Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter! Thousands voted to help their favorite nonprofit win $3,000 from 3W Magazine, and Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter topped the votes. 3W Magazine presented a $3,000 check to the nonprofit’s representatives during the magazine’s 10-year anniversary party on Feb. 2 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter provides 24-hour emergency residential care to children who are victims of family violence, neglect and physical and sexual abuse, www.nwacs.org.
“Thank you to the Northwest Arkansas community for voting us as your favorite nonprofit in Northwest Arkansas! We are marking our 25th year, and we are so grateful for the many community friends and partners who have stood with us to help the children in our care. Together, we have helped more than 9,000 kids who have been abandoned, abused or neglected and have provided them with critical services and hope for a brighter future. From all of us at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, thank you,” said Maury Peterson, executive director of the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter. “Also, congratulations Kasie and Leslie and the team at 3W on your 10-year anniversary! We are thankful for the wonderful partnership over the years and for this awesome donation!”
On Monday, the nonprofit announced Sara Evans as the musical entertainer for Starlight Gala on March 3 at John Q. Hammons Center. Evans has had five No. 1 Country singles, including “Suds in the Bucket” and “Born to Fly,” and earned the Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist award. For more details on the Starlight Gala, visit www.nwacs.org/gala/.