Be part of the MENT program! We match our youth with community volunteers who are interested in being a mentor to youth. For more information about becoming a mentor, Call Program Director Betsy Anderson at 870-367-9035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It costs $143 a day for our team to provide superior care for youth. Contracts with the State of Arkansas provide close to 60% of our annual budget. Your annual gifts and estate gifts make it possible for boys and girls in our care to eat nutritious meals, have clothes, shoes and school supplies, experience cultural events, and improve their physical fitness and academic outcomes.
We invite you to help by collecting personal hygiene items, school supplies, books, movies, board games, or items to celebrate birthdays and holidays. You can help by giving gently used clothes or linens. For more information, email email@example.com.
Churches or community organizations are encouraged to adopt a home on campus. Volunteers who adopt a home help gather school supplies, personal hygiene supplies, holiday celebration items and Christmas gifts. They may host youth on field trips to state parks, movies, church or other activities. They build valuable relationships that help boys and girls overcome obstacles to success.
You, your church or community organization are invited to come to the Annie B. Wells campus for a service project. We need volunteers who are interested in simple construction projects, painting, landscaping, sharing hobbies and skills with youth, or just spending time with them.
You can give a child a gift that will be treasured for many years to come. Quilters around the state generously donate quilts to youth at Vera Lloyd. Each boy or girl selects a twin-size quilt to keep even after leaving our care.