The second annual ArkansasGives event is in the books, and Soaring Wings Ranch is reeling from its impact. We have seen God’s love through your generosity, and the children who depend on SWR will see exactly how valuable they are – not only to their Father, but also to the people of Arkansas.
The results from the 12-hour day of giving on April 7, sponsored by the Arkansas Community Foundation and First Security Bank, were staggering. Thanks to our amazing donors and match partners, Soaring Wings Ranch raised $90,918 during ArkansasGives, finishing in second place among medium-sized nonprofits for both dollars raised and number of donations. The ranch also placed first in its nonprofit category of human services.
With bonus dollars equaling $3,000 each for the second place finishes, an additional $1,000 for the first place category finish, and the $8,800 from the general bonus pool, SWR received a total $106,718. Overall, $4.6 million was distributed to 600 Arkansas nonprofits during ArkansasGives through more than 18,000 total donations. What a heartwarming illustration of the kind citizens of Arkansas!
Sincere thanks are in order to everyone who made ArkansasGives possible and to each person who contributed to SWR’s success. The Arkansas Community Foundation, the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance and First Security Bank did an extraordinary job recruiting nonprofits and organizing such a successful event. KTHV, The River Valley & Ozark edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the Log Cabin Democrat and 501 Life Magazine played an essential role in getting the word out to the public. Our match partners gave generously and added excellent incentive to donate to SWR, and our donors joined forces and made April 7 a day that we at Soaring Wings Ranch will never forget!
If you donated to SWR during ArkansasGives and provided your contact information when you donated, you will receive a personal letter of thanks from us in May. We expect to receive the list of donors the last week in April or shortly thereafter. Until then, know that your selflessness has provided the children of Soaring Wings Ranch with all basic needs, access to extracurricular activities, spiritual learning and opportunities for growth, personalized education services, a beautiful home and a loving family. On behalf of the children who depend on your support, we thank each one of you for your selfless giving and continued prayer.