Monday, November 30, 2009

"Tie One On"

On December 3, 2009, "Tie One On" a fundraiser event benefiting Our House will take place at the Clinton Presidential Library. There will be a live and silent auction and themed packages donated by local artists, celebrities, and vendors. The ticket price of $50. per person includes entertainment, food, and beverages. It's not to late to get your ticket. Go to for more information and ticket purchase.

Our House social media

Are you following the Our House Facebook and Twitter pages? Though the UALR semester is almost over, don't worry, we'll still be posting information on Our House and how you can help for a long time to come.

Add us to your favorites and check back for new information every day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Get All your Deals on Black Friday

Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Black Friday is the busiest retail shopping day of the year! While you are out shopping on this busy day and looking for best deal possible. Pick up a donation for Our Shelter because there is a wealth of benefits to you in donating to Our House Shelter. Your donation could them in ways you couldn't have imagined yourself! For one, you can sometimes benefit by giving a tax-deductible
gift or donation. To find out more on tax deductible donations checkout this site:

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded”- Maya Angelou

Monday, November 23, 2009

What is Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. Here are six steps you can do to help share thanks on Thanksgiving Day.

1. Find out the shelters that are located in your area. Do a search online, look in the phone book, call information or ask your city or town clerk.

2. Contact a local shelter and tell them you'd like to help.

3. Organize a group of people from your church, synagogue or local organization who are willing to volunteer on Thanksgiving.

4. Understand that the shelter needs lots of help in other areas besides food service. Offer to pick up donations, do an inventory on them and store them away. You might also set up tables, prepare the food and help clean up after the meal is done.

5. Include your children your efforts. This is a great way to teach them the importance of community service.

6. Consider making this a tradition in your family every year. Counting your blessings and helping people in need is a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Our House social media - stay connected!

Don't forget to follow our twitter feeds and become a fan of our facebook group!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanks Sync!

Check out the Our House mention in this week's Sync magazine!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thinking of doing a little early Christmas shopping?

Already got Christmas on the mind? has shirts for buy one and get one for FREE!  As a bonus Our House Shelter gets a shirt donation.

While you're out doing your Christmas Shopping or Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping remember to purchase an Our House Shelter need and drop it off at your nearest drop off location or contact us and one of the members of our organization will be happy to meet with you somewhere.

Get into the spirit of giving for the Holidays!
Give a priceless gift or donation to Our House and make the holiday unforgetable!

Thanksgiving is coming!

Thanksgiving is coming and what a great way to give thanks by helping the homeless!  Visit Our House Shelter or find a need of the shelters and visit your nearest drop off location.
Your donation will bless those less fortunate and help someone else give thanks!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Attention Steal a Deal and Know What To Donate!

Remember: Rock City Tee's Buy one get one all week and get another free.  One is also donated to Our House Shelter!
Also Our House Shelter still needs Lysol and all purpose cleaner so visit your nearest store and we will meet you to pick up your donation!

Wait...DON'T forget to join us for our tweet up at IO Metro December 10, 2009!!!! 

IO Metro Helping Our House!

Don't forget December 11th-18th IO Metro in West Little Rock will be donating part of their proceeds to Our House shelter! Visit the store during this time and you will be helping out a local non-profit organization. IO Metro is a different kind of furniture store, with lighting, accessories, art and furniture.

IO Metro
12911 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock, AR 72223
(501) 217-0300

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Do you live or work near the downtown area? If so, Fuller & Sons is a convenient place for you to donate. You can go by anytime Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Our House donation is located right at the front of the store. If you purchase a rake, Fuller & Sons will match your purchase in support of Our House.
Fuller & Sons
900 S. Main St.
Downtown Little Rock
M-S 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

50 People Needed

Panera Bread needs you! Anytime this afternoon swing into Panera Bread for lunch or dinner. When you order make sure to mention Our House Shelter. If 50 people come through Panera Bread today in support of the shelter we will receive a donation. I'm going to climb Pinnacle this afternoon and get my lunch at Panera Bread, how about you??

Stocking Stuffer Heroes!

Christmas is on the way! One of the many things that Our House has going on is the beginning of Stocking Stuffer Heroes. What is SSH, you might ask? Let me explain: each stocking includes a list of items that need to be purchased for the residents of Our House. Items could range from cleaning supplies to daily toiletry items or gifts. Stockings are stuffed with 10 items ranging in price from as low as 25 dollars up to as much as 250 dollars. You can pick up a stocking at the shelter or simply request an electronic version.
If you are interested in becoming a Stocking Stuffer Hero please contact the Our House Program Support Specialist.
Melissa (501)374-7383 ext. 214

Current Needs

Right now Our House is in need of several cleaning supplies, specifically All-Purpose Cleaner and Lysol. You can make your donation in-person by dropping off supplies to the shelter or you have the option to provide a giftcard. Please keep Our House in mind every time you shop!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

THIS WEEKEND! Cozy Toesies and Warm Buns :)

Our House Shelter Cozy Toes-ies and Warm Buns kicks off! This Saturday, November 14th, swing into Panera Bread Co. and see us. We are asking for socks and underwear at this donation so if possible, snag a bag of socks or undies with your shopping this week. Plan on grabbing lunch at Panera where you can make a difference while you eat! We would love to hang out with you guys and tell you all about Our House Shelter [for the working homeless.]

