2015 has been a great year for us at United Way NWA! A lot of exciting things have happened this year: new faces, new events, and even a new President! We kicked off 2015 at our Children Living in Poverty Summit, where 300 community members rallied together to hear about the impact of poverty in NWA. Our community has truly lived united, completing more than 6,000 volunteer hours throughout the year and collecting a record of over 110,000 school supplies for Northwest Arkansas kids in need during Fill the Bus!
We are ready to have a powerful 2016 and can’t wait to work together as a community to change the lives of children in Northwest Arkansas as we move towards providing them a pathway out of poverty. Here is a look at what we have going on in 2016:
Free Tax Service Initiative: January-April 15, 2016
Arkansas Gives Day: April 7, 2016
NWA Poverty Challenge: April 4-16, 2016
Live United Day: April 13, 2016
Fill the Bus: July 22 & 23rd, 2016
Giving Tuesday: November 29, 2016
We are looking forward to spending 2016 serving our Northwest Arkansas community! We invite all of our partners to let us in on what you have going on in 2016. To truly LIVE UNITED in the new year, we want to ensure that we are supporting our partners’, their events, and their volunteer needs. Please email Kelsey for any volunteer needs!