The Hot Springs Village VFW Continues to Serve

I’ve had Veterans tell me that once you’re military, you’re always military and the VFW members in Hot Spring Village obviously believe that. On a Saturday in September, they set up shop at the local Walmart and shoppers were encouraged to buy needed items or make cash donations for the Veterans at St. Francis House. By the end of the day, Hot Springs Village had made sure our Veterans were well clothed and ready for fall. Thank you, Hot Springs Village VFW for your service, both to our country and to your fellow Veterans.

Those Folks From Caterpillar Just Can’t Stay Away!

In August we were blessed to be a part of part of Caterpillar’s United Way Day of Caring. This month, they came back to help out again. Sorting, matching, and hanging clothes, they made a huge difference in our clothing sorting room and clothing closet. Thanks, everyone and we hope you come back soon!

And A Great Time Was Had By All!

It was a fun night for dining, dancing and donating at the St. Mark’s Annual Shrimp Boil. Thanks to all who helped and all who came! Keep a lookout for the next newsletter to hear more about the evening!

12th Annual Shrimp Boil Benefiting St. Francis House

The 13th Annual Shrimp Boil Benefit for ST. FRANCIS HOUSE is held annually by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and will be on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The Shrimp Boil is a terrific evening filled with fun, fellowship, food and great music!

WHAT? The 13th Annual Shrimp Boil Benefit will be held on the beautiful campus of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock. Tickets are $30 and $15 per ticket.

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WHO? Who’s invited? Everyone young and young-at-heart! Come enjoy a Cajun Shrimp dinner with all the fixin’s served at your table. Iced tea, lemonade, and water are included; cash bar for beer and wine. Kids may have the shrimp dinner or a no-shrimp option available by request.

WHEN? Saturday, Oct. 7, 5:00pm to 9:00pm. A Drive-thru will be open 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

WHERE? St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi Avenue in Little Rock, at the corner of Mississippi and Evergreen. In addition to the wonderful food, the gardens will be alive with zydeco music from the legendary Greasy Greens. It’s the best shrimp boil this side of the bayou and the place to party each fall.

WHY A SHRIMP BOIL? St. Francis House is a major outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese
of Arkansas, and St. Mark’s is its largest contributor. The Shrimp Boil allows the St. Mark’s parish to work together on a large-scale project and provide much needed support to this ministry. (www.stfrancisministries.org). The Shrimp Boil has raised in excess of $185,000 in its first 12 years for St. Francis House.

The Time has arrived for the United Way Campaign!

St. Francis House has been a partner of United Way in a variety of ways for many years. Most recently, we were awarded a grant from the United Way Community Investment Fund to provide our clients with food and assistance with medicines and co-pays. As the cost of food and healthcare rise, these funds from United Way help us fill in the gaps for our clients.
Jason was referred to us from the Little Rock Community Mental Health Center. In addition to needing help with food and clothing, he needed help getting his medication. He had insurance, but the $105.00 copay was still too high for him to afford.
We’re thankful for our partnership with United Way and encourage you to give during your workplace campaign!

St. Luke’s Provides Fall Fun

It was definitely a celebration of fall at St. Luke’s last week! Lots of good food, a band, and a raffle including warm handmade afghans, gift bags and coats to prepare for the coming cooler weather!

Munchies and Music

Our friends from the Hot Springs Knights of Columbus are always ready for a fun time and this month’s social was no exception! Lots of good food and an extra surprise- live music! Munchies, music and merriment made for a magnificent evening!

A Huge Thank You to Paxton Lightning Protection!

Lightning hits used to hurt our refrigerators and freezers as well as our elevators, but no more! Paxton Lightning Protection donated their time and materials to come out and take care of us so we can better serve the community.

Little Rock Church Brings Helping Hands!

These wonderful young people shared their energy with St. Francis House, helping in our clothing room. Thanks for your smiles, laughter and hard work. We’re so glad you came to help out at St. Francis House!

Thank You, Don!

Our thanks to Don Phelan who donated wood and sealant and then replaced the boards along the chapel! We couldn’t continue to serve without volunteers like you!