Financial Support

Did you know that we only receive approximately 20% of our annual operating budget from the state of Arkansas? 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 provide hope for a brighter future. We thank you in advance for your consideration and support!



Coats and jackets – size women’s XL and XXL
Shoes – women’s size 9 and above
Long sleeve shirts – women’s sizes XL and XXL
Pants – women’s sizes XL and XXL


Long sleeve shirts – men’s sizes XL and XXL
Pants – men’s sizes XL and XXL
Men’s pajamas –  men’s sizes XL and XXL
Teen and Men’s size thermal gloves
Coats – size men’s S to XL
Jackets – men’s sizes XL and XXL
Jeans and pants – size 40×34
Shoes – men’s size 12, 13, 14

Gift cards to Walmart, Target, Academy, Sonic, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, etc.

Batteries – AA, AAA and C URGENT NEED
30 gallon trash bags URGENT NEED
Fresh produce: grapes, strawberries, baby carrots, apples, salad greens, etc. URGENT NEED
Pre-portioned snacks: pretzels, crackers, cookies, fruit snacks, nuts, pudding cups, bars, etc.
100% juice (64 oz.) – apple, grape or orange (shelf stable)
Baking goods: sugar, butter, pan spray, French fried onions, brown and peppered biscuit gravy mix (large packs)
Toilet paper
Pasta Sauce
Frosting – in a variety of flavors

Canned goods: refried beans, cream soups, black olives, cheese sauce (large 106 oz. cans)
Medications: adult Tylenol, adult and children’s ibuprofen, cough and cold medicines, cough drops

Kleenex/Facial tissue
Facial cleanser/Acne wash
Birthday decorations for older children and teens (banners, paper lanterns, tablecloths, streamers)
Baby wipes
Luggage (large)
RID or similar chemical lice shampoo
Nitrile exam gloves – size XL
Paper towels
White copy paper
MP3 players for boys and girls (this is a top request on birthday wish lists!)

For Art Classes and After-School Clubs
Cardstock – white and various colors
Sharpies in various colors
Paint – acrylic and tempera

Clear liquid glue
Patterned Duct tape/Washi tape
Corn Starch
Baking Soda
Art canvases
Wooden plaques or letters
Hot glue sticks
Tie-dye kits

Small cardboard or wooden boxes for art therapy – 7″x7″x7″ or smaller (jewelry boxes, chocolate boxes, cigar boxes, etc.)

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:


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 72713 — just inside the Highfill City Limits)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.