Third Party Fundraisers

Thank you for your interest in hosting a third-party fundraising event or drive to benefit the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter (NWAWS)!

Third-Party Events are any activity by an individual, organization, or group that raises money or collects items for NWAWS with little to no involvement of the NWAWS staff. Because of the volume of these requests, we cannot personally participate in each event that is proposed, but we can help promote the event and provide materials, when feasible.

We greatly appreciate your support of our clients and programs!

On average, we must raise $60,000 of community support each month in order to allow us to sustain our programs. Many of these funds come from individuals or smaller third-party events, and we would love to be a part of yours! Please click here to review our Third-Party Proposal* and then submit completed proposals to Merritt Royal, Development Director, at mroyal@nwaws.org.

Ideas for Third-Party Fundraisers:

  • Name NWAWS as the beneficiary of your organization’s golf tournament
  • Celebrate special life events (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries) with donations directed to NWAWS
  • Host a wine and cheese party with friends and colleagues
  • Plan a walk/run or other outdoor event
  • Ask local restaurants or other businesses for a percentage of sales, tips, or collection of donations

*Please fill out a proposal form prior to promoting your third-party fundraising event. Together, we will discuss your plan and provide guidance for success!

Imagine finding out that you won’t be able to return to you home tonight, not even to pick up important belongings. That is the situation many of our clients find themselves in when they come to NWAWS. With your help, we strive to always be able to supply the tangible items that our moms, dads, and children need to get settled during their stay.

Ideas for Third-Party Drives:

Organize a drive in your office for specific items (children’s items, baby products, ethnic products, perishable foods, towels, etc.) — see current needs for ideas.
Clean-out your closet and challenge your friends to do the same, with all donations going to the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter Thrift Store
If you are interested in organizing a drive for the public, contact Antonella Kinder, our Volunteer & In-Kind Coordinator, to reserve one of our product donation boxes: akinder@nwaws.org or 479-246-0353, ext. 250.

*Please fill out a proposal form prior to promoting your third-party fundraising drive. Together, we will discuss your plan and provide guidance for success!

Have more questions about Third-Party Activities? Click here for answers to the most common questions.