Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Social Media Project

The Project Our House donation effort is being driven by the use of Social Media. This is project is an experiment for students of UALR's School of Mass Communications PR Writing Course for Fall 2009. As such, the students are responsible for using Social Media, i.e. this blog, Twitter and Facebook to encourage and promote donations to Our House Shelter in Little Rock.

If you have not become apart of 'OUR' social media experience, please visit follow us on Twitter at: and become a fan of Project Our House on Facebook

To gain more insight on the Project Our House, visit their website -

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Did You Know....

Did you know that Our House Shelter will be hosting an Open House event on Thursday, October 1st? Please come out to learn how you can make a difference by making a donation or volunteering your time for a worthy cause. The Open House event will begin at 12 p.m.

For further information contact the shelter at 501.374.7383 or visit the shelter location at 302 Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, 72206.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Our House Needs

Our House Shelter needs men, women and children's underwear of all sizes. To receive more information about Our House Shelter, please visit the shelter location at 302 Roosevelt Road in Little Rock.

Please also make donations at one of our many volunteer drop-off locations Monday - Friday:

Inviting Arkansas, Little Rock
Crye-Leike, Maumelle
Nailtorious Nail Spa, Little Rock
4th Dimention Salon, Little Rock
Harvest Food, Benton

Friday, September 25, 2009

Our House/Open House

Hello Everyone,

Our House is having an Open House this Thursday and you are invited! Here are the details:

Our House Shelter Open House
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Lunch provided
Tour of shelter after lunch
Must rsvp to Our House by Monday morning

Feel free to ask questions in reference to the Open House. Hope to see you there!


Project Our House is connected; if you are interested in this project and would like to follow our progress through other social networking site, we urge you to visit our pages on:


Also take the time to visit the official Our House website.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our House Needs

Just want to reiterate by saying that the needs for Our House are men’s women’s and children’s underwear. We have been informed that there is a greater need for women’s undergarments than the other two mentions previously. Donations of these items can be dropped at any of Project Our Houses’ official donation points or they can be taken directly to the Our House Shelter. Addresses are posted at the bottom of this blog site to properly direct you to whichever you choose.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I want to make everyone aware that Project Our House is being promoted through Facebook, Twitter and here on blogger. This is a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's public relation writing teams under the supervision of Professor Amy Barnes. Project Our Houses' mission is to use social networking tools to help drive donations to the local working homeless shelter, Our House.
If you are interested in this project and would like to follow our progress through other social networking site, we urge you to visit our pages on:


We implore you to take the time to visit the official Our House website.

And remember, change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. So help bring change by helping others in need. Donate to Our House.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Did You Know?

Our House was incorporated in September of 1987 to assist in solving the growing problem of the homeless in Central Arkansas. Through a colaberation by the Arkansas Conference of Churches and Synagogues (the Arkansas Interfaith Conference), the United Way of Pulaski County along with other interested parties, it was decided that the greatest need was to find shelters for homeless families. Hearing this call, two shelters in Little Rock offered shelter for individuals with no place for their families to stay. This only being a short-term fix to a growing issue, Our House set out to fill this gap and to meet the needs of Central Arkansas's working homeless population.
In the last 20 years, Our House has grown from a single emergency shelter to a program that transitions people from homelessness into the workforce and permanent, independent housing.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Our House Needs

Our House needs laundry detergent and underwear for men and women. Scroll down to see available drop off locations Monday - Friday to make your contribution.

To receive Facebook updates for Our House, become a fan of the Project Our House facebook page.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thanks Channel 7!

Check out the piece that KATV ran on the UALR/Our House project!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our House Needs

Our House is currently in need of sippy cups, backpacks and laundry detergent. Scroll all the way to see directions to Our House. You can drop off donations at the shelter Monday through Friday.

Did you know?

Our House is a liscenced childcare provider. Their Little Learners Child Development Center serves the children of Our House and the community-at-large. The daycare center features a nursery, early childhood education stations, children's computers, and a large playground and green space. They serve children ages 6 weeks to 12-years-old and are open from 7am to 5pm. Visit their website, for more information.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Our House

Our House shelter is still in need of sippy cups and laundry detergent. Drop them off while you're out running errands this week. Scroll down for a map. We appreciate your help!

UALR team

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Did you know?...

Our House still needs sippy cups and laundry detergent. Drop some off tomorrow! See the map below for directions, they're located in downtown Little Rock.

Did you know that Our House always needs volunteers? You can help this Little Rock shelter for the working homeless in so many ways. Visit their website to check into volunteering:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Our House needs

Our House is in need of sippy cups and laundry detergent asap! You can drop off these items from 8:30 am to 4 pm at Our House, located at 302 E. Roosevelt Rd. See the bottom of our page for a map!

Monday, September 7, 2009

How does Our House work?

Our House operates an 80-bed shelter, a 39-bed family housing program (18 family rooms), an education and job training center, a free childcare center, and a feeding program that serves over 45,000 meals per year. Our House also offers additional free services that help people transform their lives. Services include addiction recovery groups, after school programs, parenting classes and job search assistance. Our House programs help people become successful members of the workforce, the community, and their own families.

They rely on the donations of simple, every day items to keep their residents productive, healthy, happy and working. We'll be posting about items they need that you may have at your home or that you can easily pick up at the grocery store.

What you can do

We'll be updating this blog weekly with small items you can donate and tips on how to improve the lives of those at Our House. Sign up to follow our posts!