The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit charity with the mission of helping local charities and organizations that benefit children, veterans and/or the local community. Each year, local charities are given the opportunity to apply to be recipients of donations raised at the Steel Horse Rally. The Steel Horse Rally Inc. helps raise thousands in donations for local charities and charitable organizations. The SHR Inc. has also donated food, supplies, and volunteer time to several local charities and gives organizations a unique opportunity for charities to interact with the community during SHR events.
The Boys Shelter has the mission of "enhancing the quality of life of children and young adults who are displaced from their family or who are in the foster care system due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The Boys Shelter and the Fort Smith Boys Home assist these vulnerable young people and their families by helping to rebuild relationships and giving them opportunities to grow mentally, physically, socially and spiritually in a safe and healthy home." The Boys Shelter was established in 1978 and helps children in six local counties. The Boys Shelter provides food, services and support for the children in their care. For more information, visit fsboyshome.org
Antioch for Youth and Family helps local veterans, veterans' families and members of the community in need of food assistance. Each month a mobile food pantry is dispatched to the local Veterans Affairs Office to provide specifically for these veterans and their families. More than 530 households have been helped through this program. Each family receives between 30 and 50 lbs. of food. Antioch also partners with other groups to offer coats, gloves and clothes and other essential serves at food distributions. Antioch also provides Thanksgiving meals, a Senior Citizens Community Christmas Dinner and a Flag Day Veterans Picnic.
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The Children’s Service League has served the Fort Smith community for more than 80 years, providing clothing to needy students. The Children’s Service League works closely with the Fort Smith School District to give students in need the opportunity to choose clothing items they need. Donations help provide clothing, shoes and personal hygiene products for students. The distribution of these items is done in a discreet way. The Children's Service League also give students a unique opportunity to choose the clothing items that they want to wear. Click here for more info.