For the past six years WRR has coordinated with Bayyari Elementary School in Springdale, AR for a gift giving to the second and fourth graders of the school. Sharon Hays, the secretary for WRR, started the club in the gift giving and it has grown exponentially in volunteers and donations. This year we raised over $6000 from the members. We were able to do a train ride with Santa for the first graders with toys donated by a member of WRR and a pizza party for the fourth graders.
Members Cary Haramoto and Marlene Samuels donate a week at their condo in Hawaii for a drawing that is held at the annual WRR Christmas party. Members get a ticket for the drawing for every $50 they donate.
Several businesses in Northwest Arkansas also donate to WRR gift bags for the event. Seeing the look on the children’s faces is the true meaning of Christmas.