The attorneys and staff of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. believe it is our essential responsibility to play active, positive roles in the communities in which we work and live, and because of this, are dedicated to strengthening organizations that play a vital part in supporting our neighbors.
Engaging in service and leadership activities with organizations central to providing charitable, social, educational or cultural enrichment, Mitchell Williams' Take Time To Give program has incorporated more than 150 organizations throughout Arkansas and the region since its launch as a formal initiative. The firm lends support through financial contribution, pro bono services the thousands of volunteer hours our attorneys invest annually serving on boards and committees for numerous foundations and charitable events.
2015 Primary Charity: Arkansas Children's Hospital
- Arkansas Children's Hospitals
- Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Past Primary Charities:
2014 Primary Charity: Special Olympics
Special Olympics Arkansas provides approximately 14,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to excel. Arkansas is divided into 17 areas encompassing all 75 counties in the state. Areas are headed by a volunteer Area Director and various volunteers serving on games management committees. The Area management teams and nearly 5,000 volunteers make the 240 competitions and 56 special events possible each year.
Special Olympics Texas provides continuing opportunities for more than 44,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. More than 3,000 volunteers help organize 300 events throughout the year in 19 areas covering the state.
2013 Primary Charity: Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas
The Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas has a mission to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Club's core programs focus on five areas; character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports and recreation.
Boys and Girls Clubs nurture young people's self-esteem by instilling in them a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence and competence. The clubs key elements for positive youth development include a safe, positive environment, fun, supportive relationships, opportunities and expectations, and recognition.
2012 Primary Charity: Reach Out And Read Arkansas
A statewide early literacy program that partners with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Doctors, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals incorporate Reach Out and Read's evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups, by advising parents about the importance of reading aloud and giving developmentally appropriate books to children. The program begins at the six-month checkup and continues through age 5, with a special emphasis on children growing up in low-income communities. Families served by Reach Out and Read are reading more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills; leaving them better prepared to achieve their potential.
2011 Primary Charity: ACCESS Group, Inc.
The Little Rock nonprofit offers full-time education, therapy, training and activities for children and youths with developmental delays and learning disabilities. Founded in 1994, ACCESS offers families the latest in innovative therapy, education and evaluation for children with apraxia, autism, ADHD, dyslexia, feeding disorders, hearing and language impairments, reading disorders, sensory integration disorders and more.
2010 Primary Charity: Our House Shelter
The Little Rock-based organization provides the working homeless (families and individuals) with safe, clean, comfortable housing, food, free child care, education (more than 20 different courses), and job training in order that they may return to independence and lead productive lives.
2009 Primary Charity: Arkansas Foodbank Network
Established in 1984, the Arkansas Foodbank Network procures and distributes food to more than 450 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after-school feeding programs, in 33 central and southern Arkansas counties. It is a member of Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest), a Heart of Arkansas United Way and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.