LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A local classroom had a special lunch Monday thanks to the big role the students played in DJ’s Day of Action last month.
Mrs. Hall’s class at Pulaski Heights Elementary won the visit with KARK 4 Today co-host D.J. Williams for collecting the most items in the station’s March 15 event.
The first D.J.’s Day of Action raised more than $26,000 for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The money went to the Little Rock non-profit Women & Children First, a shelter that helped D.J. and his mother when they moved to Central Arkansas.
The effort was a direct result of reaction received to KARK’s promotional campaign featuring D.J. 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. “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.”