Make a Donation

Please contact Bridget Lewis at (501) 664-0340, ext. 379, to donate via credit card. To mail a donation, please make your check payable to Catholic Charities of Arkansas and mail to:

St. Nicholas Partners
Catholic Charities of Arkansas
P.O. Box 7239
Little Rock, AR 72217-7239

Arkansas Statistics

State Ranking: 46

Overall Poverty Rate: 18.9 percent

Deep Poverty Rate (income below half the poverty level): 7.6 percent

Child Poverty Rate (younger than 18): 26.4 percent

Senior Poverty Rate (65 and older): 10.6 percent

Poverty Rate for People with Disabilities: 24.4 percent

Poverty Rate for Phillips County: 39 percent

For more information, visit Poverty USA.

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St. Nicholas Partners Appeal 2016

What is St. Nicholas Partners?

St. Nicholas Partners is an annual appeal to raise money for the following programs of Catholic Charities of Arkansas, all of which provide services to the most poor and vulnerable among us: Catholic Adoption ServicesImmigration Services, Little RockImmigration Services, SpringdalePrison Ministry OfficeRefugee Resettlement OfficeWestside Free Medical ClinicFamily Assistance ProgramServices to Victims of Domestic Violence and Disaster Response.

How is it different from other Catholic Charities fundraisers?

It’s different in two ways. First, it makes it easier for "partners" (donors) to designate which Catholic Charities' program(s) they want their contribution to support. Second, because the appeal occurs right before Christmas, a donation on behalf of a friend or family member makes the perfect gift!

If making a donation in honor of a loved one, please mail your donation before Dec. 15. Just indicate on the remittance envelope who the gift is for, and we will send them an acknowledgment of your gift.

What makes St. Nicholas Partners special?

Each year, a new card depicting St. Nicholas is specially designed and created for us. These beautiful cards are Catholic Charities’ Christmas greeting to you, and an invitation to become a partner by supporting the ministry of your choice. This year, the staff of Catholic Charities held an art contest in Arkansas' Catholic schools for students in grades 6-12. The first-place winner was Isabel Hortelano, a seventh-grade student at St. John School in Hot Springs. Her design (right) is on the cover of this year’s Christmas card.

Anything else I should know?

The number of people living in poverty in the United States was 46.7 million in 2014. That is 14.8 percent of the total population. Among those living in poverty are wage earners who have lost jobs, seniors who can’t afford medicine and families living on minimum wage. These are our friends and neighbors. Many who receive assistance from Catholic Charities of Arkansas find the holiday season particularly painful. Please help us continue to help them by supporting St. Nicholas Partners this year.

How do I make a donation?

If you did not receive a St. Nicholas Partners card in the mail, we would be happy to mail one to you. Please contact Bridget Lewis at (501) 664-0340, ext. 379, to request a card or to donate via credit card. To mail a donation, please make your check payable to Catholic Charities of Arkansas and mail to:

St. Nicholas Partners
Catholic Charities of Arkansas
P.O. Box 7239
Little Rock, AR 72217-7239

Make a Donation

Please contact Bridget Lewis at (501) 664-0340, ext. 379, to donate via credit card. To mail a donation, please make your check payable to Catholic Charities of Arkansas and mail to:

St. Nicholas Partners
Catholic Charities of Arkansas
P.O. Box 7239
Little Rock, AR 72217-7239

Arkansas Statistics

State Ranking: 46

Overall Poverty Rate: 18.9 percent

Deep Poverty Rate (income below half the poverty level): 7.6 percent

Child Poverty Rate (younger than 18): 26.4 percent

Senior Poverty Rate (65 and older): 10.6 percent

Poverty Rate for People with Disabilities: 24.4 percent

Poverty Rate for Phillips County: 39 percent

For more information, visit Poverty USA.