Christmas Fundraiser Ready To Wrap Up

Fund Still Taking Donations For Northwest Arkansas School Districts

Posted: December 21, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Val Colburn, Pea Ridge Intermediate School nurse and Bright Futures Pea Ridge advisory board member, organizes the Bright Futures Pea Ridge clothing closet Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in the professional development building for the school district in Pea Ridge. The clothing section is part of the overall clothing and pantry closet for Bright Futures Pea Ridge. Basic needs assistance from Bright Futures Pea Ridge is accessible to all of the more than 1,800 students within the district. The program was first started in the Joplin School District in 2011.

When Julie Bachmayer, social worker for the Bentonville School District, reflects on the children she has been able to help, she quickly thinks about an elementary school boy who slept on the floor every night with only a blanket.

At A Glance

Donation Information

Individuals may mail or deliver donations to any Northwest Arkansas Newspapers office, including both daily and weekly newspapers. Donors can designate which local school district receives the money. Individuals can also mail donations to: Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, c/o Community Christmas Card, P.O. Box 1607, Fayetteville, 72702. Checks should be made to the Endeavor Foundation/Community Christmas Card. Online donations are accepted at nwaonline.com/christmascard. Donations to the Community Christmas Card are tax deductible.

Source: Staff Report

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