If you are interested in donating items, please contact Megan at mkassmeier@freedomforyouth.org.


  • Individually wrapped snacks & candy
  • Duck Tape
  • Elmer's liquid glue
  • Adventure Bibles
  • Games
  • Flower pots (plastic or clay)
  • Flower seeds
  • Potting soil
  • Beach Balls
  • Squirt Guns
  • Hula Hoops
  • Pudding & Jell-O

Des Moines

  • 10 white tables (similar to this http://bit.ly/2zceJ48)
  • Sports Balls for prizes and use during free-time (basketballs, soccer balls, Footballs)
  • King Sized Candy bars
  • Gift cards to Oriental Trading: http://bit.ly/2A9r75k
  • Gift cards to Aldi’s
  • Outdoor game equipment
  • Board games
  • Glue sticks
  • Plastic pencil boxes
  • Three prong folders
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Personal Pencil sharpeners
  • Construction Paper
  • Children's Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Stamp Markers
  • Card Games
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Copy paper (White or colored)
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Applesauce cups
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit cups
  • Crackers and/or sandwich crackers (individual snack size packages)
  • Pretzels (individual snack size packages)
  • Chips (individual snack size packages)


  • Snack & meal items
  • White T-Shirts (30) & tie-dye kits
  • Donations for summer field trips: (ex: pool passes to Slater Pool, movie tickets)
  • Small prizes for K-12th grade students


  • 2 non-slip door mats for sides doors
  • Dust mop
  • Folding chairs
  • Ink cartridge for printer (HP LaserJet 36A CB436A)
  • Small toy prizes & gift cards
  • Snack items (apples, bananas, cheese sticks, celery, etc.)
  • Woodshop needs:
    • 1 jig saw
    • Router bits (both ½ shank & ¼ shank)
    • Pine lumber of 1x4, 1x6, 1x12 in any lengths
    • Fasteners (screws, finish nails, wood glue, etc.)


  • Mulch or untreated grass clippings (garden class)
  • Bottled water
  • Youth sized garden gloves, rakes, and hoes
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, cups, plates, silverware)
  • Construction paper and craft supplies
  • Gift cards (Dollar General, grocery stores, etc.)
  • Snacks
  • Basketballs, soccer balls, kickballs, chalk, jump rope, bubbles
  • Donations for summer field trips (ex: Adventureland)


  • Monday & Tuesday meals: See open dates -- www.takethemameal.com/XADY3155
  • Snacks: granola bars, applesauce, crackers, fresh fruit, pudding, etc.
  • Paper products: cups plates, bowls, paper towels
  • Craft/summer supplies: giant sponges, water balloons, construction paper, acrylic and glass paint
  • Cleaning supplies: trash bags, dish soap, disinfecting wipes


  • Craft supplies
    • Glue
    • Construction paper
    • Ribbon
    • Buttons
  • Summer Garden Class supplies
    • Seeds
    • Plants
    • Pots
    • Soil
    • Gardening tools
  • Cleaning supplies
    • Disinfecting wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
  • Paper products
    • Paper towels
    • Toilet paper
    • Napkins
  • Individually wrapped snacks


  • Fresh fruit or dairy products
  • Snacks in bulk
  • Gift cards to Ben Franklin
  • Gift cards to Fareway/Hy-Vee

Ready To Get Involved

“Jesus tells us ‘…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’. ?There is No better way to apply what I say I believe than to get plugged in at Freedom For Youth. ?The rewards are immense.” - Cary, Volunteer