Altrusa International of Fayetteville, AR, Inc.

Altrusa International of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Inc. is an nonprofit organization, making our local community better through leadership, partnership, and service.

Organized November 27, 1939 / Chartered February 1, 1940

Mailing Address:

PO Box 251

Fayetteville, AR 72702


At our December meeting, we filled 50 bags to be distributed at the Marshallese vaccination clinic. Items included holiday candy, small games/toys, and books. In addition, we provided 356 TUGS+ items to 7Hills.

For Make A Difference Day, we filled bags for New Beginning residents with personal care items, sanitizers, socks, hats,, treats, food items , and pumpkin decorating supplies. The club also furnished the pumpkins to be decorated.

Our back to school project combined our Altrusa Loves Literacy and Nourishing Our Neighbors projects by stuffing 20+ backpacks for elementary and junior high school Marshallese students. Extra supplies were also delivered. Altrusans wrote notes of encouragement that were included in each backpack.

For the first half of 2021, our Altrusa Loves Literacy project delivered the following: 392 books to Holcomb Elementary School for second graders and remote learners; 100 books to Yvonne Richardson Community Center parent night activities; 168 board books to UAMS, 75 books to Ozark Literacy, 409 books to West Fork Library / Friends of the Library; 150 books to CASA for their fundraiser; 58 to African school; 56 to Little Free Libraries; 70 books to Family Network, and 50 books to a Farmington church pantry.

For the second half of 2021, we have delivered 40 books to Little Free Libraries; 100 books to church fundraiser; 25 books to Habitat for Humanity Restore; 130 books to two local Friends of the Library groups; 128 books to the Marshallese; 498 books to Washington County Fair Rummage Sale; 640 books to Head Start, 90 books to the Attic, 70 books to Family Network, and 64 Magdalene Serenity House.

Nourishing Our Neighbors by filling Little Free Pantries throughout Fayetteville and Helping the Marshallese community. For Mother's Day and graduations, Club supplied two-ingredient cakes and icing for the Little Free Pantries.

Donation of TUGS+ (T-shirts, Underwear, Gloves, Socks, and other items) to 7Hills. Over 480 items included over three dozen outerwear, 17 pairs of gloves, plus many other items .

Delivered Christmas Nuts to Fayetteville Police Department

Delivered Goody Bags to Students quarantined at U of A

80th Birthday Celebration

Mayor Lioneld Jordan District Eight Governor Penny Daugtherty Mamie L. Bass visited presenting Proclamation addressing group (LaNita McKinney)

Summer Blue Hat Events at Washington County Historical Society's Ice Cream Social

Blue Hat Event with special guest Steve Clark, President of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

Blue Hat Lunch with special guest Meteorologist Dan Skoff

Inaugural Blue Hat Lunch with special guest Mayor Lionel Jordan