Just before 2021 came to a close, Russel Metals partnered with the Village as one of our life-changing services sponsors. This sponsorship provides for the advocacy and child advocacy services we offer to women and children. These services help guide Village residents from their arrival through our program as they work towards graduating to safe, healthy, and independent living.
Our care coordinator, resident aide, child advocate, and program director work together to offer a coordinated response to each resident’s individual needs. Our team works with residents to help them set goals, develop life-skills, receive medical care, gain employment, continue their education, and much more!
Russel Metals’ contribution was a tremendous blessing during the Christmas season. Their generous support will benefit the women and children we serve and ensure these crucial services continue to restore lives. Thank you, Russel Metals, for partnering with us as one of our incredible program sponsors!
Russel Metals is one of the largest metals distribution and processing companies in North America. The company primarily distributes steel products and conducts business in three principal business segments: metals service centers; energy products and steel distributors. To learn more about Russel Metals, please visit www.russelmetals.com.
Schuber Mitchell builds homes, and now they have partnered with the Village to rebuild lives! We are proud to announce that they are supporting our work as a “Buildings & Vehicles Sponsor” and by contributing to our “Renewing Dignity Campaign” to renovate resident rooms. Their generous gift will enable us to provide our residents with an improved standard of living with funding for maintenance and repairs. With a building that is around 50 years old, these items are foundational to our work providing safe shelter for women and children.
Schuber Mitchell, as a faith-based company, also recently blessed us with a wonderful gift of breakfast and prayer for our work restoring lives. With their local ministry coordinator and an early morning workcrew, they made our morning special by bringing Chick-Fil-A and offering words of encouragement to our team.
Thank you, Schuber Mitchell Homes, for restoring the lives of women and children through our community of hope and healing.
We are thrilled to announce that Smith & Davis Orthodontics has partnered with us to meet the needs of women and children at the Village. Their sponsorship will help provide residents with household items (furniture, pots, pans, etc.) and personal items (medicine, toiletries, etc.). These essentials not only meet the individual needs of our residents, but they also help our shelter feel more like a home.
We’re so grateful for this crucial support to ensure that women and children who take shelter at the Village have provisions for their families.
Thank you, Smith & Davis Orthodontics, for supporting women and children so they can lead safe, healthy, and independent lives!
Learn more about Smith & Davis Orthodontics at smithdavissmiles.com.
This grant will provide access to healthier food at the Village, and it will fund our new Food Service Coordinator position who will prepare healthy communal meals for our residents and teach residents how to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. Securing healthy food is a vital component for restoring the lives of women and children who have been impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and other forms of abuse.
New kitchen equipment has also been purchased, including a new ice machine and stove. Funding from this grant will also help facilitate our meal program at the Eighth Street Motel that feeds those experiencing homelessness.
Thank you, Walmart Foundation, for restoring lives with Restoration Village!
About Walmart.org –
In 1962, Sam Walton opened the doors of the first Walmart. He recognized the value of bringing affordable products to people in small towns. Walmart has been helping people save money – and live better – ever since. In 1982, the Walmart Foundation was created to help support the communities Walmart serves. Together, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation generally provide more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind annual giving.
Walmart corporate giving and Walmart Foundation programs parallel Walmart’s shared value priorities and include economic opportunity, sustainable supply chains, and local communities. Their giving team develops each philanthropic program strategy based on a system-level theory of change and a theory of action for philanthropy to accelerate social and environmental progress. They believe that work in these areas are not only beneficial for their business bottom line, but also creates shared value for customers and society. To learn more, read their Global Responsibility Report, https://corporate.walmart.com/esgreport/.
We are thrilled to announce that Tyson Foods has partnered with us to FEED THE VILLAGE through a generous grant. Tyson has committed to fight food insecurity at the Village and provide for 12 months of our expenses to feed the women and children of the Village.
For the 50-55 women and children we house each year, this grant will provide for their 5 weekly community meals and our 24/7 accessible kitchen and pantry. Through our community meals, this grant will yielding about 5,200 individual meals for the residents at our women and children’s shelter.
This program will benefit women and children who have experienced significant forms of trauma, including domestic violence, other forms of abuse, and homelessness. In 2020, 89% of the women we served had experienced domestic violence, 68% had experienced homelessness, and 58% had experienced sexualabuse. For children last year, 74% had witnessed domestic violence, 62% had experienced homelessness,50% had experienced neglect, and 24% had experienced sexual abuse.
Research has shown a connection between domestic/intimate partner violence and food insecurity (PublicHealth Nutr., 2016 Apr; 19(5): 914–923, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6884316/), as well assignificant links between sexual abuse, homelessness, mental health and hunger for female-led households(American Journal of Public Health. 2004 January; 94(1): 109–115, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1449835/).
Providing food security to the women and children we serve is a critical need for their health and future well-being. Tyson’s support would enable us to ensure that no mother will worry where their next meal will come from and no child will go to bed hungry during their stay at Restoration Village.
Thank you, Tyson, for partnering with us to restore lives!
Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company had 121,000 team members at September 29, 2018. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.