Community

Spirit of Arkansas Winner – Partners Against Trafficking Humans

by Richard Atkinson | March 20th, 2017

Partners Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) embodies all we want in a Spirit of Arkansas winner. They truly see and meet a need that most people don’t realize happens inside our state. Many people believe human trafficking happens oversees, but estimates show between 100,000-300,000 children are trafficked in the US.  Often this is done by someone they know, or worse, a family member. PATH works to advocate on behalf of the victims, rescue people being trafficked, and assist in recovery.  As organizations like PATH bring awareness and action to the tragedy that is human trafficking, we support PATH to help those statistics work their way down to zero.  Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is pleased to present this month’s Spirit of Arkansas award to PATH.

Victory Over Violence Difference Maker – Women and Children First

by Richard Atkinson | March 17th, 2017

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is excited to partner with KARK Channel 4 and Fox 16 to present the Victory Over Violence Difference Maker Award.  Once a month, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton will present a $1,000 donation to an organization that is fighting violence in our community and has established themselves as a true Difference Maker. The partnership goal is to create a safer Central Arkansas by uniting community groups that are promoting change through improvements in education, jobs, mentoring, and hunger.

The first Difference Maker Award winner is Women and Children First. The award was kicked off during the live telethon for DJ’s Day of Action. RHS was able to be a part of an event that raised over $30,000 for Women and Children First. In the over 40 years it has been around Women and Children First has helped thousands of women and children escape domestic violence. They truly are Difference Makers who are working to ensure that there is Victory Over Violence.

Monthly Charity Winner – Orphan Door

by Richard Atkinson | March 9th, 2017

Orphan Door DonationThe February vending machine charity donation goes to a group working to help improve the life of orphans in Guatemala through a Conway fundraiser. The fundraiser is a fairy tale princess tea for kids and families that benefits The Orphan Door and the Eagle’s Nest International children’s home in Guatemala. Adoptions from other countries are not allowed in Guatemala, so many orphans will never be adopted, which leads to a financial burden on those trying to care for the children. We are glad this money will go to such a great group working with orphans in a country closed to adoption.

Our monthly charity giving is one of our favorite things to do. Each month employees nominate and vote on a charity in the community they would like to help. Throughout the month employees “donate” by buying snacks and drinks that the firm subsidizes. All the proceeds from the snacks are then matched by the firm. We are honored to have such great employees that not only pick out wonderful organizations, but also help by donating all month long.

RHS Supports the ALS Walk

by Richard Atkinson | March 8th, 2017

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As part of our continuing commitment to honor the legacy of our late partner, Stephen Holt, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is excited to give $5,000 to the ALS Walk. The walk is the biggest fundraising event of the year for ALS Association of Arkansas.

Stephen passed away on January 28, 2014 after being diagnosed with ALS the previous summer.  We saw firsthand the toll that ALS can take on someone’s body and Stephen fought hard to stop its progress. Ultimately there is no cure for ALS.  That is where great organizations like ALS Arkansas step in and provide care for patients and families that so desperately need it.  We quickly realized ALS Arkansas and Rainwater, Holt & Sexton will be forever linked.  It is an honor to continue Stephen’s legacy through supporting an organization that was with him every step of the way.

Each year a large team from RHS participates in the ALS Walk. It serves as a great opportunity to educate everyone about the disease and about the life the Stephen lived. We look forward to another great time at this year’s ALS Walk.

This year’s ALS Walk is on Saturday, April 8 with check in beginning at 9:30 and the walk starting at 10:30. If you would like to be involved or donate you can do so on the ALS Arkansas website.

Spirit of Arkansas Winner – Women and Children First

by Richard Atkinson | February 22nd, 2017

Women and Children First has been working hard over the last 40 years to help women and children escape domestic violence in Central Arkansas. They work to empower the women and children to live independently and free from domestic violence. They are able to do this through sheltering them during crisis, and helping them through with legal advocacy, social advocacy, support services, education, and community outreach. In 2016 alone Women and Children First assisted 1,030 people with legal and support issues, housed 61 people, and helped 330 children caught up in abusive situations. The work that Women and Children First does in the community for victims of domestic violence is why Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is excited to present them this month’s Spirit of Arkansas Award.

