Jonesboro Arkansas could be classified as a college town nestled in the northeast part of the state, but it could also be defined as one of the most giving communities. This community has seen much devastation this year, but one thing that has held strong is that we care deeply and give endlessly. During this holiday season it is important for us to remember that “tis the season” doesn’t just mean that Christmas is near, but that it is the season of giving. While there are people in need year round, there is no greater time to give than the holiday season. Whether you’re buying gifts for a family in need or volunteering at your local soup kitchen, giving back during the holiday season is incredibly impactful. Although it may be our most wonderful time of the year, there are people in our own community who need assistance. Here are our favorite local charities who could use your help this holiday season.
Motherhood of Jonesboro
Motherhood shows its belief in and commitment to the sanity of life in prayer by assisting families. Expectant mothers may obtain free maternity clothes, children clothing for infancy to size 14. In addition, layettes, baby formula, diapers, and bassinets are disbursed. Donations of clothing and supplies may be dropped off at 324 W. Huntington and monetary donations may be mailed to PO Box 15106 Jonesboro AR 72403
Breaking Bonds and In His Wings Ministry
These multi-faceted Christ centered ministries’ focus on helping men and women overcome addition and to help restore families torn apart from the bondage of drug and alcohol abuse. There are many ways to assist this charity, from monetary donations to giving items, such as, building equipment, vehicles, or land. You can learn more and assist at bbministriesinc.org.
Through NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, Share Hope is a support service for anyone who has suffered infant loss. ShareHope helps in multiple ways, providing support before, during, and after delivery. Service range from assisting families financially to helping mothers grieve with monthly support groups. You can learn more and contribute at neabaptistfoundation.org.
Helping the Underserved Belong is a non profit organization based out of First Baptist Church. HUB volunteers help with local members of the community affected by homelessness in an effort to assist them in navigating their way to stability. You can send donations to 711 Union Street, Jonesboro AR 72401
This year the pandemic has taken its toll on each of us in so many ways, but during the holiday season it is important to take time to give to those in need and help make Jonesboro a stronger community.