Our coat (and socks, hat, and gloves) drive is off and running!
A huge thank you to Karen Harris and her crew at UALR Theater Arts and Dance for your support with Dance Your Socks Off last Friday night. Admission was free with a pair of new socks, and what an amazing show!
Also, thanks to Mr. Rob Hileman with the Arkansas Chapter of Associated General Contractors (ACG) of America, Inc. for a TRUCK LOAD of coats! All of these coats will be distributed in central Arkansas in the next couple of weeks.
If you’d like to donate a coat (or socks, hats, gloves, etc.) or know of someone in need of a coat, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Tis true, tis true: Contributing $10 or 20 minutes of time can have a significant impact on meeting immediate needs.
This past week, The 10/20 Project has worked with local non-profit agencies and social workers and met the following immediate needs:
- We paid a past due electric bill for a young woman who had just given birth, and has not been able to work for the past few weeks. She wrote us a thank-you note from her hospital bed in labor and delivery.
- We provided toilet paper, and cereal for a local shelter that houses 85 residents, many of them children. While living in this shelter, these individuals are working and saving their money to provide adequate housing for themselves and their families.
- We purchased work clothing for two women who are living in a domestic abuse shelter.
- We purchased medication for a woman who is working hard to provide for herself and her family, but didn’t have the money she needed for medication.
Your donations are going directly to meet immediate needs for individuals most in need. On behalf of those we assist, we thank you!
We’re having a fun shopping fundraiser this weekend! Woohoo!
Ecofab is a chic, socially responsible, and utterly fantastic store. They are committed to sustainability, all things green, and are community based and community minded. They have an eclectic variety of products, the best home-made soaps on the planet, and their organic chocolates are fantabulous. They offer quality products, great service, and are all around a pleasure to do business with.
This weekend (May 13-15) Ecofab is donating 10% of their profits to The 10/20 Project. They are located in the new Promenade Shopping Center on Chenal, right next door to Bravo’s Italian Restaurant. Same shopping center as DSW (for those of you who need that reference!) In addition, you can shop online, just enter the code: SHOP1020 and they’ll make sure we receive 10% of the profits.
Here are the links for the Ecofab store and the Promenade shopping center, located in West Little Rock.
Ron and I and a few of our board members will be out milling about this weekend. Come on out and shop, meet these great people, and support The 10/20 Project.