Holiday Volunteering: 7 Places to Give Your Time, Donate
By Lauren James
In Arkansas.com, November 22, 2013
Stocking Stuffer: Make a huge impact this holiday season by becoming a Stocking Stuffer Hero. Each “Stocking” lists items requested by residents and shelter programs. Items include toiletries, supplies for the shelter and gifts for residents. Stockings come in $100, $250 and $500 increments. Call Niki Hitt at (501) 374-7383, ext. 214, to help.
Adopt-a-family: Make this year a positive experience for a homeless or near-homeless Our House family. Items will be distributed to parents so the children can enjoy a real holiday experience. The budget is dependant on the size of the family and Our House can work with you to connect you to the best family. Call Ashley Morgan at (501) 374-7383, ext. 240, for more information.
Host a holiday drive: Help Our House provide basic care by hosting a holiday drive. Past drives have included a “White Drive” for paper products, as well as drives for children’s craft items, gift cards and much more. They can work with you to come up with great ideas that best fit your group and their need. Call Hitt (see Stocking Stuffer) to get it set up.
Serve a meal: Help Our House serve one of their 77,000 meals this year. Meal servers are expected to provide the ingredients for lunch or dinner in the shelter. Prepare, serve, and then sit down to eat and interact with shelter families and individuals. The budget for lunch is typically around $100 for lunch and $300 for dinner. Call Jackson Bittner at (501) 374-7383, ext. 230 to sign up.
Holiday Honor Cards: The perfect gift for the person who has everything: donate to Our House in honor of someone you love. Donations can be made in any denomination. Honorees will receive a Holiday Thank You card to notify them of your gift. Donations can be received online here. Contact Kristyn Willis for more information by phone at (501) 374-7383, ext. 228.