YOU Can Still Make a Difference in 2015!
12/28/2015

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As 2015 winds down, there’s still time for YOU to make a difference in the life of a child. With your help, we can provide homes for more of Arkansas’s foster children in 2016.

Click here to make your 2015 tax-deductible donation by midnight December 31st to help us meet our 2015 goal.

The above photo of our Ranchers was taken this summer at our Batesville campus. Seeing the smiles on these children’s faces, it’s hard to imagine the heartbreaking stories that brought each one to live at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches.

Most of the time, children come to the Ranches through no fault of their own. Sometimes it’s a parent who puts their needs ahead of their children’s. Or a parent who cannot get clean from a drug addiction. Or a family that has been plagued by a cycle of abuse generation after generation and children are removed for their safety. And sometimes a family has to make a difficult decision to place them at the Ranches because it is a better environment for them to thrive.

But thanks to friends like you, we have raised more than 1,300 boys and girls over the last 40 years! But there are many more who still need a safe, healthy and loving place to call home.

The end of the year is a critical time for the Ranches, so we need your help to continue to provide care for every child who needs a place to call home. Here are a few ways that you can give back at the end of the year:_MG_6362

•  Make a one-time gift or set up a monthly Hope Builder contribution. Because the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, all gifts made to the Ranches are tax deductible. Click here to give online today.

•  Give by check. By far, the majority of the gifts received by the Ranches are by check. Checks made payable to ASYR may be mailed to PO Box 3964, Batesville, AR 72503.

•  Give by phone. You can make a one-time gift or set up a monthly Hope Builder gift over the phone by calling 870-793-6841, ext. 300.

•  Spread the word. Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter and share our story with your friends.

•  Donate gifts of stock or property. The Ranches can accept a variety of noncash gifts including appreciated stock or property. Contact Matt Cleveland at 501-940-3440 or matt@youthranches.com to learn more.

•  Make a special tax free gift via IRA. For those aged 70½ or older, you can make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. Click here, or contact Matt Cleveland at 501-940-3440 or matt@youthranches.com to learn more.

•  Set up a personal visit. If you have other ideas for a special gift to benefit the Ranches, let us know. Contact Matt Cleveland at 501-940-3440 or email matt@youthranches.com to set up a visit today!

Your end-of-the-year gift to the Ranches is an investment in Arkansas’s future. Every gift is appreciated and is used to provide for all costs associated with raising a child. Together we can break the cycle of abuse and neglect that devastates so many families.

Wishing you and yours a New Year filled with love and kindness, from all of us at the Ranches!

_MG_5805Did you know that a monthly contribution of just $25 can provide:

•  New shoes for up to six of our boys and girls
•  A monthly allowance for one child
•  Caps and gowns for all of our graduates
•  Birthday gifts for 12 children
•  Feed for our Rancher’s horses for one month

This year, you can make a difference in the life of one of our Ranchers. Click here to become a Hope Builder with your monthly gift to the Ranches.

Support the Ranches with Special Tax-Free IRA Gifts
12/28/2015

For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts.

On December 18, 2015 the President signed into law legislation that retroactively extends the charitable IRA rollover for 2015 and makes this provision permanent for future years. A total of up to $100,000 can be transferred directly from traditional or Roth IRAs to one or more qualified charities such as Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches free from federal income tax each year. There may also be state income tax savings. Amounts given in this way count toward required IRA minimum withdrawal amounts for the year of the gift.

To make such gifts, it is important to not withdraw funds prior to a gift, but have the gift amount distributed directly from an IRA to one or more qualified charities. For those with check writing privileges on their accounts, this may be the most efficient way to make gifts directly from an IRA.

Check with us, your IRA administrator or your tax advisor for more information.

Christmas at the Ranches
12/02/2015

YOU Can Make this Christmas Merry and Bright for our Ranchers!

13.Dec.2016Christmas can be a difficult time for the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Some miss their families, but for others, this may be the very first time they get to experience the joy of Christmas!

But we need YOU to help make it happen! The end of the year is an expensive time to raise a child. Especially when you raise 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 a few ways YOU can help!

  1. You can sponsor a child this Christmas by “adopting” one of our Ranchers’ Christmas wish lists. You may purchase items from several wish lists. Just click here to view each child’s wish list***UPDATE*** Thanks to an overwhelming outpouring of support, all of our boys and girls are covered for Christmas gifts! We are so blessed to have friends like you supporting our Ranchers! 
  2. Or you may simply make a cash donation and we’ll do the shopping for youJust click here to donate online.
  3. Our greatest current need is general operating support. Please consider an end-of-year or a monthly gift to support our mission. You can give online here or by calling 870-793-6841. All gifts are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible.

Wishing you and yours a very special Christmas and a New Year filled with love and kindness, from all of us at the Ranches!

XMAS1-300x285Did you know that a monthly contribution of just $25 can provide:

•  New shoes for up to six of our boys and girls
•  A monthly allowance for one child
•  Caps and gowns for all of our graduates
•  Birthday gifts for 12 children
•  Feed for our Rancher’s horses for one month

This year, you can make a difference in the life of one of our Ranchers.  Click here to become a Hope Builder with your monthly gift to the Ranches.