Brighter Side: Good news in Arkansas

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Too often we report the negative news, but great things are happening in your community each day.

    Here's a look at a few stories that are on The Brighter Side...

    Throughout the year, Molly Maid of Greater Little Rock saves a percentage of every single cleaning they do and at the end of the year they donate that money to a local charity.

    Molly Maid presented two checks Thursday at the State Capitol. The Dorcas House received $2,335.41 and Women & Children First received $837.51. Both organizations help victims of domestic abuse.

    "It's a very worthy cause," says Michael Silva-Nash, CEO of Molly Maid Greater Little Rock. "It's a very under reported crime and we want to speak up for it because some people just won't."

    Dorcas VanGilst with Dorcas House says that one of the things she loves about Molly Maid is their passion for important causes.

    "They can see that [domestic abuse] affects even the people on their staff so it's become a personal thing to them."

    Molly Maid's "Miss Molly Foundation" has been working with Dorcas House for nearly four years. Officials say the all of the money will stay right here in Arkansas.

    And in another example of how even small acts of service can brighten your community, the Conway Rotary Club has found a way to support literacy.

    Traditionally, guest speakers were given a token of appreciation like a coffee mug.

    But tradition changed when Rik Sowell was elected president. He decided to donate a book to the Faulkner County Library in the name of the guest speaker.

    Since last July, 34 books have been donated.

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