COMPASSION IS A CHOICE, NOT A SUGGESTION
We are one of 100+ cities around the world to earn designation as a Compassionate City by the International Campaign for Compassionate Communities, a worldwide network founded and inspired by the Charter for Compassion, a document that transcends religious, ideological, and cultural differences. All individuals, groups and organizations are welcome to participate. Ever since Compassion Fayetteville was formed in 2013, it has accomplished many acts of compassion for the Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas area. These include: supporting organizations such as Therapeutic Foster Care, EngageNWA, Seven Hills Day Center, Epic Compassionaries, CanopyNWA and The Cisneros Center; establishing an annual City of Fayetteville Black History Month; conducting an annual city-wide food drive, and a variety of other compassion-focused events, symposiums and public dialogue opportunities focused on promoting compassion within our community. Compassion Fayetteville’s planning includes an increased focus on alleviating the impact of local poverty and food insecurity, and promoting cultural diversity and integration.
Compassion defined: Awareness of another’s suffering coupled with the wish to relieve it.
Mission: To advocate compassion in our community to enhance the quality of life for all.
Vision: To cultivate compassion in ourselves, our community and our world.
Our Values: CARES: Connection, Awareness, Respect, Empathy, Service
Description: Compassion Fayetteville is a cooperative effort by a group of citizens who volunteer their time to increase awareness, encourage and promote a culture of compassion through identifying, supporting and initiating new compassionate actions in Fayetteville.