Give Back: Day of Service Honoring Little Rock Nine

Three service projects to choose from next Saturday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Victory Over Violence campaign in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services is hosting a Day of Service to honor the Little Rock Nine on Saturday, September 23.

This will be an opportunity to give back to the community and pay respects to the sacrifice of the civil rights icons. Monday, September 25 marks the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock's Central High School.

The following volunteer opportunities are available:

Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Dalton Whetstone Boys & Girls Club will be the host site. Projects will include cleaning, painting, and organizing the Teen Center. For those that love the outdoors, there will be clean up projects on the club's grounds and ball fields.

Immerse Arkansas
9 a.m. to Noon

Are you handy with small home-improvement projects? Do you have a heart for supporting and encouraging youth in crisis? In partnership with the Victory Over Violence Campaign, Immerse Arkansas will host a Day of Service. Various clean-up and maintenance projects are needed at the houses in our transitional living program for youth, ages 16-22. Projects include: Garage clean-out and haul away, powerwashing, yard work, small interior maintenance jobs, etc.

Little Rock Kappa League
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Little Rock Kappa League will perform a community clean-up at Henderson Middle School. The location is 401 Barrow Road, Little Rock, AR.

You can sign up right now through VolunteerAR.org, the first statewide volunteer portal.

Victory Over Violence has its own page on the portal that will detail its community goals, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities. Search for opportunities to volunteer for the Victory Over Violence campaign and its partners at www.VolunteerAR.org.

Groups from across the state are encouraged to post volunteer opportunities on the site as well.


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