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

Des Moines

  • 5th grade workbooks (reading)
  • Bike locks, helmets,10' 20' 24'  tire inner tubes, 10' 20' 24' wheel liners, mechanic bike stands, and tire patches
  • Craft materials (stickers, pipe cleaners, construction paper, canvas, acrylic paint, crayola washable markers, etc.)
  • Prizes (soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, nerf toys, athletic wear/shoes, loom bracelets, nail polish, hair accessories, video games, etc.)
  • Musical instruments (cajon, guitars, keyboard) 
  • Soccer balls, basketballs
  • $5-$10 gift cards (HyVee, haircuts, Aldi, Walmart, Learning Post, etc.)
  • Ice machine
  • Chalk, bubbles
  • Large totes with lids
  • Guitar stands and/or cases
  • First aid kits
  • Hand/dish soap
  • Windex, multipurpose cleaner, cleaning gloves
  • Board games (UNO, Don't Break the Ice, Headbandz, Jenga, Guess Who, Twister, Ticket to Ride, Candy Land, large floor puzzles, Sushi Go)
  • Pens, dry erase markers, folders
  • Astrobright 20#, White 20# paper, cardstock
  • 8-10 oz cups, paper bowls
  • Tall kitchen garbage bags, 50 gallon trash bag liners
  • Aluminum foil
  • Gallon and quart size Ziploc bags
  • Plastic display holders for business cards and brochures
  • Plain nametag lanyards and horizontal ID badge holders
  • Employee Time Clock 
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • White boards


  • Children's books and chapter books
  • New or gently used board games
  • Craft materials (crayons, markers, glue, scissors, construction paper)
  • Soccer balls, kickballs, frisbees, jump ropes, hula hoops
  • 2-3 folding tables
  • Bibles (childrens and NIV)
  • Dry erase markers
  • Notebooks
  • 1/2" binders
  • Cups, bowls, paper plates, utenstils, paper towels, napkins
  • Tall kitchen garbage can and bags
  • First aid kits and/or supplies
  • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Garden and/or work gloves


  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, cups, plates, silverware)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Printer paper
  • Prizes (ages Kindergarten through high school)
  • Construction paper and craft supplies
  • Trash bags
  • Water cooler, water jugs
  • Dollar General gift cards
  • Snacks (perishable and non-perishable)
  • Basketballs, soccer balls, kickballs, chalk, jump rope, bubbles
  • Garden gloves, tools, untreated grass clippings
  • Cavas paper, paint brushes, drawing pencils
  • Cork bulletin boards


  • Snacks
  • Popsicles 


  • Snacks
  • Popsicles


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My life was bad, I had no hope...Since coming to Safe Haven at Freedom for Youth, I've finished high school, I found Christ, I'm now a child of God, and I've now got a job and hope to go to college. I found love, acceptance, and a family that I've never had before.