Upcoming Events

Searcy November Serve Day


Please join Friends of 400 as we work to make the Searcy Housing Community a better place to live. This is an opportunity to build relationships with Searcy residents while enjoying lunch, landscaping in the neighborhood flower beds, playing sports with the kids, fixing bicycles and vehicles, and enjoying lunch - the 3rd Saturday of each month. Sign up below. Any questions? Call Shellie Mitchell at 256-603-3395 or mitchell.shellie@gmail.com



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2022 Christmas Extravaganza


It’s time again for Friends of 400 Christmas Extravaganza. Thanks to everyone who participated last year and we hope you’ll consider participating again this year. The children targeted live in low income housing or are active participants with Friends of 400 or the inner city Boy Scout-Girl Scout Troop-Cub Pack 400.

Click here to adopt a child this Christmas. The adoption page provides all information and instructions.


Click here sign up to volunteer Thursday, December 8th - Sunday, December 11th to help prepare gifts for distribution and/or the drive thru party.



The goal of Friends of 400 is to address the physical, spiritual, emotional and relational poverty experienced by the children living in the public housing neighborhoods of inner-city Huntsville.

We strive to assist these families with opportunities to reach their full potential. Your support will assist us in achieving this goal.

Friends of 400 relies on the generosity of donors such as yourself and is grateful for your support.

The following are volunteer and support opportunities available throughout the year:

  1. Cub Scout Pack 400
    Commitment: Weekly (Wednesday), Monthly, or Special Events, Field Trips

    Volunteers are needed to work with the boys at our weekly meetings or help out on a monthly basis. Volunteers are also needed to help with pinewood derby cars in January, soap box derby in May, and field trips at various times. Volunteers are also needed to come teach special classes so that the boys can earn a badge/belt loop and also learn about future careers. Ex: astronomy, wood working, map and compass skills, etc.

    Donations are needed to sponsor a t-shirt uniform for a boy ($15), sponsor a child for a field trip ($5 - $50), sponsor a night of crafts ($30)
  2. Boy Scout Troop 400
    Commitment: Weekly (Saturday) or Special Events

    Volunteers are needed to work with the boys at their Saturday meetings. Volunteers are also needed to come teach special classes so that the boys can earn a badge and also learn about future careers.

    Donations are needed to sponsor a uniform for a boy ($50) or sponsor a Scout for a field trip ($5 - $50)
  3. Boy Scout Troop 400
    Commitment: Weekly (Saturday) or Special Events

    Volunteers are needed to work with the boys at their Saturday meetings. Volunteers are also needed to come teach special classes so that the boys can earn a badge and also learn about future careers.

    Donations are needed to sponsor a uniform for a boy ($50) or sponsor a Scout for a field trip ($5 - $50)
  4. Girls Night
    Commitment: Weekly (Thursday), Monthly or Field Trips

    Volunteers are need to spend time with the girls on Thursdays for Girls Night. Thursdays are a time of crafts and talking and laughing and loving on the girls in the Searcy community.

    Donations are needed to sponsor a “uniform (t-shirt)” for a girl ($15), sponsor a child for a field trip ($5 - $20), sponsor a night of crafts ($30)
  5. Project Great First Day
    Commitment: Once Yearly

    Volunteers are needed to help plan, buy school supplies, pack backpacks and help with the distribution party.

    Donations are needed to provide each child with the school supplies they need to have a great first day of school.
  6. Angel Wreath - Christmas gifts for children who live in low income housing, are active participants with Troop 400, or participate in Girl’s Night at the Scout Hut.
    Commitment: Once Yearly

    Volunteers Volunteers are needed to help with present collection/sorting (Friday and Saturday) and to help the children make crafts and distribute refreshments at the party on Sunday.

    Donations are needed to purchase Christmas gifts for the children.

All donations are tax deductible through the Friends of 400 Foundation

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All donations are tax deductible through the Friends of 400 Foundation

To volunteer or donate please contact:

Shellie Mitchell:

Phone: 256-603-3395

email: mitchell.shellie@gmail.com

Keri Fletcher:

Phone: 256-425-3410

email: k3lyfl@hotmail.com