Youth organization and restaurant work together to help children

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-A local restaurant decided to join forces with a youth organization to work and give kids the help they need.

From five to seven on Tuesday, a percentage of all proceeds earned went to City Youth Ministries in Jonesboro.

Executive Director of City Youth, Rennell Woods, says he and staff our thrilled to be getting this help.

"I was tremendously surprised and blessed that Chick-fil-A would partner with City Youth. We're just honored to be able to partner with them. And for them to come out and give a percentage of their proceeds to us to help us serve the children that we do! It's wonderful, a blessing."

City Youth is a faith based organization that works to provide the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of children six to eighteen years of age.

"Every day at City Youth Ministries a kid will have an opportunity to receive help and advance in their education, they will have an opportunity to participate in recreational activities, in physical activities along with getting a hot meal at no cost."

City Youth provides after school homework and tutoring, recreational activities that include music and art, reading classes, computer classes and even physical activities in the gym.

Rennell says the more support they receive, the more children they can help.

"The economy has really been up and down. Our operational funding has been really low and we really need the support of our community like never before. I mean a dollar, you wouldn't imagine how far you can stretch a dollar here at City Youth Ministries. We can do a lot with just a dollar."

Rennell says they work with over seven hundred and fifty youths in the community.

For more information about City Youth Ministries and how you can help, log onto their website.

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