Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Thanks everyone!

Project Our House wants to thank everyone for their support of this project and Little Rock's working homeless shelter, Our House.

Have a happy New Year and keep following this blog, our Facebook page and Twitter feed for the latest on how you can help Our House.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Project Our House hopes everyone is having a great holiday!

Don't forget, Our House can always use unwanted gift certificates to stores like Wal Mart and KMart. Drop them in the mail to :
Melissa Gardner
Our House Shelter
302 E. Roosevelt Rd.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Did you know?

Did you know that Our House has been recognized as a national model for working homeless shelters? The Our House model has been replicated across the country in 39 states and throughout Arkansas. Most recently, Our House was selected an Arkansas Business Nonprofit of the Year finalist for 2007.

Communities around Arkansas have toured the Our House facilities and learned about the programs, so they can replicate it in their community.

On November 2, 1990, President George Bush wrote, "I was delighted to learn of your outstanding work in behalf of your community. Your generosity and willingness to serve others merit the highest praise, and I am pleased to recognize you at the 290th 'Daily Point of Light.'"

Check out their website for more information on this inspiring local non-profit.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Last call!

This is the last day IO Metro will be donating a percentage of purchases to Our House Shelter. Go by today for last minute holiday gifts. Or, is family coming in town? pick up some accessories to spruce up the house!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

IO Metro

Don't forget, this week only IO Metro is donating a portion of all sales to Our House. Check out there website, then go visit them! Their Little Rock location is in west Little Rock at 12911 Cantrell Rd.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Still going...


Project Our House is still going strong, but we're directing all donations to the shelter now. We'll let you know if any donation drop-off locations become available!

Thanks and if you're wondering how to get to Our House, check out the map on the bottom of this page!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Coats needed!

Our House is in need of men's winter coats in 3xl.
Drop off here:
Our House Shelter
302 E. Roosevelt Rd.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mon-Fri

Tweetup a sucess!

The crowd at IO Metro

Our House staff member, Melissa Gardner with Project Our House members J. Brown and Taylon Cook

Thursday, December 10, 2009

LR Tweetup!

Off to tonight's LRTweetup at IO Metro. Will post pictures later! Thanks everyone for your support of Project Our House!
Check out Project Our House events on our Facebook page!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

IO Metro

Don't forget! From December 11 - 18, 20% of all purchases from IO Metro in West Little Rock will benefit Our House. We're thrilled for this opportunity!

Check out their Twitter account and Facebook page!

IO Metro
12911 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock, AR 72223

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture

A great place to get familiar with the homeless population in Central Arkansas is The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. Here you will find statistics on people who received a funded service, emergency shelter, or transitional shelter from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Click the link and find out just how lucky we are to have Our House Shelter [for the working homeless] here in Little Rock.

Little Rock Homeless Statistics

81% male
19% female

84% black
16% white

78% of Little Rock's homeless are 30-50 years old, 16% are 18-29 years old, and 6% are over 50.

Source: Arkansas Homeless Coalition

A Safer Little Rock

What does 'shelter for the working homeless' really mean? It means a lot for our city and its residents. The residents of Our House have a Job Search Support System, meaning all adults are required to find a full-time job within two weeks of entering the program. They are then put on a savings program to which they are assisted in saving 75% of their total earnings. Our House provides the homeless an option to become an active and productive part of society, in turn creating a safer and healthier community for all of Little Rock's population.

Like free?

Panera Bread is teamed with Project Our House through December 15th. If you donate new socks or underwear to Our House, Panera Bread will give you a free cookie! Keep your sweet tooth in mind the next time you're shopping!

Be A Hero

Our House has coordinated an easy and efficient program so that YOU can be a hero this holiday season. "Stocking Stuffer Heroes" is a Christmas event designed to make sure the working homeless of Our House Shelter don't go without a stocking. You can donate a physical stocking by stopping by the shelter, or you can simply purchase an online version. Both are a wonderful gift. Each stocking will include a detailed list of needed items or gifts for the residents. Become a hero today!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Do You Know About I.O.Metro?!

For the totality of next week, I.O. Metro will donate 20% of profits to Our House. Make sure to stop in while shopping for your loved ones. From December 11th through December 18th, I.O. Metro opens the door for you to make a simple and generous donation for the working homeless. Lets us all do our part in taking care of those in need.
Try checking out I.O. Metro on Facebook to get a heads-up on great deals!

Stocking Stuffer Heroes

Are you ready to play Santa this year while helping out your community?
Our House has the perfect opportunity for you become a Stocking Stuffer Hero. This is great for a group of people to get together and help some one for the holidays.

Each stocking contains a list of items to be purchased for the residents of Our House, such as daily toiletry items and gifts. Stockings include ten items that range from $25.-$250. You can pick up a stocking at the shelter or you can request an electronic version.

If you are interested in becoming a Stocking Stuffer Hero, please contact Melissa for more details:

Melissa, Program Support Specialist
501-374-7383, ext. 214