Back-to-School at the Ranch
We are quickly approaching back-to-school time at the Ranch! Our boys and girls are enjoying their last couple of weeks off with camping, swimming, fishing, and riding their bikes and horses around our beautiful campuses. But soon they will begin to prepare for the busy school year ahead.
New school clothes, shoes, backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks, and paper are always needed items for our Ranchers’ education. In 2013, the National Retail Federation estimated that families with school-age children spent an average of $634.78 on clothes, shoes, and school supplies. The Ranch may not spend anywhere near the national average, but when you are trying to outfit between 30 and 40 boys and girls, the cost of these items can quickly add up!
It may be expensive to send this many children to school each year, but the reward of seeing our Ranchers succeed in their classes and learn new skills is far greater. At the Ranch, we know that giving our boys and girls a quality education is one of the best ways we can prepare them for life. It is our goal to use the resources we are blessed with each year to send our children to school with a positive attitude so that they are ready to succeed in their classes. Thank you to those who donate each year to help make that possible.
In May of this year, we had three students graduate from high school. For many of our Ranchers graduating high school and beginning college has only been a dream. For some of our boys and girls, they may be the first in their family to graduate from high school. For others, they may be the first in their family to attend college. It is thanks to you and your support that have made these dreams a reality for our boys and girls.
With anywhere from 30 to 40 children going back to school in August your generous support is needed at this time. With more than 90% of the Ranch’s funding coming from people just like you across Arkansas, please know that we are grateful for every gift, great or small. To you, it may only seem like a small monthly or annual contribution, but to our Ranchers, those gifts add up to changed lives and dreams come true.
Although back-to-school is a busy and expensive time for the Ranch, we have needs throughout the year. Please consider becoming a Hope Builder by committing to a monthly gift to the Ranch. It is a secure and simple way to offer consistent support for the Ranch throughout the year. Even a small monthly donation can help a lot! Simply click the link below, or call 870-793-6841 to become a Hope Builder today.
Thank you for helping us care for our Ranchers and for your support this school year.
Did you know that a contribution of just $25 per month can provide:
- An allowance for one child each month
- New shoes for up to six of our boys and girls
- Caps and gowns for all of our graduates
- A birthday gift for one child each month
- Feed for our Rancher’s horses for one month