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Helping Rock City Dogs Find Forever Homes

Helping Rock City Dogs Find Forever Homes

March 02, 2017

When pounds or shelters become too overcrowded, animals are in some cases, euthanized. On the other hand, there is an overpopulation of stray animals getting killed by cars or becoming ill in the streets. Thankfully, Rock City Rescue is here to help save lives and raise awareness.   Every year, 7.6 million animals enter shelters and only 10% of them are neutered/spayed. Of those animals entered, around 35% are then euthanized. For this rea…

 
Ending Hunger, Transforming Lives

Ending Hunger, Transforming Lives

December 05, 2016

Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger according to the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, first in severe hunger and overall hunger according to the USDA and third in child hunger according to Feeding America. This means that roughly 1 in 5 Arkansans does not know where their next meal is coming from.   For the months of December and January, we are on a mission to support the Amboy Community Food Pantry, a local pantry that offers …

 
Go Purple with a Purpose for Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Go Purple with a Purpose for Alzheimer's Disease A…

October 03, 2016

  President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million.   Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interf…

 
Empowering Children with Cerebral Palsy

Empowering Children with Cerebral Palsy

August 01, 2016

United Cerebral Palsy was created in 1957 by families that had children with cerebral palsy. Through advocacy and the provision of direct services, UCP continues to meet its mission of advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship for people with disabilities.65% of the people UCP serves have a disability other than cerebral palsy. The current array of services has grown from day care to a comprehensive network of habilitation/reh…

 
Providing Comfort To Families With Ill Children

Providing Comfort To Families With Ill Children

June 01, 2016

The Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for families with seriously ill children. They provide housing for these families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. They believe the best prescription is the support of family. For decades, the Ronald McDonald House has been making children happier and healthier by keeping families together, giving them a place to rest and refresh. Being able …

 
Let's Advocate For Children With Autism

Let's Advocate For Children With Autism

June 01, 2016

The American Autism Association's mission is to help families through their journey as they raise a child with autism. They offer information, support for families, and free of cost recreational programs or workshops for families.   Raising a child with autism can be difficult – whether it be the caretaking itself, or the pressures and misunderstanding from those around you. The American Autism Association seeks to advocate for all w…

 
Let's Help Barrett Battle Leukemia

Let's Help Barrett Battle Leukemia

February 01, 2016

Barrett, a local boy, was diagnosed with 'ALL Leukemia' on April 10, 2014. Last year, he was hospitalized for chemotherapy and other procedures at the Arkansas Children's Hospital. Unfortunately, Barrett was not able to attend school for some time due to the disease.  Barrett is currently in remission and only has to go to the hospital on Mondays to get his platelets counted, spinal tap, chemo and other labs. His mother, Polly, started a Fa…

 
A New Toy for Holiday Joy

A New Toy for Holiday Joy

November 30, 2015

The Toys for Tots Program is part of the U.S. Marine Corps mission to serve its country and protect its citizens. Each year, they collect new and unwrapped toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate children in the community.   This act of kindness delivers a message of hope to youngsters, it shows them that despite their less fortunate circumstances, they can become responsible, productive and patriotic citizens. Ou…

 
Warm Meals to Warm Hearts

Warm Meals to Warm Hearts

November 30, 2015

Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger according to the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, first in severe hunger and overall hunger according to the USDA and third in child hunger according to Feeding America.  This means that roughly 1 in 5 Arkansans does not know where their next meal is coming from.The Arkansas Foodbank is a cornerstone of hunger relief that acquires and distributes large quantities of food and other resources to h…

 
Help Give Wings to An Inclusive Playground!

Help Give Wings to An Inclusive Playground!

August 12, 2015

Ali Brionne was diagnosed with Infantile Batten disease on July 15, 2011. She is 1 of 200 known cases in the world. Ali was a perfectly healthy baby until the age of 4 when she began having seizures and began losing all of her abilities: walking, talking, using her hands, vision loss. Ali passed away on Sept 16, 2014. Ali's mom felt that it was really tough and unfair that they had to stand on the sidelines with Ali, as they watched all the chil…

 
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