Donations are the heartbeat of our organization.

They allow Youth Bridge to continue the work we do in our community and allow us to offer new opportunities.

Donations

Changing the lives of our youth by providing preventative services, counseling and shelter that strengthens families and builds stronger communities.

NEW DONATION OPPORTUNITY

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)!  Any Federal Government –postal carrier, social security worker, or VA employee, etc., can support charitable organizations through payroll deduction.  Youth Bridge has been accepted in the CFC, the only authorized solicitation for employees in the federal workplace.  This year’s campaign opens September 1st and ends December 15th.  The CFC donation number for Youth Bridge is 61956.  Please help us spread the work to our friends who may be employed by the Federal Government!

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Donation Wish List
  • Send a monetary contribution
    Youth Bridge accepts donations of cash, checks payable to Youth Bridge or by credit card through our Pay Pal account.
  • Donate In-Kind Gifts
    Youth Bridge needs in-kind donations such as home furnishings, household goods, baby items and supplies, school and office supplies, clothing and shoes, equipment, gift certificates for outings or food, books and games.  Please call the Development Office  at 479-575-9471 to schedule a time to drop off items.
  • Make a Planned Gift
    Please consult your financial advisor or trust officer about making a planned gift through your will or estate plan to benefit and leave a legacy to Youth Bridge.
  • Text To Give Program
    We now have the Text To Give Program in which donors can text their donation amount to  1-855-338-0717 and the donor will be instructed to register on our secure site with their credit card information. Once it is processed, the donor will receive a receipt.

Needs List

GENERAL NEEDS LIST

At most of our facilities we have an ongoing need for:

  • School, office and art supplies, housewares (plates, glassware, dish towels, cooking and eating utensils, etc.), cleaning and laundry supplies and products (detergent, mops, brooms, etc.), bath towel sets, bedding, throw rugs, and decorative pillows.
  • Clothing for interviews, undergarments, shoes, socks, hoodies, sweaters (neutral colors, all sizes boys and girls), men’s belts, large and extra-large jackets, baby clothing and diapers, hygiene products (hair care products, deodorant, etc.), make-up, and haircuts.
  • Board games, recreational and exercise equipment, gift cards for outings, recreational activities and events.

MONETARY NEEDS

Financial donations are always appreciated and may be used as:

  • DISCETIONARY FUNDING for expenses associated with general and ongoing needs to implement programs and provide services to youth and their families.
  • EDUCATIONAL FUNDING for text books, educational materials, magazines and DVDs (in English & Spanish), school supplies, scholarship funding for clients excelling in the standard curriculum, college and technical school tuition.
  • TECHNOLOGY FUNDING for computers, printers, printer cartridges, telephones, and related supplies, equipment and to pay for services.
  • ACTIVITIES FUNDING for outings to cultural and sporting events, movies and concerts, bowling, skating, or community events and activities.

FACILITY-SPECIFIC NEEDS

Emergency Shelters/Residential Programs

  • Make repairs to, power wash and paint exterior of facilities, build a privacy fence around a recreation area, remodel interior to add a classroom and a computer room, clean or replace carpet, grounds maintenance, picnic  tables and chairs, a new TV and DVD player.
  • Jump ropes, punching bag, boxing gloves, basketball goals, ping pong table, inspirational artwork, gas and hotel certificates for families who live far away to visit and have family sessions, recovery literature (NA and AA books, meditation books), stamps for clients to write their families, prepaid cell phones, caffeine free sodas used for behavior incentives, and a van or SUV for transporting clients to school, outings, and appointments.

Clinical Offices

  • Computers, telephones, new furniture (tables, chairs, sofa, artwork, lamps, etc.) for three offices, a waiting room, and a client group room; a new TV and DVD player, funds to purchase educational DVDs (in English & Spanish) on substance abuse, anger management, bullying parenting and life skills, a large white erase board for the client group room, and several smaller white erase boards for individual offices.


As our client population changes our needs will vary. To inquire about our immediate needs or learn more about helping with our ongoing needs, please contact our Development Department at development@youthbridge.com  or by calling 479-575-9471. 

Charitable Bequests

A charitable bequest is a provision from your living will or your trust which provides all or a portion of your estate to pass to a charitable organization, such as Youth Bridge.  It is the most popular form of estate gift plans and provides Youth Bridge the ability to create an endowed legacy to benefit  the youth in our programs.  Please contact your estate planner or attorney to assist you with your will preparation.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

Won’t making a charitable bequest be complicated and time consuming?

If you’ve given your time and attention to a cause in the past, taking the extra step to include it in your will makes good sense. Many people are surprised to learn that making a charitable bequest can be relatively simple. A bequest may be made as an addition to an existing will (codicil), or as part of an overall estate plan revision.

I want to provide for my family before making gifts to charity.

Share your ideas with your children or other family members. Creating a charitable bequest can provide a positive focal point in the estate planning process and can reinforce a family’s values, a named fund can serve as a meaningful legacy. You may decide to make a charitable gift contingent on individuals in your family receiving certain amounts. In the case of an estate that is subject to federal estate tax, a charitable bequest redirects money that would otherwise be paid in taxes.

I won’t be around to see my gift at work. How can I be sure it will be used wisely?

If you use a bequest to add to our endowment fund or create a named fund at Youth Bridge, you can be sure your gift will have an impact far into the future. An outside accounting firm conducts an annual audit which is published in an annual report. Additionally, we are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that sets policies and procedures, and monitors the budget and expenditures.

