Community Connections is proud to be offering quality, extra-curricular activities for children with special needs, FREE of charge, to nearly 500 children per year. One of the benefits to Community Connections’ programs is that they do not cost a great deal of money to run. Because of our focus on community partnerships (meeting, practicing, and playing in local churches, libraries, schools, parks, and studios) and leverage of volunteers, a little bit of money goes a long way to operate our programs. To ensure the future of Community Connections for the many additional children to come, we are launching an endowment campaign. The interest paid on a $96,000.00 endowment will cover all operating costs for the I Can! Arts Center in Saline County for the entire year, EVERY year. Endowing our programs will guarantee the funds needed are always in place and will remove the obstacle of constantly seeking funding in order to offer activities for the kids. In uncertain economic times, we believe this is the wisest way to sustain our programs and ensure their future continuance for the precious children in Arkansas who desperately need them. Please consider getting involved in our goal to have each Community Connections program fully endowed by 2015!