In-Time Census For ways to help there are amazing organizations working to end homelessness.  May we recommend… Seven Hills Homeless Shelter all are welcome to visit the Cobblestone Project Green Room for discussion The Cobblestone Project in partnership with JustOne is currently holding Laundry Love Projects in Rogers & Fayetteville the first Friday of every month.  Opportunities...

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The power of one…

The following email was receieved in response to our “Deeply Saddened” posting regarding comments as to the ability of one person to make a meaningful difference in our community. With permission from Terri Rose, I asked if we could post these comments because I feel there is power and truth in her words.  Truth that one person can really make a difference for others that can mean life or death. From Terri Rose, I wanted to add my sentiment to your Cobblestone Project update about the interview in the paper. I work for the Arkansas Crisis Center, as the Public Relations...

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Thank you to Glad Manufacturing Plant in Rogers!

It was a beautiful day at the Glad Manufacturing Plant in Rogers today as The Cobblestone Project was the beneficiary of Glad’s community investment grant to help sustain Laundry Love Project and expand Shear Kindness. It has been so exciting to see both of these programs grow as they have touched so many people since they started in Sept 2008.  And now it’s even more exciting to see the community rally around them in support. Currently, Laundry Love Project is providing approximately 250 people a month with clean clothes, meals and friendship. At the same time, Shear...

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Deeply saddened (ref: NWANews Article – An Inspirational force to believe in)

We were was glad to hear that the Benton County Daily Record was running a series on homelessness in NW Arkansas. It’s a huge issue that needs our attention as a community, and so we’ve been anxious to read the stories since the series started. There was a particular quote in today’s article NWANews.com “An inspirational force to believe in” that deeply saddened us though. Mr. Mac Childs, who we feel is doing some good work, made the following statement:   “Some might gain satisfaction by donating one day of the year serving around the...

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iPROMise Joy!

iPROMise started as a desire in the hearts of two high school girls (Rebekah and Catherine Falge) who wanted to make a difference in lives of other students where they went to school. These creative students learned that Cobblestone Project had been given some formal gowns during the June 08 Clothing Donation, and they wanted to use them to give some girls the gift of prom who would not otherwise be able to attend. So, without hesitation, the dream started big…a dress, hair styled, makeup, dinner, and even a photographer. With the help of some faculty at the local high school, seven...

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