The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary on Thursday announced a $1.4 million donation to support programs and research initiatives for the hospital.
It's the 13th consecutive year the ACH Auxiliary has raised more than $1 million in support of the hospital’s mission.
"This is a big day for the hospital auxiliary because this gift is a testament to the power of unity and compassion within our community,” Angie Johnson, 2023 ACH Auxiliary president, said in a news release. “Every dollar raised represents a commitment to the health and well-being of our patients. We are so grateful for our dedicated supporters, volunteers and donors who have come together to uplift Arkansas Children’s Hospital.”
The ACH Auxiliary is a volunteer nonprofit with more than 450 members. To support patients and families, the organization undertakes five major fundraising projects each year. Auxiliary volunteers also manage the Playaway Gift Shop in the ACH lobby.
The donation comes after Arkansas Children's announced plans for a $318 million expansion, a project that calls for hundreds of new employees, new programs and construction of new facilities in Little Rock and northwest Arkansas.