Spotlight on Nonprofits

In celebration of Savvy's 10-year anniversary we are putting the spotlight on some local superheroes who are doing good things for kids and families in Arkansas. 

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Three local organizations are teaming up to raise funds and bring better awareness to the issue of children in the state’s foster care system. The event, Walk for the Waiting, benefits The CALL, Immerse Arkansas and Project Zero, which all benefit children in the system in different ways.

The CALL educates, equips and encourages the creation of more foster families in Arkansas, primarily reaching into the state’s Christian community. Immerse Arkansas fills gaps in the child welfare system with a particular focus on older foster children soon to age out, and homeless kids, runaways and victims of human trafficking. Project Zero works to further the cause of adoption in Arkansas by connecting children and adoptive families.

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“The CALL, Immerse Arkansas and Project Zero are working to help kids in the Arkansas foster care system,” said Brandi Childress, media relations coordinator for the event. “Now in its seventh year, Walk for the Waiting raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year thanks to people willing to partner with these awesome organizations for the sake of waiting children.”

The event is scheduled for May 4 at War Memorial Stadium, starting at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please visit walkforthewaiting.org.