Maggie House Receives More Than $100K From Arkansas Gives Day

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CHARLESTON (KFSM) – The results are in and the Maggie House in Charleston came out on top as the winner of Arkansas Gives Day last week.

The one-day initiative works to raise money for non-profits around the natural state.

The Maggie House is a facility currently under construction in Charleston for abused and neglected children. Once construction is complete, the Maggie House will serve children from the following counties: Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Johnson, Scott and Yell Counties.

The Charleston Chamber of Commerce will hold a special reception for the Maggie House Saturday night (April 11). At that reception, leaders with the Maggie House will receive a check for $100,008.

The Maggie House placed first in all categories during Arkansas Gives Day, including total dollars given, total number of donors and most dollars raised in Human Services. Saturday night’s reception begins at 7 p.m. at Charleston Middle School.

Officials said more than $2.3 million was raised for charities around the state during Arkansas Gives Day.

5NEWS was a proud media sponsor of Arkansas Gives Day.

Below are other amounts won by state nonprofits.

More than 350 nonprofits statewide participated in ArkansasGives, raising a total of $1.98 million from the public. With the addition of prize money, bonus dollars from the Community Foundation and matching funds for selected nonprofits from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, a total of $2.33 million will be distributed to participating nonprofits.

First Security Bank contributed $40,000 in prize money for nonprofits that raised the most dollars and received the most individual donations. The certified winners of the First Security Bank grand prizes are:

Most Dollars Raised – Large Nonprofit Category

1. Maggie House (Charleston) – $5,000
2. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (Little Rock) – $3,000
3. Garland County Habitat for Humanity (Hot Springs) – $2,000

Most Donations – Large Nonprofit Category

1. Maggie House (Charleston) – $5,000
2. Arkansas Rice Depot (Little Rock) – $3,000
3. Arkansas Foodbank (Little Rock) – $2,000

Most Dollars Raised – Small Nonprofit Category

1. A-Camp, Inc. (Little Rock) – $5,000
2. Compassion Works for All (Little Rock) – $3,000
3. Southeast Arkansas College Foundation, Inc. (Pine Bluff) – $2,000

Most Donations – Small Nonprofit Category

1. A-Camp, Inc. (Little Rock) – $5,000
2. Soldier ON Service Dogs, Inc. (Fayetteville) – $3,000
3. Cross County Museum & Archives (Wynne) – $2,000

In addition, Jane Hunt Meade provided $10,000 for prizes for the nonprofits that raise the most dollars in several categories of service, including health, education and human services. Category prize winners are:

Most Dollars Raised by Category

* Human Services – Maggie House (Charleston) – $1,000
* Arts & Humanities – Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (Little Rock) – $1,000
* Education – Museum of Discovery (Little Rock) $1,000
* Community & Civic Engagement/Public & Social Benefit – Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (Little Rock) – $1,000
* Health – Methodist Family Health (Little Rock) – $1,000
* Faith-Based – Ozark Mission Project (Little Rock) – $1,000
* Environment – Arkansas Local Food Network (Little Rock) – $1,000
* Animal Welfare – Faulkner County SPCA (Conway) – $1,000
* Economic Development – Main Street Dumas (Dumas) – $1,000