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THE VAN: Current Needs and Wish List 10/3/13


Please share this post to get the word out and let’s meet some needs this winter!  

Current needs as we move into fall/winter and the temps are dropping (and will continue to drop) at night:



Sleeping bags


Coats (all sizes)


New underwear (all sizes)


Batteries (all sizes for flashlights and weather radios)

Working AND nonworking refrigerators

Fuel cards (well, because we are a mobile resource and use a lot of gas)


Current “wishlist” or things that would help us serve our homeless neighbors:

Lumber to build more shelving and hanging racks in the warehouse (2×4′s, plywood, pvc)

Pallet jack

Metal shelving or racks

Spotlight for The Van


Drop off locations for donations are listed HERE.

And of course you can always support our efforts financially HERE.  We sincerely appreciate all of you who continue to make these efforts possible!  Much love, y’all!


Christmas Karaoke…..SUCCESS!!

 We really hate it for you if you missed it!  What a blast!  Our very first fundraiser, after all this time, worked!  Thanks to many of you who made it, and several who couldn’t, we reached our matching $2,500 grant from Modern Woodmen.  Thanks to you all, we had over a $5,000 night.  Y’all are so incredible!

A few mentions and thanks:

Modern Woodmen, thank you so much for this matching grant!!  This is huge, and will go a long way this winter!  Love ya Marsha!!

Sweet Love Bakes, thank you for the awesome spread of sweets for our silent auction!  It did great!!  You rock, Kelli!!

Swearingen Family, thank for the personalized “The One, Inc.” iPod!  It did well also.  Love y’all!

Stephen Cefalo, thank you for the incredible drawing!  It did VERY well, and was a huge help in reaching our goal.

Jacob Slaton Photography, thanks for the photo session for the silent auction, man!  Somebody will be very pleased!!

CWP Productions, for providing all the lighting and sound for our DJ to rock it out on!!  Love ya Chris!

Ryan Byrd, for doing some stellar design work for us!  You’re a beast.

Thank you again to EVERYONE who made this possible!  I’m sure I’m forgetting something/someone.  Please forgive me if so.  

Can’t Attend Christmas Karaoke? You Can Still Help Us Reach Our Matching Grant!

This Saturday is our Christmas Karaoke for The Van!  Many have said that they will be traveling, etc. and unable to attend.  Never fear!!  You can still help us reach this goal, which is a $5,000 night!  If you give using this link between now and Saturday, you’re money will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,500!!  Thank you all so much for all the support you’ve shown us over the last couple years!  You’re all amazing!

Christmas Karaoke to benefit The Van!

We have been awarded a matching grant from Modern Woodmen for up to $2,500 for this event.  We would love to see you there! There are ONLY 100 tickets so please be sure to get yours quick.  They are available at:


Sweet Love Bakes


8210 Cantrell Rd in Little Rock




Bob’s Pawn Shop


3713 MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock

Hello Sherwood!!


We’re pleased to announce a new “official” donation drop-off spot in your neck of the woods.

Brian Thompson Shelter Insurance
9903 Brockington Rd., Ste 103
Sherwood, AR 72120

Please begin overloading Brian with blankets/coats/socks immediately!! :)  And give his facebook page a “like” here:

We Have a Volunteer Coordinator!

Big news at The One this week. We finally have an official volunteer coordinator! One of the coolest people in the whole world, Emily Gaiser, has offered to coordinate with any person or group interested in helping out with all that The One does.

Emily and Aaron took a tour of The One headquarters on Monday and went over everything that might come up as she starts to field calls and emails from volunteers. Look for her name and contact info on the website soon!

Thanks Emily. You rule.

 To donate to The One, Inc. click here!

The Van Gets Some Love From KATV Channel 7

To read/view the story on KATV’s website, click HERE.

A Very Quick Look at 2011

There’s no way I could expect you to read a post highlighting everything that happened in 2011.  Honestly, I don’t even have time to write it all out!

But I would like to share a quick slideshow that shows you some our “highlights” from the year. None of this would have been possible without your support, and the support of local businesses and other non-profits.

The Landers Family Partners with The One, Inc.

We receive an amazing amount of support from local businesses, and for that we are extremely grateful.

We were contacted by Landers last week and we’re really excited to let you know that they decided to partner with us to collect coats at five of their lots!  Not only is this a chance for us to bring in more coats that so many people need, but it’s also a great source of exposure for our little organization.  Landers will be collecting for us through the end of January.

Please take a second to hear a message from Steve Landers, Sr. about this partnership: