“Merry Christmas to Me” …a story from NWA Homeless Census

We asked a few of the people who helped conduct the 2011 NWA Homeless Census to share their experience. This is from Ryan Riley… I was looking forward to helping out with the survey and was originally supposed to do a shift at lunchtime at 7 Hills on Friday.  At the training meeting, Kevin Fitzpatrick asked if I’d be able to come down and go out to the various camps in Fayetteville early Friday morning as well.  Going to 7 Hills was one thing, but I wasn’t sure what to think about actually going out into the woods.  That made things much more ...

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Shear Kindness at Restoration Village & Havenwood

Shear Kindness was at it again on Jan 17th and 18th teaming up with the Junior League of NW Arkansas to serve the women and children of Restoration Village and Havenwood. The smiles say it all!! It was amazing to hear the women open up so quickly and share glimpses of their life story as they got their hair cut. The whole “salon environment” even when it is created somewhere else just lends itself to conversations about life. We love taking that opportunity to listen and to make those women and their sweet children feel beautiful and special. A big “Thank You!” to stylists Michelle...

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January Cobblestone Project Update

The Farm The 2011 season for The Farm is underway! It is hard to believe the opportunities that have presented themselves over the past few months and we are truly excited about what is ahead. We are excited to announce that the Cobblestone Project Farm is moving to Fayetteville.  New Heights Church in Fayetteville has graciously donated the use of 10 acres of their land in West Fayetteville to be the new home of the farm. This move will greatly expand the scope of The Farm to include:  expanded food production capacity, work share programs to create commerce & jobs,...

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The Farm 2011 Season Update

The 2011 season for The Farm is underway! It is hard to believe the opportunities that have presented themselves over the past few months and we are truly excited about what is ahead. We are excited to announce that the Cobblestone Project Farm is moving to Fayetteville. New Heights Church in Fayetteville has graciously donated the use of 10 acres of their land in West Fayetteville to be the new home of the farm. This move will greatly expand the scope of The Farm to include: expanded food production capacity, work share programs to create commerce & jobs, agricultural education ...

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NWA Give Camp

In February the Cobblestone Project was selected to be a benefiting organization of NW Arkansas Give Camp. GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. This custom software could be a new website for the nonprofit organization, a small data-collection application to keep track of members, or a application for the Red Cross that automatically emails a blood donor three months after they’ve donated ...

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