Never Too Young to Make A Difference
Congratulations to Abby Hill, a sophomore at Conway (AR) High School for the feature in today’s Arkansas Democrat Gazette (River Valley & Ozark Section) for the highlight on the nonprofit she created: Backpacks for Homes. Backpacks for Homes provides foo for meals to low low-income students in need on weekends. Backpacks for Homes is currently providing 51 backpacks each week, representing 160 individuals.
A Difference Through Photography
Help Portrait NWA completed the 2011 Help Portrait event yesterday in Northwest Arkansas. Help Portrait is a global movement of photographers using their gear, time and experience to give back to those in need. The concept is simple: Find someone in need, take their portrait, print it and give it to them. People in need are identified through The Cobblestone Project, The Samaritan Community Center and other local organizations. The next event for Help Portrait NWA will be a Senior Picture event in April 2012.
50 Years of Service!
The Faulkner County Day School celebrates 50 years of service to children and adults with developmental disabilities in Arkansas. On December 31, the school will celebrate with The Racin’ New Year’s Eve 5K, starting at 10:00 a.m. at 1700 South Blvd in Conway. The cost is $25 and includes a t-shirt. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., tours will be given of the Faulkner County Day School.
Every gift is critical to the small and emerging nonprofits trying to establish their place in the community. This week, the Windrose Nonprofit Group recognizes Helen Riek, owner of bobistheoilguy.com, for her gift of $700 to the JP Ranch and Rescue of Atkins (AR). JP Ranch and Rescue is dedicated to preventing suffering, neglect, abuse and cruelty to animals by providing them with a home where they will receive love, medical care, food, water and shelter until they are adopted to a family.
This Week’s Additions to the Nonprofit Directory
The links in the directory of Arkansas Nonprofits is organized by county. Go check out the good things being accomplished in your back yard and get involved. Be the change you want to see.
Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance (Pulaski)
Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas (Pulaski)
Hot Spring Jazz Society (Garland)
NWA Arkansas Center for Equality (Washington)
Project Compassion (Sebastian)
Safe Places (Pulaski)
Sustainable Business Network of Central Arkansas (Pulaski)
Sheep Dog – Impact Assistance (Benton)
The CALL (Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime) (Pulaski)
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