Three great places to devote your time, energy or donations in our community



The New Year is almost here, with 2020 starting a whole new decade and that means a whole new opportunity to give back to this great place we call home. Whether you want to give time or money, donated items or volunteer hours, there are plenty of great organizations working to make a difference in Heber Springs and Cleburne County. Many of them can use your help in the new year.

Seen below are three great non-profit organizations in Heber Springs where you can help make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable members of our community. If you have money or time to spare, any one of them would be a worthy place to volunteer or donate.

Cleburne County Cares
2016 Highway 25-B North
Serving the Heber Springs area since 1986, Cleburne County Cares is a non-profit organization that seeks to give folks dealing with hard times a hand up in our community, providing monetary support for food, utility bills, prescriptions and rent as well as homelessness prevention efforts and disaster and crisis relief assistance right here in Cleburne County. Relying totally on volunteers, the organization runs a food pantry that can always use donations of canned goods and non-perishable items, plus a thrift store, a scholarship program for those entering a vocational-technical program, and more. Donations of food, clothing and time are always welcome and appreciated. For more information about Cleburne County Cares, find them on Facebook at this link.

Heber Springs Humane Society
49 Shelter Lane
Few members of our community are more vulnerable during the winter than those of the four-legged variety, but the Heber Springs Humane Society is always there to help dogs, cats and even the occasional homeless horse or pig find forever homes where they can live out their days providing and receiving unconditional love. Relying heavily on volunteers and donations of pet food and other items, the Heber Springs Humane Society works hard throughout the year to place animals with loving homes, running food drives, fundraisers and events like their popular pet photos with Santa events at Christmastime. They have been especially active in their efforts to find homes for older dogs and cats, which may not be as quickly adopted as younger pets. For more information about volunteer opportunities, to foster a pet, or to make a cash or pet food donation, call (501)362-7322, or find them on Facebook at this link.

Community School of Cleburne County
74 Cleburne Park Road
For over three decades now, the Community School of Cleburne County has been helping infants, children and adults facing developmental disabilities learn and grow while leading more dignified and productive lives right here in Cleburne County close to family, friends and their homes. A private non-profit organization, the school is licensed through the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Services and is funded through a mix of state and federal grants along with crucial tax-deductible donations from people just like you. They offer a variety of services to developmentally challenged children and adults in Cleburne County and surrounding counties totally free of charge, including early childhood intervention, adult day services, and more. For more information about the Community School of Cleburne County, or to make a tax-deductible cash or material donation to the school, call (501)362-0943, or find them on Facebook at this link. 

See? There are always places where you can give back to our community, and wouldn't knowing you've helped make an impact feel great? We're proud of these three organizations and their efforts. From everyone here at Heartland Ford of Heber Springs: thank you for all you do to help make Heber Springs a better, friendlier place to live, work and play.


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