How can I make sure my gift and my estate planning will remain private?

For someone who wants to give “quietly,” a charitable bequest is an excellent option. Your attorney can gather all necessary information on your behalf. Endowed funds at Youth Bridge can help donors maintain anonymity within the greater community.

To learn more about including a charitable bequest in your will for Youth Bridge, please contact:

Nancy Hairston
479-575-9471
nhairston@youthbridge.com

Please note: This information should not be considered as legal, tax or financial advice. Consult your professional advisor for further information and guidance.

Giving

There are many ways you can help Youth Bridge. No matter which way you choose, we’re sure you will find one that’s rewarding; and, you will know that your generosity will make a difference in the lives of our youth.

Make a Gift to Youth Bridge, Inc.

Make a single one-time gift or give monthly, give in honor of a loved one or memory of a person, or let us help you plan a major gift that benefits both you and Youth Bridge, Inc. You can give online using the “Donate Now” button on the right of this page. Also, if you would like to hand deliver your product donation, you may stop by the following locations:

The Youth Bridge Administration Office

**** Main Donation Site*** (479-575-9471)
2153 East Joyce Boulevard, Suite 201
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Receipts for donations will be presented at time of donation drop-off or at a later scheduled date. For more information about financial gifts, please call Marti Nicholson at 479-575-9471 or email at development@youthbridge.com.

Donate an In-Kind Gift

Youth Bridge is in need of items constantly throughout the year. This can range from new shoes for clients, to art supplies, baby food, tree trimming services, furniture, mulch for landscaping and so on. If you think you or your business might have an item that would be beneficial to Youth Bridge, please call the Development Department at 479-575-9471. You can also emaildevelopment@youthbridge.com

Plan a Gift or Bequest

A planned gift or bequest gives long-term support to Youth Bridge. As funding is cut from state and federal funds year after year, the need for Youth Bridge’s services in the community continues to increase. Please help us maintain the best services and programs for the youth in Northwest and North Central Arkansas.

Volunteer Your Time

We can always use more help in keeping our youth programs and services running smoothly and keeping our shelters a warm and safe environment. Youth Bridge also welcomes groups of volunteers to participate in large projects throughout our facilities. For more information about volunteering, visit our Volunteering page or call Marti Nicholson at 479-575-9471 or email her atdevelopment@youthbridge.com.

Volunteering

 

Volunteer Today! You can make a difference!

Looking for a place to volunteer? Everyone has something to offer. Everyone can make a difference. Youth Bridge, Inc. seeks individuals, college students, community groups or business teams to help with:

  • Clerical and office support
  • Special event planning and staffing
  • Grounds and household maintenance
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Fundraising
  • Teaching

Other opportunities may also be available. Our volunteers will work at one of several facilities, and duties may include working with our clients.  All volunteers will be properly screened, trained and supervised by appropriate staff.  Duties and responsibilities may vary and will be assigned on an as needed basis. Volunteers are subject to background checks and drug screening.

Youth Bridge, Inc. subscribes to Volunteer Match, a non-profit online resource tool matching volunteers with existing opportunities.  Additionally, Youth Bridge, Inc. partners with the United Way to advertise volunteer opportunities.

To learn about current or future volunteer opportunities with Youth Bridge, Inc. please visit VolunteerMatch.orgUnitedway.org, or contact Nancy Hairston at nhairston@youthbridge.com. or by calling 479-575-9471.

If you would like to volunteer your time with us, visit VolunteerMatch.org to learn more about available opportunities at Youth Bridge.

Click To Download Volunteer Application

Brick Campaign

 

YOUTH BRIDGE STARTS A BUY- A -BRICK CAMPAIGN

Youth Bridge plans to grow capacity to serve the needs of our youth and the community by building a comprehensive facility in Washington County. This new facility will be built on the Don Tyson Parkway and will enable us to grow capacity in serving our youth. The new complex will be built in phases with the first phase beginning with a temporary Substance Abuse Residential Shelter for 26 boys until the larger facility is built.

Youth Bridge is sponsoring a Buy-A-Brick Campaign to fund the last $100,000 needed to complete this project. We are seeking private donations of $250 or more to purchase a brick to complete the building of the new temporary residential shelter. For each $250 contribution, an inscribed brick will be placed in the front walkway of the new residential building. Your brick will be personalized with your name and message or in honor of someone.

Donor and Recognition Opportunities

$10-$249 Contributor Recognized Campaign Contributor
$250-$999 Supporter Inscribed brick on walk-way & Recognized
$1000-$4999 Friends of Youth Donor listed Displays & Recognized
$5000-$14,999 Patrons Donor Plaques on Walls
$15,000-$49,999 Giving Youth a Chance Naming Opportunities
$50,000-$149,999 Making a Difference Partner Naming Opportunities
$150,000-$499,999 Building Brighter Futures Leader Naming Opportunities
$500,000 and up Youth Bridge Champion Naming Opportunities

Bricks are available at the following pricing levels and offer the following options:

  • $250-
    • Standard sized paver
    • 3 lines of text, 16 characters per line (including spaces).
  • $500-
    • Larger sized paver
    • 5 lines of text, 16 characters per line (including spaces).

    You can place your brick order online by clicking on the buttons below. If you have any questions, please contact our Development Team by calling 479-575-9471, or at development@youthbridge.com.