LITTLE ROCK, AR (Jan. 9, 2018) – With the holidays behind us and the 40 days of Lent just ahead, Methodist Family Health has a way for Arkansans to honor the Lenten season by contributing to Arkansas children and families managing psychiatric, emotional, behavioral and spiritual issues.
The 9th Annual Get Up & Give collection project asks Arkansans to contribute necessities to the children and families in our care. The project is during the entire 40 days of Lent – Wed., Feb. 14 through Thurs., Mar. 29 – and both children and adults can participate by donating personal hygiene items, clothes, shoes, school supplies, bedding, funds and other necessities to the Methodist Counseling Clinic in their community.
“We often think of Lent as a time to give up or fast from something in our lives, but it also can be a time to take on something that renews our spirit and connection to our neighbor,” said Kelli Reep, director of communications at Methodist Family Health. “Get Up & Give is an easy project to take on and makes a tremendous impact on the children and families we serve. Many of our kids are in the foster care system or have families with few monetary resources. Providing them things like new underwear, soap, their own school supplies – even books and toys – demonstrates to them that someone they have never even met cares about their well-being.”
Methodist Family Health asks that all items contributed through Get Up & Give are new. Monetary donations also can be contributed so specific items can be purchased to meet the needs of the children at MFH. Contributions can be delivered to the Methodist Family Health Counseling Clinic serving the community closest to the contributor after April 1, and drop-off locations include:
- Alma: 1209 Hwy 71N, Suite B, Alma, AR 72921; phone 479.632.1022
- Batesville: 500 E. Main St., Suite 310, Batesville, AR 72501; phone 870.569.4890
- Fayetteville: 74 W. Sunbridge Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72703; phone 479.582.5565
- Heber Springs: 407 S. 7th St., Heber Springs, AR 72543; phone 501.365.3022
- Hot Springs: 100 Ridgeway, Suite 5, Hot Springs, AR 71901; phone 501.318.6066
- Jonesboro: 2239 S. Caraway, Suite M, Jonesboro, AR 72401; phone 870.910.3757
- Little Rock: 1600 Aldersgate Road, Suite 100B, Little Rock, AR 72205; phone 501.537.3991
- Magnolia: 621 E. North St., Magnolia, AR 71753; phone 870.234.0739
About Methodist Family Health
Founded in 1899 as the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage, Methodist Family Health has expanded into a continuum of care to serve thousands of Arkansas children with psychiatric, emotional, behavioral and spiritual issues and their families each year. Methodist Family Health has locations throughout the state, including the Methodist Behavioral Hospital, two residential treatment centers, eight therapeutic group homes, an emergency shelter, a day treatment program, eight counseling clinics, nine school-based counseling clinics, the state’s only grief center for children and their families, and the Arkansas Center for Addictions Research, Education and Services (Arkansas CARES). Our mission is to give the best possible care to those who may need our help and to treat the whole person: behaviorally, emotionally and spiritually.