LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - The board of directors of Little Rock’s Heartland Bank have created the Heartland Foundation, the charitable arm of the institution. The foundation will donate $500,000 as a cornerstone gift to support the Arkansas Children’s House facility at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
The Arkansas Children's House (ARCH) provides a homelike atmosphere for children to receive comprehensive, forensic medical exams related to child maltreatment. The comfortable setting minimizes trauma for children who must undergo examinations for abuse. Referrals to ARCH are made by physicians, law enforcement or the Department of Human Services.
Terry and Walter Quinn of Little Rock, Heartland Bank’s majority shareholders, have also personally pledged a matching $500,000, bringing the total donation to $1,000,000. The Quinn family has been active volunteers and supporters of Arkansas Children’s Hospital for three generations.
In December 2013, the Heartland Foundation will further support Arkansas's children by enthusiastically donating $10,000 for the Children's Center at Our House; $10,000 for the Forensic Interview Program at the Children's Protection Center; $3750 for the Food for Kids Program at the Arkansas Rice Depot; $2500 for the Teach Grant Program at Economic Arkansas; $2500 to The Beyond Batten Disease Foundation; and $2500 to the Arkansas Tech Foundation.
“Heartland Bank is a community bank,” said Heartland Bank CEO/President Rick O’Brien. “We can think of no better way to serve our communities than to protect and nurture our children.”
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