UCA students make a difference

With Arkansas having the second highest poverty rate in the nation, a class at the University of Central Arkansas set out to make a difference.

A Parenting Issues class, instructed by Melissa Potter, set out to help local families in Conway. With the holidays right around the corner, many families struggle to provide their family with food. Many children will be sent home wondering when or how they will eat.

The class set a goal of $2,000 worth of goods to be donated and it appears that amount will be exceeded. According to Potter, what the students found was amazing as so many local businesses wrote checks, donated food and encouraged them to continue to work hard. They are set to deliver the goods to the Antioch Baptist Church Food Bank and a local elementary school before Christmas break.

“They have high hopes that this will help families stress a little less over food, and enjoy more time with their family,” Potter said.

Every semester this class does a community service project aimed to help families in Central Arkansas. To submit ideas or a need, email [email protected]. “Together we can all be difference makers.”