Public Notice

2019 HCCC Radiothon Live Broadcast

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Public Notice

2018 Annual Radiothon

Watch the 21st Annual Radiothon live now on facebook. Just click the link below.


Donations can be made online at:

Thank you for your support, your donations will help provide equipment for our new Therapy Center for children with disabilities.




521 N. Main

Beginning, Tuesday, March 22 –  Saturday March 26


For $3.00, we will provide you with a sack and you can fill to the brim.  2 sacks max.

All dinnerware on sale ½ price

Other glassware 25%  and 50 % off

Come see all of our recycled treasures.

About Us

Howard County Children’s Center began operation in the annex of a local church building in 1971, providing services to 12
individuals with disabilities ages 3-35. With the help of community leaders, the center received a state grant the following year,
and HCCC was off and running.  In the years to come, several additions, of buildings, staff, and clients, would evolve as the need arose.

Only six years into the dream, Poulan, now Husqvarna, began contracting with the center for parts for weed eaters and
chainsaws. This provided a valuable service to both the company and the center, allowing a viable workforce to contribute to the
community while earning income to help support themselves. The success has been elevated to the level where the center now
purchases and stocks all of the needed parts for assembly to be sold to Husqvarna. A new 20,000 square foot building now stands
on 18 acres and includes a warehouse and recycling center for paper, cardboard, and aluminum cans.  Group housing for 34 residents was provided in 1983, thanks to a loan from HUD.  Adults learn to become self-sufficient in personal grooming, hygiene, housekeeping, and careers.  Transportation is provided by the center.

In 1993, daycare for non-handicapped children was started, and was integrated with the developmentally disabled pre-schoolers.
By the late 90’s, more infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers were being identified with various handicaps. The waiting list continued
to grow… Expanded classrooms were needed to accommodate the demand. In the pre-school, students receive various therapies
as needed, in addition to a curriculum under the supervision of a certified teacher.

Also, in the late 90’s, referrals and public awareness grew. Referrals came from such places as Children’s Hospital, counseling
and mental health agencies, doctors, health units, and other providers of services for a person with disabilities.
Along with expanding services and the need to accommodate the area, staff also grew with certified personnel and support staff,
including speech; physical, and occupational therapists, and even a part-time psychologist, to assist in the needs of the clients.
A bass tournament, sponsored by Husqvarna, a golf tournament sponsored by Tyson Foods, and a telethon, sponsored by the
Nashville Rotary Club, all play a part in the ever increasing demand and calling to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
The Howard County Children’s Center Board, director, and staff invite you to become a part of this important service to those
individuals who may not have a fighting chance otherwise. Your interest in this project can make a difference!

HCCC Bulldog Special Olympics Basketball Team

Bulldogs Win Gold at Special Olympics

HCCC Special Olympics Bulldog Basketball Team Wins GOLD

Recycled Treasures Thrift Store

Have you visited our new Thrift Store at 521 N. Main?

If not, you are in for a treat.

Come by this Friday and Saturday and get a real bargain.

For $3.00 you can get a bag and fill it as full as you can.  Two bags maximum.

Skirts, Sweaters, and Slacks on sale for $1.00 each.  

 Winter Coats half price.


We received $4,375.00 from Weyerhaeuser Company to purchase 4′ x 6′  wire bins which holds cardboard to be placed as various businesses that have large quantities of cardboard.
We also will purchase 95 gallon rolling bins which are placed in Schools in 14 different school districts along with hospitals, city/county buildings and various businesses.
Due to increased volume of schools and community recycling along new businesses that want to recycle, we had  a need for additional bins.
In 2010, we began an Office Waste Recycling Project at Nashville Junior High school which now has expanded into 14 school districts.  This was made possible by the Weyerhaeuser grant, along with additional money from them in 2011, 2012, and 2014.

2016 Rotary Sponsored Telethon – May 11

Please join the Howard County Children’s Center in their 19th Annual Telethon. This event will be held in the ATRIUM AT UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COSSATOT ON  May 11 from 7:00 – 10:00.

It will be broadcast live on our Website and Facebook page  and CCCUA 88.5 radio.

Come to the Cossatot and join us for great food and fellowship.
Call 1-888-677-5075 or 870-845-1211 to make a pledge.


There is also a gofundme account on facebook at Howard County Childrens Center.

All proceeds will go for the building of a new Daycare, DayHab, and Therapy Center for the Children.