Rogers school's food pantry helped by Christmas Card donors

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Counselor Brenda Walkenbach opens the door to a food pantry on Friday at New Technology High School in Rogers. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Christmas Card fundraiser to benefit Northwest Arkansas school children is underway. New Technology High School used some of the Christmas Card money the School District received to start a food pantry at the school last month for students and their families who may need help.

ROGERS -- New Technology High School students and their families are less likely to go hungry now that the school has its own food pantry, an initiative launched in part with money donated through the NWA Community Christmas Card campaign.

Community Christmas Card

The 2017 Community Christmas Card campaign sponsored by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is under way. The fund held $1,553 as of Friday.

All donations go to help students in schools in Benton and Washington counties in Arkansas and McDonald County, Mo. Donors can designate which school district receives their money.

Individuals may deliver tax-deductible donations to any Democrat-Gazette office, including daily and weekly publications, until noon Dec. 22.

The names of individuals donating $2 or more will be printed in a full-page Christmas card published Dec. 25 in the daily papers and Dec. 27 or Dec. 28 in the weekly papers. Donations received after deadline will not have names published in the paper.

Donations also can be mailed to Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, c/o Community Christmas Card, P.O. Box 1607, Fayetteville, AR 72702.

Checks should be made to the United Way/Community Christmas Card. Online donations are accepted at nwadg.com/christmascard.

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