Nov 17th to Nov 21st was a week that doesn’t happen in very many high schools…after all…what were you interested or concerned with when you were in High School?

The Bentonville High School’s YACHT (Youth Against Complacency and Hunger Today) Club sponsered a school wide Food & Clothing Drive to Benefit Seven Hills Homeless Shelter in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The entire week was staged to help raise awareness, collect food and clothing donations and help make a big difference in NW Arkansas. No surprise but this caught the eye of the local media that also sees a group of high school students focused on helping others in a big way.

40/29 TV ran a news story and The Benton County Daily Record an article on the local newspaper titled: “Students FREEZE for Charity”

Helping to raise awareness, Jon Woodward, Seven Hills Homeless Shelter Executive Director recorded a qucik video to share the need, tell the stories and thank the BHS students for their efforts. Here is that video…


At the end of the week on Friday, 5 SUVs and Trucks loaded up the donations and took them down to Seven Hills to be delivered. We are still waiting on the final talley of donations, but schools out this week. 🙂

Unbelievable thank you to all the students of Bentonville High School for giving towards this cause and making a difference in the world!

Huge shout out to students Allie Arend and Mason Shaw and teacher sponser Kilby Kirkconnell for making it all happen. Additional thanks to the parents, teachers and Cobblestone Project members for helping.

Rogers, Springdale or Fayetteville High Schools…think you can top this?