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Arkansas community leaders show how they serve

Arkansas community leaders show how they serve

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Consider this: Where would you turn for advice on assisting a loved one affected by Alzheimer's? How will your basic needs be met should your child become ill with cancer? What kinds of chemicals and additives are in your food -- and how is it affecting your health?

Do you know where to go to even get these answers?

Earlier this spring I was able to attend an event at War Memorial Stadium called "Little Rock Serves," which is sponsored by Create Little Rock, an arm of the Little Rock Chamber.

Fried Fish fund raiser May 7th 4-7 pm

Fried Fish fund raiser May 7th 4-7 pm

In Your Hands Ministries, Inc is sponsoring a Fish Fry fund raiser on May 7th, 4-7pm.  Live Gospel Music that features Ricky Dougan and others from churches of the area.  On the grounds of Full Gospel Temple, 3905 Hwy 161 North, North Little Rock, AR.  All the funds go to provide food for the hungry families and the homeless of our community.  $10 per ticket.  Pastor Mullen invites everyone to come and share in the fellowship and good food.

20th Century Club's Lodge

20th Century Club's Lodge

Did you know that 1.4 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year? Maybe you know someone who has cancer or is receiving treatment — a friend, relative or a coworker. And it’s possible they travel to central Arkansas where a number of the nation’s premier cancer treatment facilities are located. Being far away from the comforts of home during this challenging time can be both frightening and frustrating. That’s why the 20th Century Club’s Lodge was founded — to make a difference in the lives of patients by giving hope away from home.

In a typical year, the 20th Century Club’s Lodge provides about 1,500 nights of no-cost housing to more than 240 patients. Our Lodge is more than a place to stay — it is a caring, compassionate environment that builds a bridge of hope over a chasm of worry.

'Cruise for Kids' raises money to fight child hunger

'Cruise for Kids' raises money to fight child hunger

The North Little Rock Mayor's Youth Council has teamed up with the Arkansas Queen and Red Lobster to give you an unforgettable evening on Thursday, May 26th. "Cruise for the Kids" will benefit Arkansas Rice Depot's Food For Kids program, a backpack program that sends food home with kids after school. Sadly, Arkansas is #1 in child hunger. Food For Kids helps more than 30,000 children in Arkansas each year.

Guests will board the Arkansas Queen at 6:30pm. The cruise, dinner and a silent auction begin at 7:00pm.

ACH patients hunt egss thanks to Clinton Foundation

ACH patients hunt egss thanks to Clinton Foundation


What:
Patients of Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) will enjoy an hour-long egg hunt hosted by the William J. Clinton Foundation. Children who are admitted and visiting clinics at ACH will be able to take advantage of this special opportunity to have fun and simply focus on being a kid. The Foundation will hide more than 200 plastic eggs for patients to scout out in the open-air play area adjacent to the hospital lobby. Complete with rock formations, a water fall and fort, the space offers a wealth of possible hiding locations for these spring treasures. An Easter Bunny will greet the children, and once they fill their baskets, eggs will be traded for prizes.

Who:  Arkansas Children’s Hospital patients and Clinton Foundation officials and volunteers will be on hand for photo and interview opportunities.

When: Wednesday, April 13, from 2 p.m.

Pulaski County youth celebrate the future

Pulaski County youth celebrate the future

SHERWOOD, Ark. - On Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., students from the Pulaski County Youth Leadership Institute will be attending a “Come As You Will Be” success simulation party to be held at a private residence located at 805 S. Claremont Avenue in Sherwood.

Since the fall, these ninth and tenth grade youth leaders have been learning various character traits and achievement strategies that will empower them to be the next generation of successful leaders in Central Arkansas. Arriving as if it were the year 2021, the attendees will bring props to show everyone what they have achieved in the previous ten years.

Lending hands to people homeless, hungry, hurting

Lending hands to people homeless, hungry, hurting

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – On the corner of Highway 161 and Fairfax sits a small church, and tucked just behind that small church is a small food pantry. The place may be small, but the volunteers there have big hearts – and ambitions.

I stopped by Full Gospel Temple to chat with Pastor Ken Mullen and other volunteers about “In Your Hands Ministry,” a program devoted to providing food for the poor and homeless. For eight years, they have devoted themselves to helping people they say are “homeless, hungry and hurting,” going so far as to bus in the homeless from downtown Little Rock for a hot meal and a prayer service.

Every Tuesday, the crew gives away food to needy families behind the church. They also take prayer requests and often have devotion on the spot for those who request it.