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In-Kind Donations

YWRC participants continue to rely on in-kind donations from the community to access basic supplies. Requests for in-kind donations are currently being limited to critical items necessary to clients and their families during this period of social/physical distancing.

Ready to help? Contact Cindy via email to arrange item drop off. You may also ship critical need items directly to our office via our Target Registry.

Current Critical Need Items: 

  • Winter coats – toddler sizes 2T, 4T, 5T
  • Winter/snow boots – toddler sizes 5 – 12 and adult sizes 6 – 10
  • Size 5 or 6 Diapers and Pull-Ups
  • Sanitizing Supplies: disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer
  • Menstrual Pads: medium, heavy, and overnight
  • Grocery or Gas gift cards
  • Full-Size Shampoo and Conditioner; especially for curly, kinky, coiled hair
  • Unscented Baby Wipes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Lip Balm
  • Dish and Hand Soap
  • Fabric pleated or Olson design with filter pocket masks


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

Ready to help? Contact Cindy via email to arrange item drop off.

*We DO NOT accept car seats, clothing (other than coat and boot request above) or travel-size personal care items.