NWACS_ Sunrise

Everyday the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. The normalcy and continuity of it leads us to take it for granted most days. When you work or volunteer at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter (NWACS), you see this gift of beauty and light everyday, signalling a new day. Amazingly enough, the sun is only one gift we see on a daily basis. Inside NWACS, we see transformations happening with each child that is in our care. With the sun, these children get to start fresh everyday. A new day to make better choices. A new day to learn how to read. A new day to interact with their peers. A new day to work towards a brighter future.

Everyday we see hope!

Needs Lists

The mission of Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter is to provide a safe haven, high-quality care and hope for the future to children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Your in-kind donations are a valuable resource that helps reduce our daily operating costs and supplies much-needed items and activities for the children we serve.

Currently,  we have very limited storage space and staff to process clothing donations, therefore we are asking donors to limit gently used donations to items identified on our current needs list.

You can also click the link below and shop/ship directly to the Shelter.
Walmart Wish List-NWACS 

Clothing Needs:


  • All 2t summer Clothing (shorts, shirts, PJs)
  • Pants size 6, 7, 10
  • Shirts size 14/16


  • Athletic Shorts 14/16


  • Fiber bar snacks (for preschool) URGENT NEED
  • Nitrile exam gloves URGENT NEED
  • Ketchup (please, sizes 64 oz. and up) URGENT NEED
  • Hidden Valley Ranch (please, sizes 36 oz. and up)
  • L, XL kid/youth night pull-ups
  • Lice shampoo
  • Bean bag chair fill (pea-sized, polyestrene beans)

Other Opportunities:

  • Become a committee member: contact Linda Phillips for more information
  • Volunteer individually or as a group: contact our Director of Volunteer Services for more information at 479.795.2417, ext. 315.

To Drop Off Donations:

NWA Children’s Shelter Lobby
(14100 Vaughn Road, Bentonville, AR 72712 — just inside the Highfill City Limits)

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For additional information, please call or email: Linda Phillips 479.795.2417
Donations are accepted at the NWA Children’s Shelter at 14100 Vaughn Road, Bentonville, AR 72712
Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm

Current Needs List
February 2017

We are grateful for the generosity of the NWA community, however, due to limited storage space, we will no longer be able to accept any gently used clothing items, used toys or household goods that are not specifically listed below. Your in-kind donations are a valuable resource to reduce the daily operating costs and provide much needed items for the children we serve at the NWA Children’s Shelter.

You can also click the link below and shop/ship directly to the Shelter.
Walmart Wish List-NWACS

Clothing Needs:

Misc. Clothing
Hoodies-All Sizes (not zip ups)


Pants-size 6

Shirts-size 14/16

Summer and winter shirts-size 3T to 5T
Pants and shorts-size 3T to 5T
Athletic Shorts-size 14/16 URGENT NEED

Additional Needs
Luggage, duffel bags (no back packs)
Women’s Deodorant/Antiperspirant URGENT NEED
Flat/Paddle style hair brushes
Combs (all types)
Nitrile Exam Gloves (all sizes) URGENT NEED
Dental Floss
LiceFreee(non-toxic, all natural)Treatment Shampoo URGENT NEED
Vicks drops for cool-mist humidifier
Bean bag chair fill (pea-sized, polystyrene beans)
Bike tire tubes (18” & 24”)
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