JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansans had a unique opportunity to give back to their community Thursday.
The Arkansas Community Foundation sponsored an event called Arkansas Gives.
Region 8 residents could go online and make a donation to a non-profit organization in the state to help them reach their goal of $1 million. All of the funds residents donated were also matched.
"This is your chance to double your help today and come through and feed a child," Craighead County Foundation Board Member Jennifer Clack said. "Give them a place to go after school. Help our special needs people all over the county. We have tons of people that need help and this is really your chance to make a difference."
They surpassed their goal and raised $1,968,953 from 7,552 donors.