Rogers, AR - The Junior Auxiliary of Rogers and Bentonville is a small group of a few dozen women helping the youth in Northwest Arkansas.
Alivia Jolly with the Junior Auxiliary of Rogers and Bentonville said, "When you get together a group of women it's amazing what you can do in your community. There are a lot of people who have so much but there is a great need here in Northwest Arkansas."
For over 4 decades, the women have worked toward helping children and have partnered with other nonprofit and even schools in our area.
"A nonprofit women's organization and we serve underprivileged children in Benton County. Helping them with literacy, hunger and tutoring them one on one," explained Julie Springer the nonprofit.
In an effort to help fight hunger, the nonprofit teams up with the Samaritan Center to provide children with snack packs who would otherwise go without a meal sometimes.
Springer said, "Each snack pack contains 10-12 different items to get them through the weekend."
The women also go out to local Heads Starts once a month to celebrate children's birthdays bringing along coloring books, crayons and other things to make the day special.
"The birthday celebration that we go in and give them, this may be the only one that they have," explained Jolly.
Springer said, "One of the best things about Junior Auxiliary is that you're impacting the lives of children."
Members of the nonprofit say in addition to raising money to support their programs, one of their biggest needs is to raise awareness about what they do.
"We want to know if there is a need out there so we can help fill it," said Springer.