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

BOY’S CLOTHING
Summer pajamas – sizes 4t, 5t, 8, 10/12 and 14/16
Shorts – sizes 5t and 16-18

GIRL’S CLOTHING
Summer pajamas – sizes 6, 8, 10/12 and 14/16

Shoes – size 4 (youth)

TEEN GIRL’S CLOTHING
Summer pajamas – sizes L and XL

ADDITIONAL NEEDS
Paper towels URGENT NEED
Pre-portioned fruit cups (peaches, mandarin oranges, pears, pineapple, etc.) URGENT NEED
Manilla file folders URGENT NEED
Post-It notes
Cardstock – white and various colors
3-ring binders
Sharpies in various colors
Pencil boxes and pouches
Colored pens
Fresh produce: apples, bananas, baby carrots, tomatoes, oranges, watermelon, cantaloupe, onions, potatoes, broccoli
Baby wipes
Hand sanitizer
100% juice (64 oz.)
10″ (or larger) plastic dinner plates
Ranch dressing – 36 oz. or larger bottles
Luggage (large)
Copy paper
RID or similar chemical lice shampoo
Nitrile exam gloves – sizes L and XL
Napkins
2 oz. Dixie cups and food service cups
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
MP3 players for boys and girls (this is a top request on birthday wish lists!)


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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