120 North 13th Street
Fort Smith, AR, 72901


Working For Every Person in Every Community

Fall Event Information

2023 Campaign Kick-Off

Join us on September 21st from 8 am – 9:30 am at Peak Innovation Center for the official kick-off of our 2023 annual fundraising campaign. We will celebrate the Pacesetter companies that ran their campaigns in August and announce the total raised. RSVP to Maggie Henson at mhenson@www.unitedwayfortsmith.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Power of the Purse

Save the Date for our 18th Annual Power of the Purse! It will be October 25th at The Bakery District. Our guest speaker is Jordyn Wieber, Olympic Gold Medalist and Head Coach of Arkansas Gymnastics. Proceeds from this event support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Angie Ruth at aruth@www.unitedwayfortsmith.org

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2023 Honor Run

2023 Honor Run

Join us for the 2023 Honor Run on April 29th!  The purpose of this event is to honor all who have served and are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, OG&E, and to our location sponsor ArcBest!  Click here or scan the QR code...

2023 Rising in the River Valley

2023 Rising in the River Valley

The event will be held in the Reynolds Room at the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center due to the rain! See you there!!!!! The event will take place on the beautiful University of Arkansas-Fort Smith campus at the Bell Tower, beginning at 11:30 am. We will have...

Day of Caring Volunteer Registration

Day of Caring Volunteer Registration

To be guaranteed a free t-shirt, you must register before March 17th.  Day of Caring is April 20th! Day of Caring is a great way to promote volunteerism, increase awareness of local human service agencies and give people a chance to see firsthand the impact that...

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
October 25, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
2023 Power of the Purse
The Bakery District, Fort Smith Arkansas

SingleCare Prescription Discount Program

Everyone in the community can use the SingleCare prescription drug discount cards for prescription medicine. Not just people with no insurance. There are no usage, age, or income limits.

Healthcare coverage is one of the top concerns for people in our community.  United Way of Fort Smith Area is committed to helping increase access to affordable health care and getting everyone the medicine they need.  Many people who live and work in our community struggle to pay their bills and have to choose between getting the medicine they need and paying for food, rent, or utilities.

Our United Impact

100% of Your Donation Goes to Local Programs

The United Way of Fort Smith Area provides funding, advocacy, and volunteers to 31 Partner Agencies in Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, and Logan counties in Arkansas and Sequoyah and LeFlore counties in Oklahoma. Every year, over 700,000 individual services are provided to citizens of all ages in this community.



Local school children received nutritional meals and snacks on weekends.


Men, women, and children received services and entered counseling to help them cope with crisis, abuse, and addiction.



Youth and teens took part in recreational, educational, and character-building activities.


Local children received quality per-school services and early learning materials.

Financial Stability


Men, women, and children experiencing homelessness and instability were provided safe shelter and basic needs.


Adults returned to school, attended literacy programs, and were provided job training to help become prepared for society and the workforce.

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