Help Transform Children's Lives

Help us champion children by making a gift to the Arkansas Children's Foundation.  

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The Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary is a member of the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association and serves patients and families through fundraising and service projects. 

 

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals in North America. Arkansas Children's is the only Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Arkansas.

Donations to CMNH create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children each year. Since 1983, billions of dollars have been raised for children's healthcare through CMN Hospitals, often one dollar at a time.

Today, CMNH is one of the world's leading children's charities. All year long, companies and community groups raise money for Arkansas Children's through events and promotions. Support our generous national sponsors, including Walmart, Sam's Club, Log a Load For Kids, Fred’s, RE/MAX and Credit Unions 4 Kids. For more information about CMNH, contact us at 501-364-1476.

Circle of Friends is a group of people who help change the future for children. Volunteers work with Arkansas Children's to help fund better treatment methods, to find research breakthroughs faster and to help ensure every child in every community of the state knows how to keep themselves as healthy as possible – because healthy children are essential to healthy communities.

With over 700 members statewide, there are many opportunities to open the door to a new perspective – join a chapter, volunteer your time or donate to champion children.

Circle of Friends Contact Information

Administrative Assistant

Tamara Chunn - 501-364-2646

Magnolia, Faulkner, Texarkana, Union Co Chapters

Emily Mitchell - 501-364-2094

Garland, Jonesboro, Jefferson, Arkansas River Valley Chapters

Megan Flores - 501-364-1477

NWA, Harrison, Fort Smith Chapters

Rebecca Neely - 479-725-0404

Current Circle of Friends Chapters

  • Arkansas River Valley
  • Faulkner County
  • Fort Smith
  • Garland County
  • Harrison Regional
  • Jefferson County
  • Jonesboro
  • Magnolia
  • Northwest Arkansas
  • Texarkana USA
  • Union County

When you host a fundraising event to benefit Arkansas Children’s, you help make children better today and healthier tomorrow. You can choose to host a 5K/walk, a bake sale or even a gala, and we are here to support you.

Follow these steps to host an event:

Fill out an event application form and return to Leah Hillyer by email or mail:

HillyerLA@archildrens.org
Attn: Leah Hillyer
Arkansas Children’s Foundation
1 Children’s Way, Slot 661
Little Rock, AR 72202
For questions or more information, please call Leah Hillyer at 501-364-2095.

Your event request will be reviewed within five business days. Once your event has been approved, we will send you a follow up approval notice, and are available to help provide resources and support to ensure your event is a success!

Please note, by applying to host an event, you agree that you have reviewed the following guidelines and instructions:

All fundraising events require prior sanction and support from Arkansas Children’s Foundation. Please do not solicit support for your event prior to obtaining approval from an ACF representative.

We love to support our community partner events! We are happy to provide:

  • Access to our community event forms, logos, templates and materials you may need to collect donor information
  • Branded items like a disposable banner, pens, cups and other supplies when available
  • Information about Arkansas Children’s and our programs
  • Single Sided Deafness / Unilateral Hearing Loss (SSD/UHL)
  • Guidance on where to direct your gift
  • Advice on event planning

Unfortunately, we are unable to:

  • Guarantee event attendance of patients, physicians, staff or volunteers
  • Provide information about current or past Arkansas Children’s donors
  • Provide financial support or reimbursement for event expenses
  • Guarantee Arkansas Children’s led promotion or marketing of the event
Since the program began in 1993, loggers and members of the forestry community have demonstrated their commitment to Arkansas's children by raising more than $9 million for Arkansas Children's Hospital at events throughout the state. The program is sponsored by the Arkansas Forestry Association in cooperation with the Arkansas Timber Producers Association.

For more information on Log A Load For Kids, visit the website or contact the AFA office at 501-374-2441.
The Professional Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of more than 400 professionals throughout Arkansas.

PAC members work with clients who could benefit from deferred charitable gifts as a solution to their estate and financial planning needs. PAC seeks to create awareness of planning strategies that help individuals and families leave a charitable legacy, reduce taxes and maximize benefits from their assets.

For more information about joining PAC, please call Jill McIlroy at 501-364-1865 or email mcilroyje@archildrens.org. You may also complete the PAC form.