By: Ali Adcock
The holidays are upon us and it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and making sure everyone gets what they want for Christmas. Each year during the holidays at ABC, we try to focus on those who don’t have the time, money or means to buy everything they need/want for their family. This year we are excited to participate in the Festival of Stars Toy and Donation Drive, as well as the Blankets of Love Drive. Festival of Stars Toy and Donation This is the 5th year we’ve teamed up with Arkansas Children’s Hospital to raise money and donate gifts to make the holidays a little brighter. From individual gifts for patients to gifts for the families of loved ones who are spending their Christmas in the hospital, we collect and donate each year. Each year we set a goal and not only strive to reach the goal, but surpass that goal. This year we achieved our goals and collected a total of $4,241 and 415 wish list items for our friends at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. We are so happy to donate to such a great cause each year as we imagine all the smiling faces of the grateful families whose lives we touch during the holiday season.
We’ve partnered with 10 Fitness, a local gym, to hand out blankets and other necessities to those in need during the holidays. During this time 10 Fitness opens their doors to the homeless allowing them to come in and enjoy a warm meal and shower, as well as provide them with clothing and other essentials. Much of our ABC family has not only donated blankets, toiletries, clothing and more, but also their time to help distribute these essentials. 10 Fitness holds this event the last Sunday of every month and we always strive to give, especially during the holidays.
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If you would like to join us in donating to the Festival of Stars Toy and Donation Drive CLICK HERE. For more information on how you can donate your time or items to the Blankets of Love, contact Mickail Thrasher at 501-349-8042.