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The KUAF Giving Tree - benefitting the Children's Emergency Shelter in Fort Smith


Thank you for supporting the CES this Christmas! For many children, Christmas at the CES is their first time to receive gifts and embrace the magic that surrounds such a joyous holiday, and your support gives them the opportunity to enjoy the season of giving and celebrate by just being kids! Every child at the CES will have the opportunity to make a Christmas Wishlist. CES Staff and volunteers will shop for the children and help fulfill all their Christmas wishes. See below for a list of items that you can drop off at the KUAF studios underneath the 'Giving Tree'. Or, just contact the CES to hear about other ways that you can help out this Season. Happy Holidays!


  • stocking stuffers
  • batteries for toys
  • shoes and boots (ages 6-17)
  • tablets, iPod products, gaming systems, electronics
  • iPhone with prepaid plan
  • picture frames
  • feather pillows
  • soft towels
  • twin-size bedding
  • remote control cars
  • Lego sets
  • Barbies and baby dolls
  • razor scooters
  • wrist watches
  • gift cards
  • gift wrapping supplies (tape, wrapping paper, gift bags, tags, tissue paper, scissors

Pete Hartman was born in 1973 and had a wonderful childhood in Greenbrier, Arkansas. He moved to Harrison, Arkansas, in 1989 and attended High School there. He then attended North Arkansas Community College from 1992-1994. Pete moved to Fayetteville during the summer of 1994 and began attending the University of Arkansas that fall...within the Journalism Department. By January 1995, he had found his way to KUAF as a work-study student - answering phones and doing clerical work. After learning how to cut audio breaks he soon began working with Kyle Kellams on Ozarks at Large - way back when it was just one episode per week.