Events

Here are all upcoming events for The CALL around the state.

Please note that many events are for one county only (due to the county-based nature of The CALL’s work).

To find a listing of events for a particular county, find your county here.

Oct
12
Sat
PRIDE Training
Oct 12 – Oct 27 all-day

Every foster and adoptive family is required to complete 30 hours of state training. Our dedicated volunteers teach the classes at no cost to the state. If you are a new foster or adoptive family you will receive the link to register directly from our office.

PRIDE Training @ Fellowship Bible Church
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 10:00 am

October 12/13 & 26/27

The 30hr training required in order to be certified as a foster, adoptive or respite home.  Please ensure you have attended an information meeting and turned in your background checks 30 days prior to attending this training.  Registration is required.

 

Saturdays  9am-6pm  Lunch, water and snacks will be provided

Sundays  1pm-7pm  Water and snacks will be provided

We will not be able to provide childcare.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Oct
18
Fri
Sherwood CALL Mall Open @ Victory Baptist Church
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Foster parents and caseworkers are invited to come and select FREE consignment-quality clothing and shoes for foster children. Clothing is organized on racks by size — ranging from infant through elementary school age. Baby items such as blankets, bedding, cribs, swings, pack-n-plays, etc, are often available as well. Items needed include: more infant and toddler clothing, baby items, diapers, uniforms. The CALL Mall does not accept adult clothing. Donations can be brought on Fridays or by appointment. For more information, contact Carolyn Hanks at 501-425-7194 or Joanna Bearden at 501-626-9337.

Oct
19
Sat
The CALL Closet Details
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Located at 2010 Military Road, Benton, AR 72015

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 am-3:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am-10:00 am

The CALL Foster Care Closet Donations

YES, PLEASE:

 

  • New or Like-new in-season Clothing & shoes, sizes preemie-Kids’ size 14
  • Diaper bags, back packs, luggage in good condition
  • NEW toys (with tags or in boxes to give as gifts)
  • Baby & toddler equipment:
    • Car seats with 2 years left before expiration, never in an accident
    • Cribs manufactured after June 28, 2011
  • $20-$50 Gift cards for teens in foster care to local stores (Target, Kohl’s, Shoe Carnival, TJMaxx, Walmart)

NO, THANK YOU:

  • No Stuffed Animals
  • No USED toys
  • No Hats or Hair bows
  • No Swim Suits or Cover Ups
  • No Sports Equipment or Cleats
  • NO Used socks & underwear

Tax receipts are available for your donation.

Sherwood CALL Mall Open @ Victory Baptist Church
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Foster parents and caseworkers are invited to come and select FREE consignment-quality clothing and shoes for foster children. Clothing is organized on racks by size — ranging from infant through elementary school age. Baby items such as blankets, bedding, cribs, swings, pack-n-plays, etc, are often available as well. Items needed include: more infant and toddler clothing, baby items, diapers, uniforms. The CALL Mall does not accept adult clothing. Donations can be brought on Fridays or by appointment. For more information, contact Carolyn Hanks at 501-425-7194 or Joanna Bearden at 501-626-9337.

Oct
21
Mon
White Co. Informational Meeting @ Open Arms Assembly of God
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WLR CALL Mall Open @ Markham Street Baptist Church
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October Informational Meeting @ Woodland Heights Baptist Church
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you ready to be part of the solution to Arkansas’ crisis in foster care? Do you want to make a difference that will last a lifetime to a child who may lose hope for a forever family? You can be the one that will change a child’s life forever!
If you have questions or are ready to get started in opening your home, please join us at our informational meeting. We will share how we will walk beside you on this life changing journey into fostering or adopting.

October Informational Meeting @ Woodland Heights Baptist Church
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you ready to be part of the solution to Arkansas’ crisis in foster care? Do you want to make a difference that will last a lifetime to a child who may lose hope for a forever family? You can be the one that will change a child’s life forever!
If you have questions or are ready to get started in opening your home, please join us at our informational meeting. We will share how we will walk beside you on this life changing journey into fostering or adopting.

Pulaski County Information Meeting @ Grace Luthern
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The CALL Informational Meetings for Prospective Foster, Adoptive and Respite Care Parents, Mentors, and Volunteers

If you are interested in finding out more about how to help children in foster care through fostering, adopting, respite care, mentoring or volunteering in some other way, please come to one of these meetings. In the Information Meeting, you will get your questions answered, hear more about The CALL, the needs of children in the foster system, and many ways that you can get involved in serving them. No obligation. Refreshments will be served.