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Music and Arts Programs Funded in NWA

May 10, 2017

PRESS RELEASE:

Walmart Foundation awards $37,000 to fund The Salvation Army’s arts and music programs in Northwest Arkansas

Northwest, AR (05/10/17)-  The Walmart Foundation has awarded The Salvation Army $37,000 to use towards their youth music and arts programs in Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers. Each of these cities provides intensive musical training and diverse opportunities for artistic engagement for students who may otherwise not have access to the arts.

The Salvation Army, as an organization, deeply values music as a means for growth, worship, and rehabilitation. In Northwest Arkansas, The Salvation Army offers training in music education and theory, piano, brass band, concert band, dance, drama, and coming this fall, guitar. Through weekly training and instruction, students, even those without musical experience, can take steps towards becoming proficient, even masters, in their area of musical study.

The Walmart Foundation’s investment in these services will help at-risk youth develop a fundamental love for music. It will also help convey the intangible benefits of music education, namely: discipline, goal setting, responsibility and hope for a better future. In addition, students will have a safe and protective environment for constructive artistic growth outside of school.

The grant will serve to provide new musical instruments and instructional supplies, thus, allowing existing programs to grow exponentially in their capacity to reach at-risk youth in Northwest Arkansas.

The grant will also provide 15 scholarships for local youth to attend The Salvation Army Conservatory camp in Oklahoma. This intensive 5-week long, resident training program, takes students with minimal or no musical training and teaches them performance and theory on a musical instrument of their choice. This gives students an outlet for growth and provides them with a chance to pursue music at a higher level. Graduates of Conservatory have received partial and full music scholarships to colleges and universities nationwide, including schools like Julliard.

Take a quick look into the experience at Conservatory!

The Salvation Army of NWA looks forward to an increase in capacity in their music and arts programs made possible by the generous gift of supplies and instruments from the Walmart Foundation.

 

Arkansas Gives Day

April 1, 2016

What is ArkansasGive Day-

This year, we have an exciting opportunity to participate in ArkansasGives Day!! This state-wide day of giving, sponsored by the Arkansas Community Foundation, seeks to spread awareness of all the amazing things that non-profits are doing across the state of Arkansas! Though we may focus on different needs and work with different populations, each non-profit participating in this giving day gives lots to their individual communities.

Arkansans (and I suppose residents of any other state!) will be able to unite together and Do the Most Good in Arkansas by supporting the non-profit(s) of their choice. And if that isn’t exciting enough, every donation provides an opportunity for the participating non-profits to receive bonus dollars from a pool of $400,000 donated by First Security Bank!!

Why is ArkansasGive Day-

  1. It is all online and easy to do! Just head over to Arkansasgives.org the day of the event to give!
  2. It supports the great work being done in our state!
  3. Your donation gives us the chance to win BONUS PRIZES! Give more when you give April 7th!
  4. And whether you are giving a little or a lot doesn’t matter! Gifts of all sizes are welcome!!

In fact, it doesn’t take much to make a big difference!

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Where donations AR Gives

To families who need shelter, and men recovering from crippling addictions. To helping those in crisis and reaching hearts that are hurting! The people pictured here are true stories of change! Click on the pictures to read more about their incredible transformations!

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How on ArkansasGive Day-

  • Mark your calendar for April 7th!!
  • Visit their website from 8am-8pm the day of the event.
  • Give to your heart’s content!

We truly cannot serve the community of NW Arkansas without you! So jump on board for ArkansasGives Day! Good things are happening in Arkansas, and you can help the good grow!

Give Here!!

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