Garver drive contributes to Arkansas Children's Northwest
Garver affects its communities on a daily basis through improvements to airports, roads, and water treatment plants. But Garver’s Fayetteville, Arkansas office recently impacted a vital addition independent of infrastructure design.
About 60 employees in the Fayetteville office united last week to raise more than one-third of what resulted in a $30,000 donation from GarverGives, the company’s corporate giving arm, to Arkansas Children’s Northwest, a state-of-the-art pediatric care center scheduled to open in January 2018 in Springdale.
To raise the money, Garver employees made donations that came with perks, such as shoving a pie in the face of their manager, making their manager lip sync, and some agreed to shave their heads if the
employees met a fundraising goal.
“It was important to us for our employees to have fun with this campaign,” said Project Manager Adam White, who helped organize the drive. “But the most important part was the impact this will have on the new hospital, which will impact Northwest Arkansas for generations. To be a part of that is a true blessing.”
Arkansas Children’s Northwest will be the first freestanding children’s hospital in the area, which will aid Garver’s employees and their families along with the rest of the community.
“With this coming here, that’s going to allow Northwest Arkansas families to stay close to home during some of the most difficult times when they otherwise would have had to go to the hospital in Little Rock for an extended period,” White said. “That was something we really wanted to get behind.”
To learn more about Garver’s charitable giving, visit GarverUSA.com/GarverGives.