LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The first D.J.’s Day of Action raised more than $26,000 for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. They money goes directly to the Little Rock non-profit Women & Children First, a shelter than helped D.J. and his mother when they moved to Central Arkansas.
As KARK 4 News at 10 p.m. went off the air, donations continued to come in. Volunteers worked phone banks at the KARK studios for 18 hours Tuesday.
The effort was a direct result of reaction received to KARK’s promotional campaign featuring D.J. Williams and his mother sharing their story about past struggles as victims of domestic violence.
“Can’t believe the support from everyone,” D.J. wrote on Twitter as the campaign wrapped up Tuesday night. “So humbled and thankful.”
“The shelter depends so much on the generosity of our community to continue to meet the needs of our guests,” said Sarah Pollack of Women & Children First. “The Day of Action is just another great example of our community rallying behind us and providing the support we need as we empower our guests to break the cycle of violence.”
If viewers still want to help out, they can donate online by clicking here. They can also drop-off needed items at Hank’s Furniture Stores through the end of the week.
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 at these Hank’s Fine Furniture Stores:
- 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
Thanks for your support of D.J.’s Day of Action! Let’s do it again next year!