2022 Fall & Winter List of Program Needs

Catholic Charities has Opportunities for Everyone

If you or your organization are looking for a way to help others in the community, Catholic Charities has put together a list with many ways you can make a difference. From small donations to full-time volunteers, there is something everyone can do on this list!

  • To find out more about volunteering, donation needs, and collection drives, contact Emily Klisares at eklisares@catholiccharitiesdm.org or 515-237-5027
  • Learn more about volunteering HERE
  • To Contribute:
    • Click HERE to make a contribution online.
    • Contact Mary Acevedo macevedo@catholiccharitiesdm.org or 515-237-5064.
    • Mail checks to Catholic Charities, 601 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309.

Domestic Violence Shelter (Council Bluffs)

Contact: Sapana Sharma 712-256-2059 or ssharma@catholiccharitiesdm.org

Donations Needed:

  • Adult Coloring Books
    Colored Pencils
    Trash bags- 13 gallon
    Black leggings- all sizes(plus as well)
    T-shirts- all sizes(plus as well)
    Nonperishable food items- noodles, pasta sauce, etc.
    Diapers- only sizes 1,2,4,5,6
  • Pajama Sets (various sizes)
  • Sweat sets (various sizes)

Food Pantry

Contact: Tom Leto 515-262-7290 or tleto@catholiccharitiesdm.org

Donations Needed:

  • Toilet paper
  • Bars of soap
  • Tooth paste
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Other personal care and toiletry items
  • Deodorant
  • Paper plates
  • Blankets
  • Socks
  • Hats (adult & kid sizes)
  • Gloves (adult & kid sizes)
  • Coats (adult & kid sizes)

Emergency Family Shelter

Contact: Randy Jansen 515-282-1235 or rjansen@catholiccharitiesdm.org

Donations Needed:

  • Meal Providers (contact eklisares@catholiccharitiesdm.org for list of open dates and details)
  • Bus passes
  • Protein Snacks
  • Non scented laundry powder
  • Dishwasher pods
  • Dishwasher drying agent
  • 13 gallon scented garbage bags
  • 3-4 gallon trash can liners
  • Twin XL flannel sheets
  • Twin XL mattress pads
  • Pillows
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Hand soap refill bottles
  • Baby wipes
  • Men and women’s razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Conditioner
  • Tin foil
  • Coffee creamer
  • Dryer sheets

Refugee Services

To Donate Items:  donations@catholiccharitiesdm.org

To Volunteer:  volunteer@catholiccharitiesdm.org

Donations Needed:

  • Twin comforters
  • Rice Cookers (new)
  • Pressure cookers (new)
  • Lamps (new)
  • Baking dishes
  • Napkins
  • Fragrance-free laundry powder
  • Bus tokens
  • Light bulbs (40-60 watt)
  • 13 gallon garbage bags
  • 3-4 gallon garbage bags
  • Pots and pans
  • Shower curtains and rods
  • Knife sets
  • Mops
  • Vacuum cleaners (new)
  • Can openers
  • Check out our Amazon Wishlist! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/ZRPZNXBAL3MV/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl
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