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…
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
We hosted a back pack drive where we packed 300 backpacks for Asbell and Leverett Elementary.
We hosted a meal for the homeless at Lifesource International.
We partnered with Har-Ber High School to pack 5000 meals for the local homeless that were distributed through Lifesource International.
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.
We took a team of 12 people to the Dominican Republic to build a baseball field for a local community.
We packed 11,000 meals for the local homeless to pick up at Lifesource International.