Archive for Category: Kids Volunteer

‘A Lifelong Responsibility’

Fayetteville family shares their love of rescue dogs By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag The Bryan sisters love their adopted dogs. “They are very funny and loving,” said Chloe Bryan, an 11-year-old McNair Middle School student. “They love attention and they are just awesome. One is a Maltipoo,...

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‘A Special Bond’

Animal League supports families and their pets with low cost services, programs By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag Carmen Nelson is devoted to the Animal League of Washington County and the role it plays in Northwest Arkansas. “We do a lot of things,” Carmen, director of the not-for-profit...

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‘A job for everyone’

NWA Food Bank offers volunteer opportunities for all ages By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag Trina Wilson likes her job. She is the volunteer coordinator and senior mobile pantry coordinator for the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. She gets excited working with her kid volunteers. “That’s one of my favorite...

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Little Things Count

Local mom works to make volunteering top of mind for young family By Dave Woods dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com Amanda Brewer knows even the little things you do can make a difference. The recently crowned Mrs. Northwest Arkansas teaches her kids to volunteer and give back to the community in any way...

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S’more than just cookies

Local sisters sing the praises of Girl Scouts By Dave Woods dwoods@OfficialKidsMag.com Mary and Sophia Hyatt enjoy the time they get to spend together, and the time they spend with their friends in Girl Scout Troop 5340. “One of my friends introduced me to it,” Mary, a 10-year-old seventh...

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Looking For a Place to Make a Difference?

Deidre Knight Matney comes by her love of animals and the Bella Vista Animal Shelter naturally. “I got involved in 2002 because I personally brought in 10 stray puppies in one year,” the executive director of the Bella Vista Animals Shelter said. “They would just show up at my...

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