$3M Gift To Provide Outdoor Space at Arkansas Children's Northwest

$3M Gift To Provide Outdoor Space at Arkansas Children's Northwest
An artist's rendering of Arkansas Children's Northwest.

The Walton Family Foundation has donated $3 million toward a 37-acre wellness campus, including an outdoor labyrinth and nature trail, at Arkansas Children's Northwest.
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UN, Heifer International Launch $4M Program in Africa

A United Nations agency is partnering with an Arkansas-based nonprofit group to launch a $4 million program for dairy farmers in East Africa.
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