Monday, November 9, 2009

I.O. Metro Supports Project Our House!

I.O. Metro will donate an impressive 25% of profits in the month of December to Our House Shelter. From December 11th-18th, make sure to stop into I.O. Metro for some of your last minute Christmas shopping. Whether you make a purchase large or small, a donation to the Our House Shelter will be made.
I.O. Metro has been closed for renovation and have scheduled their grand re-opening to coincide with the donation time. Cool, right? At 10 a.m. Friday, December 11th, the store will again be open to the public and you can begin shopping that day! Please keep Our House Shelter on your list this year.

Panera Bread and Our House

Our House has a lot of exciting things happening during the holidays and one that can benefit you as well. We posted briefly about this before, but Our House has partenered with Panera Bread for the Cozy Toes-ies and Warm Buns drive. On November 14, if you eat at Panera Bread and mention Our House, a portion of the proceeds from the day will benefit the shelter.

Also, if you donate socks or underwear to Our House, you will receive a free Panera Bread cookie. Socks and underwear for the Coxy Toes-ies and Warm Buns drive may be dropped of at the shelter. Just mention that you are supporting the drive for your free cookie! Our House is located at 302 E. Roosevelt, scroll down for a map!

Well keep posting about various holiday partnerships, so keep checking back for ways to help out during the holidays.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Exciting News

Many businesses have come to help support Our House Shelter. Please visit one or more of these establishments to show your support.

On Saturday November 14, 2009, Panera Bread located in the West Little Rock Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center will donate a portion of its sells to Our House. Make sure you mention that your there to support Our House Shelter.

Go to and use the coupon code PROJECT OUR HOUSE and receive $1. off any order and a donation of one tee shirt will be made to Our House.

On December 3, 2009, "Tie One On " a fundraiser event benefiting Our House will take place at the Clinton Presidential Library. There will be a live and silent auction of aprons and themed packages donated by local artists, celebrities, and vendors. The ticket price of $50. per person includes entertainment, food, and beverages.

When I.O. Metro reopens in December it will donate 25% of a weeks profit to Our House Shelter. Thank you to everyone for supporting Our House and making a change in our community.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Great Place to Volunteer

Are you looking for a place to volunteer? Our House has many opportunities available. You can do a one time workshop or you can make a long term commitment. If you have teaching and tutoring skills you can volunteer to help provide training in GED, English for the workplace, computer training,literacy, or lifeskills. If you have any other interests like cooking, gardening, decorating, quilting or fundraising you will have a great time with the men, women, and children of Our House. Any other way that you would like to donate your time Our House has many opportunities available for you to have a great experience. For more information go to

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gift a different kind of gift

Our House shelter could use give cards to Wal-Mart, Kroger, Kmart, and any other supermarket type store to buy items for their daily operatin needs. Click here to visit the Wal-Mart gift card page, type in the amount you to want to give and ship it off to Our House at 302 E. Roosevelt Rd, Little Rock, AR 72201. Easy!

Open House

Are you interested in learning more about how your donations help the working homeless at Our House? Would you like a first hand look at how Our House operates? The first Thursday of every month Our House holds an open house from noon to 1pm. During open house you are given a tour of the campus and you are also treated to a free lunch. If you would like to attend give Our House a call and RSVP. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our House Needs

Our House is in need of disinfectant sprays and household cleaning supplies. You can receive a tax receipt for dropping these donations off at Our House Shelter, or you can use one of our many convenient drop-off locations around central Arkansas. Stop by today. Check the side bar to the left of this post for drop-off locations.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Did you know?

Our House is the only shelter in central Arkansas that provides transitional housing to the working homeless. Residents of Our House can participate in the program for up to two years. Residents are required to work and save 75% of their income which they receive when they leave Our House to secure property rental or home ownership. Our House helps its residents to establish themselves as productive members of the community.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Supporting your community

Be Available. Join Our House Shelter and help with their after school program where they provide tutoring, special science and art projects, guest speakers, computer training, nutrition education, and games for their school aged children.

Give back by adopting a room at Our House Shelter. Renovate a homeless family's room in the transitional shelter. Paint, decorate, furnish, and repair. This is the perfect opportunity for a small group or family.

Share the link love. If you have read our remarkable blog postings or view Our House Shelter website ( and it change the way you think about things in more ways than you can possibly count. Share them with other people!

Help promote your community. Promote Our House! Become a fan on Facebook or go to our Twitter page ( and retweet to share some of Our House Shelter needs/donations or their upcoming events with the people who follow you on Twitter.

These are more visible ways that you can support your community. If you would like to help out in another way, Our House Shelter will work with you to provide a fulfilling and enjoyable volunteer experience!