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[24 May 2013 | One Comment | 6,611 views]
Goodwill opens new store in Rogers

Members of the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins, and Goodwill Industries of Arkansas President and CEO Brian Itzkowitz and staff celebrated the grand opening of a new 30,000 square foot facility at 4301 South Dixieland Road in Rogers, Arkansas, on Wednesday.
The building boasts a state of the art career center with computer labs and classrooms, as well as a retail store and convenient Donation Drive-Thru.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome such an important organization to our community, and we applaud the great work Goodwill Industries of …

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[22 May 2013 | One Comment | 2,475 views]
Churches collecting for Feed the Need on May 26

During the school year, kids in need throughout Arkansas are often benefited by backpack programs. Bear in mind that we’re using the term “backpack program” as a generic description of anything schools have in place to send food home for children that run the risk of not having any meals at home on the weekends.
The question, of course, is what’s being done for those kids during the summer when there are no school counselors or staff around to make sure food is sent home with children who need it?
That question …

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[27 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,197 views]
Love and the Missionaries of Charity

When I was in my first year in seminary in Rome, I had to choose an apostolate among the various organizations throughout the city that helped the poor, the hungry, the homeless.
I really wanted to work with the San Egidio community, a recently formed group that was ecumenical and had a fresh look and great heart for helping the poor, praying with them, and living with them. I went to a few other organizations to say that I had prudently made my decision, and one of these was the Missionaries …

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[12 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,440 views]
Helping veterans through vodka sales?

Better Brands Beverage Co. – a company dedicated to donating part of the proceeds from the sales of Salute American vodka to charities that assist U.S. military veterans – expanded its market into Arkansas at the end of March.
In fact, Arkansas was the third market into which Better Brands has expanded since the company launched in January – the Chicago-based company launched first in Missouri and Illinois. Better Beverage Founder and Chief Executive Officer Pete Kelly said the company has plans to expand nationwide but started in “middle America” where …

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[7 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 2,615 views]
Goodwill cleans house

Goodwill of Arkansas is entering everyone making a donation by April 15 into a drawing for a chance to win a $250 house cleaning.
That’s right — clean out those closets, grab some unused items from your garage and generally come up with some quality items to donate to the charity and you might win a $250 house cleaning from Molly Maid of Greater Little Rock. The free house cleaning is the main prize, but Goodwill will award a $100 gift certificate to the second place winner and a $50 gift …

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[8 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 1,733 views]
Goodwill donors rewarded with coupons

It’s the most wonderful and possibly busiest time of the year. Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is here to help. Finish last minute holiday shopping and make room for new gifts in one trip to your local Goodwill.
Now through the end of the year, receive a 20 percent coupon every time you shop and donate. Coupons are available at www.goodwillAR.org and Goodwill’s Facebook page.
Goodwill has 25 convenient locations that accept donations. All donations are tax deductible and receipts are available upon request. For this year’s tax return, donations must be made …

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[18 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 1,922 views]
Mortgage Bankers announce new phlianthropic venture

The national Mortgage Bankers Association – at its annual convention in early October in Chicago – announced it was rolling out a program to eventually help families struggling with making their house payments.
The model for the new initiative is Spare Key, a Minnesota-based charity that was started in 1997 to award mortgage grants to families with critically ill children. The idea, of course, is to cover the mortgages for those families for a time so they families can take off from work and do whatever else is necessary to spend …

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[27 Sep 2011 | 5 Comments | 10,335 views]
Angel Food Ministries calls it quits

It’s official — after 17 years of providing monthly food services to around 500,000 families in 43 states, Angel Food Ministries has shut its doors.
One of the areas that has benefited from the Monroe, Ga.-based nonprofit organization is central Arkansas. Angel Food, which operates through participating churches, is a nondenominational, Christian organization that was established to purchase food in bulk and distribute it at discounted prices to families in need. The organization canceled its scheduled food deliveries for September and announced on its site last week that it was unable …

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[17 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 2,389 views]
Victory Walk to host June golf tournament in Cave Springs

Victory Walk Inc., a spinal-cord recovery center in Springdale, Ark., is hosting its second annual golf tournament on June 10 at The Creeks Golf Course in Cave Springs.
All proceeds from the tournament will go toward helping run the center, which provides innovative therapies for people living with spinal-cord injuries.
The Creeks is located at 1499 S. Main Street in Cave Springs, which is on Arkansas Highway 112, partway between Cave Springs and Elm Springs.
Tee time is 1 p.m., but check-in starts at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at …

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[16 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 3,009 views]
The Farm hosting first planting celebration

As it enters its second growing season, The Cobblestone Project Farm is increasing its efforts to cultivate a community without need.
The Cobblestone Project Farm is a program that grows food designed to use sustainable agriculture methods to help the under-resourced in Northwest Arkansas by focusing on hunger relief, education, economic development, community, food production, and sustainability.
The Farm’s First Planting Celebration on May 7 will be an opportunity for the community to hear more about what’s happening at The Farm, as well as learn how they can become more involved. The …