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516 Pershing Blvd.
North Little Rock, AR
(501) 376-4567

Federated Agencies

The Heart of Arkansas United Way allows donors to designate to the charity of their choice. The charity must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

This brochure contains a complete listing of all agencies funded by the Heart of Arkansas United Way Community Fund. The United Way reviews all members of its federation for financial and program achievement.

This United Way Fact Sheet contains information on United Way agencies and how your donations can help them reach their goals.

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American Childhood Cancer Organization of Arkansas (Formerly Candlelighters)
Provides emotional, social, and practical assistance to children with cancer and their families. 870-703-7700

American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas
Humanitarian organization that responds immediately and compassionately to the urgent needs of people devastated by fire and other natural or man-made disasters locally and nationally. 501-748-1030

Arkansas Enterprise for the Developmentally Disabled (AEDD)
Provides comprehensive services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and/or delays. 501-666-0246

Arkansas Foodbank
As the largest distributor of food in the state, this organization locates, secures, salvages and distributes donated food to the hungry in 33 counties in central and southern Arkansas. 501-565-8121

AR Kids Read
AR Kids Read is a high-impact community engagement strategy which leverages the power of caring volunteers to help children attain reading level proficiency by the beginning of fourth grade. 501-244-2661

Arthritis Foundation, Arkansas Chapter
Provides research and patient services to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. 501-664-7242

Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation
Raises awareness about the high risk of prostate cancer by facilitating early diagnosis and treatment. 501-748-1249

Arkansas Rice Depot
Alleviate hunger in Arkansas through 310 pantries, over 600 school food pantries, statewide disaster relief assistance and delivered food programs for home bound seniors. 501-565-8855

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas
Seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth, primarily through a professionally-supported one-to-one relationship with a caring adult. 501-374-6661

Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas
Serves youth ages 6-18 through programs designed to develop positive self-esteem and to help members reach their full potential. 501-666-8816

Boy Scouts of America, Quapaw Area Council
Besides the traditional scouting programs for boys, the organization seeks to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. 501-664-4780

Camp Aldersgate
Provides educational and recreational opportunities in an outdoor camp environment for children and youth who have medical or physical conditions or developmental delays. 501-225-1444

Centers for Youth and Families
Provides specialized prevention, intervention and treatment services that promote emotional and social wellness for children and youth who are abused, homeless or emotionally disturbed. 501-666-8686

City Year
Unites young people of all backgrounds, ages 17-24, for a demanding year of community service and leadership development. 501-707-1400

Children's Protection Center
The mission of the Children’s Protection Center is to provide a child-friendly facility where professionals work together to protect and treat child abuse victims and their families, to prevent child abuse in all its forms, and to hold offenders accountable. 501-324-2572

The First Tee of Arkansas
Positively impacts the lives of children 6-17 by teaching life skills through golf. 501-562-4653

Francis A. Allen School
Creates a climate of acceptance of disabled persons and seeks to reduce long-term segregation of handicapped children through habitation and training. 501-664-2961

Girl Scouts- Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas
Inspires girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service so that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. 501-758-1020

Harmony Health Clinic
Harmony Health Clinic is a free medical, dental and pharmacy clinic for the uninsured and low wealth residents of Pulaski County, Arkansas. 501-375-4400

Heart of Arkansas United Way Volunteer Center
Recruits and refers nonprofit volunteers. 501-376-4567

Hearts and Hooves
Helps people with disabilities increase confidence and improve life skills by working with horses. 501-834-8509

Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock
Assists in meeting basic needs of the low-income, unemployed elderly or others suffering from emergencies. 501-372-4388

Jacksonville Senior Center
Provides services including nutrition, social activities and physical aid to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens. 501-982-7531

Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski County Special School Districts Welfare Funds
Provides confidential purchases of needed clothing, pre-arranged optical exams, and school supplies for indigent children.
Little Rock – 501-447-1136
North Little Rock – 501-771-8099
Pulaski County – 501-490-6219

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
Teaches adults to read and immigrants to speak English. Matches volunteer tutors with students to work one-on-one. 501-372-7323

Little Rock Air Force Base Youth Center
Provides opportunities for children of active duty military personnel to develop their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities including opportunities for achievement, leadership and recognition. 501-987-6355

Open Arms Shelter
Open Arms Shelter exists to provide emergency and residential care in a safe, nurturing environment for children who are the victims of abuse and neglect in the state of Arkansas.

Our House
Provides emergency shelter, housing and day care while job skills are learned and opportunities are found to help the homeless re-enter society. Education and Training Center offers programs to develop residents' ability to be self-sufficient. Follow link to more information on computer skills classes. 501-374-7383

Pathfinder, Inc.
Provides services designed to allow mentally and physically challenged adults and children
to have access to community life. 501-982-0528

Recovery Centers of Arkansas
Enables individuals to live free from the abuse of alcohol and drugs by providing treatment and other services with an atmosphere of dignity and respect. 501-372-4611

Ronald McDonald House
Provides a safe home away from home for families having a critically ill child treated at Arkansas Children’s Hospital or another treatment center. 501-374-1956.

The Salvation Army
Offers disaster and emergency assistance, food, lodging and counseling to help meet basic human needs. 501-374-9296

Senior Citizens Activities Today SCAT)
Establishes community centers offering recreational, nutritional, health and wellness program for the elderly. 501-374-0123

St. Francis House
Seeks to strengthen the family unit by ministering to those with social, economic or legal problems. 501-664-5036

The Gaines House, Inc.
Supervised transitional home for women, 18 or older, with mental, physical or emotional disabilities who require a supportive living environment, while preparing for independent living. 501-376-4015

The Arkansas Homefront Fund
The Arkansas Homefront Fund was established by the Heart of Arkansas United Way to provide assistance to Arkansas Reserve Components members and their families in times of financial crisis caused by mobilization and/or deployment to fight the war on terrorism. Any current member of a reserve component unit located in Arkansas and is currently deployed, scheduled to deploy, or is returning from mobilization and deployment is eligible.

United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas
Educates, advocates and provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. 501-224-6067

Women and Children First
Provides court advocates and other services to battered women empowering them and their children to lead lives free of domestic violence. 1-800-332-4443

Youth Home, Inc.
The mission of Youth Home, Inc. is to equip and empower youth, adults, and families to become healthier contributing members of the community by providing compassionate emotional and behavioral health care. 501-821-5500

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