United Way of Independence County calling out all local Santas - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

United Way of Independence County calling out all local Santas

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Worker dies after falling off I-40 bridge

    Worker dies after falling off I-40 bridge

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:39:13 GMT
    (WMC) - Arkansas State Police say it appears a construction or repair worker has fallen off the I-40 bridge near West Memphis. The worker may be alive, and crews are working to get him or her out of the
    Arkansas State Police say a construction or repair worker fell off the Hernando DeSoto bridge on Interstate 40 near West Memphis on Friday.
  • BREAKING

    Jonesboro police chief suspended without pay

    Jonesboro police chief suspended without pay

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:39:06 GMT
    Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates was suspended without pay for a month by Mayor Harold Perrin for comments made about a Jonesboro news reporter.
    Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates was suspended without pay for a month by Mayor Harold Perrin for comments made about a Jonesboro news reporter.
  • Arkansas man catches 3 bears on game camera

    Arkansas man catches 3 bears on game camera

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:08:20 GMT
    One man getting ready for deer and turkey season in Arkansas stumbled upon something much larger.
    One man getting ready for deer and turkey season in Arkansas stumbled upon something much larger.

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – The United Way of Independence County needs a few more people to provide gifts this Christmas for local children in need.

This year, the United Way plans to help about 1,000 children through its local Angel Tree Project, though there are still 240 kids without any gifts.

Vonda Oberbeck, executive director, says there is still a little time left to give back this holiday season.

"We're putting an all-points bulletin to those Santas that are out there," Oberbeck said. "If they want to come and shop for a specific child, we welcome that, the adoption of that child, and we also welcome cash donations so that our volunteers can go out and shop on your behalf."

Oberbeck says the deadline to assist these children through the Angel Tree project is this Friday by noon.

The United Way says it needs to adhere to that deadline to adequately prepare for the gift distribution scheduled next Thursday.

If families are still unsure if they need to pick up gifts that day, they can visit the First Community Bank branch in Batesville to find out more this Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Copyright 2012 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.