Watershed's name is based on the Biblical story of the Hebrew exodus. The Jewish people were transformed (a watershed event) from their suffering under bondage in Egypt when they crossed the Red Sea and began anew as the wandering tribe that later became the nation of Israel. Watershed hopes to transform those it serves, allowing them to build lives of productivity and fulfillment in today's world.
Watershed was founded in 1978 by Rev. Hezekiah D. Stewart, Jr. and the Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal Church. Now located in the former Gillam Park School building, the Agency serves all people who come to its doors in Pulaski County and surrounding areas.
The Watershed in Little Rock food pantry in Little Rock assistance with utilities in Little Rock Watershed believes in helping people help themselves, building on their gifts and strengths to address their greatest needs. Our mission sttement is of "feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, cheering the fallen, providing jobs for the jobless, administering to those in crisis and encouraging economic development and self-sufficiency."
Safety-net programs provide access to food and clothing, utility assistance, transportation and special outreach services for persons with disabilities. Holiday food and toy baskets are a Watershed tradition
Job guidance, counseling, assisting persons to become gainfully employed; temporary labor services; career development; learning new skills in money management, home ownership, handling crises, problem solving, tax returns; computer and web-based competency.
Tornado emergency assistance; facilitate housing redevelopment; distribute fans to elderly during Summer heat.
The food giveaway this year will be on December 19th through December 21st. Senior citizens and disabled will be held on December 19th. The general public can pick their food boxes up on December 20th and 21st. Our hours for the food boxes will be from 9am until 3pm.
Our toy giveaway will be on December 22nd for kids ages 12 and under. You must register your child/children before December 15th to get toys.
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3701 Springer Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72206, US
Rev. H.D. Stewart, Jr-Executive Director
Diane Stewart-Assistant Executive Director
Carla Wright-Fiscal Officer
Lisa Davis-Children and family
Victoria Avery-Children and family
Fred Hokes-Work to find work