Needs

Needs

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!

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In-Kind Donations:

Your in-kind donations are a valuable resource that helps reduce our daily operating costs and supplies much-needed items for the children we serve.

 NEEDS LIST

FOR THE NUTRITION PROGRAM
Apples, Oranges, Strawberries, Watermelons, Grapes, Bananas, Cantaloupe, Honeydew melons
Applesauce in single-serving cups
Fruit cups – peaches, pears, mixed fruit
Potatoes, Baby carrots, Broccoli, Romaine lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onion, Zucchini, Banana Peppers
Peppered biscuit gravy and brown gravy
Italian or Ranch dressing
Apple, Grape or Orange juice – 100% juice (64 oz.)
Pasta sauce
Frosting – all different flavors
Brownie mix
Syrup
Coffee creamer
Shelf-stable liquid milk
Butter
Eggs – 30 dozen
Pan spray
Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken soup
Olives
Bacon bits
Refried beans
Idaho mashed potatoes
Coffee
Snack packs: Rice Krispie, Oreos, Goldfish, Fruit snacks, Teddy Grahams, Cheez-It
French fried onions
Dill pickle spears
Pudding cups – vanilla and chocolate
Nacho cheese – non spicy
Jars of salsa
Flour tortillas – 8″ and 12″
Sugar

BOY’S CLOTHING
Shorts and pants – sizes 12-18

TEEN GIRL’S CLOTHING
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

ADDITIONAL NEEDS
10″ (or larger) plastic dinner plates URGENT NEED
Paper towels URGENT NEED

1″ decorative binders for boys and girls
pocket dividers for binders
Journals – 5″x7″ or larger, not spiral bound
Paint – acrylic and tempera

Paintbrushes
Graph paper
Electric or battery powered pencil sharpeners
Clear liquid glue
Small dry-erase boards
Duct tape
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)
Napkins
2 oz. Dixie and serving cups


Walmart Wish List:

Click the link to visit our Walmart Wish List for an easy way to purchase needed items for the shelter: Walmart Wish List-NWACS

Amazon Wish List:

We also have needed items posted to our Amazon wish list: http://a.co/bHZUbXK


Volunteer:

Become a committee member: contact our development team for more information development@nwacs.org.

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


Drop Off Donations:

NWA Children’s Shelter Lobby
(14100 Vaughn Road, Bentonville, AR 72713 — just inside the Highfill City Limits)
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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