Children and families in need

Community Christmas Card designed to help school children

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Many children across Northwest Arkansas awoke this morning in a cold, dark house. No gas for heat, no electricity for cooking and no food in the cupboard.

People live in poverty in Springdale, Fayetteville and other cities and towns in Northwest Arkansas.

The situation is especially hard on school children, whose only warm coat may be a handme-down from the clothes closet in the Springdale School District nursing service division. Or whose only pair of shoes were broken in by someone else and obtained at Fayetteville’s Outback clothing and food pantry operated by the school district’s social workers.

The work of school nurses and social workers is to remove the barriers that exist in a child’s life ...

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