Outstanding Volunteer Youth Fundraisers

Photography by Dero Sanford | Chair from Hank’s Fine Furniture

Kayla Gray | Michael Jordan | Madelyn Lawson

Kayla Gray

“To me philanthropy is simply love for humankind. The thing that I love most about it is that it brings very uncommon people together for a common cause. For just a few hours it doesn’t matter what race you are, what your religion is, what political party you support, what economic social status you have – it’s all put aside for a bigger purpose. The experiences you gain, the things you learn, the people you meet make it more than just volunteering.”





Michael Jordan

“When I was three years old, I saw the THV11 Summer Cereal Drive and decided that I wanted to help. I took 18 boxes of cereal and I have never missed a year since then. I love helping others in need. It only takes a dollar to make a difference.” 







Madelyn Lawson

“I like that that there are many ways to volunteer in Arkansas. It doesn’t matter what age you are, once you can walk and talk, you can start volunteering. My earliest memory of volunteering is when I was five years old and I was picking out cereal for the Arkansas Foodbank Summer Cereal Drive. Of course my mom said I had to pick out some healthy ones, but I really wanted to buy all the sugary cereals like Lucky Charms and Fruity Pebbles.” – Madelyn Lawson

Inviting Arkansas

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