It’s Christmastime at the Ranch!
11/30/2018

Christmas 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!

YOU can make this Christmas merry and bright for our Ranchers! 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 some ways YOU can help this Christmas!

  1. You can sponsor a child by “adopting” one of our Ranchers this Christmas. See the wish lists at the bottom of the page. Simply pick a child and shop for the items on their list. You can drop the items off at our Batesville campus, or even have them shipped to our address at 100 Saint Vincent Place, Batesville, AR 72501.
  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. Make a special honor or memorial giftYou can send a Christmas greeting to that person on your list who has everything via email or provide their address, and the Ranch will mail them a Christmas card acknowledging your gift! Click here to make an honor or memorial gift online.
  4. Buy a family gift for one of our cottagesWe can always use new board games, new video games, and new books for all ages! Shop online, and have it shipped to the Ranch at 100 Saint Vincent Place, Batesville, AR 72501.
  5. 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, call 870-793-6841 ext 315, or mail your gift to PO Box 3964, Batesville, AR 72503. 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!

RANCHER CHRISTMAS WISH LISTS

Become a Hope Builder

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Commit to a monthly contribution. It’s a simple, secure way to provide consistent support to the ASYR. Click here to support today! For the cost of a fast food meal, you can help change a child’s life. For a contribution for as little as $10 per month can help provide for things like:

•  New shoes for our boys and girls
•  Christmas and Birthday gifts for our children
•  Feed for goats, chickens or other animals on the Ranch
•  Salary for our loving houseparents
•  An allowance for a child
•  Utilities for our cottages

SHOP AMAZON SMILE & SUPPORT THE ASYR

AmazonSmile BannerYou can also support the Youth Ranches by doing something you probably already going to do this Christmas season: shop online!

Whether it’s on #BlackFriday, #CyberMonday, or any day of the year, use Amazon.com’s Amazon Smile program, and they will donate .5% of your Amazon purchases to benefit the boys and girls at the Ranches!

All you need to do is visit Amazon Smile and select the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches as the charity you would like to support, and .5% of your future purchases will benefit the Ranches. It’s an easy way to help raise funds for the Youth Ranches by doing something you already do!

#GivingTuesday is November 27, And We Need Your Help!
11/19/2018

After Thanksgiving, #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, we celebrate #GivingTuesday! This special day shows that holidays can be about both giving and giving back.

And this year, Citizens Bank is giving back in a big way! For every dollar you donate to the Ranches during #GivingTuesday, November 27, Citizens Bank will match your gift dollar for dollar up to $5,000!

ONE DAY ONLY! This #GivingTuesday, you can double the impact of your gift to the ASYR by making an online donation or by dropping your gift by at any Citizens Bank location on Tuesday, November 27th.

Here are some ways YOU can help the Ranches receive the entire $5,000 matching gift from Citizens Bank on #GivingTuesday: 

  1. Make an online donation by clicking here
  2. Text the word ranch to 41444 or call 501-940-3440 to make a gift of any amount with a credit or debit card.
  3. Drop your donation by any Citizens Bank location. We will be having a community cook out at Citizens Bank’s main branch at 200 South Third Street in Batesville on #GivingTuesday, so stop by and have some lunch with us! Your donation for lunch will also be doubled!
  4. Help us get the word out about Citizens Bank’s $5,000 matching gift! Share this page with a friend via email, text, or social media, and ask them to join you in making a gift.
  5. Follow @YouthRanches for social media updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share posts with your friends.

Give a Child the Gift of Hope

Since 1976, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches have been a place of hope and healing to children, who through no fault of their own, needed a place to call home. The greatest gift you can give a child is a life free from hunger, neglect, and abuse. Even a small gift this #GivingTuesday can make a BIG difference!

Selecting the monthly gift option is an easy, affordable way to continue your support througout the year! A monthly gift of $25 equals about .83 cents per day. So for less than the cost of a bottle of water, your gift can help provide homes for some of Arkansas’s most deserving children.

To learn more about how you can support the Youth Ranches, reply to this email or call Matt Cleveland at 501-940-3440.


Become a Hope Builder with a monthly contribution. 

For the cost of a fast food meal, you can help change a child’s life. If everyone who reads this would give just $10, we will exceed our #GivingTuesday goal!

A contribution for as little as $10 per month can help provide for things like:
•  New shoes for our boys and girls
•  An allowance for a child
•  Caps and gowns for our graduates
•  Birthday gifts for our children
•  Feed for goats, chickens or other animals on the Ranch
•  Salary for our loving houseparents
•  Utilities for our cottages

Become a Hope Builder by committing to a monthly contribution. It’s a simple, secure way to provide consistent support to the ASYR. Click here to support today!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:
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Many thanks to Citizens Bank for providing the matching gift to encourage giving on #GivingTuesday!

Actor Judge Reinhold to Appear at Special Screening of The Santa Clause to Benefit Ranch
11/19/2018

Actor Judge Reinhold will make a special appearance on Sunday, December 2, at the Melba Theater in Batesville for a screening of Disney’s Christmas hit The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen. Judge, who co-stars as Neal in the film, is best known for his roles in Beverly Hills Cop 1,2,3Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Seinfeld.

The Santa Clause will kick off the theater’s Very Melba Christmas series. Judge will participate in a Q&A and signings following the screening. The screening will benefit the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. The film will begin at 6:30 pm on Sunday, December 2 at the Melba Theater, located at 115 West Main Street in downtown Batesville.

Tickets for this special benefit screening are $5 each and can be purchased at the door or at the Melba’s website here. 100% of each ticket sold will be donated to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches.

Judge is also encouraging attendees to bring an unwrapped Christmas present appropriate for ages 6-18 for the children who live at the Ranch. “The Youth Ranch has been around for over 40 years,” said Judge. “The children who live here come from all over the state. Even though they aren’t with their biological families, the staff loves them and raises them like their own family, and they are proud to live at the Ranch.”

For more information about the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches or to find out how to get involved to support our children this Christmas, contact Matt Cleveland at 501-940-3440 or email matt@youthranches.com.