Initiatives

The United Way helps men, women, and children daily with programs built to combat issues in our communities.

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree Program assists low income families in Independence County with Christmas Gifts by empowering the generosity of individuals in the Independence County area. In order to be eligible for the Angel Tree Program, children must be ages two to 10 and living in the home listed, and the household must be receiving S.N.A.P. (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program).

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library

United Way is proud to be an affiliate for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program. Thanks to our funding partnerships with the Independence County Library and local school districts we are able to offer this program to local students in our area. This program provides free books for children ages zero to five mailed to their home each month. If children are signed up during infancy, they will receive sixty books during their time in the program.

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Project Pink

United Way launched a new program in 2013, with initial funding made possible through a generous gift from the Wood Family of Dealerships. United Way Project Pink is a fund created to support women diagnosed with breast cancer obtain prescription medicine, attend physician/therapy visits or other basic needs not met through agency-related or personal funds.

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Stuff the Bus / Best Foot Forward

One of the most exciting things about starting a new school year is buying new school supplies. Imagine going to school without them. Unfortunately for many kids, that is exactly what they experience. That's why United Way of Northeast Arkansas has joined forces with local businesses to “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for kids in need throughout Northeast Arkansas. By donating school supplies, everyone can contribute to a successful school year, with each child having the needed supplies to excel.

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