If you are a 501(c)3 organization that would like to apply for Campus Kitty funding for 2016-2017, please contact Grace Featherson at FeatherstonGG@hendrix.edu.
Lucie's Place works to
provide full time housing to the homeless LGBTQ youth of central Arkansas.
Through their free residential community Lucie's Place provides job training
and counseling services that work to get their residents living independently.
Lucie's Place continually works in Arkansas to promote equality and work for
acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Campus Kitty will be providing funding to
Lucie's Place in order to help continue their independent living program.
Conway Cradle Care
Conway Cradle Care is a nonprofit organization
designed to help teen parents founded in 1995. Their mission is to help these
teen parents finish their education while providing emotional support as well.
CCC also provides developmental need for the children of these teens.
Furthermore, CCC offers a childhood development program for the children while
providing mentoring for the parent. Volunteering with CCC consists of rocking
babies, fundraising, and organizing supply drives. Overall, CCC tries to help
teens finish school while ensuring the safety of their child. Campus Kitty will
be providing funding that will allow for professional development and
transportation for the Mentoring Outreach Program.
Ozark Mission Project
Ozark Mission Project is a program, working in
conjunction with the Arkansas Area United Methodist Church, that connects youth
and adult volunteers that serve families who need construction projects such as
wheelchair ramps and porch repair. In addition to the manual work, the group
serves the social and emotional needs of these families though meals and
devotionals if the family so chooses. OMP holds 12 camps each summer, accepting
volunteers of all backgrounds willing to serve all of Arkansas. With the help
of Campus Kitty, OMP will be able to send a 4 children to camp at no cost to
their families and will be able to complete construction projects in North
The Safe Place
The Safe Place is a non-profit organization,
serving Conway and Faulkner counties, that provides immediate safe shelter plus
services for victims of domestic violence and their children. They also educate
both the victims and society about domestic violence and abuse. They hope to
empower victims and their children to achieve living violence free, thus
breaking the cycle of domestic violence. With funding from Campus Kitty, The
Safe Place plans to purchase a bed bug zapper to prevent a possible infestation.
Faulkner County Senior Citizens Program
The goal of the Faulkner County Senior Citizens
Program is to help seniors age 60 and older remain healthy, active, and
independent, thus enhancing the quality of their lives. They currently serve
approximately 2,400 individuals annually. As senior hunger becomes a growing
problem, the Faulkner County Senior Citizens Program hopes to continue meeting
the nutrition needs of senior citizens in Faulkner County.
Pridecorps works with the young LGBTQ
population (14-20) of central Arkansas to create a supportive and safe
community that provides a wide work of connections and fun experiences for
these youth. All programs offered by Pridecorps are free and expand beyond just
fun and entertainment. Pridecorps also leads group discussions that range in
topics from coming out, drug abuse, mental health, and sex education. With
funding from Campus Kitty, Pridecorps will be able to hire a Program Coordinator
to facilitate groups, develop programming and recruit youth!
Camp Aldersgate is the only non-profit
organization in Arkansas solely dedicated to serve youth with special needs in
the environment of an outdoor camp. Founded in 1947, it also functions as one
of the few urban camps in the United States. Its teen volunteers and faculty
hold summer programs and mini-programs during the weekends of the school year,
allowing children with various conditions from different backgrounds to enjoy
arts and crafts, athletics, fellowship, and more with each other. Campus Kitty
is happy to provide Camp Aldersgate with funding that will allow three program
coordinators and a director to attend the American Camp Association 2017
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
The Single Parent Scholarship Fund helps single
parents of Faulkner County reach their educational goals. The hope is that once
educated, these parents will be able to support and raise their families. SPSF
gives these parents the financial support and encouragement needed to obtain
their career goals. They award scholarships in spring, summer, and fall
semesters. Campus Kitty is happy to be able to support SPSF by awarding them
funding for more scholarships in the spring of 2017!
ArkanPaws Animal Rescue
Arkanpaws is a non-profit organization run out
of Conway. They work to ensure that every animal has a "fur-ever"
home. Their services include rescuing, fostering, and rehabilitating. They
attempt to educate others of the importance of spaying and neutering pets to
help end the overpopulation of unwanted pets. As their organization expands,
their facilities must too. They are in need of help to finish updating their
kennel facilities and are receiving Funding from Campus Kitty in order to do so!
Help for Abuse Victims in Emergency Needs, also
known as HAVEN, is a nonprofit organization that operates out of Conway and
serves as a residential shelter for young girls ages 6-18 who have become wards
of the state. The girls who take up residence
here come from all over the state in order to escape from abusive home
environments. It has been in operation for more than thirty years and has not
only housed, but also empowered more than 3,000 girls during that time. After
so many years of outstanding service, it is our turn to help. It is of the
utmost importance that this organization is capable of providing a safe and
stable environment for these young girls to grow. That is why Campus Kitty is
proud to announce its approval of their funding request for the installation of
a new security system. Not only will this new system provide an immediate
atmosphere of safety to the residents and staff, but it will also allow these
girls the space needed to finally focus on healing and building a better life