Campus Kitty

2016-2017 Charities

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
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 Little Rock.

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
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
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 National Conference.

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!

HAVEN
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 for themselves.