CANS FOR KIDS
HOT SPRINGS BOARD OF REALTORS CARE
Local HOT SPRINGS BOARD OF REALTORS®
Feed Hungry Children
Hot Springs Arkansas:
Several hundred local Realtors recently raised over $23,000 to help purchase
food that will be used to feed hungry students.
The food is purchased from local grocery stores and delivered to area schools to
be distributed to students based on the needs and requests brought forth by
school counselors and administration.
The Hot Springs Board of Realtor’s® mission was to partner with the area schools
to help fight childhood hunger in Garland County. The program was designed to
meet the needs of hungry children that are not receiving proper nutrition or meals
at home, at times when other resources are not available, such as on weekends
and school vacations. HSBOR may also choose to purchase meals for
Thanksgiving and/or Christmas as well as any additional special needs and
requests brought to the Board of Realtors® for consideration.
The program currently serves all seven Garland County school districts.
For more information contact the Hot Springs Board of Realtors® at 501-321-2517
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Since the beginning in 1995, Garland County Habitat for Humanity has dedicated 147 homes. Jennifer Lester’s home was dedicated on July 20. She celebrated with her daughter, Lily, along with many family members, friends, and supporters.
Todd Green, board president, GCHFH, welcomed all with prayer and the litany of dedication.
Cindy Wagstaff, the executive director, GCHFH, presented a Bible, and presentations and other donations were also offered by many in attendance.
According to the GCHFH website: Habitat for Humanity is a partnership, not a giveaway program. Habitat’s homeowner families buy the houses that Habitat builds and renovates. Habitat homeowners also invest hundreds of hours of their own labor working alongside volunteers.
For more information, go to www.habitat.org.
The Fishing Derby is an opportunity to give back to our community. Special Needs Children from area schools in Garland and surrounding counties come by bus for a day of fishing at FAMILY PARK. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission ANDREW HULSEY FISH HATCHERY provides fresh catfish fingerlings to enhance the children's fishing catches. The caught fish are weighed for prizes and later fried for lunch along with all the trimmings.
Opportunity to give back to your community in a fun way
Interact with the children and introduce them to the joy of fishing. Several fishing area fishing clubs participate.
Prizes and sponsorship for the lunch
Booths with games and fun activities are invited.
HSBOR supports SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Each year brings a new opportunity to support Special Olympics. Although the means to raise funds for them may change, it is always a fun and exciting way for our members to give back to the community.
2019 SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER included a Baggo competition in the HSBOR parking lot.