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The Food Pantry serves over two hundred families each month. Our goal is to provide each family with enough basic food for one week. What we give them depends largely upon what we have been given by our generous donors.  Since our beginning in 2005, we have never had to turn anyone away for not having enough food.  And for that, we are extremely grateful.

We provide a variety of good food covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our pantry is equipped with refrigeration and freezer space.  This allows us to offer fresh and frozen options, like meat, eggs, and dairy. We also offer the often-forgotten-about needs of personal hygiene, household, and baby care items.

The lists below provide an overview of year-round needs.  For more opportunities to donate, see Seasonal Drives and Food Drives.

Monetary Donations

Your monetary support helps ensure continued client access to all services. Waukee Area Christian Services partners with Give Lively to safely and efficiently handle all online monetary donations. You have the option to make a one-time donation or recurring donations.

Waukee Area Christian Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  ID#20-3107170. All donations are tax-deductible.

Check Donations:

Waukee Area Christian Services
1155 SE Boone Drive
Waukee, IA 50263

Host Your Own Fundraiser

Waukee Area Christian Services can only reach so many people on our own. But with your help, we can increase the number of our supporters infinitely.

Raise awareness and funds for WACS among your family, friends and colleagues by starting a peer-to-peer fundraiser. Just click on the “I Want To Fundraise” button to begin.

By using our website to create your landing page for donors, the funds go directly to us instantly.

You can even customize your fundraiser with images you like or use it as an opportunity to advertise your business, explain your mission and set your fundraising goal. Press the “copy link’ button or “share this page’ to post it on your social media or email.

Spread the word and you can help us reach more people than ever before! 

Food Donations

The Food Pantry serves over two hundred families each month. Our goal is to provide each family with enough basic food for one week. What we give them depends largely upon what we have been given by our generous donors. Since our beginning in 2005, we have never had to turn anyone away for not having enough food.

We provide a variety of good foods covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our pantry is equipped refrigerator and freezer space. This allows us to offer fresh and frozen options, like meat, eggs and dairy products. We also offer the often-forgotten-about needs of personal hygiene, household and baby care items.

Donation Drop-Off

Food donations can be dropped off at Waukee Area Christian Services during hours of operation below.

  • Monday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Please bring it to our attention if you have included perishable items.

Satellite Drop-Off Sites

We also offer satellite locations for your convince. We pick up donations from the following locations on a weekly basis:

  • Fareway Waukee (Bin located by the exit doors)
  • Hy-Vee Waukee (Customer service)
  • Partner Churches

Most Wanted Donations

  • Flour/Sugar/Oil
  • Condiments
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Canned Peaches
  • Toilet Paper

(Updated May 2022)

Making food donations is now easier than ever. Click on the Amazon Grocery button below to view our current needs. Add items of your choosing to your cart and check out. Donations are anonymous, unless you mark your order as a gift and put your name in the notes section.

Food Donation Best Practices:

Check dates on all food packaging prior to donating. Discard any items if the “use by” date has passed.

Check dented cans to ensure the seal is unbroken. If the lid pops or gives a bit when pushed, please discard. If the lid doesn’t, we’ll still accept the item.

Check food item packaging to verify they are not in soiled containers, boxes or rusted cans.

Infant Donations

One of the greatest expenses parents will encounter is providing nourishment and diapers to their children. At Waukee Area Christian services, we bridge that gap by providing our clients with items of greatest need. 

NOTE: We accept clean, open packages of unused diapers. 

Most Wanted Donations:

  • Diapers (Newborn Size 6)
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Food
  • Baby Wipes
  • Toddler Food
  • Baby Shampoo

Clothing Donations

Our vision is to empower children with clothes that promote self-esteem in our schools and to remove any obstacles to learning created by lack of proper clothing. Stepping into our Clothing Closet, Clients are enveloped with clean, new and like-new clothing arranged by size and neatly displayed on racks and shelving. Clients shopping this space are always delighted to find clothes they are proud to have their children wear.

Donation Drop-Off

Because of limited space at Waukee Area Christian Services, we are directing all donations to our offsite location at Burn Boot Camp in Waukee.

    Burn Boot Camp Logo

    Burn Boot Camp
    650 Ashworth Drive, Waukee, IA
    (Please use the side door)

    • Monday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

      Most Wanted Donations:

      • Boys Underwear (Size: 10-12)
      • Boys Shorts (Sizes: 4–16)
      • Boys Sweatshirts (All sizes)
      • Girls Dresses (Sizes 4–16)
      • Girls Leggings (All sizes)

      (Updated May 2022)

      Health Clinic Donations

      From time to supplies to dollars, your donations help us to provide important medical care to our community’s medically uninsured and under-insured.  High quality care is provided at no cost to our patients. Our free health clinic depends on individual donations to ensure ongoing services to people lacking access to affordable health care.

      Most Wanted Donations:

      • Allergy Medication
      • Over-the-Counter Medication
      • Pharmacy Gift Cards (Help cover prescription costs)

      Birthday Party Bag Donations

      When budgets are tight, funds are often not available to celebrate a child’s birthday. Birthday Party Bags bring joy and allow for a fun celebration.

      This is a perfect serving project for youth groups, families and small groups.

      Things to consider when filling a Birthday Party Bag:

      • Birthday Party Bags are for kids ages 212
      • Medium size gift bags work best for assembly and ease of distribution –                         10 inches wide x 12 inches tall x 4.5 inches deep
      • Young kids love theme-oriented birthday parties (superheroes, princess, etc.)
      • Gender-neutral, generic bags are great for the older kids
      • Feel free to be as simple or as generous as you like

       

      Please include an identification tag on each Birthday Bag you put together. Click the button below for printable tags.

      Birthday Party Bag Content Recommendations:

      • Boxed Birthday Cake Mix
      • Frosting
      • Disposable Aluminum Cake Pan
      • Cake Decorations
      • Birthday Candles
      • Cake Plates, Napkins and Silverware
      • Party Table Cloth
      • Party Hats
      • Streamers
      • Birthday Sign or Banner

      Additional Ways to Donate

      Donations of all kinds are needed to operate Waukee Area Christian Services. We’re always looking for special skills to help further our mission in the community. 

      Professional Services:

      • Vehicle cleaning and maintenance
      • General handyman services
      • Concrete floor finishing
      • IT Support for Office 365

      Other Goods and Services:

      • Ad space in promotional and marketing outlets
      • Auction items for our annual fundraiser gala
      • Boxes for seasonal programs
      • Event-related donations
      • Office supplies – ink, paper, etc.

      Connect with us if you’re considering donating goods, services or something that is not listed.

      MAKING A DIFFERENCE

      INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND PARTNER CHURCHES DONATED A TOTAL OF 109,326 POUNDS OF GOODS IN 2020.

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      Invitation to 2022 Gala. Text reads: You are invited to Creating Connections Gala Fundraiser. Friday April 29. Westview Church, 1155 SE Boone Drive, Waukee, IA. 5:00 PM SOcial, Food & Entertainment. 5:30 PM Program & WACS Open House. RSVP by April 25. $25 per person.

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