2016 Christmas Outreach Recap

2016 Christmas Outreach Recap

This year's Christmas Outreach program far surpassed our expectations, both in the number in need and the overwhelming generosity of our supporters. When all the gifts were wrapped and delivered, SDIA Chapters and Teams provided gifts for more than 400 children of Sheep Dogs in need this holiday season. Words are inadequate in expressing our gratitude for every one of our sponsors, members, volunteers and supporters who contributed to this effort. We could not help these heroes and their families without YOU...THANK YOU! Northwest AR Chapter During the first part of December, the Northwest AR Chapter was busy collecting donations for its Christmas Outreach to give to the children of Sheep Dog families in need a merry Christmas. Once collected, Walmart's Marketing & Development Team got the items organized. The next day, SDIA volunteers put together gift packages for more than 150 children - and Walmart's Print Solutions Center adopted an additional 25 children. Thank you, Walmart! Once all the packages were ready, the...
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The 2016 Holiday Season is Upon Us – and We Need YOUR Help!

The 2016 Holiday Season is Upon Us – and We Need YOUR Help!

The holiday season is upon us once again. Most Americans live well enough to enjoy the holidays, but for many of our nation's Veterans and First Responders (Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and EMS professionals), that is not the case. These courageous men and women put their lives on the line for us each and every day, giving us the gift of protection and security. It's time for us to give them and their children the gift of happy holidays. Over the next couple of months, SDIA Teams and Chapters throughout the US will be working hard to raise money and secure donations for our two Holiday Programs benefiting Sheep Dog families in need. The Thanksgiving Outreach program provides a complete traditional Thanksgiving dinner including a turkey, ham, vegetables, sides, and pie. Meals are provided to Sheep Dog families in need of assistance who have applied and been approved by Team/Chapter leadership. Donations in the amount of $60 will feed one family. Our Christmas...
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SDIA Makes Christmas Merry for 230 Sheep Dog Children

SDIA Makes Christmas Merry for 230 Sheep Dog Children

What an amazing accomplishment this year by our many SDIA members, volunteers, and supporters. Due to the effort of so many giving and caring people, we were able to make Christmas wishes come true for more than 230 children. All of these kiddos have parents that are currently serving, or have served, in the military or first responder community, and are struggling with financial difficulties this holiday season. The ability of our organization to help those that help make our country a safer place, one where all are capable of celebrating the holiday season in their own special way - our nation's Sheep Dogs - truly brings the meaning of the holiday season to life. The NWA Chapter and Arkansas River Valley Team distributed gifts at the 2nd annual Christmas Outreach Fun Fest in Rogers, AR. Many of the families that received assistance this Christmas were able to attend, have a great meal and lots of fun. For more photos of...
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Christmas Outreach: Adopt a Sheep Dog Child

Christmas Outreach: Adopt a Sheep Dog Child

SDIA's Christmas Outreach is an annual program to adopt the child(ren) of military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS families that are in need of assistance during the holiday season. Each child adopted will receive toys from their wish list, clothing, shoes and other items that they otherwise would not have received. Won't you please help us make the holidays bright for our Sheep Dog families and their children? YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED! IDENTIFYING FAMILIES IN NEED: Our greatest need is identifying Sheep Dog families with children that need our assistance. If you know of a worthy military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and/or EMS family, please ask them to complete and submit the online application. The family will then be contacted by SDIA Leadership to verify and confirm the information provided; further instructions will also be given. ADOPTING or SPONSORING A CHILD/FAMILY: If you are interested in adopting or sponsoring a Sheep Dog child, email JMW@SheepDogIA.org for more information. MAKE A DONATION: To make...
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SDIA’s 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Ready to Run

SDIA’s 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Ready to Run

Remember the joy and excitement you felt as a child on Christmas morning, seeing the gifts under the Christmas tree and tearing through the paper to see what Santa brought you?! Imagine being a child, with a Christmas tree in your home…but no gifts beneath it. This is the reality for hundreds of military and first responder children in Northwest Arkansas and across the United States who will go without gifts and necessities this holiday season. But you can help change that! On Thanksgiving morning (Thur., Nov. 26) from 9:00 to 11:00am, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) will host its 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K at the Center for Nonprofits in Rogers. All proceeds will provide funding for our Christmas Outreach: Adopt A Sheep Dog Child program which provides toys, clothing, and necessities for the children of Sheep Dog – military and first responder – families in need this Christmas. “Each year we have more and more run participants,” said SgtMaj Lance...
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Christmas Outreach

Christmas Outreach

Christmas Outreach: Adopt a Sheep Dog Child SDIA's Christmas Outreach is our annual program to adopt the child(ren) of military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and/or EMS families that are in need of assistance during the holiday season. Each child adopted will receive toys from their wish list, clothing, shoes and other items that they otherwise would not have received. Won't you please help us make the holidays bright for our Sheep Dog families and their children? Our greatest need is identifying Sheep Dog families with children that need our assistance. If you know of a worthy Sheep Dog family, please ask them to complete and submit the application below. The family will then be contacted by SDIA Leadership to verify and confirm the information provided; further instructions will also be given. If you are interested in sponsoring a Sheep Dog child, SDIA will provide you with a list detailing their top three toy choices, shoe & clothing sizes, and any miscellaneous items...
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