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Rally Spare Change to Support Homelessness

Nearly 100 volunteers in Conway, Arkansas turned panhandling upside down on GivingTuesday 2019, hoping the symbolism of volunteers with buckets asking for donations on a winter day would drive home the need for resources for people experiencing homelessness. “Homelessness here doesn’t look like that picture you always have of, just, maybe a guy standing on the street, holding a sign. It’s the kids that are in our school districts,” said community leader Laura King. The group raised $1,200 in spare change and small bills, which was split evenly between five homeless service nonprofits that serve Faulkner County. 

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