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Arkansas Federal Credit Union donates more than $97K for Children's Hospital teen room

The check was a part of a multi-year commitment to provide $250,000 for renovations for the hospital's Teen Room. (KATV Photo)

Officials from the Arkansas Federal Credit Union presented a check for a check for $97,274.81 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

The check was a part of a multi-year commitment to provide $300,000 for renovations for the hospital's Teen Room.

The Teen Room, created for patients ranging from 13-year-old to 18-years-old, provides a teen-friendly environment where patients can spend time with peers, participate in teen-related activities and enjoy downtime.

“Our purpose is to make a difference in the communities where we live and work, and our decades-long support of Arkansas Children’s Hospital is one way we fulfill that purpose,” Rodney Showmar, president and CEO of Arkansas Federal Credit Union.

“The Teen Room at Arkansas Children’s Hospital enables patients to experience a sense of normalcy during their stay, and we’re proud to help ensure it will remain a vital part of their care.," said Showmar.

Last year, Arkansas Federal committed to funding the space and in January donated more than $101,000 to kickstart the effort.

Donations this year include $6,637.02 from Arkansas Federal employees who chose to contribute parts of their paychecks to the cause.

Arkansas Federal started partnering with Children's in 1998 and since then have donated more than $1.1 million to the hospital in support of many projects.


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