Giving Tuesday: Giving Back in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It's a day meant to give...helping others in your community.

And while that typically would mean giving to nonprofits, one local nonprofit, is not asking for donations, but rather giving themselves.

They're giving scholarships to those who are victims of violence.

Cutting hair and helping her clients feel good has been Jajuan Archer's passion for close to 30 years.

But in the last four years, her passion has evolved.

"I think Giving Tuesday is so wonderful," she says.

A victim of domestic violence, Jajuan started Women's Own Worth more than four years ago. Now she's helping other victims...in her salon.

"We have funds we've generated throughout the year that we can give back," she explains.

So instead of curling up...hoping for donations for her nonprofit this Giving Tuesday, Jajuan is doing the opposite and helping those who need it most.

Rebecca Estep with Arkansas Community Action Agency, says by giving to a nonprofit, they can then help others.

"Those donations are what really help keep non-profits functioning the way they do and bringing the loving spirit to your community," she says.

Jessica Key, a nonprofit Adjunct Professor at UA Little Rock, gave back and created the application for the scholarship.

"Some people's tragedy has set them back and all kinds of ways including monetarily...so we felt like we could help," continues Jajuan.

As Jajuan finishes up with a client, she says she hopes others that need help, will apply for those scholarships, so she can help those in her chair, and beyond.

Click here to apply for the scholarship. The three recipients will be announced in December.


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