United Way of NWA's Fill the Bus volunteers will be accepting supplies from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3-4 at Walmart Supercenters in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Huntsville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Springdale, and Pineville, Mo.
United Way of NWA is estimating it will miss its annual Workplace Campaign goal by $500,000. Officials say that number is significant because the campaign comprises 85 percent of the nonprofit’s revenue. The organization is now taking time to evaluate what it does and consider new revenue streams.
The United Way of Northwest Arkansas is widely known as a pass-through funder, taking grant and other funds and allocates them to partner agencies to meet specific needs in the community. But the organization also provides direct services to communities in its service area of Benton and Washington counties, such as its Gift-in-Kind warehouse and the area's 211 personal crisis resource.