January 20, 2020
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C., announces the recipients of the firm’s Take Time To Give program for 2020. The organizations receiving support this year are AR Kids Read of Little Rock, AR, Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter in Bentonville, AR, Northeast Arkansas Children’s Advocacy Center of Jonesboro, AR and Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin, TX. The Take Time To Give program was established in 2004 to celebrate the firm’s 50th anniversary and to honor the firm’s commitment to non-profit organizations and serving the community.
About the 2020 Take Time To Give Recipients
AR Kids Read improves the future of Arkansas’ children and families by advancing literacy education through community engagement and tutoring so that all children can read proficiently by the end of third grade. The organization builds awareness of Arkansas’ literacy equity needs and effective strategies to promote reading proficiency. They also work to ensure access to books by providing them to children who need them most. The program also works to engage community members as tutors to promote proficient reading skills. For more information, visit arkidsread.org
The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter offers a safe haven, high-quality care and hope for the future to children who have been abandoned, abused and neglected. The organization not only meets the child’s basic needs of shelter, food and hygiene, they also meet the child’s unique social, emotional and behavioral needs. For more information, visit nwacs.org
The Northeast Arkansas Children’s Advocacy Center serves child victims of sexual abuse and their families by providing a haven for interviewing and examining. The organization is a safe place for kids who may have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused to tell their story. By bringing together all the professionals under one roof, the program avoids re-traumatizing children who are already suffering from pain, fear, or confusion. For more information, visit neacac.net
The Breast Cancer Resource Center delivers a much needed service that augments what the local medical community provides to women with breast cancer. The organization uses trained breast cancer survivors to guide women and their caregivers through a complex health care system. Their certified patient navigators remove barriers that inhibit a woman’s successful transition through the cancer continuum of care. For more information, visit bcrc.org.
Past Take Time To Give recipients include The Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp, The Boys & Girls Club of Benton County, Carrying Hope, Camp Aldersgate, Horses for Healing, The Center for Exceptional Families, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, Project Zero, Fostering Hope, Arkansas Foodbank, Northwest Arkansas Foodbank, Foodbank of Northeast Arkansas, Capital Area Foodbank of Texas, Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas, Reach Out and Read Arkansas and ACCESS Group, Inc.
About Take Time To Give Program
Upon it's founding in 2004, The Take Time To Give program challenged every employee to donate 50 hours of their time to community service. In 2009, the firm began selecting a “primary” Take Time To Give charity annually donating volunteer hours, pro bono legal services and a $25,000 contribution. The Take Time To Give financial contribution has since increased to a $50,000 donation serving the communities where the firm’s offices are located. In addition to the primary charity(s), the firm also supports over 100 charitable and community organizations throughout the year through sponsorships, financial contributions, leadership and volunteer service.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.