Auxiliary raises $1.4 million to help Arkansas Children’s Hospital

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Arkansas Children's campus in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Auxiliary donated $1.4 million to ACH to support programs and research initiatives for the hospital, marking the 13th consecutive year the ACH Auxiliary has raised more than $1 million in support of the hospital’s mission.

“This is a big day for the ACH Auxiliary because this gift is a testament to the power of unity and compassion within our community,” said Angie Johnson, 2022-23 ACH Auxiliary president. “Every dollar raised represents a commitment to the health and well-being of our patients. We are so grateful for our dedicated supporters, volunteers and donors who have come together to uplift Arkansas Children’s Hospital.”

Founded in 1967, the ACH Auxiliary is a volunteer 501(c)(3) organization with more than 450 members.

To support patients and families, the Auxiliary undertakes five major projects each year including a la Carte, Holiday Card Project, Miracle Ball, Race for a Healthier Tomorrow and the ACHiever program.

Auxiliary volunteers also manage the Playaway Gift Shop in the ACH lobby.

Arkansas Children’s is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas’ more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and education and outreach programs.