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  • Gourmet Guru Grill Giveaway!


    Grilling season is here, and we are very excited to offer another opportunity to win a beautiful new Deluxe Gourmet Guru Grill while benefiting the mission of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches! Details: For every $10 you donate to the Ranch through this special link, you will be entered to win this Deluxe Grill from Gourmet Guru Grills. For every $25 you donate, you will receive three (3) entries. Drawing will be held on Friday, June 17, just in time for Father’s Day! The Gourmet Guru Grill comes with a handy Metal Rolling Cart, and together they retail for $948! … Continue reading

  • VOTE for Ranch to Receive $5,000 Difference Maker Award


    In 2018, Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches received a Difference Maker Award from Rainwater Holt & Sexton for our work protecting children from violence and abuse. This year, in honor of 5 years of presenting this award to local charities, Rainwater Holt & Sexton will donate $5,000 to the charity that receives the most votes. YOU can help the Ranch receive this $5,000 donation! Just click here to vote for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Since 1976, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch has raised more than 2,200 boys and girls from every corner of the state. These are children, who through no fault of their … Continue reading

  • There’s Still Time to Make a Difference in 2021


    As we wrap up our 45th year at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, we are grateful that you helped us accomplish BIG things in 2021! This year: More than 40 boys and girls have found a home and hope for a brighter future at the Ranch. One of our Ranchers graduated from high school a semester early and is headed to basic training in January to join the U.S. Marine Corps. Over 4,000 visitors came out to the Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch. We honored the Heflin Family at the 26th annual Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner. Many celebrated weddings and special events at the Ranch’s events … Continue reading

  • It’s Christmastime at the Ranch!


    The Christmas season can be a difficult time for the boys and girls who live the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Some miss their families, and for others, this may be the first time they get to experience the joy of Christmas! It is expensive to raise a child at Christmastime, especially when you are raising as many as we do at the Ranches! We ask that you consider making a special year-end gift to help meet our needs during the Christmas season. Here are some ways YOU can make Christmas merry and bright for our Ranchers: You can donate new … Continue reading

  • Save the Date: #GivingTuesday is November 30, 2021


    What is Giving Tuesday? After Thanksgiving, #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday each year, we celebrate #GivingTuesday. This special day helps demonstrate that holidays can be about both giving and giving back.  This year, Citizens Bank will once again be matching gifts on #GivingTuesday. For every dollar donated to the ASYR on November 30th, Citizens Bank will match your contributions up to $5,000! Here are some ways YOU can help the ASYR receive the entire $5,000 matching gift from Citizens Bank on #GivingTuesday: Make an online donation by clicking here.  Text the word ranch to 26989, or call 501-940-3440 to make a gift of … Continue reading

  • ASYR has been home to more than 2,200 children since 1976.
  • Up to eight children live in each cottage cared for by a professional house parent.
  • 75% of children at ASYR are here with at least one sibling.
  • More than 8,500 children entered the Arkansas foster care system in 2016.
  • 50% of children enter Arkansas foster care because of drugs.
  • ASYR is 100% privately funded.