Dec 2, 2022 - Things to Do

5 ways to give back in NWA this season

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

If you are looking for a way to donate your time or money this holiday season, Northwest Arkansas has a robust catalog of options and opportunities.

Of note: This isn't an exhaustive list of organizations doing good work in NWA — more like a source of inspiration to learn how you can help locally and act.

Help those in poverty.

Give abuse victims a leg up.

Make exercise and transportation more accessible.

  • Donate bikes or dollars to Pedal It Forward to help people to take advantage of cycling opportunities in NWA.
  • The Jones Center offers low-cost amenities, such as a gymnasium, pool, fitness center, ice skating rink and fitness classes year round. You can help keep it going.

Bolster physical and mental health.

Roll up your sleeves.

  • Check your local libraries, animal shelters, schools and community centers for volunteer opportunities.

The bottom line: Many organizations in NWA need any help they can get to maximize what they can do for our community, whether it's this particularly generous time or any other day of the year.

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