Christmas Karaoke at Stickyz!!

HAVE A HEART?
Come sing it out this Holiday Season at
CHRISTMAS KARAOKE!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
Raffle and Silent Auction
OPEN KARAOKE
8PM – 12AM
18+ $10
Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack

Sponsored by Jay Pace Allstate Insurance
Karaoke by KC Karaoke

ChristmasKaraoke

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

 

OR

 

Bob’s Pawn Shop

 

3713 MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock

Monthly Update

Today was one of the hardest days I’ve had doing this work…

 

Today the story we hope we never hear, I heard….

 

Today, the stories I’ve heard friends like Aaron Reddin (The Van) and Hugh Hollowell (http://lovewins.info) tell happened around me…

 

A woman who has made the hard decision to be homeless (because the alternative is to share a home with an abusive male) named Luann (name has been changed, obviously) introduced herself to me.  We talked for about a half hour.  We cried.  We hugged.  And she knows, if she needs anything, she can give me a call.

 

This is the kind of work I do.  I don’t just give folks clothes, soap and socks.  I do my best to give folks a friend.  I do my best to give folks an ear that they wouldn’t get at other places.  I do my best to give folks a judgment free zone so they can tell their story without worrying whether or not I’m going to think less of them or stop helping them.

 

However, I do give folks clothes, soap and socks. I make sure my friends are as comfortable as living in the woods allows.  And I need your help.

 

I need your old jackets that you’re going to give to some other 501(c)3.  We can give you the same type of tax receipt you would get from them.  I need gently used or new socks.  I need blankets, sleeping bags, tents and tooth brushes so that my friends aren’t sleeping on the ground and so that they might be able to retain a bit of self-respect.

 

I need to keep doing what I’m doing so folks who “choose” to sleep outside, because the only house they have is shared with an abusive partner can know they’re not alone.

 

I need your help.  You can donate right on this website or you can comment or send me an email at terry@theoneinc.org to talk about donating material items, an address to mail a check, or if you want me to come pick up something you want to donate.

 

The One Inc. needs your help.  Luann needs your help.  Jerome, Wanda, Minny, Mickey, Brandon and Justin need your help too.  These are folks that I have a relationship with that I help, week in and week out and I can’t do it without your help.

 

 

Terry R. Smith
Vanbassador
Atlanta, GA

Make Plans to Attend Field Hands on Saturday, August 18th!!!

Please make plans now to attend the first annual ‘Field Hands’ Event / Fundraiser for The One, Inc. at the White Water Tavern on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 8pm. The cost to get into the show is only $10 @ the door and the proceeds go to benefit “The Field”.  The headline artists include: The Salty Dogs, Monkhouse, and Jody Evans plus other friends and guests. Watch for details and announcements regarding the event as well as how you can have your own, limited-edition Field Hands T-Shirt!  Just keep your eyes on the website…

By the way, you can RSVP for the event on Facebook. (Please share the event page with as many people as you can so we can have an awesome turnout!!)

Sneak Peak at the Field Hands T-Shirt Design:
Stay tuned to our website for details on how you can get one!!

 

Monkhouse at White Water Tavern

The Revival Returns!

“monkhouse is a band, a project, a mission, a calling, and a foot stompin’ good time! I always leave a monkhouse show feeling better than when I walked in the door. Maybe it is the kinship of the band with their audience? Maybe it is good people playing divine music? Maybe it is the bringing together of sinners, pagans and saints? Who knows! What I do know is it never disappoints and always leaves you wanting more. And that’s a good thing.” ~ amy garland angel

$5.00 Donation @ the door ~ We’ll give it somebody who needs it more than we do!

Monkhouse Performs Benefit for The One, Inc.

Monkhouse recently performed a benefit show for The One, Inc. at the legendary White Water Tavern in Little Rock. The music of Monkhouse can best be described as Swamp Boogie, Train Beat, and a Little Bit of Jesus!!!