November 02, 2017
-Lara Blume McGee, Founder of ALS in Wonderland Foundation | The 3rd Annual Arkansas Ale Run befitting the ALS in Wonderland Foundation will be Sunday, November 5th at 2pm beginning at the Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 11525 Cantrell Road in Little Rock. Runner, walkers, rollers, and drinkers can enjoy live music, gourmet food, games, and more! The purpose is to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS affects about 6,000 people through the nation each year. Proceeds will benefit the ALS in Wonderland Foundation. To register and learn more, visit www.alsinwonderland.com/alerun or call 501-492-6955 or email [email protected]
-YoVondra Wiggins and Marsha Gayle-Walton with Project WE Restore | The First S.W.A.G. (Spiritual Women Achieving Greatness) Summit & Vendor Expo, hosted by Project WE Restore, will be Saturday, November 4th from 1pm-4pm at Second Baptist Family Life Center, 1709 Barrow Road in Little Rock. This event will have breakout sessions, food, a raffle and award two deserving graduating high school seniors a laptop computer. Project WE Restore is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is focused on addressing the lack of education, healthcare, housing, and literacy issues within the community. They focus on the social needs and concerns of those who have been displaced or ostracized because of their financial, social, and education concerns. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/projectwerestorelr or call 501-744-2573.
– Valerie Pruitt, Executive Director and Laurie Lee, Board Chairman of The Reform Alliance | This organization is a nonprofit one, dedicated to supporting school options for all students in Arkansas. The Reform Alliance strives to raise public awareness of all types of education options for families, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling. They promote and assist the Arkansas Department of Education in the implementation of the Succeed Scholarship Program, which allows a public school K-12 student with special needs to apply for up to $6713 in scholarship funds to attend a private school that may be more suited to meet the student’s needs. Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 school year. The deadline is November 10th. To apply and learn if your child qualifies, visit www.thereformalliance.org or call 501-224-9028 or visit them on Facebook.
*National School Choice Week is January 21-27, 2018 and a rally is planned to be at the State Capitol on January 24th.