Children in Johnson County, Ark., will benefit from a $4,250 grant from the Arvest Foundation.

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The gift was announced recently at Arvest Bank in Clarksville. Shonda Walters, Brandi Holt, Britney Wilkerson, Kacy Yarbrough and Whitney Koenigseder of Arvest were on hand to present the check.

The funds will be used to purchase backpacks, school supplies and hygiene products for students in need in the Johnson County area.

“We are so grateful to receive these funds for school supplies, backpacks and hygiene items for many low-income families in our community,” said Carol Martin, recording secretary of the Junior Auxiliary of Clarksville. “We serve over 1,000 at our School Store Day each year and others throughout the year in all four school districts. We want to provide these children the tools to succeed in their education and increase their self-confidence knowing that someone believes in them.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Junior Auxiliary’s efforts with School Store Day, along with meeting other needs of low-income families in our community. This donation demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to education and to the children in the region. Low-income families will have greater access to resources and enhanced educational opportunities thanks to a $4,250 donation from the Arvest Foundation,” said Shonda Walters, mortgage lender at Arvest Bank.