Holding Hands with Elderly Patient

Project Compassion began in 1972 when Gloria White visited a friend living in a nursing home. She was stunned by the number of residents who had no visitors. It started as a one-to-one visitation program and that is still the heartbeat of the organization.

What We Do: Our mission is to bring joy, companionship, and quality of life to residents of nursing homes.

How: Over 300 volunteers provide one-to-one visits, assist with group activities such as cards, crafts, bingo, and pet and music therapies. There is never a fee for our services.

Hearts of Gold, our annual holiday gift drive, strives to provide a meaningful Christmas gifts to the residents in every facility we serve. Gift ideas include sweat suits, pajamas, socks, house shoes, etc. For many residents, especially those with no family, these may be the only new items they receive that year.

Click HERE to see what Project Compassion means to one of our volunteers…

Where We Serve:
Arkansas Counties: Crawford, Franklin, Logan, and Sebastian
Oklahoma Counties: LeFlore and Sequoyah

Our Values and Beliefs

  • It is easy for productive members of society to overlook nursing home residents and their basic needs.
  • Society defines itself by how it cares for those who are dependent: the young, the old, and the infirm.
  • The need to belong, to be of value, and  to have friendship can be met by caring volunteers.
  • Nursing home residents deserve respect for the contributions they have made to society and to know that their lives matter.
  • No one is too young or too old to feel cared about and loved.


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Thank You for Your Support!

Hearts of Gold Campaign – Thank You!

  It’s time to “wrap-up” our Hearts of Gold campaign for the year. We’ve seen an outpouring of generosity from the community and we can’t thank you enough for helping us bring joy to nursing home residents this Christmas season. Special thanks to all the individuals, businesses, schools, and clubs who donated items. Much appreciation …

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Thank You for Donating on Giving Tuesday!

Project Compassion would like  to express a heartfelt Thank You to all who donated on “Giving Tuesday”! Your donations help purchase soft, warm, items of comfort for Nursing Home Residents in our area. Thank you again for giving back to those who have contributed to our community!

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