Resolve To Do Good

colorsIt’s that time of year! The time of year where everyone has the opportunity to start over, to begin something new, and to celebrate the promise of the future.

Well, at least that’s what we all WANT this time of year to be about. For most of us it is about cleaning out closets, making New Year’s resolutions (that we only half-way believe we can actually keep) and saying goodbye to a year that may, or may not, have been everything we hoped it would be.

Whichever side of the spectrum you are on; there are plenty of opportunities here in Northwest Arkansas that can help you accomplish any of your goals!


Start over!

Are you looking to clean out your closets?  Great! Put all of those old shirts, sweaters, and hats that don’t fit anymore to good use by donating them to local organizations like Goodwill, the Salvation Army, or the NWA Women’s Shelter. There are several agencies and programs in Northwest Arkansas who will turn your Lucky brand jeans from 4 years ago into someone’s first pair of brand name jeans, ever.

Did your kids get 1,438 new toys this Christmas to go along with the 2,837 that they have long since grown out of and are now (more than likely) cluttering up your living room? If you are looking to maybe slim down the toy collection there are several local organizations like the NWA Head Start, Seven Hills Homeless Shelter, or the NWA Children’s Shelter who would welcome the gift of “new” toys for the kiddos!toysBegin something new!

Are you looking to make a difference in 2016? Maybe by resolving to be more involved in our community? Great! Check out of Volunteer website throughout the year for hundreds of ways to get involved. Right now we are searching for eager volunteers who are interested in preparing taxes for hardworking families in need through our Free Tax Service Initiative.FTSI

Don’t let looking ahead into to the new year stress you out. If you have a crazy work schedule, or maybe you spend your days chasing around 2 or 3 over enthusiastic toddlers, or maybe by the time the weekend gets here you are so exhausted that the idea of getting out of  bed is appalling. We get that- there are other ways to make a difference in your community. Click here to see how!

Celebrate the Promise of the Future!

At United Way NWA our bold goal is to provide a pathway out of poverty for every child in Northwest Arkansas. We are excited to see what the future hold for us, our donors, our volunteers, and our community. We invite you to JOIN US on our journey to change the lives of kids in NWA for the better!

Don’t make helping people another resolution that only lasts 3 days. Resolve to do good, always, not just for the year!playground

Click here for a full list of our United Way NWA partner agencies.