As most of us look forward to the excitement of the upcoming holidays, there are members of our community who face difficult times in the coming weeks. Below we outline a few ways locals can help those less fortunate in Northwest Arkansas.
Meals on Wheels
Providing nutrition and fellowship to those in need with a focus on seniors.
Find a location near you https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/signup/find-programs
Offer to run errands for someone with difficulty getting around or at a higher risk due to COVID-19.
NWA Food Bank
Our local food bank needs both donations and volunteers this time of year!
NWA Soup Kitchens
Soup kitchens primarily help those struggling through homelessness. Soup kitchens need both donations and volunteers.
Find a soup kitchen near you https://www.wheelsforwishes.org/news/find-a-local-soup-kitchen/
As the colder months approach, impoverished and homeless individuals are in need of warm clothing. There are many options for clothing donations in Northwest Arkansas.
Goodwill Donation Center
The Salvation Army
NWA Women’s Shelter Thrift Store
Link to find donation bins and centers near you
This organization serves as a food pantry as well as a clothing donation center. 100% of the profits go directly back into the community. Compassion NWA needs donations and volunteers as the busy holiday season approaches.
United Way of NWA
Our local United Way works directly with non-profits across the region to help those in need reach their full potential in income and education. Donations to United Way of NWA will be distributed to other organizations in the area in need of funding.