UA Campaign to Address Child Poverty


The University of Arkansas and United Way of Northwest Arkansas are fighting against childhood poverty.

Monday was the kickoff for the annual United Way Workplace Giving Campaign. This is the 83rd year of partnership between the university and United Way. The UA set a goal to raise and donate $160,000. More than 27,000 children in our community live below the poverty line, and one in four are food insecure.

“Most of the money will go to children’s organizations to help break the cycle of poverty in Northwest Arkansas,” Stacy Leeds, Campus Co-chair for United Way NWA.

The campaign runs for four weeks on campus, starting October 2. Students can use Venmo to donate one dollar for a child. Faculty and staff can utilize payroll deductions or give via cash or credit card.

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