In-kind donations:

Call or email the Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa at 515-697-7968 or for more information on needed items or to schedule a drop off time for your donation. 

Current Needs: 

  • Umbrellas 
  • Adult gloves, hats, scarves 
  • Ice scrapers 
  • Household cleaning supplies 
  • Personal care items


Monetary donations can be made online here or by mail at
The Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa
1111 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314

In-kind donations of goods and services are essential for any organization like Children & Families of Iowa. Donating materials or services go toward the goal of making this community better. There are many ways to give in-kind donations to Children & Families of Iowa.

CFI’s clients always have a need for bus tokens, cab coupons, luggage, backpacks, tote bags, school supplies, baby formula, diapers and wipes, full-size toiletry items (shampoo, soap, deodorant, tooth paste), new personal care items (toothbrushes, hair brushes, combs, feminine hygiene products, etc.), and new socks and underwear of all sizes.

Other Ideas

Organize an item drive

Invite your friends, family, co-workers, or customers to purchase items for clients served by one of CFI eligible programs which include Domestic Violence Shelter and Outreach, Child Development Center, Family Centered Services (FCS), and others. Drive examples include: personal care items, diapers and wipes, new twin size sheets and blankets, pillows and pillow cases, new women’s under garments (all sizes), Children’s socks/shoes and snow boots, non-perishable food, and paper products.


For other ways to give or to CFI or to explore different ideas contact us via email or 515-697-7968.