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. How can you help and make a difference? Listed below are several opportunities and ways in which you can support the Children’s Shelter and provide hope for a brighter future for the children we serve.

Financial Support:

Did you know that we only receive approximately 25 percent of our annual operating budget from the state? Which means we simply couldn’t survive without the outstanding financial support provided by our community! Each year, donations from friends like you help to ensure we can continue to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children in our care. A gift of any amount can help transform a child’s life and help to provide hope for a brighter future. We thank you in advance for your consideration and support!


In-Kind Donations:

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.


Shorts and pants – sizes 12-18

Summer shirts (short-sleeve) – Adults sizes Small to XL
Shorts – sizes 5-16 (petite, juniors)
Jeans – sizes 3, 4, 7, 8
Shoes – sizes 7, 8, 9

10″ (or larger) plastic dinner plates URGENT NEED
Hidden Valley Ranch – 36 oz. or larger bottles URGENT NEED
#10 cans of fruit (peaches, mandarin oranges, pears, pineapples) URGENT NEED
Paper towels URGENT NEED
100% juice (64 oz.)

1″ decorative binders for boys and girls
pocket dividers for binders
Journals – 5″x7″ or larger, not spiral bound
Walmart gift cards
Luggage (large)
Copy paper
MP3 players for boys and girls (this is a top request on birthday wish lists!)
RID or similar chemical lice shampoo
Nitrile exam gloves – size L or XL
Foam cups (12 oz. or larger)
2 oz. Dixie and serving cups

Walmart Wish List:

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


Become a committee member: contact our development team for more information

Volunteer individually or as a group! Contact or call (479) 795-2417 for more information.

Drop Off Donations:

NWA Children’s Shelter Lobby
(14100 Vaughn Road, Bentonville, AR 72712 — just inside the Highfill City Limits)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.