$11,000 anonymous donations made to Making Magnolia Blossom

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Two anonymous donations totaling $11,000 from local supporters of Making Magnolia Blossom (MMB) have helped ensure that this community organization’s work will continue to thrive into 2016, according to the Magnolia Reporter.

A local family donated $10,000, and a local business proprietor gave $1,000 to support Making Magnolia Blossom’s future initiatives.

Donations to Making Magnolia Blossom are tax-deductible and provide Making Magnolia Blossom with equipment and supplies to organize volunteer initiatives aimed at improving Magnolia’s community and economic infrastructure.

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End-of-year donations are welcome. Simply contact Deana Taylor at 870-235-4922 or DeanaTaylor@SAUmag.edu. Checks can be mailed to Making Magnolia Blossom, Attn: Deana Taylor, 100 East University, MSC 9412, Magnolia AR, 71753.

Donors of $10 or more will receive an Making Magnolia Blossom tee-shirt that reads, “Dirty shirt. Clean city.”

Making Magnolia Blossom is a community-involvement organization at Southern Arkansas University. A group of staff, faculty, and students started Making Magnolia Blossom in 2014, and more than 500 volunteers from Southern Arkansas University and the community contributed time and effort at the initial Big Splash Saturday event.

Since then, Making Magnolia Blossom has hosted a Spring Edition of Big Splash, as well as several Second Saturday events which partner with area organizations to complete needed projects. Making Magnolia Blossom has completed dozens of city improvement projects in its first year, and was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

The next big event for MMB is a Big Splash community cleanup scheduled for April 2, 2016.
To find out more or to get involved in MMB, visit www.MagnoliaBlossom.org or like MMB on Facebook.

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