Cherished Women at First firmly believes in supporting local outreaches, so this year’s conference will feature an expo of outreaches in Cabot and the surrounding areas. Below you will find the name, mission statement, and a list of needs for each. We want to encourage each woman who comes to the conference to bring an item on the list to donate.
Options Pregnancy Center
“Making a difference one life at a time” is important to Options Pregnancy Center. All services are provided free of charge because of generous financial and volunteer support.
This ministry is committed to providing constituents with accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, abortion procedures and risks, lifestyle issues, and other related concerns in a safe and confidential environment.
All moms and dads are encouraged to use the Earn While You Learn program. These classes teach parents everything from their first trimester through labor, first aid and safety, toddler years up to teen years. When parents come to classes, they earn “mommy/daddy bucks.” This allows them to purchase NEW items for their babies and toddlers, and in the process they have a Christian mentor in their life, who will help disciple them in the faith.
List of Needs (New):
Boys, summer outfits from 3 to 18 months
Girls sleepers from 6-12 months
Boys sleepers from 0-3 months
Bottle cleaning brushes
Baby nail clipper sets
The CASA Movement
The mission of CASA of Lonoke County, Arkansas, Inc. is to provide and promote quality court appointed volunteer advocacy to every abused, neglected, and dependent child in the foster care system so the child can be safe, establish permanence, and have the opportunity to thrive.
List of Needs:
New packages of underwear/panties (all sizes)
New packages of socks (all sizes)
New children’s books
New small toys or games
Or feel free to bring an item to donate for their silent auction to raise money.
The CALL is mobilizing Christians from multiple denominations and churches in local communities around Arkansas to meet the needs of local children in foster care. Recruiting families is a priority, but for those not called to adopt, The CALL works with local churches to assemble a support team of volunteers to wrap around their foster and adoptive families. Another important aspect of the ministry connects churches with other opportunities to serve children in foster care.
Hope for the Homeless
Hope for the Homeless Ministry shares Jesus with those whom society has forgotten, reaching the Cabot, Ward, Austin, and Jacksonville areas. Their mission is to provide food, clothing, and hygiene items to meet a physical need while sharing the love of Jesus to meet a spiritual need.
List of Needs:
Large Bottles of:
Empty and clean medicine bottles (we can purchase a box of 200 from K-Mart for $15.00)
Combs and Hairbrushes
Feminine Hygiene products – All Types *This is one of our most desperate needs for our ladies
Deodorant – One of the most needed items in the late Spring – Fall – Men’s and Women’s
120-140 Slices of Cheese and Lunch meat
Large packages of cookies
Blankets – Can be gently used
Socks * Needed Year Round
Underwear – All sizes – Men’s and Women’s
Men’s clothing – Especially Small – Large sizes
Men’s Shoes – All types and sizes
The First C.A.R.E. mission is to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the needy, the transient, the hungry, and those with other specific needs in the community and at First Baptist church. This assistance is ministered in the name of Jesus to show our clients the love of Jesus that they might receive the redemption of Jesus.
First C.A.R.E. offers two food assistance programs. The first is the “Pantry Food” and is available to clients every three months regardless of income status. The second is “USDA Food,” a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This food is available on a monthly basis and is subject to federal income guidelines. Clothing is available to our clients on an as needed basis. First C.A.R.E. also offers limited financial assistance for utilities, prescriptions, or housing.
In addition to meeting physical needs, First C.A.R.E strives to meet the spiritual needs of our clients. During the interview process, clients are asked about their spiritual beliefs and church affiliations. Bibles, devotional materials, and religious tracts are available to our clients. Volunteers also pray with/for clients when requested and present the plan of salvation if led to do so.
First C.A.R.E is sustained by generous financial support.