LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Stallion Transportation Group is working to make Christmas brighter for hundreds of kids in Arkansas’s foster care system.
The event is part of Project Zero, a statewide coalition formed through the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family aimed at raising awareness about children waiting for adoption, according to a news release.
Over the past few weeks, individuals and businesses adopted wish lists of children in foster care.
On Friday, Dec. 1, at Project Zero’s “North Pole” at EngageMed in North Little Rock, Arkansas, community volunteers planned to organize, sort and load the donated gifts onto trucks to be delivered to Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock on Saturday, Dec. 2, as part of “Candyland Christmas.”
“Candyland Christmas” is Project Zero’s annual gift-giving event that brings the foster children and teens to one central location to fulfill their holiday wish lists.
“Everyone deserve holiday magic, and truck drivers are proud to be a part of delivering that to children and teens in every situation,” said Shannon Newton, Arkansas Trucking Association president and board member of Project Zero.
Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and raised in East Texas, John Worthen returned to his home state to attend college in 1998 and decided to make his life in The Natural State. Worthen is a 20-year veteran of the journalism industry and has covered just about every topic there is. He has a passion for writing and telling stories. He has worked as a beat reporter and bureau chief for a statewide newspaper and as managing editor of a regional newspaper in Arkansas. Additionally, Worthen has been a prolific freelance journalist for two decades, and has been published in several travel magazines and on travel websites.