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The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service

Presents its
15th commencement ceremony

Commencement Address:
Dean James L. "Skip" Rutherford III

Sunday, the 2nd of May
2 p.m.

Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas
Watch Live Starting at 2 p.m.


As part of the Clinton School’s commitment to public service, the school is collecting gift cards and checks for The Little Rock Stewpot for Giving at Graduation, an annual tradition as part of the school commencement ceremony.

The school’s outdoor commencement ceremony is set for Sunday, May 2.

The Stewpot, located on the second floor of the First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, has delivered on its mission to feed whoever walks through its doors since its founding in 1972. In addition to providing meals, the organization also helps deliver clothing and medical services to those in need.

The Stewpot provides hot meals to the homeless, jobless, elderly, physically or mentally disabled and displaced families in the greater Little Rock area, serving more than 1.5 million meals in the span of its nearly 50-year history.

Tax deductible checks can be made payable to The Little Rock Stewpot and mailed to:

Clinton School of Public Service
Attn: Annette Gary
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Since 2010, giving has been part of the Clinton School’s commencement. Previous organizational recipients include Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS); Our House; Arkansas Children’s Hospital Mobile Dental Clinic; the Van; Jericho Way Resource Center; Central Arkansas Library System’s Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library; the Arkansas Food Bank; the UA Little Rock Trojan Campus Food Pantry; Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance; A Bridge to Work; and Ronald McDonald House Charities.


Trinity Presbyterian Church Heard Stewpot Clothing Room Need

Our clothing room was very low on hooded sweatshirts for both men and women this winter. Since these are the perfect layering item, they are requested nearly all year. Trinity Presbyterian Outreach Committee made a plea to the congregation and what a response they got!

In early March, many boxes arrived at Stewpot containing 150 hooded sweatshirts in all sizes. We are truly grateful to Trinity Presbyterian for making such a generous donation.



Westover Hills Mission & Advocacy Project for March - Undie Sundies







An ever-present need of those who are homeless is new, clean underwear. That was the focus in March for WHPC Mission and Advocacy Project. Men’s tee-shirts, boxers and briefs and women’s underwear, as well as white socks for both women and men were collected. The basket for donations was located in the alcove between the outside and inside doors to the church office.

Since shopping in stores continued to present a possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus or related viruses, checks in support of these mission projects were mailed to the church office with a note on the memo line: Mission and Advocacy Project. A total of $470 was collected. Charlie Frith and Eileen Joyce from Westover Hills used the donated money to purchase underwear items at Wal-Mart.

Between the items donated and the items purchased, Westover Hills collected over $600 for underwear, tee-shirts and socks. Charlie delivered the items to the Stewpot Clothes Closet on Tuesday, April 13.

Eileen Joyce & Charlie Frith from WHPC

Special Friday Meal for Stewpot Diners

Since the Stewpot is closed on weekends, the Friday crew tries to make the meal a little more substantial so that the diners will have a little to take back to their dwelling. Below are some photos of the food on a recent Friday afternoon.

The Photo at the top left shows all the bags after they were deliverred downstairs.

The photo at the top right shows one full bag.

The photo at the bottom left shows the contents of the bag -

Two sandwiches (turkey and peanut butter), cheese crackers, Cheetos, chocolate cupcake, slaw in container, peach jam and a Slim Jim.

The photo at the bottom right shows empty cups ready for drinkss.


Shoes for the Stewpot

Shoes are one of the most difficult items to keep stocked on the Clothing Room shelves. We were lucky this month to receive shoes from both Go Running in the Heights and Fleet Feet in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center. Charlie Frith picked up the shoes from both places and delivered them to the Stewpot Clothes Closet.

Thank you! Thank You!