LITTLE ROCK, AR (Feb. 7, 2023) – Methodist Family Health Foundation has a way for Arkansans to honor the Lenten season by contributing to our state’s children and families who are abandoned, abused, neglected and managing psychiatric, emotional, behavioral and spiritual issues.
The 14th 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. 22 through Thurs., Apr. 6 – 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.
“Many of the children in our care are abandoned, abused and neglected,” said Kelli Reep, director of communications for Methodist Family Health. “Others are in the foster care system or have families with few monetary resources. By providing them things like new underwear, deodorant, their own school supplies – even books and toys – our community demonstrates to them that there are people who care about them and their well-being.”
This year, there is a new component to the annual Get Up & Give drive – businesses and organizations can compete to collect the most items for an award. This is a way for employees, contractors and volunteers to give the Arkansas children and families in their communities a sense of dignity, and the company or organization bringing in the most items and/or funds will receive an award. To participate, contact Bec Dwyer-Coop, CFRE, director of development of Methodist Family Health Foundation, at BDwyer-Coop@MethodistFamily.org or 501-906-4202.
Methodist Family Health asks that all items contributed through Get Up & Give are new. Monetary donations also can be made so specific items can be purchased to meet the needs of the Arkansas children and families in our care.
Contributions can deliver to the following locations, including:
- 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: 515 N. Main 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
For a list of necessities we are requesting, a Get Up & Give flyer or more information, visit https://www.methodistfamily.org/get-up-and-give.html or call 501-906-4201.
About Methodist Family Health
Founded in 1899 as the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage, Methodist Family Health is a statewide continuum of care that serves thousands of Arkansas children and their families each year who are abandoned, abused, neglected and have psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual issues. Methodist Family Health has locations throughout the state, including the Methodist Behavioral Hospital, psychiatric residential treatment centers, qualified residential treatment program homes, a day treatment program, counseling clinics, school-based counseling clinics, a grief center for children and their families, and the Arkansas Center for Addictions Research, Education and Services (Arkansas CARES).