-Justin Stuart, Staff Member of YouthBuild Little Rock | H.Y.P.E (Helping Youth Pursue Excellence) presents Project Reach, December 2nd from 11am-1pm at Arkansas Workforce Center, 5401 South University Ave. in Little Rock. H.Y.P.E is a program through YouthBuild which offers unemployed 18-24 year olds a free pathway into the workforce with academic and employment training. Attendees at Project Reach will get free training resources for CNA, CDL and NCCR; Financial Literacy Resources, Mock Interviews, Interview 101 Skills, and more. For more information, call 501-313-8615 or visit www.lrworkforce.com.
-Angela McGraw, Executive Director and LaKese Henry, Assistant Director | Women & Children First (WCF) – The Center Against Family Violence is the oldest and largest domestic violence shelter in the state of Arkansas. It provides comprehensive services for victims who are fleeing domestic violence situations. Their mission is “Safety, strength, and hope for all victims of family violence.” There is a 24-hour Crisis Hotline, a 54-bed emergency shelter, case management, counseling and support groups, children’s services, court advocacy, sexual assault advocacy, transitional housing, bilingual services, and community outreach, education, and prevention. Last year WCF assisted 26 families with moving into transitional housing, provided shelter for 264 children, and answered 8,252 calls on the 24-hour crisis hotline. Donations are being accepted for the following items: toiletries, household supplies, cleaning supplies, and seasonal items like coats and socks. During Christmas, items needed are toys, robes, slippers,bath sets, and stocking stuffers for moms. To make a donation, or learn more, call 1-800-332-4443 or visit www.wcfarkansas.org.
-Pastor William Holloway | THANKSGIVING DINNER at the COMPASSION CENTER: The Compassion Center is dedicated to feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and more 365 days of the year. LITTLE ROCK COMPASSION CENTER will offer Breakfast: 6am, Lunch: Noon, Supper: 4:30pm, There will be a Morning Devotional at 8:30am For anyone interested. Thanksgiving Dinner will be THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd at 12 noon at 3618 W. ROOSEVELT RD in Little Rock. For more information, call 501-296-9114 or visit www.lrcompassioncenter.org.
-Fred Hokes (KOKY’s Downtown Freddie Brown) | 38TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY at the WATERSHED: Known as the “World’s First Social Hospital,” the Watershed keeps continues to provide resources to the masses and serve thousands of hungry and needy Arkansans each year. Over 5,000 people were fed last Thanksgiving in Pulaski County and surrounding areas. Donations are being accepted for the following items: carry out containers, silverware, can goods, boxes for delivery, non-perishable items and turkeys. If you wanted to donate your time, it will be used in the areas of cooking, delivery drivers and servers. Hot meals will be served and also sent for delivery, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 10AM- 2PM, 3701 SPRINGER BLVD. LITTLE ROCK. If you know of anyone that is in need of a hot meal on that day, or if you want to sign up to volunteer, call 501-378-0176.