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community. To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply here.

MONTHLY CHARITY GIVEAWAY WINNER – Easterseals

by Mike Rainwater | February 8th, 2017

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Since 1944 Easterseals Arkansas has been helping Arkansans with disabilities and special needs. Easterseals helps individuals and families with everything from child development, to physical therapy, to job training. Because of the work Easterseals is doing in the community many people with disability are able live fuller lives. Today Easterseals helps more than 20,000 people each year. To read more about Easterseals check out the article in the new Soiree Magazine about the upcoming Easterseals Arkansas Fashion Show fundraiser.

Our monthly charity giving is one of our favorite things to do. Each month employees nominate and vote on a charity in the community they would like to help. Throughout the month employees “donate” by buying snacks and drinks that the firm subsidizes. All the proceeds from the snacks are then matched by the firm. We are honored to have such great employees that not only pick out wonderful organizations, but also help by donating all month long.

GOOD WORKS! FEATURING RAINWATER, HOLT & SEXTON

by Richard Atkinson | January 25th, 2017

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At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton we’ve placed a great deal of importance on giving back to those in need. Our firm is honored to have been featured in the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association’s quarterly journal, The Docket, for our community work throughout Arkansas. We’ve transformed our office culture to put charitable work at the forefront, whether it’s donations to ALS Arkansas, time spent at the Daisy Bates Elementary Community Garden, or continued involvement in efforts like Recycled Bikes for Kids. Our staff is committed to lending a hand to our Arkansas communities!

Read more about our featured charity work here.

Monthly Charity Giveaway Winner – Fresh 2 You

by Richard Atkinson | January 18th, 2017

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Unfortunately many people in Little Rock don’t have access to affordable, quality produce. Fresh 2 You Mobile Market is trying to change that. The mobile farmers market is part of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance’s “Arkansas Hunger and Nutrition Initiative” and strives to make fresh produce accessible and affordable to the Little Rock community. After a 5 month trial period at the end of 2016, Fresh 2 You officially launched earlier this month. Combined with the trial period Fresh 2 You has already served about 2,000 people.  Fresh 2 You also participates in the USDA Double Up Bucks program so that people on SNAP benefits can get double the produce.

Our monthly charity giving is one of our favorite things to do. Each month employees nominate and vote on a charity in the community they would like to help. Throughout the month employees “donate” by buying snacks and drinks that the firm subsidizes. All the proceeds from the snacks are then matched by the firm. We are honored to have such great employees that not only pick out wonderful organizations, but also help by donating all month long.

Spirit of Arkansas Winner – Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs

by Richard Atkinson | January 10th, 2017

Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs is providing more than just a shelter for homeless men in Hot Springs. They work to provide a sense of community and provide the life skills these men need to get back on their feet.  The ministry offers woodworking, painting, and education classes.  Besides working with the homeless, Samaritan Ministries works with the court system in Hot Springs to present an alternative option to incarceration. Since the ministry was started in 2002, Chuck and Jan Laggan have been able to help countless men in Garland County. They are not finished yet.  A new building is in the works that will furnish men with a bigger woodworking shop and seven one bedroom transitional housing apartments. The continued work and future goals of Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs is why they are the recipient of our Spirit of Arkansas Award.

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community. To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply here.

Spirit of Arkansas Winner – Reach Out

by Richard Atkinson | December 21st, 2016

The Holidays can be a difficult time for homeless and low income families in Central Arkansas. Recognizing the need of this group, Sandra White decided more could be done and decided to create Reach Out.  Reach Out puts on the Christmas Caravan every year to provide families with gifts for their children. The event was started in 2004 and has grown over the years. The Christmas Caravan may be one of the highlights of the year for this worthy organization, but they also work hard throughout the rest of the year to provide for the homeless.  Reach Out represents the Spirit of Arkansas by how they provide for other central Arkansas families around the holidays.

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community. To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply at http://www.katv.com/story/29483184/the-spirit-of-arkansas-nomination-form.

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