Help Provide Ice

Every day of the year we serve an evening meal and recently our ice machine broke – beyond repair. This means we’re in the process of purchasing a new machine that can help people stay cool and hydrated. This ice machine is used daily for breakfast, lunches, dinner, snacks and special events and activities at our Fayetteville location. We’re hoping to have 10o people give $28 to help over the cost of a new machine!

Click here to make a donation or text NWAICE to the number 91999.

Also this summer we will be handing out free fans to our community. We currently have 5o fans on hand to provide to people in need. If you’d like to also donate to $10 for the purchase of a fan for families. You can do this the same way.

Learn more about our shelters here.


Whether you are an individual or a group, we can find the perfect spot for you to volunteer with the Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas. Find a list of opportunities here

 For questions, ideas, details and group project request, please contact our NWA Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Brown at 479.521.2151 ext.103 or by email:

Christmas Day at Opportunities

For many people Christmas day is a day to spend with family and friends and for some it is an opportunity reach out and care for other people in the community. If you are looking for a way to give on Christmas day we’re asking you to donate items that we give out everyday at either our Fayetteville or Bentonville Shelter on Christmas Day. Specifically, this Christmas you can help by providing cans of soup, shampoo, body soap, deodorant and diapers size 3, 4 & 5. If you would like to drop off Christmas bath and body gift sets these be welcomed.

On a daily basis we provide food and health care items for families in need. At our overnight shelter we offer an evening meal that is open to anyone who is hungry in our community.


Thanksgiving Meals in Fayetteville & Bentonville

The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas will be providing free Thanksgiving meals on Thursday, November 23 at two locations – one in Fayetteville and one in Bentonville.

Thanksgiving meals are open to anyone in the community who would like to have a meal this holiday. All ages are welcome.  A complete Thanksgiving meal including turkey, rolls, potatoes, pies and more will be provided.  Meals will be served by staff and volunteers at both locations. In addition, holiday meals are being delivered to first-responders in Fayetteville and Bentonville who are working on Thanksgiving Day.

This year, thanks to a large donation from the Hanes Company we also will provide new underwear and socks to homeless guest who might attend. This fall, The Salvation Area of Northwest Arkansas was chosen as the beneficiary of the national “Hanes Earth Day & Sock Drive.” In all, 83 new pairs of underwear and 6251 pairs were delivered to our command center just in time for Thanksgiving and the winter weather.

Meals will be served:
Thursday, November 23: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Bentonville Shelter: Dining Room
3305 S.W. I St.
Bentonville, AR

Fayetteville Area Command/Shelter: Activity Center
219 W. 15th St
Fayetteville, AR

Do you need volunteers?
We are very grateful to have had a tremendous outpouring of volunteers who want to help serve the Thanksgiving meal this year.  All our volunteer spots have been filled.  Opportunities remain to sponsor a meal for someone. If you would like to sponsor a Thanksgiving meal for someone, follow this link to help someone in need of a holiday blessing.

Salvation Army Provides Shelter Tours

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas wants to give you a look inside their efforts.

So far this year,  2,951 homeless are accounted for in Northwest Arkansas with over half of that number being children in K-12th grades.

The non-profit will be holding shelter tours to educate the community on their efforts and needs.

You can take part on Wednesday, September 6 at noon at either the Fayetteville or Bentonville shelter location.

The Fayetteville shelter is located at 219 W. 15th Street and the Bentonville shelter is at 3305 S.W. I Street.

For more information, click here.

Salvation Army giving away donated box fans

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See the full story here!


Walmart Foundation Donates $40,000 to Salvation Army of NWA

The Walmart Foundation donated $40,000 to the Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas for local feeding programs.

$30,000 of the donation will benefit traditional feeding programs like hot meal service and food pantry boxes. The remaining $10,000 will be put towards the Pathway of Hope initiative.

The Pathway of Hope initiative is a new nationwide program that seeks to move families out of their current crisis and poverty, enabling them and their children to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

“The impact of receiving this grant is far-reaching,” Major Mary Matthews, Associate Area Commander of the NWA Area Command, said. “During summer months, donations are often low; however, those who are in need do not struggle less. We are so grateful to be able to continue our work here in this community throughout the summer months and beyond. Partners like the Walmart Foundation truly make the realization of our vision possible.”

The Salvation Army fed over 47,000 meals to those in need last year.

Chipotle Benefit Night


You can eat dinner at Chipotle and support a good cause.

The Chipotle on Dickson Street in Fayetteville is hosting, ‘Cause An Effect’.

All you have to do to participate is tell the Chipotle cashier at check-out that you want 50% of your total bill to support the Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas.

This event will happen Thursday, June 30 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.