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Art on the Border Beneficiaries 2022

Our purpose for presenting Art on the Border has always been to raise funds to assist a wide variety of local organizations serving those in need in our community.

Charities We Support

ArTs at Bost

The ArTs at Bost program is an extension of the greater mission and vision of Bost, Inc. Bost provides services across the state of Arkansas to individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. ArTs at Bosts offers free, weekly art, acting, and dance classes that teach self-expression and communication, as well as support our artists life goals by being able to socialize, create, and participate in something greater than themselves. The art program has participated in several art shows and online sales that support our artists, but our hope is to continue to grow to be able to give back to our community with a performance that will highlight acting, art, and dance. Currently, we partner with various organizations in our community to offer these classes including Acting Creates Therapeutic Success (ACTS), the OT Department at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, and Western Arkansas School of Ballet. One of our own artists puts it this way, “Art has shown me that despite my visual issues that I have, I can still create something beautiful. That means something to me.”

Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House

Since 1978, the mission of the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House has been to provide cost-free, non-medical support programs and services to cancer patients and their family members, and to provide educational programs to the community in support of early detection of cancer.

Programs and Services offered by the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House: Weekly Support Groups – Women, men and children facilitated by a licensed mental health professional - Wigs, turbans and other head coverings - Medical Supplies: Mastectomy (bras & forms), Ostomy - Travel assistance - Lodging assistance - Liquid nutrition - Individualized patient navigation

All People, All Ages, All Cancers, All Stages, All Find Hope Here

Gregory Kistler Treatment Center

The Gregory Kistler Treatment Center is a place of hope and caring assistance, a place for children and adults to reach high, and for families to reach out and find peace of mind. The Kistler Center began over 43 years ago as an outpatient facility providing occupational, physical, and speech therapies for children.

Today, the Kistler Center also provides Community Employment Support (CES) waiver services. CES services help both children and adults with developmental disabilities to live successfully in the home and community-based settings. We help with real-life tasks such as how to shop for groceries, prepare a meal, basic housework, among other things. In addition to these services, the Kistler Center is a provider of applied behavior analysis therapy for children with autism.

“We appreciate the work Art on the Border does to raise awareness and funding to help local nonprofits in Fort Smith and the River Valley. We are excited to be a part of this amazing event,” stated Juli Stec, Kistler Center board president

Good Samaritan Clinic

Our mission is to improve the health in our region by providing access to compassionate, quality healthcare, and we have proudly served the uninsured and underinsured in the River Valley area for over eighteen years. We provide medical and vision care, limited dental care, and counseling services for adult patients and children by appointment. Walk-in patients are seen for basic medical care and our hours are as follows: Monday – Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The clinic is closed on Fridays. Visit us online or call 479-783-0233. As a 501c3 charitable clinic, one hundred percent of our funds stay local. You may not need us, but we are certain you know someone who does. Call us today! #iamgoodsam. Are you?

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