Nonprofits share wish lists

Posted: November 9, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Courtesy photo Just named president, Stoopak (Jim Brennan) announces his rules for the residents of the Schwabacker Home for the Aged as actors Tom Karounos, Terry Vaughan and Kris Isham look on during the current production of Every Day a Visitor at Arkansas Public Theatre.

Northwest Arkansas is blessed with a large number of nonprofit agencies that, together, meet just about every need. These organizations are supported by the generosity of the community.

In the coming weeks -- in keeping with a holiday tradition -- the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will share "wish lists" of local charitable agencies.

Northwest Arkansas is a great community in many ways. One of them is that because of the number of well-run, well-targeted nonprofits, the regions' residents do a phenomenal job of "taking care of our own."

Northwest Arkansas Audio Theater

What: Performance of "old-school radio" type shows for the public.

Upcoming fundraisers: "When Worlds Collide," Dec. 8-9

Website: nwaaudiotheater.blogspot.com

Contact: (479) 466-3368, nwaaudiotheater@gmail.com

Wish list: Microphone pop filters and a small monitor.

Museum of Native American History

What: The mission of the museum is to acquire, preserve and study Native American artifacts and to educate new generations about the lives of the first people of the Americas.

Upcoming fundraisers: Native American Cultural Symposium, June 15-17

Where: 202 S.W. O St. in Bentonville

Website: monah.us

Contact: (479) 273-2456, monah202@gmail.com

Wish list: The museum needs an increase in visitor numbers, to rise from being a hidden treasure and have the community make it a destination for inspiring events and exhibits for all ages.

Arkansas Public Theatre

What: APT provides live theater experiences for audiences, performers and students, enhancing the Rogers Historic District and creating a regional destination by producing classic, cutting edge and fresh-from-Broadway productions in the historic Victory Theater.

Upcoming fundraisers: APT Season 33 Preview Party, March 2

Where: 116 S. Second St. in Rogers

Website: arkansaspublictheatre.org

Contact: (479) 631-8988

Wish list: Printer paper, office printer, office scanner, storage containers, screws for set building, microphone tape, iPad for concessions, mini fridge, vacuum, first-aid supplies, cleaning supplies, bottled water, wig caps, hair styling supplies and AA batteries.

M&N Augustine Foundation

What: The foundation is a nonbureaucratic, client-centered, results-oriented organization whose primary focus is assisting individuals and families who have experienced catastrophic events -- such as illness or accidents -- that require financial resources beyond their ability.

Upcoming fundraisers: 25th annual International Festival, Saturday

Where: 501 E. 15th St. in Fayetteville

Website: mnaugustinefoundation.org

Contact: mnfoundation@yahoo.com

Wish list: Toys; children's clothes, specifically coats, pants, gloves and hats; monitary donations to provide Christmas meals.

Northwest Arkansas CASA

What: NWA CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provides volunteer representation for abused and neglected children in the court systems.

Upcoming fundraisers: "Light of Hope," today

Where: 3825 Cawood Lane in Springdale

Website: nwacasa.org

Contact: (479) 725-2213, colleen@nwacasa.org

Wish list: Diapers (all sizes) and wipes, new sports equipment, board games, sturdy duffle bags, gift cards, unrestricted donations and volunteers.

Saving Grace NWA

What: Saving Grace offers safe housing while providing supportive relationships, life skills training and educational opportunities to girls aging out of foster care or facing homelessness. The program offers life changing opportunities and support to break the cycle of poverty.

Upcoming fundraisers: Butterflies & Blooms Luncheon, April 19

Where: 1229 W. Poplar St. in Rogers

Website: savinggracenwa.org

Contact (479) 636-1133, info@savinggrace.org

Wish list: Monitary donations, sponsors for girls for Christmas or volunteer time.

NAN Our Town on 11/09/2017