Holiday Giving

Share hope and joy this holiday season!

Adopt-a-Family

The 2022 Adopt-a-Family program is officially closed! Thank you to all the donors who sponsored a youth/family in need.

Note: If you adopted an individual from Mason City, you can still drop off your gifts from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at YSS Francis Lauer (50 N. Eisenhower Ave.) through Friday, Dec. 16. 

 

Giving Trees

Stop by local businesses now through Jan. 1 to purchase essentials for YSS programs.

  • Take a tag from a giving tree.
  • Purchase the requested item.
  • Return the item (unwrapped, with the tag attached) to the giving tree by Jan. 1.

Giving Tree Locations:

AMES
  • Ames Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
  • Ames Fitness Center
  • Ames Elks Lodge
  • Athletic Club of Ames
  • Campustown
  • English Bulldog Cigar Lounge
  • Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Greater Iowa Credit Union (Lincoln Way, Somerset, Southgate)
  • Green Hills
  • ISU Athletics
  • Lockwood Cafe
  • Life Distilled
  • Members 1st Community Credit Union
  • North Grand Mall
  • RES Properties
  • Sweet Caroline’s
  • Inspire Nutrition
  • Re/MAX
  • St. John’s by the Campus
ANKENY
  • First National Bank
  • Greater Iowa Credit Union
BOONE
  • Bfit Nutrition
  • Cedar House Hair Design
  • Dale Thompson, D.C.
  • Duncan’s Heating & Plumbing
  • Flynn Real Estate
  • Members 1st Community Credit Union
  • US Bank
CLEAR LAKE
  • Snyder Construction
DENISON
  • Greater Iowa Credit Union
DES MOINES
  • Greater Iowa Credit Union (East Des Moines, Westown)
  • Merle Hay Mall
GARNER
  • Veteran’s Memorial Recreation Center
HUXLEY
  • Edward Jones
INDIANOLA
  • Greater Iowa Credit Union
OGDEN
  • Allie’s Hair Care
MASON CITY
  • Fleet Farm
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
STORY CITY
  • First Interstate Bank
WAUKEE
  • Greater Iowa Credit Union

 

Donate Supplies

Help provide basic essentials for the next year! See a list of needed items to donate to YSS Francis Lauer in Mason City or Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (IHYC) in Des Moines.

 

Provide a Holiday Meal

Donate a holiday feast for youth staying at IHYC. Or, prepare an at-home meal kit for our young families to make in their own kitchens. Sign up online here.

 

Give to YSS

Donate to YSS to support all our programs that provide hope and opportunity to youth. Give now.