Local volunteers join together to create a Gala to raise money for the Childrenâ€™s Shelter.
Walnut Ridge, AR, 7/4/11 â€“ The Childrenâ€™s Shelter of Walnut Ridge announces the
upcoming Summer Gala on July 14th on Main Street in Walnut Ridge. The purpose of
the gala is to raise money for the Childrenâ€™s Shelter and to gain attention to its ongoing
monetary needs. The Shelterâ€™s Board joined with local volunteers to organize and
promote the event. The Gala will have a live auction and food will be served. After a
recent announcement that the shelter might have to close itâ€™s doors due to lack of funding,
the Childrenâ€™s Shelter the effort to raise more monetary donations.
The Shelter celebrated its second year of service to the children of Arkansas on June 1st
and has been the home to over 340 children from 24 counties in Arkansas. â€œWe are in
need of monetary donations to keep the shelter openâ€ says Lisa Hufstedler, Administrator
of the Childrenâ€™s Shelter. â€œWe rely on donations to pay staff and provide for the day-to-
day needs of all of our kids. Most people do not realize that we house children from all
over AR, especially several NEA counties including: Craighead, Greene, Independence,
Izard, Randolph, and Poinsett counties.â€
To buy tickets, corporate sponsorships, or make individual donations, please contact the
staff at the Childrenâ€™s Shelter at 870.886.5191, email the facility at
email@example.com, or find us on Facebook by searching Childrenâ€™s Shelter-Walnut Ridge.
The event has a facebook that you can find by searching Summer Gala, Childrenâ€™s Shelter!
Tickets will be $50 each. Individual donations will be gladly taken. For more
information, go to our Facebook page.
The Childrenâ€™s Shelter is a private, nonprofit organization that provides 24-hour
emergency temporary residential care to children who are victims of family violence,
neglect, and physical or sexual abuse. The facility, located in Walnut Ridge employs 14
staff members and currently houses up to 12 children at any given time.
The Childrenâ€™s Shelter
107 Benson Drive, Walnut Ridge, AR. 870.886.5191