Arkansas Homeless en Coalition Closer To Plan For Homeless Campus <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">A coalition pushing a $3 million homeless campus in Fort Smith hopes to soon shore up funding&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">and finalize a plan so renovation work can start later this year.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Old Fort Homeless Coalition plans to purchase and renovate a 127,500-square-foot former furniture factory to start Riverview Hope Campus. The first phase of the project will renovate about 35,000 square feet of the factory at a cost of more than $1 million.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:53:47 +0000 Associated Press 20393 at Clinton School Wants Sleeping Bags For Homeless <p>The Clinton School of Public Service is collecting sleeping bags and socks so they can be given to the homeless.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Keep Little Rock Warm drive is to take place from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.</span></p><p>Students at the school are asking people to donate new or clean and gently used sleeping bags and socks.</p><p>People can bring the items to Sturgis Hall at the Clinton Presidential Center. Also, donations in the form of checks can be made out to The Van, a mobile unit that helps the homeless.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:57:08 +0000 Associated Press 15941 at Clinton School Wants Sleeping Bags For Homeless Tyson Foods Makes Major Food Donation To Arkansas Pantry <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">Tyson Foods has donated more than 27,000 pounds of chicken to the Arkansas Rice Depot.&nbsp;</font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">The donation to the statewide food bank arrived Wednesday. Arkansas Rice Depot President and CEO Laura Rhea says the donation is essential to help the food bank support dozens of pantries and thousands of people in every Arkansas county. She says the group distributes 9 million pounds of food each year. </font></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:30:32 +0000 Associated Press 2892 at Tyson Foods Makes Major Food Donation To Arkansas Pantry Homeless children in Arkansas: Part Two <p></p><p></p><p>There is a growing need for facilities and programs that support homeless children and families, since the deepening recession means more home foreclosures and job losses.</p> Tue, 14 Apr 2009 04:31:43 +0000 Malcolm Glover 283 at Homeless children in Arkansas: Part Two Homeless children in Arkansas: Part One <p class="article_abstract">Most parents try to protect their children from some of life's cruel realities, like broken relationships, sickness, discrimination, and even an understanding of death. However, with the nation's economy in a state of flux, poverty is on the rise and there are some parents who are unable to safeguard their children from experiencing homelessness.</p> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 04:26:31 +0000 Malcolm Glover 278 at Homeless children in Arkansas: Part One