How to Give

How are gifts made to Northwest Arkansas Head Start and Early Head Start?

Goods, volunteer services, or funds are given by individuals, families, corporations and foundations interested in providing support to Head Start and Early Head Start. These gifts help us to comply with the required 20% community funds match and also make up the income needed to run and further develop our high quality program. Donors are assured that their gifts will always be managed and administered in accordance with their wishes, and for the overall well-being of the organization.

A donor may make a gift of any size and may specify how their gift is to be used, or limit their gift to specific programs or centers. Gifts may be in many forms including goods, services, cash, payroll deductions, stock transfers, bonds, bequests, annuities, and in-kind.

Since we are a 501 C 3 your donations may be eligilble as a charitable contribution for your deduction on your income taxes. Please consult with your tax advisor.

Learn how you can support Head Start and Early Head Start by contacting Kaleigh Rigdon, Program Design Specialist (479) 636-7317 or by email

Center Sponsorship

We are currently in the development stage of creating a new center sponsorship program. If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring one of our centers, please contact Jason Smith at 479-636-7317 or

NWA Head Start Wish List

The following is a wish list created by our office and updated as needs come up.  Next time you have a donation of any kind, do not hesitate to give our office a call.  You can contact Kaleigh Rigdon at (479) 636-7317 or email to make arrangements.  Do not forget to add us to your favorites and check back for updates.                          


  Classroom and Office Needs 


  • Pressure Washer
  • Copy Paper (white/colored)
  • Cardstock
  • Automobile (Van or Truck for delivering items to centers)
  • Post It Notes
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Paper Plates
  • Disposable Cutlery
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Bleach
  • Latex Gloves
  • Lamination supplies/contact paper
  • Children’s Books
  • Children’s CD’s
  • Wal-Mart/Sam's Gift Cards
  • Computers (call for minimum requirements)

If you will provide any of the following listed items, please deliver to our Central Office or call Kaleigh Rigdon at (479) 636-7317 to arrange pickup of the item. We will issue you an "in-kind" receipt stating the nature and value of your item for your tax records. Please contact us if you have an item not on our list which you believe we can use in our program.


Individual Center needs

Rogers Arkansas Street

·         Come read books to children

·         Share a cultural tradition or talent

·         Play games

·         Help clean the center twice a week

Rogers Hallie Martin

·         Share information about a different culture, music, book or game.

·         Help with Laundry at the center.

·         Playground aid and clean up.


·         Read books to children, share a special talent or a new cultural tradition


·         Play games with class or small group

·         Read books to class or small group

·         Share your talent or cultural traditions


·         Visit and share your culture and/or traditions with the classroom.

·         Help our teachers with playing games or experiencing new adventures in reading.

Green Forest

·         Help teachers with cleaning classroom.

·         Share a cultural tradition or special talent you have.

·         Come and play a special game or read a book to the class.

Pea Ridge

·         Share your heritage and cultural traditions with the classroom.

·         Help teachers clean the classroom.

·         Read your favorite book to the class and lead a discussion about it.