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 – size 5t
Winter Pajamas – sizes 14, 16 and 18
Long sleeve shirts – sizes 14, 16 and 18

GIRL’S CLOTHING
Shoes – size 4 (youth)
Summer Pajamas – sizes 4t, 5t, 6/7, and 7/8
Shorts – size 5t

TEEN GIRL’S CLOTHING
Summer pajamas – sizes L, XL, Plus sizes
Summer shirts/blouses – size L and XL

ADDITIONAL NEEDS
Paper towels URGENT NEED
Pre-portioned fruit cups (peaches, mandarin oranges, pears, pineapple, etc.) URGENT NEED
Pre-portioned snacks: pretzels, crackers, cookies, fruit snacks, nuts, bars, etc. URGENT NEED
Clear Scotch tape dispenser refills URGENT NEED
AA batteries URGENT NEED
White copy paper URGENT NEED
100% juice (64 oz.)
10″ (or larger) plastic dinner plates
2 oz. Dixie cups and food service cups
Hand sanitizer
Kleenex/Facial tissue
Clorox/Great Value cleaning wipes
Bleach and Pine-Sol disinfectant concentrate
Birthday decorations for older children and teens (banners, paper lanterns, tablecloths, streamers)
Small gift bags and tissue paper (in solid colors)
Baby wipes
Luggage (large)
RID or similar chemical lice shampoo
Nitrile exam gloves – sizes L and XL
MP3 players for boys and girls (this is a top request on birthday wish lists!)
Gift cards to Walmart, Target, Academy, JCPenney, Kohl’s, etc.

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

Paintbrushes
Graph paper
Clear liquid glue
Patterned Duct tape/Washi tape
Corn Starch
Baking Soda
Borax
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: 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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