2022 Spring 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, immediate needs, and collection drives, contact Emily Klisares at eklisares@catholiccharitiesdm.org or 515-237-5027
  • Learn more about volunteering HERE
  • To Donate Funds:
    • Click HERE to donate online.
    • Contact Debra Powers at dpowers@catholiccharitiesdm.org or 515-237-5064.
    • Mail checks to Catholic Charities, 601 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309.

Domestic Violence Shelter (Council Bluffs)

Donations Needed:

Adult Coloring Books
Colored Pencils
Trash bags- 13 gallon
Razors
Conditioner
Brushes
Bowls
Black leggings- all sizes(plus as well)
T-shirts- all sizes(plus as well)
Food items- noodles, pasta sauce, etc.
Diapers- only sizes 1,2,4,5,6

 

Volunteers Needed:

  • Weeding and mulching
  • Repairing the deck
  • Cleaning around the building

Food Pantry

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

Donations Needed:

  • toilet paper
  • soap
  • tooth paste
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • other personal care items

Volunteers Needed:

  • someone to water the garden in the morning Monday and Fridays
  • volunteer to go to Capital City Fruit (in Norwalk) Monday mornings and drop it off at the pantry

Emergency Family Shelter

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

Volunteers Needed:

  • Meals (several open spots this month)
  • Washing outdoor windows
  • Picking up sticks and leaves
  • Planting flowers out front
  • Organizing garage

Donations Needed:

  • 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

Refugee Services

Volunteers Needed:

  • Appointment/class driving
  • Donation sorting at warehouse
  • Help setting up apartments

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
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