VIDEO: New Girls Cottage Opens at Ranch
04/21/2017

At the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, we have seen a growing need for sibling groups, especially sibling groups that include younger children, who need a place to call home.

We recently wrote about the youngest children we have taken to date. An under two year old, her three year old sister, and her brother, who is 10. This sibling group is just one of many reasons we decided to open a new cottage for girls at the Ranch this year.

Here’s a story from KAIT Region 8 News about the new cottage and this immediate need.

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We have repurposed an older home on our campus and completely remodeled it to be a home for up to eight new girls. This doubles the Ranches’ capacity for girls, and will allow us to keep even more sibling groups together rather than moving them to separate foster homes.

The house is now ready, and we already have girls moving in. But we need additional support for this new home to fund things like utilities, groceries, hygiene products, and salary for a full-time housemother.

You can help support our new cottage with a one-time or monthly gift to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Click here to give today!

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

You can make a difference in the life of a child. Click here to make a monthly gift to the Ranches.

Thursday April 6: Double Your Gift During Arkansas Gives!
04/04/2017

UPDATE: 4/7/2017

17799002_1933139306932017_58919436342071126_nMANY THANKS!!! to everyone who supported the ASYR during ArkansasGives! Thanks to your generosity, the ASYR beat our goal of $5,000 to receive a generous matching gift from the Morris Foundation. We are so thankful for everyone who donated, but we’re especially grateful for Dorothy Morris and the Morris Foundation and their continued support of the ASYR’s mission to provide safe, loving homes for Arkansas boys and girls.

We had 88 supporters donate a total of $19,709 to the ASYR. That plus the bonus dollars that we will receive from the Arkansas Community Foundation will take our one-day total up to nearly $21,000! This is a HUGE gift to the Ranch, and we cannot thank you all enough. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

We are continually amazed at the generosity of our local Arkansans. More than $5.6 million dollars were donated by almost 15,000 people to nearly 900 Arkansas charities, to make it the largest one-day giving event in Arkansas history! Arkansas is truly one of the most generous states in the country. Thank you for all you do to support the good work of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches and charities across the state.

THANK YOU PIC

UPDATE: 4/6/2017

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TODAY ONLY: From 8:00 am to 8:00 pm is ArkansasGives! And not only will the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches earn bonus dollars from the Arkansas Community Foundation, but your gift will also be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 thanks to a generous matching gift from the Morris Foundation!

That means…

  • Every gift of $25 = $50 …or a monthly allowance for two children to learn financial responsibility.
  • Every gift of $150 = $300 …or school supplies for six children who are succeeding in school for the first time.
  • And every $1,000 = $2,000 …or fuel to transport children to visit family members in other parts of the state.

That is HUGE when you’re raising up to 40 boys and girls!

But we can’t do it without:

  1. YOU!
  2. making a gift through the ArkansasGives website
  3. via a credit or debit card
  4. TODAY ONLY between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Together, we can “Grow The Love” and meet a HUGE need. Together, we can provide safe, health and loving homes for some very deserving boys and girls. Click here to make your gift.

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There is no better time to give! Your ArkansasGives donation will:

•  Be matched up to $5,000 by The Morris Foundation.
•  Help the ASYR earn bonus dollars from the Arkansas Community Foundation.
•  And help the ASYR qualify for additional cash prizes!

This is the last year for ArkansasGives, and the Arkansas Community Foundation has a BIG goal of $5 million. But we need YOUR help to reach it! 

Click here to make your ArkansasGives gift now, or for assistance contact Matt Cleveland at 501-940-3440. If you experience technical issues or would like to make your gift by phone, please call the ArkansasGives customer care line at (888) 836-5404.

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The ASYR is more than 90% funded through donations. We work to provide loving homes for Arkansas boys and girls and pay for all costs associated with raising them. There is no better opportunity than ArkansasGives to make an even bigger impact in the lives of these deserving children! Click here to make your gift.

March 6, 2017

On Thursday, April 6th, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches needs YOUR help! You can double the impact of your gift to the Ranches on April 6th, from 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at ArkansasGives.org.

For every dollar you donate to the Ranches through ArkansasGives, thanks to a matching gift from the Morris Foundation, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000!

You can make your gift go twice as far by making a gift during ArkansasGives. Your gift will also help the Ranches earn bonus dollars from a bonus pool provided by the Arkansas Community Foundation. Last year ArkansasGives distributed $4.6 million online in one day for more than 600 nonprofits statewide. This is the last year for ArkansasGives, and they have a big goal of $5 million, so we need YOUR help to reach it! 

You can help right now by marking your calendar for April 6, 2017. You can even text ARGIVES to 24587 to receive a reminder text to give on April 6th. And on that day between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, you will be able to give online from any smartphone, tablet or personal computer by going to ArkansasGives.org, choose Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, and make a credit or debit card donation.

2017 Arkansas Gives save the date photo with logo and banner2The more we raise through ArkansasGives.org on April 6th, the more bonus dollars we will receive! Your gift will also help the Ranches compete for additional cash prizes. And don’t forget that the first $5,000 given will be matched dollar for dollar by the Morris Foundation!

The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches are more than 90% funded through donations. We work to provide loving homes for Arkansas boys and girls, and we pay for all costs associated with raising them. ArkansasGives is a great opportunity for you to make an even bigger impact in the lives of these deserving children!

For more information or assistance on making your gift during ArkansasGives, please contact Matt Cleveland at 501-940-3440 or email matt@youthranches.com.