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.


Men size T-shirts/Shirts (M, L, XL)
Shorts and pants – sizes 16-18, 30”, 32”, 34” (men’s M, L, XL)
Shoes – sizes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 URGENT NEED

T-shirts/sleep shirts – sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
Shorts – sizes 6, 8, 10, 12

100% juice (64 oz.) URGENT NEED
10″ plastic dinner plates URGENT NEED
Hidden Valley Ranch – 36 oz. or larger bottles URGENT NEED
Melatonin (3mg, 5mg)
Children’s and Adult cold and cough medicine
Triple antibiotic ointment
Tea tree oil
Loratadine/Claritin (liquid and tablets) URGENT NEED
Debrox ear drops
Cetirizine (Zyrtec) liquid URGENT NEED
Ranitidine (Zantac) pills URGENT NEED
Clotrimazole anti-fungal cream
Hydrocortisone cream
Dye-free Benadryl URGENT NEED
Ibuprofen (adult and children’s)
1″ decorative binders for boys and girls
pocket dividers for binders
Journals – 5″x7″ or larger, not spiral bound
Multivitamins (adult and children’s)
Walmart gift cards
Luggage (large)
Body wash
Copy paper
RID or similar chemical lice shampoo
Nitrile exam gloves – size large
Foam cups (12 oz.)
Healthy, snack-sized, packaged snacks (granola bars, pretzels, cookies, crackers)

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 Devin Boggs RileyManager of Volunteer Services for more information at 479.795.2417, ext. 315.

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.