We’ve put together a list of organizations in Iowa that donate school supplies, backpacks, and other services to help kids succeed in the new school year!

 

Des Moines

CROSS Ministries

The first 1,500 kids will receive a new backpack filled with grade-appropriate school supplies.

Please bring IDs for all members of the household (i.e. Social Security cards, medical cards, school IDs, or birth certificates). Grades K – 12.

 

Monday, Aug. 6

3 – 8 p.m.

Cottage Grove Presbyterian Mission Center

1050 24th St. | Des Moines, Iowa
515-279-8877

 

Impact Community Action Partnership

Date and distribution location have not yet been determined. Please call 515-961-2543 or visit impactcap.org for more information.

This community action agency provides school supplies and other services for youth in grades K – 12 in Warren County.

 

Contact:

515-961-2543
jcrane@rracap.org

 

West Des Moines Human Services

Appointments are required to receive supplies. Please call 515-222-3660 for more information. Learn more.

 

Registration: Beginning July 9
Distributions: Aug. 14 – 16

 

YMCA

First come, first served. Grades K – 12. Learn more.

 

Sunday, Aug. 19

2 – 5 p.m.

YMCA

1611 11th St. | Des Moines, Iowa
515-428-0886

 

 

Iowa City

LIFEchurch

Free school supplies, backpacks, shoes, haircuts, and more! Grades K-12.

 

Saturday, Aug. 18

1 – 4 p.m.

LIFEchurch

2205 2nd St. | Coralville, Iowa
319-435-8090

 

Learn more

Connect with ARJ to learn about additional resources in Iowa!

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