The Christmas season can be a difficult time for the boys and girls who live the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Some miss their families, and for others, this may be the first time they get to experience the joy of Christmas!
It is expensive to raise a child at Christmastime, especially when you are raising 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 make Christmas merry and bright for our Ranchers:
- You can donate new Christmas presents. You can drop off new Christmas presents for ages 6-18 or even have them shipped to: Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, 100 Saint Vincent Place, Batesville, AR 72501.
- 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.
- Make a special honor or memorial gift. You 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.
- Buy a family gift for one of our cottages. We can always use new kitchenware, board games, new video games, and new books for all ages! Click here for a link to our current needs list. Items can be dropped off at our Batesville campus, or shop online and have it shipped to 100 Saint Vincent Place, Batesville, AR 72501.
- 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!
SHOP AMAZON SMILE & SUPPORT THE ASYR
You 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!
Become a Hope Builder
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