Honor the Season of Lent by Bringing Necessities to Children and Families in Arkansas – NEA Report

LITTLE ROCK, AR (February 1, 2022) – With the holidays behind us and the 40 Days of Lent just ahead, the Methodist Family Health Foundation has a way for Arkansans to honor the season of Lent: sharing your light of peace, stability and hope with children and families in our state who are abandoned, abused, neglected and who are dealing with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual issues.

Churches, small groups, workplaces, organizations, and individuals can share the light of belonging, self-worth, and love by donating necessities to children and families from Arkansas supported by Methodist Family Health. From Ash Wednesday March 2, 2022 through Easter Sunday April 17, we ask Arkansans to collect the following necessities, purchase them online or donate to purchase and deliver them to the Methodist Counseling Clinic the closer to their community.

WHO: Churches, small groups, workplaces, organizations and individuals who have so graciously and generously donated necessities to children and families in Arkansas supported by Methodist Family Health
WHAT: Get Up & Give, a Lenten fundraising project to benefit children and families in Arkansas supported by Methodist Family Health
WHEN: From Ash Wednesday to the 40 days of Lent, from March 2 to April 17, 2022
OR: The advice clinic closest to the donor. Donations accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The locations are:

  • Alma: 1209 route 71N, office B, Alma, AR 72921; phone 479-632-1022
  • Batesville: 500 E. Main St., Suite 310, Batesville, AR 72501; phone 870-569-4890
  • Fayetteville: 74 W. Sunbridge Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72703; phone 479-582-5565
  • Heber Springs: 515 W. Main St., Heber Springs, AR 72543; phone 501-365-3022
  • Hot Springs: 100 Ridgeway, Suite 5, Hot Springs, AR 71901; phone 501-318-6066
  • Jonesboro: 2239 S. Carvi, Suite M, Jonesboro, AR 72401; phone 870-910-3757
  • Little Rock: 1600 Aldersgate Road, Suite 100B, Little Rock, AR 72205; phone 501-906-4201
  • Magnolia: 621 E. North St., Magnolia, AR 71753; phone 870-234-0739

HOW? ‘OR’ WHAT: To donate to a counseling clinic other than Little Rock, please contact the number above for delivery instructions. If you are shipping to Little Rock, please follow these steps:

  • Call 501-906-4201 for program a moment to drop off items, to make sure a member of staff will be there to meet you and help you.
  • Call or text the phone number listed on the sign you will see on the front door of the building.
  • Drive to the back of the building where you will see a garage door leading to our warehouse. It’s on the right side of the Little Rock Counseling Clinic entrance.
  • Someone will be waiting for you at the garage door to unload your vehicle.
  • If you can, please open the lid of your hatch, trunk or truck bed and stay in your vehicle. Staff will unload your car for contactless delivery.
  • If you leave your vehicle, we ask that you wear a mask. If you don’t have one, we will provide you with one that you can wear outside the vehicle.
  • For questions or concerns, please call 501-906-4201 or email [email protected]

To donate items virtually

  • To shop at Walmart, go to Walmart.com – Register – Register for Good
  • For Amazon purchases, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/3C8JX3X6ZWYDZ
  • To note: When shopping on either website, please check the “this is a gift” box and include your name and address in the gift message field. This will allow us to send you a tax receipt and a thank you letter.

To donate funds:

  • Online at MethodistFamily.org/Donate.html
  • Text GUAG to 501-881-2258
  • Call 501-906-4201 to make a secure donation using a credit or debit card
  • Send check to Methodist Family Health Foundation, PO Box 56050, Little Rock, Arkansas 72215
  • Place an offering in the collection tray at the church for the Methodist Family Health Foundation. Note GUAG on your check or offer envelope
  • PayPal: @MethodistFamily
  • VENMO @MethodistFamily

About Methodist Family Health

Founded in 1899 as Arkansas Methodist Orphanage, Methodist Family Health’s mission is to provide the best possible care to those who may need our help. A statewide continuum of care, Methodist Family Health serves thousands of Arkansas children and their families each year who are abandoned, abused, neglected and struggling with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual. Methodist Family Health has locations throughout the state, including Maumelle Methodist Behavioral Hospital, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers, Therapeutic Group Homes, Day Treatment Program, Counseling Clinics, Counseling Clinics, school-based counseling, a bereavement center for children and their families, and the Arkansas Center for Addictions Research, Education and Services (Arkansas CARES).

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