The Northwest Arkansas 2014 Great Gift Exchange event was held on Thursday, December 4, 2014, and was hosted at Fast Lane Entertainment, located in Lowell, AR. Rogers Unit children attending the event, along with their chaperone sponsors, were treated to unlimited access to all the activities offered at Fast Lane Entertainment, clowns, face painting, balloons, and food. The GREAT GIFT EXCHANGE is an event, sponsored by A Level Up, designed to provide a touchable sign of hope, through the distribution of toys and food baskets to 3225 economically disadvantaged children in Northwest Arkansas, Forrest City, Arkansas, Joplin, Missouri, Diamond, Missouri, Westville, Oklahoma, and Stilwell, Oklahoma during the holiday season. Children, in Kindergarten – 5th grade, who may not experience the joy of receiving during the holiday season, are selected from local schools and other non-profit organizations to participate in this event.
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