LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Doing a little shopping this weekend? Go ahead and grab some items to donate Tuesday for D.J.’s Day of Action benefiting Little Rock non-profit Women & Children First.
D.J.’s Day of Action is three-part initiative aimed at creating awareness, providing resources and raising money for Women & Children First. The effort is a direct result of reaction received to the promotional campaign featuring D.J. Williams and his mother sharing their story about past struggles as victims of domestic violence.
On March 15, KARK will dedicate a portion of each newscast to D.J.’s Day of Action and creating awareness for Women & Children First. In addition to stories and interviews about the group, KARK will asking viewers for monetary donations via telephone and the internet or to drop-off needed items at Hank’s Furniture Stores.
Here is the Top 10 list for donations for DJ’s Day of Action:
- Pillows & Pillow Cases
- Twin Sheet Sets
- Towels & Washcloths
- Pots, Pans, and Cooking Utensils
- Umbrella Strollers
- Pack N Plays
- High Chairs
- Dining Booster Seats
- Tide Pods
- Disinfecting Wipes/Spray
The drop off locations are the Hank’s Furniture Stores in:
- Little Rock – 1000 S. Bowman, 72211
- North Little Rock – 5704 Warden Road, 72120
- Hot Springs – 3926 Central Avenue, 71913
- Conway – 800 Museum Road, 72032
- Searcy – 401 S Poplar St, 72143
For those who aren’t familiar with Women & Children First, here’s what they provide to Arkansas:
- Emergency Shelter: accommodations were provided to 581 individuals, representing more than 6,972 shelter days.
- Advocacy Program: provided crisis intervention, case management, and emotional support totaling over 1,600 hours of group and individual support.
- Domestic Violence Hotline: answered over 3,500 crisis calls.
- Court Advocacy Program: provided more than 1,000 women with legal support and court accompaniment.
- Transitional Housing: provided more than 500 case management hours and support services to 38 clients seeking permanent housing free of violence after leaving the shelter.
- Children’s Program: served over 200 children in the shelter, in addition to educational and group support activities.