Blood donations, Apple Seeds, Griefshare

grief share

It’s hard when someone you love dies. Seek help at the weekly Griefshare support groups and educational sessions on January 28 from 10:00 am to noon at the First Presbyterian Church of Rogers, 1901 S. 26th St., Rogers, just off New Hope Road. please.

Griefshare is a group of warm and caring people going through one of life’s most difficult experiences together. Each unit is self-contained, so you can join a griefshare from any session during the 13 weeks.


apple seeds

Apple Seeds, a local educational nonprofit, received support from the Walmart Foundation in 2022-2023 to provide critical nutrition education to food-insecure students through farm labs and cooking programs in schools.

Post-pandemic statistics show that Arkansas is in a tough spot as it applies to children’s health. Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Databook), ranked 6th in the nation for childhood food insecurity (Feeding America). These two factors make it important to address children’s nutrition and cooking skills early. For her 15 years, Apple Seeds has been on a mission to change these statistics by empowering students to make nutritious food choices.

With grants from the Walmart Foundation and other community support, Apple Seeds will provide nutrition education and culinary skills to children affected by food insecurity through field trips to the Apple Seeds Teaching Farm in Fayetteville. Offers. Healthy food is born here. Additionally, this support will allow Apple Seeds to partner with local schools to provide in-school nutrition education and culinary skills to students.

This year marks 10 years since the Walmart Foundation helped program Apple Seeds.


Red Cross

As National Blood Donation Month continues this January, the American Red Cross is celebrating those who donate blood to save lives. Especially now they are working to ensure a steady blood supply amid freezing winter weather and the threat of serious seasonal diseases. Donors of all blood types, especially his type O blood donors and platelet donors, which are the most needed blood types by hospitals, are needed daily to meet the demand.

In partnership with the National Football League, anyone who comes to donate blood, platelets or plasma by January 31st can take a trip for two to Super Bowl LVII.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities through January 31st are:

Bella Vista: January 30, 10am-2pm, New Life Christian Church, 103 Riordan Road.

Bentonville: January 26, 10am-2pm, Bentonville Plaza, 609 SW Eighth Street. January 27, 10am-2pm, Bentonville Church of Christ, 708 North Walton Blvd.

Centerton: January 23, 12:30-4:30 pm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 950 Seba Road.

Rogers: January 24, 9am-1pm, Rogers Convention Center, Pinnacle Hills Parkway 3201. January 25, 10am-2pm, Everest Rehabilitation Hospital, 4313 S. Pleasant Crossing Blvd.

Eureka Springs: January 25, 12:30-5:30 PM, Eureka Springs Community Center, 44 Kingshighway.

Fayetteville: January 23, 1-5 PM, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. Noon-4:30 PM January 26, Unity house, 1002 W. Maple St. January 30, 10am-2pm, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 Old Missouri Road. January 31, 12:30-5:30 PM, United Methodist Church Central, 6 W. Dixon Street

Springdale: January 27, 1-6pm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Springdale, 6738 Lynch Prairie Court.

McCrory: January 26, 1:00-5:00 PM, McCrory High School, 509 N. Jackson.


Simon Mused, senior exhibition manager at the Scott Family Amazeum, will be recognizable when placed next to a reflective cylinder during a tour of the new exhibition In the Making at the Amazeum in Bentonville on Thursday, November 3, 2022. shows a picture. Photo of the Day For his gallery, visit (NWA Democratic Gazette/Andy Shupe)

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