Priceless Feedback From Our Ranchers
02/10/2014

When some of the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches were asked what the Ranch means to them, here is some of the feedback we received.

“I love my houseparents. They make me feel at home.” – Isaiah, age 16

“I now have a family who cares and loves me for who I am.” – Morgane, age 14

“It’s the home I’ve never really had.” – Shi-Ann, age 17

“I love that I get to help fix things like mending a fence or repairing a bike.” – Jon Michael, age 18

One of our past Ranchers also recently answered the same question saying:

“I had more fun during my time at the Ranch than anywhere else I’ve ever been. I grew up in a house that made me feel like I was really at home. I was still growing up, learning, and making mistakes, but I was taught discipline, and it helped me grow up to the man I am today. I wouldn’t trade that time at the Ranch and those lessons for anything. In fact, I’d live it all over again.” – Jordan

As you can see, because of the generosity of our supporters, we are providing our Ranchers with a healthy, safe and loving home with opportunities that they would not have had if it were not for the Ranch.

For the past 38 years, the mission at the Ranch has remained constant. We remain a place of healing … a place of safety … a place of love … and simply a place to call home. Founded by the sheriffs of Arkansas and a group of concerned citizens, the Ranch has been exactly that to more than 1,200 boys and girls. A place to call home.

And with your help, the Ranch will continue to be a place to call home for many more boys and girls. Because our organization is more than 90% privately funded by people just like you across Arkansas, we rely on gifts from the community to continue to serve these children.

With a tax-deductible gift of $25, the Ranch can provide a new jacket for a child during the winter months. A gift of $50 can provide new shoes to a child who arrives at the Ranch with shoes that no longer fit. A $100 gift can provide water for one of our cottages for one month. $300 can feed our children’s horses for one month. And $500 can supply one of our cottages with groceries for one month.

Although raising this many boys and girls can be an expensive undertaking, you can never put a price on turning around a child’s life. And with your help, we can give our children a second chance and break the cycle of abuse in their lives. I hope that you will consider making a one-time or monthly gift to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches today.

Etc. On Main Resale Shop to Benefit the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches
02/04/2014

The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will hold a grand opening event on Saturday, February 22nd from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm for its new resale store Etc. On Main.

Etc. On Main’s grand opening will be open to the public and will feature grilled hot dogs provided by Citizens Bank, sweets from Elizabeth’s Restaurant and Catering, and beverages donated by Pepsi Co.

For many years, the familiar storefront at 250 Main Street in Downtown Batesville was occupied by Charlie’s Menswear and is now being transformed into a resale, vintage, and consignment store for the benefit of the Ranch.

Etc. On Main is currently accepting donations of household items, furniture, clothing, vintage items and consignment pieces. All items donated to Etc. on Main will be 100% tax deductible, and all of the proceeds from the sale of items will go to benefit the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches.

Etc. On Main will open to the public on Tuesday, February 11th at 10:00 am. Official store hours will be Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Please contact the Ranch at 870-793-6841 for more information or to arrange a donation.

Go “like” Etc.’s Facebook page to keep up with all the fabulous new items we receive in the store.

Etc. On Main Resale Shop
Resale · Vintage · Consignment
250 Main Street, Batesville, Arkansas