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Celebrating 10 Years – 2016 Holiday Giving Guide

With our 2016 Holiday Giving Guide we celebrate ten years of our donors and volunteers sharing their talents and resources with local non-profit agencies. We invite you to join us in celebrating these past 10 years of the Holiday Giving Guide. Celebrate with us by starting a new tradition of sharing your resources, talents and by inspiring our children and grandchildren to give to those in need during the holiday season.   When shopping for Christmas gifts this season, please keep the United Way Holiday Giving Guide in mind. This guide has the wish lists for several local non-profit agencies. There may be people on your list who might truly appreciate having a donation or a gift to a local non-profit agency made in their name, rather than receiving a tangible gift. A $25 donation to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, through the United Way of Fort Smith Area, will provide books to a local child for a year.   This is a perfect option for people who “have everything” or whose lives have been impacted in some way by one of these agencies or programs. There are also agencies that are in need of volunteers. The holidays are the perfect time for us to take a little time and share our talents with these agencies. Whether it be visiting with the elderly in nursing homes, helping to deliver food to the elderly or organizing a food or toy drive. We know your time is valuable and we so appreciate it when you share it with our community.

Click on the link to view the 2016 Holiday Giving Guide



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. Read the rest of this entry »

United Way of the Fort Smith Area

The United Way of the Fort Smith Area supports 34 organizations making a difference in the lives of thousands of our residents. Watch our new video and learn more.

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Community Resource Guide

The United Way of Fort Smith Area is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the United Way of Fort Smith Area Community Resource Guide. The purpose of the resource guide, in keeping with the mission of United Way, is connecting people and resources to make a lasting change and impact. The coverage area of the United Way of Fort Smith Area includes Sebastian County, Crawford County, Logan County, and Franklin County in Arkansas and LeFlore County and Sequoyah County in Oklahoma. Please keep in mind that the information in the resource guide is a constant and ever changing project.


Save the Date – 2nd Annual Touch A Truck

Weldon, Williams & Lick Golf Tourney Rescheduled

The Weldon, Williams & Lick United Way Golf Tournament set for April 29th has been rescheduled. Due to inclement weather the golf tourney will now be held on September 16th. 

Day of Caring a Big Success!

Over 800 people from local businesses and organizations volunteered their time on Tuesday, April 18th, as the United Way of Fort Smith Area held it 24th annual Day of Caring event. Volunteer teams from local businesses paired up with non-profit agencies in the Fort Smith area such as the Crisis Intervention Center, Community Services Clearinghouse, Project Compassion, all the local Boys and Girls Clubs and many more. “While we are busy at our workplaces every day, there are a lot of people in our community who need help. Day of Caring is a way we can help serve others and give back to our community. It’s a great day and we look forward to it every year,” said Mitzy Little, Marketing Director, United Way of Fort Smith Area.

Day of Caring began with a kick-off breakfast at Harry E. Kelley Riverfront Park in Fort Smith, and the Jeral L. Hampton Meeting Place in Booneville. Speakers included United Way of Fort Smith Area Board Chairman, Les Smith from Arvest Bank and Fort Smith Mayor, Sandy Sanders. After the breakfast, volunteers headed out to their project sites to assist with hands-on projects such as painting, cleaning, landscaping, visiting with the elderly, and much more.

“Day of Caring is a huge event for us. We had 91 projects with over 800 volunteers. We are thrilled that businesses and individuals from around the community are willing to donate time and energy to this community. We live in a great community,” said Eddie Lee Herndon, President of United Way of Fort Smith Area.

Sponsors making this event possible were, AOG, Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, Armstrong Bank, Centennial Bank, Citizens Bank and Trust, Experian, First National Bank of Fort Smith, Gerdau, Golden Living, Grand Savings Bank, Graphic Packaging, Harry Robinson Buick GMC, Preferred Office Products, Regions Bank, Rheem, Sykes and USA Truck.

United Way of Fort Smith Area provides funding for 33 non-profit agencies in their six-county service area.

Day of Caring Breakfast

Day of Caring breakfast will be at Harry E. Kelley Riverfront Park at 8am in the morning! We got word that the weather will cooperate! #unitedwayfsa #dayofcaring

Save The Date !! Weldon Williams & Lick United Way Golf Tournament

Community Impact and Investment Celebration

Day of Caring April 18th!!!!!! More information to follow!

COMING SOON!!!!! Day of Caring volunteer projects will be posted online this week. Deadline to sign up (and get a free t-shirt) will be March 15th, Day of Caring will be held on April 18th! Watch for more information to come! #unitedwayfsa

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