Get Involved

We’d love to have you as part of our community. Check out the various ways to get involved below and help us work toward our vision of a better world for all.


Your support, whether one-time or regular, provides security, stability, and comfort to those in greatest need.


Your skills, passions, and availability can fit in at Canopy. We are excited for you to join us in our mission.

Join Us

Connect with our community at exciting events in your area. We’d love to see you at our next in-person or virtual event.

Other Ways to Give

A Circle of Welcome team is a group of 6-8 volunteers that commit to walking alongside a new family for their first 6 months in the United States.

You can form a team or request to be placed on a team. As a team, you will work alongside Canopy staff to furnish a new household, provide a hot meal, and serve as a new family’s first friends. Learn more about what Circle of Welcome here.

As a Circle of Welcome team, you will commit to working alongside a new arrival through the following:

Canopy will provide extensive training on how to become a Circle of Welcome to our new neighbors.

As a team, you will commit to working alongside a new arrival through the following steps:

  • Airport Pick Up: At least 1 person from your team goes to the airport to welcome the new family.
  • Move-in: Team commits to help gather furniture and move it to the new home and furnish the home as needed.
  • Groceries: Team commits to providing a hot meal upon arrival and at least 3 days of groceries.
  • Fundraising: Team commits to raising $1,200 to go towards resettlement costs.
  • Other Ways You Will Help: Help with transportation, communication, cultural orientation, and friendship for 6 months!

Our refugee families arrive in Arkansas with very little, and your support can make a significant difference in helping them rebuild their lives here in NWA.

Consider putting together a Canopy Welcome Kit by purchasing items from the Welcome Kits Lists.

Items for Welcome Kits must be new.

Place the items in a plastic tub, label the top with the category, and include a hand-written, unsealed note welcoming the family. Your generosity will be a wonderful contribution in welcoming refugees to NWA. Thank you for making a difference!

Welcome Kits can be dropped off at our office at 1142 N Futrall Drive in Fayetteville. We receive donations on Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are planning to drop off more than one welcome kit, please contact John Wilson.

What furniture does Canopy take?

  • Bed frames, twin and full
  • Box springs, twin and full
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen/dining tables and chairs
  • Nightstands and side tables
  • Coffee tables
  • Couches (please, no sleepers or recliners)

Regretfully, Canopy cannot accept:

  • Mattresses
  • Broken, torn, or badly damaged items
  • Items with strong odors
  • Sleeper or recliner sofas or chairs

We deeply value the support from community groups hosting Welcome Kit drives! If your workplace, school, neighborhood, civic, faith, or friend group is interested in contributing, please contact John Wilson or call us at 479-717-7358. Your collective effort makes a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve.