Power of the Purse 2014


This is a short video from Genna Null and her mother Allison. Genna was a recipient of books from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Power of the Purse is our only fundraiser for this early childhood reading program. We hope you will come join us on October 23rd for this event.

2014 Campaign Kickoff

This video highlights our Pacesetter companies. These companies combined, raised 1,058,920 in the month of August! Thank You!!

New Voices Board Internship

This board internship is a venture of United Way of Fort Smith Area
to increase minority representation on Fort Smith area nonprofit boards.

Each participant is assigned to serve on the board of a Fort Smith area United Way
Partner Agency. In addition to board meetings, participants will receive training in
boardmanship and meet quarterly to share their experiences over breakfast.
Hannibal Johnson serves as consultant, trainer and facilitator for the program.

Deadline to apply is July 2014 for an October 2014 program Start. Please see the
application link below for complete details.

New Voices Board Internship Application

Save the Date-Campaign Kick-off September 25th

United Way of Fort Smith Area will host its annual Campaign Kick-off Luncheon on September 25 at Holiday Inn City Center in Fort Smith. The event signifies the official start of the 2014 fundraising campaign. In 2013, United Way raised over $2 million dollars through its annual drive.
WHO: United Way of Fort Smith Area
WHAT: Campaign Kick-off Luncheon
WHEN: September 25th – 11:30 am
WHERE: Holiday Inn City Center, Fort Smith, AR
WHY: Community leaders, volunteers, agency representatives and United Way supporters will gather to celebrate the kick-off of the 2014 Campaign.

The results of United Way’s August Pacesetter Campaign and the Pacesetter of the Year winner will be announced. We will have a special guest speaker, Billy Jones. Billy is a client from Abilities Unlimited which is a United Way Community Partner agency. The event is open to the community. We invite you to come join us in being “Difference Makers” in our community.

United Way of Fort Smith Area serves residents in Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Sebastian counties in Arkansas and Leflore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma.

For more information, you may contact Mitzy Little, Marketing Director at
479-782-1311 or mitzylittle@mynewroads.com.

Community Resource Guide

The United Way of Fort Smith Area is pleased to bring you the Community Resource Guide. The goal of this guide is to assist agencies and businesses that make client referrals. Learn More »

Pacesetter Campaign in Full Swing!

We would like to thank our Pacesetter companies and their employees for working so hard on their United Way campaigns. Pacesetter companies hold their campaign in August and historically raise one half of our total campaign. Thank you for being a difference maker in our community!

ABF Freight System Inc.
ABF Mutimodal
ABF-Moving Solutions
ABF Terminal
Arc-Best Corporation
Arc-Best Technologies
ABF Supply Chain Solutions
Arvest Bank
ATU – Ozark Campus
Baldor Electric Co.
Benefit Bank
Brown Hiller Clark & Associate
Citizens Bank & Trust
Community National Bank – Booneville
Farmers Bank
First National Bank of Fort Smith
Golden Living
Graphics Packaging
Greenwood Public School
Hanna Oil & Gas
Centennial Bank
Oklahoma Gas & Electric
Pernod Ricard
Rheem Manufacturing Corporation
Trane Custom/Aire System
UPS – Fort Smith
UPS – Sallisaw
USA Truck Inc.

United Way Video Library

We are updating  our video library. Click here to view the videos. In the video library you will find personal stories about how our partner agencies are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors, families and friends.

United Way Video Library

We have created a video library for the 2013 campaign.
We have videos that show what your United Way dollars made possible in our
six-county area in 2012. Please click here to view the videos. If you would like a dvd
copy of any of the videos for your workplace campaign, give Mitzy Little a call at 479-783-1311.


United Way of Fort Smith Area provides funding to non profit agencies in a six county area?
Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian counties in Arkansas, Leflore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma.


United Way Area Map