August Green Room Recap & Next Steps

Sunday’s Green Room provide an opportunity to determine the support coming out of the 1,287 event, review current initiatives and set a couple new things in motion. We spent a little time covering the events of the past month to include: 1,287 Event 1,287 Survey Results The other activities that took place while

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Shear Kindness at Kid’s Blitz

On August 3rd and 5th, the Samaritan Community Center and the United Way of NW Arkansas held their annual back to school kid’s blitz to help disadvantaged children in our communities get ready to head back to school fully prepared.  In total over 1,000 kids were helped! News Article in Benton County Daily Record:  Ready for School – Backpack Give Away Gets Students Excited for Class This year Shear Kindness was asked to help coordinate haircuts for the kids and the suport from local stylists and salons was overwhelming.  In total an amazing 230 haircuts...

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A day at home…

It was a fairly cool morning despite it being August, so it was refreshing to spend some time at “home”. It had been a couple months since my last 2nd Saturday out at Restoration Village and the Children’s Advocacy Center, so I was anxious to sink my hands into the soil and do some good honest work. Spending the day at Restoration Village is always a special treat for many reasons… First, it’s where I get to work and serve and not have to be responsible for coordinating and preparing.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy those things; however, because...

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World Garden shows how caring for community is central to their mission…

in one follow-up story from 1,287, KFSM ran a story on World Garden’s Banana Bread Story and Feeding Program in the works. KFSM Channel 5 News Story – World Garden Banana...

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August Fayetteville Laundry Love Project

From Ryan Rusch… Another successful night at LLP. When I pulled into the parking lot of the Britewash Laundromat, I thought “oh no, we’re not going to be able to do all of these people’s laundry.” I am not sure if the word has spread or if the slow economy is causing more folks to attend, but I have never seen so many people there. I have noticed a few things in the last couple of months about the people who come to LLP. People have begun to open up and tell their stories. People have truly been thankful for the opportunity to come and wash their clothes, and...

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