Monday the shelter picked up all the donations from Project Apple Tree at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. People dropped off everything from supplies to back to school clothes over the last month. Volunteers loaded everything up, to take back to the children at the shelter.
"They'll come in throughout the year and they generally come with very little and we'll give them the backpack, all the school supplies they need and then when they leave us to go on to a foster home or to return to a family member, they're ready to go to school," said Steve Schotta, executive director of the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter.
The Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter has cared for more than 7,400 abused or neglected kids over the past two decades.