YOU Can Still Make a Difference in 2016!
12/29/2016

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As we end our 40th year, I can’t tell you all of the heartbreaking stories that have brought each child to live at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches.

Nor can I tell you the many stories of generosity that have made the Ranches a reality.

But what I can tell you is this:

•  NO child comes to the Ranches through any fault of their own.

•  We cannot provide safe, healthy and loving homes for these children without YOU.

As 2016 comes to a close, there’s still time to make a difference in the lives of these children. With your help, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches can provide homes for even more of Arkansas children in 2017.

Click here to make your tax-deductible year-end gift.

Because the Ranches are funded almost entirely through charitable donations, this is a critical time of year for the ASYR. We need your help to continue to provide care for every child who needs a place to call home.

Here are some ways to support the Ranches at year end

_MG_7060•  Make a year-end gift or set up a monthly Hope Builder contribution. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, all gifts made to the Ranches are tax deductible within the extent of the law. 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. Postmark by December 31st for 2016 tax credit.

•  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. 315.

•  Spread the word. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share the ASYR 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 make a difference in the lives of many more children in 2017.

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

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

_MG_7234•  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 a child. Click here to become a Hope Builder with your monthly gift to the Ranches.

Christmas at the Ranches
12/08/2016

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, and 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.
  2. Or you may simply make an online donation, and let us do the shopping for you! $250 can sponsor a child, $50 will buy a large gift, $10 will buy stocking stuffers. Click here to make your gift online.
  3. Our greatest need this time of year 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.

With your help, we can make this a Christmas to remember for the boys and girls who live at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth 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.

Screening of The Santa Clause with Actor Judge Reinhold Benefits ASYR
12/02/2016

UPDATE: December 5, 2016

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Thank you to Judge Reinhold for making Sunday’s screening of The Santa Clause at the Melba Theater such a special event for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches!

unnamed (1)More than 220 attended this special screening and Q&A with Reinhold to benefit the Ranches. Reinhold talked about his experience making the film with actor Tim Allen. He answered questions spanning his acting career and also talked about what made him pursue acting as a career.

Reinhold also spoke about his upbringing on a farm in Virginia. He said he feels like he has come full circle now that he lives in Arkansas and says he enjoys the pace of life in Arkansas. He talked about how he relates to the boys and girls who live at the ASYR and how they are an inspiration to him.

After the Q&A (which included a demonstration of the original Oscar Meyer Weenie Whistle from the film!), Reinhold spent time signing autographs and taking photos with the audience. Thank you to the Melba Theater and all who attended Sunday’s screening for supporting the ASYR!

unnamed (2)If you would like to support the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches this Christmas season, you can donate online here or click here to see a list of our boys and girls’ Christmas wish lists. With your help, we can give the boys and girls who live at the Ranches a very merry Christmas!

 

Actor Judge Reinhold will Host Screening of The Santa Clause to Benefit ASYR

Actor Judge Reinhold will be making an appearance this Sunday at the Melba Theater in Batesville for a very special screening of the holiday film The Santa Clause staring Tim Allen. Reinhold is best known for his roles in Beverly Hills Cop and Fast Times at Ridgemont High and plays Neal in The Santa Clause.

judgeReinhold will meet and greet moviegoers at this special screening, which is also a benefit for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. The film will begin at 2:00 pm this Sunday, December 4 at the Melba Theater, located at 115 West Main Street in downtown Batesville. There will also be a question-and-answer session and an opportunity for signings with Reinhold after the screening.

Reinhold is also encouraging attendees to bring an unwrapped Christmas present appropriate for ages 6-18 for the children who live at the Youth Ranches. “The Youth Ranches have been around for 40 years,” said Reinhold. “The foster kids are from all over the state, from ages 6-18. Even though they aren’t with their biological families, the staff is their family, and they seem like their proud to live at the Ranches.”

Contact Matt Cleveland at 501-940-3440 or visit www.YouthRanches.com for more information about the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches or to find out how to get involved to support their children this Christmas.