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July & August 2011 Newsletter

July & August 2011 Newsletter
In this Issue: 5th Annual My Picture Perfect Summer Fifteen AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates Our House and HPRP helped residents succeed in permanent homes. Our House named Best Charity in Arkansas Bus passes provide transportation to residents Resident receives new outlook on life View past newsletters here.

Arkansas Ranks 47th in Child Well Being

Arkansas Matters Arkansas has improved by one spot in the national ranking for child well-being, but that still leaves us at 47th. According to the 2011 Kids Count Data Book, the state is still struggling improve due to an overall child poverty rate of 27%. New data shows 2% of…

Dinner on the Grounds benefits Our House

Dinner on the Grounds benefits Our House
Soiree Dinner on the Grounds—a casual, outdoor, Southern supper to raise funds for Our House—was held on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion. Guests enjoyed libations from Glazers and jazz entertainment by Lagniappe. All proceeds from the event benefited Our House. Click here to see full photo gallery.

Our House honored as Best Charity in 2011 Arkansas Times

Our House was voted “Best Charity” (pg.30) by the readers of the Arkansas Times. We are very fortunate to be part of such a supportive community. We could not be the “Best Charity” without the hard work of our many volunteers and donors.  Thank you to everyone who helps Our…

June 2011 Newsletter

June 2011 Newsletter
In this Issue: Dinner on the Grounds Learning Center client LaShondra Our Club volunteer Sean Morell wins Arkansas United Way's Volunteer of the Week VSP Mobile Eye Clinic comes to Our House ASID's Wine and Design raises money for Our House

High Profile: Kirk Bradshaw

High Profile: Kirk Bradshaw
Today's Man Magazine Read Board Member Kirk Bradshaw's amazing impact on our programs in the latest issue of Today's Man here.

May 2011 Newsletter

May 2011 Newsletter
In this Issue: Our Club kids start a new garden A single mom uses Our House programs to make a better life for her kids Interview with an Our House AmeriCorps VISTA Local artists and UALRS's smART raise money for Our House Bryant Boy Scout earns his Eagle rank providing…

From Poverty to Permanent Housing

Leah moved into her own apartment in April 2010 after a ten-month residence at Our House Shelter. Through the HPRP program Leah received assistance with her utility deposit for electricity and full rental assistance for three months. Leah was able to move into a neighborhood that is walking distance to…

Take Time to Give Videos Feature Our House

Click here to see the Our House videos at Mitchell Williams Take Time to Give page. Each year, Mitchell Williams receives nominations from Arkansas non-profit organizations seeking consideration to participate as the company’s primary Take Time To Give charity. In 2010, Mitchell Williams produced several videos highlighting the projects done…