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Make a difference: Make a donation to Arkansas 4-H Foundation during Arkansas Gives on April 6

By U of A System Division of Agriculture
Feb. 6, 2017

Fast facts

  • Arkansas Gives runs from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6
  • Help the Arkansas 4-H Foundation support youth development

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LITTLE ROCK – For a 12-hour period on April 6, a few minutes of your time can make a lifetime of difference through the Arkansas 4-H Foundation.

The Arkansas 4-H Foundation will be part of Arkansas Gives, a 12-hour giving event – from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 -- for registered Arkansas nonprofit organizations.

“The April 6 event is a terrific opportunity for us to show our support for Arkansas’ 4-H Youth Development, which has changed the lives of thousands of young people in more than a century,” said Ewell Welch, executive director of the Arkansas 4-H Foundation.

“Our goal for this 12-hour period is $1,500. It may seem small to some, but it even modest amounts can make an enormous difference,” he said. “And this year will be the final Arkansas Gives event. We hope our supporters will enable Arkansas Gives to go out with a bang while helping the 4-H Foundation.”

The minimum donation during Arkansas Gives is $25 and may be made online with Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Last year, 600 nonprofits took part in Arkansas Gives with $1.98 million raised.

The Arkansas 4-H Foundation owns and operates the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, a multiple award winning conference center for Arkansas youth and businesses.

For more information about Arkansas Gives, visit To learn more about the Arkansas 4-H Foundation, visit . To take part in 4-H, contact your county extension office.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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