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Arkansas Federal Makes a Donation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital


Arkansas Federal Donates More Than $89,000 for Teen Room Renovation at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Credit Union continues commitment to positively impact patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 30, 2023) –Arkansas Federal Credit Union President and CEO Rodney Showmar presented a check for $82,695.55 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital as a part of Arkansas Federal’s multi-year commitment to provide $300,000 for renovation of the hospital’s Teen Room.

“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,” Showmar said. “The Teen Room enables patients to experience a sense of normalcy during their stay, and we’re proud to provide the teen’s a place to relax and enjoy just being a teen.”

Created for patients ages 13 through 18, the Teen Room provides a teen-friendly environment where patients can engage with peers, participate in teen-related activities and enjoy much-needed downtime.

In 2018, Arkansas Federal committed to fund the renovation of the space, and this year’s donation includes $6,195.70 from Arkansas Federal employees who chose to contribute their own money to the cause, as well as proceeds from the Arkansas Federal Golf Classic.

“Arkansas Federal Credit Union has been a valued partner of Arkansas Children’s for more than 20 years, and we are thankful for their commitment to our mission to champion children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow,” said Rhonda McBain, senior development officer at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation. “On behalf of our hospital staff, our Foundation, and the families and patients we serve, we are grateful for their incredible gift of support towards our teen room, which allows hospitalized teens at Arkansas Children’s to enjoy age-appropriate opportunities for socialization and play.  Arkansas Federal Credit Union’s generosity towards enhancements and improvements of our teen room allows this amazing space to be enjoyed for many more years to come.”


Arkansas Federal began partnering with Children’s in 1998. To date, the credit union has donated more than $1.3 million to the hospital in support of many projects, including the purchase of the NICVIEW camera system for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), total body cooling systems for the Cardio Vascular Intensive Care Unit & NICU and the ENT Waiting Room.

Arkansas Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union and one of the largest financial institutions in Arkansas, with more than $2 billion in total assets and more than 400 employees. Arkansas Federal has 20 branches throughout Arkansas, which serve more than 140,000 members. #OpenToAllArkansans

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