Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ask Not ...

...What your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. — John F. Kennedy

On the 50th anniversary of Pres. Kennedy's inauguration, we are keeping the volunteer spirit alive with a few suggestions for ways you can help out some community organizations.


In a perfect world all puppies would spend their days at photo shoots in flower fields. The Humane Society of Pulaski County is doing all they can to give their more than 200 dogs and cats food, clothing, shelter and medical care. If you have spare time they are always looking for animal lovers to spend some time walking the dogs and playing with them at the shelter's dog park. The easiest thing you can do to help is purchase a Humane Society Kroger gift card for $5. Load it with money and buy groceries, 5 percent automatically goes to the shelter. for more information.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas works to "provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever." Make an impact on a child that needs a positive adult role model by becoming a mentor. for more information.

Habitat For Humanity works build modest homes for low-income families in Arkansas. Donate household items to the ReStore, volunteer time to help build or money for supplies. for more information. Here is what your dollar can buy towards building a home:

$10 = Box of Nails
$35 = Shingles
$50 = Low Flow Toilet
$75 = Window
$100 = Kitchen Sink
$150 = Front Door
$500 = Siding
$1000 = Wallboard
$2000 = Flooring

1 comment:

  1. Puppies! *squeal* That Humane Society/Kroger gift card is genius!

    Great post! I've been looking to help out at the Rice Depot:

    p.s. I love this site for all-things-Kennedys. Have you seen it?
    (god, they're so gorgeous!)