OUR MISSION The Samaritan Community Center is a grace-driven nonprofit organization that serves the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas through a compassionate community of staff and volunteers.  OUR VISION To encourage all who enter here to find hope and experience positive life change.  OUR CORE VALUES To Do Justly ... To Love Mercy ... To Walk Humbly.

16th Annual BackPacks for Kids Day Great Sucess!

BackPacks for Kids provides thousands of new backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to area children going into K-12 each year, in late summer, before the start of the new school year. SCC has provided this service for 16 years and each year the need grows.
   With the help of many community volunteersKLRC-FM, Northwest Arkansas Chick-fil-A restaurants, area churches and local businesses who host school supply drives, SCC distributed 3500 backpacks this past Saturday, Aug. 1 through our centers in Rogers and Springdale, and at the Gravette Church of Christ.
   SCC’s BackPacks for Kids Day is an exciting back-to-school community kick-off event. In addition to backpacks, kids at all locations receive free haircuts or vouchers for free haircuts, free lunch and drinks, and are treated to numerous fun activity booths hosted by local churches, Walmart vendors and local businesses.
   SCC estimates that more than 500 churches, vendors, local businesses and individual community volunteers come together each year to make BackPacks for Kids Day a success.                             

16th Annual
BackPacks for Kids Day