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In-Kind Donations

YWRC participants continue to rely on in-kind donations from our generous community to access basic supplies. 

In-kind donations are accepted via no-contact drop-off in the YWRC entryway Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Please note: We DO NOT accept car seats, clothing, rice cereal, or travel-size personal care items.

Current Needed Items: (* denotes high need)

  • *Winter coats: size 18 months – child 7
  • *Winter boots: child sizes 4 – 13.5
  • *Unscented baby wipes
  • *Full-size deodorant
  • Full-size shampoo and conditioner for curly, kinky, coiled hair
  • Full-size body wash
  • Full-size toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Lip balm/chapstick
  • Menstrual pads and discs 
  • Diapers, sizes 5, 6, 7, and pull-ups
  • New teethers
  • Cleaning supplies: cleaning sprays, laundry detergent, disinfectants, dish soap, disinfecting wipes  

Please note: We DO NOT accept car seats, clothing, rice cereal, or travel-size personal care items.

Ready to help? Drop off items in our building’s entryway Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Fridays 8:30 a.m. – noon. You may also ship critical need items directly to our office via our Target Registry.

Mailing address: 818 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 

Ready to help? Contact us via email.