Community

Victory Over Violence Difference Maker – Our Kids Program

by Richard Atkinson | April 24th, 2017

The Our Kids Program is dedicated to making a difference in the community by mentoring young men in middle through high school. The program uses African American police officers and other role models in the community to reach out, work with, and provide positive influences in the lives young African American men. Sgt. Willie Davis is the program coordinator and he and other volunteers try to be involved in every facet of their life. Not only do they provide something to do on Saturdays, but they also visit them at school and home in an effort to get to know and reach out to the kids. The work that Sgt. Davis and the rest of the men at the Our Kids Program are doing is why they are Difference Makers in the fight for Victory Over Violence.

The Difference Maker award is done in conjunction with the Victory Over Violence campaign launched by KARK Channel 4 and Fox 16. Once a month, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton will present a $1,000 donation to an organization that is fighting violence in the 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.

Monthly Charity Winner – The Other Side Ministries

by Richard Atkinson | April 18th, 2017

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The Other Side Ministries won this month’s vending machine charity. The Other Side works with people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions and helps them overcome those addictions using biblical principles. The program is a six month in-house residence program that incorporates community service and biblical teaching. The goal of the program is not just improving the life of those dealing with substance abuse, it’s also a way to improve families and communities that have been effected by addiction.

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 Attends ALS Walk

by Richard Atkinson | April 17th, 2017

ALS is a cause that is closely intertwined with our firm. When Stephen Holt was diagnosed with it in 2013 we quickly mobilized to do anything we could to help. One organization that we discovered was ALS Arkansas. They do fantastic work with ALS patients and their families. They not only provide equipment and expertise, but they also get to know the patients and their families and walk through the journey with them. They are hands on and strive to give support in any way possible to ALS patients all over Arkansas.

We were very excited to present ALS Arkansas with the Spirit of Arkansas award. We knew about the great work they do, and it was time all of Arkansas heard about their passion for people diagnosed with such a terrible disease.

We were happy to have over 50 people out for the check presentation at the annual ALS Walk. The walk, is held in April of every year and is the major fundraiser for ALS Arkansas. This year’s walk was the largest ever with over 750 people in attendance.

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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.

Click on the icons to learn more about the recognition we’ve received for our high-quality legal service.