Talk Business and Politics recently published an article entitled “Benton County ranked as most generous U.S. county” based on a new report by SmartAsset. The rankings were determined by how much county residents donate as a percentage of their net income and the proportion of residents who make charitable donations. While Benton County ranked No. 1 in the United States, Washington County was ranked No. 3 in Arkansas.
After seeing this study, we were inspired to go out and find some supporting evidence.
We could go on, Canopy NWA’s 704 volunteer hours, the countless stories of mutual aid being shared in the Y’allidarity Facebook group, the $5,241 raised for the 7hills Homeless Shelter Winter Warming Project, the Hark NWA community impact dashboard—but the conclusion would be the same; Northwest Arkansas gives. Speaking of, NWA Gives 2021 is scheduled for April 8, 2021! Last year, the community came together to raise over $500,000 and support over 200 nonprofits. Where are you giving this year?