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United Way of Northwest Arkansas

Locations: 100 Parkwood St, Lowell
Phone: 479-750-1221
Website: http://www.unitedwaynwa.org

Mission statement: Uniting our community to empower people and improve lives.

About: United Way of Northwest Arkansas is an independently-governed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization connected to a network of more than 1,400 local United Ways through United Way Worldwide. We have our own board of directors and focus our work creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems within our community. United Way of Northwest Arkansas proudly serves Benton, Madison, McDonald and Washington counties

Services: Free Tax Service Initiative- United Way's Free Tax Service Initiative is designed to help hardworking families in the Northwest Arkansas area who qualify with free tax preparation and financial literacy! We work to ensure financial eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and other deductions available to disadvantaged families to maximize their funds. This program runs annually January through April.

Gift in Kind Warehouse- United Way of Northwest Arkansas's Gift in Kind Warehouse connects millions of dollars of donated product to local non-profit agencies, churches and regional food banks. Through this innovative program, over 230 non-profit agencies who serve needy children and families access the warehouse weekly for critical basic need products such as: paper goods, personal care, diapers, cleaning supplies, housewares items and much more. Agencies and churches participating in United Way's Gift in Kind program receive materials that strengthen their abilities to provide quality services and programs for a nominal access fee to the warehouse.

United Way 2-1-1 Helpline- 2-1-1 is a free telephone service that connects individuals in need to important community services in Northwest Arkansas. The 2-1-1 call center serves Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties. Depending on local resources, referral services include: Food banks, shelters, and rent/utility assistance, Health insurance programs, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, Employment support, Support services for children and the elderly

Volunteer opportunities: Potential volunteers can get involved by contacting us on our website or calling our office at 479-750-1221

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