Central Arkansas Development Council

Building futures through community action

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How You Can Help

Fighting the War on Poverty is a battle we can not take on by ourselves. We need your help to ensure children, families, and seniors have an equal opportunity for success in Arkansas. Your gifts of time, money and supplies help thousands of impoverished families and strengthen our communities. Together, we can make a difference! Find out more about volunteering here.

Become a Donor

Your donation allows Central Arkansas Development Council to accomplish its mission of empowering low-income persons to become self-sufficient. In your charitable giving plans, consider making a gift of cash or assets to CADC, a tax-deductible organization. Matching gifts, memorials, securities, real estate, or bequests are all welcome.

Donate Time

Volunteering at one of our centers or helping out with one of our programs can give you a sense of satisfaction and spark up your résumé - and help CADC at the same time. You could help distribute food through commodities, read to children on your lunch break, deliver meals to the elderly and shut-in, or help organize a fundraiser. Your time and caring are needed to reach our customers. Please consider volunteering with CADC as your personal way of fighting the War on Poverty.

  • Commodities distributions are available in all 12 counties. Each county
    • Register new commodities customers
    • Sort commodities and assist with distribution to customers
  • Head Start
    • Read to children
    • Help with activities and lessons in the classrooms
  • Free Tax Preparation/VITA
    • Become an IRS certified tax prepare and assist individuals in preparing their income tax returns each January through April 15
  • Senior Activity Centers
    • Deliver meals to homebound and disabled individuals
    • Help with fundraisers for the center's programs

Become a Voice in the War on Poverty

Despite being able to help thousands of people in our 12 counties every year, many more people need to hear the good news about the programs and services of CADC. You can help bridge the gap and spread the word around Central and South Arkansas about the work of CADC. Together, we can bring light to the issues of poverty and the working poor in Arkansas.

We can accomplish much more by working together than we could ever accomplish by working alone. We are people helping people. Join us today.

For further information on any aspect of giving to CADC, please write or call:

Larry Cogburn



P.O. Box 580

Benton, AR 72018

Tel (501) 778-1133

Fax (501) 778-9120