The Mena Area Board of Realtors is planning to make a difference on National Make a Difference Day, this Saturday, October 24. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. participating realtors will stand outside of James Superfoods and Walmart Supercenter collecting donations that will make a true difference to families in Polk County.
Items being collected (but not limited to) are toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, soap, shampoo; packaged foods that don’t need to be heated; protein filled items such as peanut butter or peanut butter crackers and cheese cracker, etc.; non-refrigerated items; plastic fruit cups; tuna cups; individually packaged snack items such as granola bars, pop tarts, etc.; individual cereals and oatmeal; macaroni and cheese; and ramen noodles.
Last year, the Mena Area Board of Realtors raised $727.16 on Make a Difference Day and gave away more than $2,100 in food to Mena, Acorn, Cossatot River, and Wickes schools. In a statement released by the Board, they said, “There is a need to help these children who don’t have enough food to sustain them over the weekends. It’s hard to believe these conditions exist in our county, but they do.”
For more information on how you can help, contact 479-394-5000.