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.
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
• 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
• 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.