NAACP + AAFF Mask To School Project
AAFF is partnering with NAACP: NWA Branch to provide 2,100 masks for school children and staff in Northwest Arkansas.
Help children head back to school with the masks they need to stay safe and ensure the health of their classmates! The NCAAP is providing free masks to children across NWA school districts. Collected donations will be going directly to covering the cost of fabric for the masks. All labor is volunteer, so each gift goes a long way. Help by giving anything you can. For the price of a cup of coffee, you can ensure that a child in our community stays healthy and keeps learning.
“Donate through Cash App: $NWANAACP or Venmo: @NWA-NAACP or the link in our bio. If you’re unable to donate, consider sharing this post to help us spread the message!”
Anyone interested in donating masks can drop them off at our downtown Springdale office now through July 31st:
Mondays from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Wednesdays from 2:00- 4:00 pm
Fridays from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Our office is located at 203 E Emma Ave, Ste A, Springdale, AR 72764. It can be difficult to find, but it is the old Bank of America building and our door is on the west side of the building under the blue awning that says The Help Card.
Washarama in Fayetteville has also been helping us collect masks. They can accept masks Monday-Friday 7:00 am- 5:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00 am -2:00 pm. They are located at 549 W. 15th St, Fayetteville 479.957.6928
Arkansas Marshallese COVID Emergency Fund
Our hearts hurt for our local community members within the Marshallese community. We have seen COVID-19 impact our partners and program participants directly and the effects are devastating. The Marshallese account for only 3% of our region’s population, yet they have suffered 52% of the region’s deaths due to COVID-19. And while the Marshallese community is being disproportionately affected, they are still not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare coverage, which leads to a lack of viable options for medical care within their community. Please consider donating to this fundraiser that directly benefits the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese to help support our friends, program participants, and cherished community members.
“NWA COVID numbers have jumped dramatically. What’s even scarier is this disease is preying on a community already at a medical disparity due to access to free healthcare and Medicaid coverage.
They are on the front lines in our community working so the rest of America can be fed. For too long have we ignored the pain we’ve inflicted on their people with only partial recognition of their rights here in the US.
The Marshallese people work hard for our community! Please, as their people struggle to fight off this pandemic, let’s rise together to support them.
100% of these proceeds go to the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese (ACOM). They will be used to help assist in rent and utility payments for those who tested COVID positive to take the appropriate time to stay home and heal. They will go to helping those exposed stay home from work to stop the spread.
Your donations will go to PROTECT and SUPPORT our Marshallese neighbors, friends, family, and community members.”
RootED Northwest Arkansas
Due to the recent increase in positive testing both in the community and poultry plant level, RootED Northwest Arkansas is raising funds to mobilize a grassroots movement. Their goal is to ensure that all marginalized communities in Northwest Arkansas have the appropriate supplies to protect themselves.
All funds will be used to purchase masks, pulse oximeters and/or educational material as needed.
CLOTH MASK DONATION DROP OFF
Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum
203 E Emma Ave Suite A
Springdale, AR 72764
Monday, June 22nd, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday, June 24th, 2:00-4:00 pm
Friday, June 26th, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
PRODUCT SHIPMENT (Masks and/or pulse oximeters)
203 E Emma Suite A
Springdale, AR 72764