Connecting Communities

Through Servant Leadership

LeadforOne was birthed out of the realization that Northwest Arkansas is home to many people in need as well as many people who are willing and ready to meet needs. The problem lies in bridging the gap between these two communities in a way that unifies instead of separating. That’s where we come in.  Our goal is to provide opportunities for you and your family to engage and relate to communities in need through service projects both locally and globally.

We lead through
service projects.

We believe that leadership starts with humility and the willingness to put others before yourself. We develop leaders through local and global service projects that facilitate understanding of what it means to be a servant-leader.

We engage our
local community.

We desire to see Northwest Arkansas strengthened by community involvement. Our local service opportunities allow community members to reach out and engage practically and relationally with their neighbors in need.

We build global
service partnerships.

We believe in the importance of global community. Our international trips focus on recognizing needs in different cultural contexts and serving in ways that are tailored to the communities we partner with year after year.

Dominican Republic Trip

We’ve got stories.

So do they.

Leadforone began as a small dream and has developed into a big reality in the the past three years. Our initial goal was to impact the community locally, and that has happened. What we didn’t know is that we would expand globally to reach people all around the world. Here are a few ways this has happened.

Our Partnership with the Dominican Republic

We have chosen the Dominican Republic as a place to continually invest in. Specifically, a small village in Santo Domingo. We take kids, teens, and adults to complete unique projects and experience serving in an entirely new culture.

The Glove Lacing Program

An extension of our partnership with the Dominican Republic, we take worn gloves with good leather and make them good as new through re-lacing. These are primarily donated gloves from the U.S. that get taken back to kids on each of our trips.

Backpacks Packed
800
Gloves Repaired
87
Meals Delivered
31200
The Difference

“Never doubt that one person can make a difference.”

Help a Child Learn English Today

Hunger Prevalence in NWA CommunityNWA
February 19, 2018

Hunger Prevalence in NWA

“Pay attention to the hungry, both in this country and around the world. Pay attention to the people and responsibilities for world peace. We are our brother’s keeper.” George McGovern…

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October 12, 2017

The Call in Arkansas

Housing insecurity for children is a highly prevalent issue in Northwest Arkansas, but there are many ways to get involved and help those who need it most. If you’re not able to personally open your home to one of these children, you may still be able to support them through providing much needed funds and supplies, so that they can go on to live and learn as normally as possible.

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September 28, 2017

September

We have so much coming up that we would love for you and your family to be apart of. Whether you’re looking for a place to get community service hours or a time to reconnect with your family through serving the community, this is the place.

People are starting to talk.

From junior high and high school students, to business professionals and CEO's, Lead for One is making an impact. See what people are saying.

“The trip to the Dominican really opened my eyes and made a mark on my heart. Throughout the week we were asked to see what life was like living as the minority and it was very...”

Lauren SimpsonAge 17, Student

“My trip to Peru changed how I thought. While I was there, I saw how the people are truly affected by poverty. I saw my ability to show people love through serving them...”

Byers ElmoreAge 18, Student

“The trip to the Dominican Republic helped me to engage in prayer in a new way. I don't know why, but I've never truly understood the impact it can have on people's lives until this trip..”

Katie PattersonAge 14, Student

“It’s great to be a part of something bigger than yourself- to give back to the community in such an impactful way. I love that I was able to participate in the backpack drive for kids...”

Alonna ClarkAge 39, Counselor, Mom

“LeadforOne trips to Peru and the Dominican changed my life. I learned for the first time the value God places on everybody and how simply being present in the lives of others and...”

Cody SmithAge 17, Student

“My week in the Dominican really forced me to examine the fruits my life was producing and allowed me to see clearly the fruits God intends my life to be...”

Emma PattersonAge 16, Student

“Leadforone has taught me how to engage in conversation with new people that I meet.”

Zach FreemanAge 13, Student
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“The Peru trip for me as a father, allowed me to see God move in my son’s life and come home from the trip with a deeper relationship with God. Also, my son and I were able to connect as a father and son on a spiritual level through nightly conversation after each day which was awesome for me!”

James Elmore
Cool Catcher INC, Dad

Recent Projects

Check out our most recent projects to find out more about how you can get involved in changing lives and connecting communities right here in NWA as well as abroad. Then, visit our events page for more information on upcoming opportunities.

August 2017

We hosted a back pack drive where we packed 300 backpacks for Asbell and Leverett Elementary.

February 2017

We hosted a meal for the homeless at Lifesource International.

November 2016

We partnered with Har-Ber High School to pack 5000 meals for the local homeless that were distributed through Lifesource International.

June 2017

We took a team of 15 people to the Dominican Republic to finish building a baseball field that we started in the summer of 2016.

November 2016

We took a team of 12 people to the Dominican Republic to build a baseball field for a local community.

October 2016

We packed 11,000 meals for the local homeless to pick up at Lifesource International.

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