Among our accomplishments for 2013, the Donald W Reynolds Crisis Intervention Center is very grateful for a community grant award and for multiple acts of kindness from community partners. We are honored by our community support!
CIC is very proud of our community partnerships that support a positive future for those we serve through donations of food, personal, beauty, hygiene, household items, as well as volunteering time, talents, and attention for the families we serve.
The Poultry Direct is a valued partner who provides an assortment of frozen chicken on a monthly basis for the shelter meals. The shelter serves over 4,000 meals annually and the donation of poultry products is a tremendous help to the food bill.
Dairy Queen in Central Mall provides Birthday cakes to the shelter children. Cakes are personalized to the child’s favorite character and/or favorite colors and are provided free of charge. The children love this special treatment on their special day.
The agency is a recent recipient of a Hunger Relief Alliance Grant that provided much needed freezer space for the shelter. Out of 152 grant applications submitted, CIC is one of 97 agencies chosen to benefit from the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in 2013. The Crisis Center is very grateful to the Hunger Relief Alliance for this grant award. Providing nutritious meals for our residents is a top priority for our agency. The additional freezer space doubles the food storage capacity to allow for bulk purchases and a greater variety of frozen food items.” Susan Steffens, Executive Director for the Donald W Reynolds Crisis Intervention Center.
Lena and Kathy Randolph, office manager for Cintas, organized toiletries supply drive for the Crisis Intervention Center.
The Saint Scholastica Monastery donated several crates of milk, fresh produce, hamburger patties, hot dogs, bread, and pasta and potato salads to the safe shelter residents. This beautiful act of kindness went a long way to provide several meals for the residents.
The Junior League of Fort Smith in partnership with Girls Inc, collected over 500 items to donate 50 beautiful individual gift bags for the women and children in shelter. The gift bags are filled with personal beauty and hygiene products for the families in shelter and will be refilled when the women leave shelter to transition to their own home.
Pamela Martin with Reliance Health Care donated cheerful “housewarming gift baskets” to the women in shelter. The baskets will be given to the women as they transition from the shelter to settle into their new permanent home to begin a life free from their abuser.
JamaicaMe Bronze provided beautiful bouquets of flowers for all the women in shelter with gift cards attached for a haircut and style and a manicure during Valentines day events. The ladies were thrilled with these unique gifts.
CIC is extremely honored to partner with Zonta International. Zonta donates $1,000 to CIC annually. Volunteers from Zonta unselfishly provide their time, talents, and energy on a monthly basis to share craft projects, games, activities, and gifts, with the children in the safe shelter. These monthly activities give the children much needed focused affection and attention from professional women who are role models to the children and to the women in shelter.
We sincerely thank the United Way, Cintas, the Junior League, Girls Inc, Reliance Health Care, JamaciaMe Bronze, and Zonta International for their generous sponsorship of the Crisis Center with these wonderful acts of kindness that directly benefit the women and children in our care.”
The Donald W Reynolds Crisis Intervention Center is a 501©3 non-profit organization with a vision to serve, protect, and empower victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault to live a life free of fear and harm.
A great BIG shout out to Lost Beach Bar and Grill of Fort Smith for putting on an amazing fundraiser for the Fort Smith Crisis Center last Friday night at their local bar. Attendees had an amazing time participating in a beer tasting, free food, two live bands and also many door-prizes and drawings. This event was a great way for FSCIC to get the word out about domestic violence and date-rape drugs. We are so grateful to have people in the community such as the owners of Lost Beach that truly make a difference in the way we operate as an organization. The music was loud, the food was hot, and the company was phenomenal. Many of FSCIC board member’s came out to support the group and we couldn’t have been happier with the turnout from the local community. There was a $5 cover charge and all proceeds went to helping out the Crisis Center. Thank you Lost Beach your actions didn’t go unnoticed!
In operation since 1979, the Donald W Reynolds Crisis Intervention Center
(CIC) has served the community, providing domestic violence and sexual
assault services for 34 years. CIC is the only provider of emergency shelter
for women and their children, in a seven county region.
The agency currently operates from within a beautifully decorated 22,000
square feet of space to provide a myriad of services to the men, women,
and children. The Crisis Intervention Center is a dual services
agency providing both domestic violence and sexual assault services.
Domestic violence and sexual assault services are provided to victims
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