Backers aim for advocacy
Restoration Village will host the second annual “AIM for Advocacy” sporting clays fundraiser Aug. 26 at Spring Valley Anglers Rod & Gun Club in Gravette.
Proceeds from the outing will help the nonprofit organization fulfill its mission “to restore the lives of women — and women with children — in crisis through safe shelter and life-changing services, while promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance.”
Registration for the 10-station course is $140 per shooter. Sponsorships are available from $10,000 — for presenting sponsor — to $250.
Cynthia Cochran, Restoration Village development director, said the average stay in the village is about eight months. During that time, residents work with counselors and advocates to develop
goal plans that include specific life and therapeutic goals. While each case is unique, the end goal for most residents includes independent, self-sufficient living, Cochran said.
Offerings include counseling for women and their children — including equine-assisted therapy and life-skills training, such as money management
and budgeting, and learning about healthy relationships and healthy eating.
Cochran said 88 percent of funding comes from individuals,
organizations and clubs and businesses, 5 percent from United Way and 4 percent from grants.
A Restoration Village volunteer leads a resident and her daughter in equine therapy. “AIM for Advocacy” sporting clays fundraiser Aug. 26 will benefit the nonprofit organization.