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


  • Individually wrapped snacks
  • Projector with computer hook-ups
  • White canvases for painting
  • Painting supplies (paint & brushes)
  • Printer & ink
  • Chapter books
  • Gift cards
  • Cart that folds up for carrying boxes (like this: http://amzn.to/2ilLa61)

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)


  • White board markers
  • Magnets
  • Printer ink (Brother Printer TN-310 ink)
  • Meal & snack items
  • Small prizes for K-12th grade students
  • Pancake mix & syrup
  • Teen Bibles
  • Gift cards


  • Heavy duty shelving
  • File cabinets
  • Non-slip doormats
  • Children's books and chapter books
  • Can opener
  • Math flashcards
  • Small toys
  • Gift cards
  • Dry mops
  • Dust pan
  • 2 trash cans
  • Kleenex
  • Dish soap
  • Craft materials (crayons, markers, glue, scissors, construction paper)
  • Soccer balls, kickballs, frisbees, jump ropes, hula hoops
  • Bibles (childrens and NIV)
  • Cups, bowls, paper plates, utenstils, paper towels, napkins
  • Tall kitchen garbage can and bags
  • First aid kits and/or supplies
  • Heavy duty trash bags


  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, cups, plates, silverware)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Electric pencil sharpener
  • Printer paper
  • Prizes (ages Kindergarten through high school)
  • Construction paper and craft supplies
  • Trash bags
  • Gift cards (Dollar General, grocery stores, etc.)
  • Snacks (perishable and non-perishable)
  • Basketballs, soccer balls, kickballs, chalk, jump rope, bubbles
  • Pizza box coupons


  • 8-gallon trashcan
  • Espon 126/127 printer ink
  • Frist-aid supplies
  • Sponges
  • Dish rack or mat
  • DVD player and cords to connect to TV
  • Cleaning supplies 
  • Hotplate
  • 10 canvases
  • Acrylic paint and paint brushes
  • Games (Jenga, Clue, Apples to Apples, Headbands)


  • Snacks
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper products
  • Small prizes
  • Gift cards
  • Books
  • Craft supplies


  • Spaghetti sauce & noodles
  • Fresh fruit
  • Gallons of skim milk
  • #2 pencils
  • Frozen hashbrowns, potatoes
  • AA batteries
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Ice melt, snow shovels
  • Dish washer soap
  • Hand soap
  • Hand sanitizer

Ready To Get Involved

I love to work with people who believe that the best way to effect change is to just jump in and do it. Our kids come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, much of which is incredibly unkind. To involve yourself in the life of another and to witness the change God makes as a result of simply caring for these "little ones" is truly life changing. Paul tells us that we, as God's workmanship, were created for good works and as a Freedom volunteer, we just jump in and do it. God receives the glory, the kids find love and respect, and we get to be a part of the thing -- it doesn't get any better than that.