March 2018 News
What is Summer Salsa?

Summer Salsa is the primary fundraising event for EOA Children's House.  100% of the proceeds go directly to the services provided to children that have been abused or neglected.  2018 will mark the 16th year for this event.

Summer Salsa is a casual, summer party featuring festive food and beverages, live music, and unique silent auction. The best salsas in Northwest Arkansas will be available for guests to taste and then vote on their favorite. 
Go ahead and mark your calendar to attend THE event of the summer and purchase your ticket here!

Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available!
Promote your business while also supporting and raising money for children in Northwest Arkansas
that have been abused or neglected.  
Contact Megan at (479) 872-7479 ext 221
or for information.

The Economic Opportunity Agency (EOA)  Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHeap) provides payments for utilities used for heating homes directly to the utility companies. This program enables low income families in Washington County, Arkansas to heat their homes during the winter months.  LiHEAP assistance is available for households using electricity, gas, propane, or wood to heat their homes. The program begins in January each year, and assistance is given until the funds available are depleted.  Any family meeting the income guidelines may apply for assistance. Families must reside in Washington County for this assistance and must meet the income guidelines listed on our website at .  To schedule an appointment, call (479) 872-7479.


February was full of activities at EOA, 
here are just a few highlights:

Corporal Ashley Booth and K9 Oliver with the Springdale Police Department visited our Springdale Center as part of our Community Helpers unit.
Eric and Meredith from the band Lost John visited the Pat Walker Center for Children to play music and sing with our PreK kiddos.

EOA Executive Director, Delia Anderson Farmer, conducted the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) public hearing to survey the needs of the community and to share information on the CSBG program.
One of our dads from the Springdale Center visited the class to read to the children.

Renee Browning Wright, EOA Education Manager, presented at the Kindergarten Readiness Collaboration meeting held by Fayetteville Public Schools.

Valentine's Day was celebrated in all of our classrooms.  Pictured here is the party in Class 2 at the Ellen Smith Center.

Congratulations to Class 2 at the Ellen Smith Center for winning the Reading Race!  This class read the most books of all our classes in Washington County.

The Elizabeth Richardson Center provided Valentine's Day cards and treats to the kiddos at our Springdale Center.
Nurse Carlita visited the Pat Walker Center for Children to talk about health as part of our Neighborhoods unit.  Each child got to use her stethoscope to hear their heat beats!

We love having our dads in the classroom to read to the kiddos!
In honor of Dental Awareness Month, NWA Pediatric Dental Associates and Orthodontics visited our Ivory Conley Center and Ellen Smith Center to talk to the children about good oral hygiene.

Our February Give Love Campaign raised over $1,000 for the services provided at EOA Children's House.
Thank you to all that donated to this campaign!

Missed the opportunity to Give Love to EOA Children's House?
You can still make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children  by clicking here to make a donation.

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To make a tax-deductible gift to EOA 

  • Wind Chimes & Windsocks
  • Rain Gauges 
  • Thermometers (forehead preferably) 
  • Bleach
  • Diapers & Pull Ups (sizes 5-6)
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Boys Clothing all sizes
  • Girls Clothing all sizes
As a non-profit organization, EOA relies on the generous support of companies, foundations, civic groups and individuals so that we are able to provide services
free of charge to the children and their families.
To make a tax-deductible donation  Click Here 
or call (479) 872-7479 ext 221.
Megan Cuddy
Director of Advancement
(479) 872-7479 ext. 221

"Empowering children and families to learn, connect, and succeed."