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Nonprofits receive over $33K from Ark. Black Hall of Fame

Nonprofits receive over $33K from Ark. Black Hall of Fame

LITTLE  ROCK, Ark. – During a ceremony at the Peabody Hotel on Tuesday night, 14 nonprofit organizations serving minority communities will receive a total of $33,425 in grants from the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation fund. The grants, administered by Arkansas Community Foundation, will support projects focused on education, health and wellness, youth development and small business/economic development.

“It is very gratifying that the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame is able to have an impact on so many communities throughout Arkansas.  It is the goal of the Foundation to recognize and support the uniqueness of community projects in addressing challenges within their area.

Art festival kicks off this weekend

Art festival kicks off this weekend

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The THEA Foundation has partnered with The Salvation Army to challenge children in the Baring Cross Community of North Little Rock to Dream BIG. The organizations are kicking off the Dream BIG Initiative this Saturday with an art festival behind The Salvation Army building at 18th and Division Streets in North Little Rock. The festival will last from 10 am until 2 pm and will include a community mural, dancing, face painting, visual arts, puppet shows, balloon artists, and more!

This event marks the official launch of the Dream BIG Initiative, which will bring weekly arts classes to the children of Baring Cross.

LRFW and non-profit organization partner to make 'big' influence

LRFW and non-profit organization partner to make 'big' influence

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is proud to announce that a new non-profit partner for LRFW 2011 is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA). Brandon D. Campbell, founder and executive director of LRFW, selected BBBSCA because of their significant contributions to improving the lives of children in our community.

Campbell knows the difference the organization makes in the lives of children because he too has been directly influenced by the organization.  From age eight to eleven years old, Campbell was a "Little."
 
"The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas provided me with so many great eye-opening first time experiences, so I think it's only fitting that I help give other children their first major fashion experience," Campbell explains.

NLR teen selected as Youth of the Year

NLR teen selected as Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has named DeShaun Bennett, a 10-year member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas, the 2011-12 Southwest Region Youth of the Year. He receives a total of $11,000 in college scholarships from the Youth of the Year program’s sponsor Tupperware Brands Corporation. Bennett was chosen from eight candidates within BGCA’s Southwest region and will compete for the national title in Washington, D.C. in September.

Bennett and his fellow Youth of the Year candidates were honored at BGCA’s Annual Southwest Great Futures Chairman’s Dinner held in Dallas on June 2. With nearly 1,000 attendees, BGCA raised a record-breaking $2.4 million to support the organization’s mission and to provide college scholarships for all eight of the regional finalists. The finalists were also treated to a three-day experience in Dallas from regional sponsor Dr Pepper Snapple Group and $400 in gift cards from jcpenney.

Salvation Army funds memorial scholarships with golf tournament

Salvation Army funds memorial scholarships with golf tournament

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas will host a press conference at 10 AM, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the Burns Park Golf Course in North Little Rock.

The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas is hosting their first Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Burns Park Golf Course on June 27. This event will benefit college scholarships given in the memory of Majors Philip Wise and Richard Brittle. The event includes lunch provided by Golden Corral, door prizes, and participation gifts.

Cornerstone Lodge to feed homeless Saturday

Cornerstone Lodge to feed homeless Saturday

From Cornerstone Lodge #18:

We are going to be feeding the homeless  on Saturday, June 4 at 9 am If there are any questions feel free to contact any of the numbers listed below.

We at Cornerstone Lodge #18 will be doing one of our reoccurring events where we feed the homeless.  We will be holding this event in North Little Rock under the I-30 river bridge atthe basketball court across from Mcdonalds on the Broadway exit. The date of the event is 06/04/2011.  In the past we have received helped from various churches in the area and the North Little Rock police dept.

The event starts at 9 am and we will be there until all the food is gone. We thought this event would make a great new story and hope that you would like to cover it.

Contacts for this event are Clay Mayhan 501-708-6076, Jeffery Holloman 501-744-5914, and Derrick Barbee 501-944-5739.

L'Oreal employees donate time, talent to Ark. Food Bank

L'Oreal employees donate time, talent to Ark. Food Bank

 

L’Oréal USA North Little Rock employees work with the Arkansas Food Bank to support over 300 local agencies that provide food for the hungry.  The Food Bank collects and distributes millions of pounds of food every year to local food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens and also helps children through the Backpack and Kids Cafe programs.

WHEN: Friday, June 3 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE:  Arkansas Food Bank, 4301 West 65th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209

L’Oréal USA North Little Rock based employees engage in a day of community service in Little Rock and North Little Rock surrounding communities.

For the third year, more than 330 L’Oréal USA North Little Rock Employees will be dispatched across Little Rock to give their time and talents to a variety of volunteer projects.

At the Arkansas Food Bank, L’Oréal USA volunteers help sort and box food, and help&nbsp