Camp Aldersgate Gets $1M Grant from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

Camp Aldersgate Gets $1M Grant from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
An artist's rendering of the Donald W. Reynolds Activity Center at Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock. (Camp Aldersgate)

Camp Aldersgate Inc. of Little Rock plans to build a 6,000-SF multi-purpose activity center thanks to a $1 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Located on 120 acres in west Little Rock, Camp Aldersgate serves children and youth with special needs. The Donald W. Reynolds Activity Center will include a classroom and recreation area.

Construction is hoped to begin in spring 2015 and be complete by mid-summer.

Fundraising efforts by Camp Aldersgate are also hoped to raise a minimum of $250,000 to establish an operating fund for the activity center.

"There are few words to describe the impact the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has had on Camp Aldersgate, our participants and our future," Sarah Wacaster, Aldgersgate CEO, said in a news release. "Since the Foundation's first gift to Camp in 2005, we have doubled the amount of those served and created an even more remarkable place than we ever dreamed possible."

Wacaster told Arkansas Business the grant covers all costs for the construction of the activity center. East Harding Construction of Little Rock is the contractor on the project.

The Reynolds Foundation, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been an active contributor to Camp Aldersgate, donating more than $8.8 million worth of grants to various projects, including one to help Aldersgate complete its Master Plan.

The Reynolds Foundation has committed more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas.