Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council
Information on Face Masks
UAMS in Little Rock, Briarwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Our House Shelter in Little Rock have requested homemade face masks. The face masks MUST be double cotton masks with a pocket on the inside for a mask or filter to slip in. If you are interested in donating to theses facilities contact Rachael Price at email@example.com. She will be able to give you more information regarding drop off, who to contact and more.
If you or your members have made and donated masks please email Rachael and let her know. She will need to know your name, club name, number of masks made and where they were donated to.
Sewing Face Masks
Local medical facilities may have preferenes for the types of homemade masks they will accept. Please contact your local facility if you would like to donate. Or join Let's Sew Face Masks. Let's Sew Face Masks is coordinating supply of mask making volunteers with requests from facilities around Arkansas.
Community Service Project
Food insecurity in Arkansas is on the rise. We are trying to bring awareness to this issue and be an ally to those in need.
What will we be doing to help?
Addressing food insecurity is our statewide project.
What are our goals?
- Provide one million meals by 2021. By focusing on food insecurity, we hope to make a difference by working together and lowering the number of people who do not have access to food.
- Partner with state food banks and local food pantries.
Roberta Shankle, Chairperson State AEHC Project
Walk and Win with EHC
Walk Across Arkansas is an online, beginner friendly community designed to help everyone increase movement. The Spring 2020 dates are March 16th – May 10th. Each district will recognize one EHC team for the most movement logged by team members. Winning teams get bragging rights and a traveling trophy to be housed in the local, county office. Together you can win.
How can we take part?
- Sign up for Walk Across Arkansas
- Register your team (3-8 members) as an EHC group.
- Log your physical activity time.
- Have fun and move more with your EHC friends.
AEHC National and International Affiliate Organizations:
Laura Hendrix, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Personal Finance
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204