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.
In the past, Campus Kitty has raised funds for the following organizations:
The Safe Place
The Safe Place was established in 1995 to provide safe
shelter for victims of domestic violence, as well as their children. They are
dedicated to educating both victims and society about domestic violence and
abuse, empowering victims and their children to desire and achieve living
violence free. Services and goods that are provided include safety planning, an
emergency shelter, a crisis hotline, food, clothing, advocacy, transportation,
group and ay counseling, parenting and life skills classes, and education about
Quapaw Quarter Community Breakfast
Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church has provided feeding
programs to low income citizens and homeless people for the past 30 years. The
community breakfast began 12 years ago to meet the need for a Sunday morning
meal program targeting the downtown homeless population. The rationale for the
program was to fill the void of breakfast programs and is currently the only
consistent Sunday breakfast program in Conway. Every Sunday morning, volunteers
serve 150 plates from various Methodist congregations. Toiletries and clothing
are also available to those that attend the breakfast.
Bethlehem House is a Christian Transitional Shelter in
Conway that provides shelter and services to homeless men, women, and children.
It offers life skills training, advocacy, education, vocational counseling,
transportation, guidance, case management, and employment assistance.
Non-residents also have access to laundry and shower facilities, as well as the
Conway Cradle Care
Conway Cradle Care was established in 1995 to assist teen
parents who were forced to drop out of school due to lack of support for their
situation and/or lack of money for childcare. Their mission is to help teens that
become pregnant or have a child complete their education by supporting their
academic and emotional needs as well as the developmental needs of their
children. Childcare is provided as well as mentoring sessions and parent/life
skill meetings and monthly peer group luncheons.
Conway Interfaith Clinic
Conway Interfaith Clinic’s mission is to provide access to
medical and dental services for those individuals and families in Faulkner
County who do not have access. The medical program treats and provides services
for diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, colds, fever, flu, and other
common ailments. Patients receive reduced lab fees, referrals to specialists,
and access to affordable prescription medication. The dental program provides
routine exams and cleanings, oral x-rays, crowns, preventative sealants, tooth
extractions, and general dentistry.
Faulkner Country Single Parent Scholarship Fund
SPSF enables low-income single parents to attain
self-sufficiency through post-secondary education. Their goal is to help as
many qualified students as resources allow in achieving their academic and
career goals. They serve high-achieving, low-income Faulkner County single
parents who are attending college or are pursuing a certificate program that
will lead to gainful employment.
Faulkner County Senior Citizens Program
The goal of the Faulkner County Council on Aging, Inc. is to
help senior adults age 60 and older remain healthy, active, and independent,
thus enhancing the quality of their lives. They strive to meet the nutrition,
social, and transportation needs of these individuals by providing access to
food, friends, and to medical, dental, and human service facilities. Our
activities are designed to promote health and wellness through movement, as well
as stimulating intellect, creativity and spirit.
GMeal (“Grace Meal”) provides a free meal to anyone who
attends each Wednesday evening at Grace United Methodist Church in west Conway.
GMeal is designed to feed the hungry, bring our community together, and build
cross-generational relationship to strengthen families. GMeal has also
partnered with Grace Learning Center to teach nutrition to preschool children,
develop a community garden, and encourage more family meals.
Community Service Inc.
Community Service Inc. is committed to helping youth in need
through prevention and education, therapeutic foster care, day treatment,
substance abuse services, mental health services and juvenile justice. Their
mission is to be a leader in providing quality services to youth and their
families that will empower them to attain success in their homes, schools,
careers and communities.
The mission of Pridecrops is to celebrate, support, and
empower LGBT youth ages 14-20 in the central Arkansas area by providing
educational, social, and recreational groups that meet twice a month at an LGBT
affirming church in Little Rock. Pridecorps provides free activities such as
cooking classes, hiking, yoga and meditation, karaoke, bowling, tie die,
presentations on LGBT history, suicide prevention, and religion and