30 Days 4 Change!

April was a whirlwind of a month, and we loved every minute of it! The students at Bentonville High School who participated in “30 Days 4 Change” did an amazing job. With the help of Scott Herron, Teacher and Student Advisor, the groups were able to accomplish a tremendous amount for local organizations. We are excited to announce that winner of the first ever 30 Days for Change & a grant of $1,000 is….LifeSource International. Congratulations to the student group who made this possible- Kelly Xia, Emily Sellers and Shelby Thompson. Thanks to Kevin Fitzpatrick, Corrie...

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Walmart “12 Days of Giving” Selects 3 Bags in 2 Days

We are so thankful to share that 3 Bags in 2 Days has been selected as a part of Walmart’s “12 Days of Giving” campaign.  We are overjoyed and blown away to have been nominated and selected; however, we know it is only because of every single person who has come alongside these efforts in Northwest Arkansas. This is a reflection of your work, your dedication, and your compassion!  And now we have the opportunity to empower these efforts of making small bags of compassion tools to the restoration of dignity, hope, and love. Thank you Northwest Arkansas!  We are humbled and...

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NW Arkansas Community Fact Sheet: Hope 2011

Hope 2011: 3rd Annual Community Service -Focused Event for Northwest Arkansas Northwest Arkansas Social Indicators Community Fact Sheet by Kevin M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D, Emily Hallgren, B.A. and Don Willis, B.A. Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas Who Participated and Where Are They Living? On October 25, 2011 a one-stop service provision event took place in Fayetteville, AR. HOPE 2011, designed to serve those in need throughout the NWA region, was sponsored in partnership with the VA, United Way of NWA, 7Hills Homeless Center, and Central United Methodist Church. Besides...

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HOPE NWA 2011…grace

On Tuesday of last week we had the distinct privilege of serving alongside some amazing NW Arkansas organizations and incredible people to participate in HOPE NWA 2011.  Final numbers will be released soon, but we are told that over 350 families/people were served during the one day resource event held at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. HOPE NWA 2011 began 3 years ago by Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, Professor and Jones Chair in Community Director, Community and Family Institute, and it is incredible to see how the community has come alongside to support those in need. We had the...

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the homeless man who made me rich

My wife and I have been volunteering at Laundry Love in Rogers for about a year and a half and were recently asked if we could lend a hand down in Fayetteville. June was our first time at Laundry Love Fayetteville and we loved it.  Each Laundry Love has it’s own environment & community, and this was different from what we’re used to in Rogers.  It’s a different laundromat with different machines, different volunteers, different clients, but all different in a very good way. One person, in particular, really made us feel as though we needed to commit to serving at...

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