We appreciate and depend on donations to run our programs. Following are some of the ways you can help support West Des Moines Human Services...


On-going Needs:

  • Personal care items (shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc)   
  • Clothing and Shoes (new or gently-used - for all ages)   
  • Small Household Items (lamps, sheets, blankets, kitchen items, pots and pans, etc.)        
  • Grocery food cards

View Detailed Needs List
View List of Items Not Accepted

Need of the Month:
We welcome your donations at any time. We have also set up an annual "need of the month" schedule to encourage donations:
January:      Toothpaste, Toothbrushes & Floss
February:     Diapers & Wipes
March:          Shampoo & Conditioner
April:             Laundry Detergent
May:              Soap
June:             Paper products (toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels)
July:              Deodorant
August:         School Supplies
September:   Toilet Paper
October:        Winter Apparel (coats, boots, hats, mittens, scarves, etc.)
November:    Grocery food cards
December:     New, unwrapped toys & teen gifts

Donations may be dropped off at West Des Moines Human Services located at 139 6th Street between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday, or between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month through November. 

Collection Drives & Fundraisers:
If you are interested in holding a drive to collect items we are in need of, or a fundraiser to benefit our programs, please contact us for more information on partnering with West Des Moines Human Services.  Click here for some collection drive ideas

Monetary Donations:
Monetary gifts are greatly appreciated and can help us purchase needed items at a discount. Donations can be made online by clicking "Donate Now", or you may mail or drop off a check to the address below. Please make checks payable to West Des Moines Human Services.

West Des Moines Human Services
139 6th Street
P.O. Box 65320
West Des Moines, IA 50265-0320

Thank you for your support!  Please contact us with any questions at 515-222-3663.

 

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