Events

Des Moines
2019 Holiday Giving

Date

Nov 30 2019

Location

612 Locust

IHYC provides youth and families in need with gifts for the holidays thanks to your generous support. Each recipient is involved with a IHYC program and has been identified as a youth or family in need.

There are several ways that you can help brighten the holidays for our deserving youth and families:

 

2019 Holiday Giving – Adopt a Family, helps youth in participating IHYC programs

Click on the link, find a family or famil(ies) to adopt, sign-up, purchase gifts, bring gifts on following dates to IHYC (612 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA) with tag attached to gift, each description will state whether the gifts should be wrapped or not. Gifts for this opportunity must be delivered by December 13th to ensure they are here before the holiday parties.

Click to View the Adopt-a-Family List

2019 Holiday Giving – Trees, helps IHYC programs

Tags will be on the trees until December 10th

Grab a tag from a tree at one of the participating locations, purchase what is listed on the tag, return tag and gift unwrapped to the same location, if unable to get to same location again, return to IHYC (612 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA) by December 10th to ensure they are here before the holiday parties.

Schools, churches and organizations are encouraged to host a Giving Tree for Iowa Homeless Youth Centers. Please contact Development Coordinator, Blake Willadsen, at bwilladsen@yss.org or 515-883-2379 to reserve your IHYC Giving Tree.

As a giving tree location, you will receive paper ornaments with gift items listed on them. These ornaments will be hung on the holiday giving tree for individuals to take and to purchase and/or donate the item listed on the ornament.

 

Donate a Holiday Box and Backpack/strong>

This is a gift for our Outreach Youth. This opportunity costs approximately $75. These gifts help cover their immediate needs, as well as provide them with some fun personal items. Upon signing-up to donate a holiday box & backpack, you will receive an email with more information within 1-2 business days. Gifts for this opportunity must be delivered by December 10th to ensure they are here before the holiday parties.

This donation must include:

  • (1) Backpack
  • (1) Full Sized Shampoo
  • (1) Full Sized Conditioner
  • (1) Full Sized Body Wash
  • (1) Pair of Earbuds
  • (2) Snacks (Beef Jerky/Chips/Etc.)
  • (1) Full Sized Gatorade
  • (1) Winter Stocking Cap
  • (1) Pair of Winter Gloves or Mittens; scarf
  • (1) $20 gift card to HyVee, Walmart or Walgreens
  • (1) Personal Item (Make-up Kit, Perfume, Wallet, Shave Kit, Bath Set, etc.)
  • (1) Household Item (Board game, Blanket, Movies, etc.)
  • (1) Self-Care Item (Coloring Book, Journal, Fidget items, etc.)

Thank you for helping us provide youth and families with a wonderful holiday season!

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