Several years ago the Fort Smith Adult Education Center started a new tradition. Instead of decorating our tree with traditional ornaments, we ask for donations of new mittens, gloves, scarves, socks, and hats to decorate the tree. The items are then donated to the Next Step Homeless Services.
The Next Step Homeless Services provides people a safe refuge from the street, as well as a myriad of services ranging from individual case management, hot meals, job counseling, psychological assessment, life-skills training, bicycle rentals, phone availability with after-hours messaging, mail service, budgeting classes, anger management classes and assistance with affordable housing searches.
The Next Step Homeless Services has been selected to be the recipient of this years Community Christmas Card sponsored by the Times Record. To contribute to the Community Christmas Card, you may
• Send a check or money order along with your names to Times Record Community Christmas Card, P.O. Box 272, Fort Smith, AR 72902.
• Call 785-7798 to pay by credit or debit card.
• Stop by the Times Record office at 3600 Wheeler Ave. or the Press Argus-Courier office at 100 N. 11th St. in Van Buren to pay in person by cash, check, money order or debit or credit card.Checks should be made out to Next Step Homeless Services.
All donations and names should be received by noon Dec. 21 for publication in the Christmas Eve edition of the Times Record.