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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I volunteer at Freedom because I want every child to have the opportunity to hear about Jesus. I also want them to know there are adults that care about them and want to see them succeed. It is so rewarding to see them excited about being there and excited to learn!