SEASONAL DRIVES

Throughout the year, Waukee Area Christian Services hosts a series of seasonal programs to help support our clients. These programs include Easter baskets, school supplies, food for holiday meals, Christmas gifts and birthday bags. Each seasonal drive serves 200+ people or families. 

A checklist of suggested donations is available for each drive. Print it off and take it with you on your next trip to the store.

Volunteers are also needed for seasonal programs. Consider sharing your time.

Check Donations:

Waukee Area Christian Services
Attn: Seasonal Program (Example: Thanksgiving)
1155 SE Boone Drive
Waukee, IA 50263 

Make checks out to Waukee Area Christian Services

APRIL

Easter Baskets of Love

Baskets of Love is an opportunity to bring smiles to the children in our community during the Easter season. Each basket contains Easter goodies along with new socks and underwear!

Waukee Area Christian Services has provided over 1,100 “Baskets of Love” since 2008. Please consider helping us continue to reach out to children in need by donating items to help fill the baskets. Donations can be dropped off at WACS or any satellite drop-off site.

Donation Deadline:

April 4, 2020

Donation Drop-Off Sites:

  • Waukee Area Christian Services
  • Any of our Partner Churches
  • Waukee YMCA
  • Green State Credit Union

JUNE – AUGUST

Summer Food Drive

When school cafeterias close for the summer, kids lose a regular source of meals. Families who rely on free and reduced-priced lunches suddenly have much higher grocery bills.

During these summer months, we also face a decline in food donations and an increase in families coming in for food assistance. Our Summer Food Drive looks to replenish our shelves to meet this higher demand. 

Donation Period:

June – August

Donation Drop-Off Sites:

JUNE – AUGUST

School Supply Drive

Help a student who can’t afford school supplies start the school year equipped to succeed. We have three ways you can donate:

  1. Sponsor a Student: Provide all the supplies a student needs to start school. Shop for the supplies and bring the items to WACS. We will ensure the student receives your personal donation.
  2. Donate Supplies: Purchase individual school supplies and backpacks from our checklist. (K-12th grade)
  3. Monetary Donation: Money directed towards this school drive will be used to purchase school supplies. $60 = 1 full backpack.

Most Wanted 2020 School Supplies:

Please consider donating an item or two from the link below. It includes the items we rarely receive in the basic supplies request, but are still needed for our students  – especially our middle and high school students who need more than crayons.

    Donation Period:

    June – August

    Donation Drop-Off Sites:

    AUGUST  JUNE

    School Snack Packs

    The mission of the School Snack Pack program is to provide children with food to take home over the weekend. The snack packs are filled with child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food and discreetly distributed to students in the Waukee School District. 

    Please consider donating snacks or assembling snack packs with a group of friends or co-workers.

    Donation Period:

    August  May

    Donation Drop-Off:

    Waukee Area Christian Services

    NOVEMBER

    Share Your Feast Thanksgiving

    Many of us get excited planning for the Thanksgiving holiday and family gathering together.  Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. Some families can not afford a Thanksgiving dinner.

    The Share Your Feast program provides a special Thanksgiving meal box for our clients.  We need your help to fill them up!  

    Donation Period:

    October  November

    Donation Drop-Off:

    DECEMBER

    The Gift of Food

    Bless families in need this Christmas season by giving the gift of food! With your help, we supply full Christmas dinners and gifts to 200+ families in the Waukee area. Your support will make a difference in their lives.

    Gift of Food: We suggest providing enough food for a family of four to six.

    Gifts for Kids: If you would like to be matched up with a child or family in need during the holiday season, click the email button below.

    Donation Deadline:

    October – December 

    Donation Drop-Off:

    THANK YOU!

    Your continued support allows to provide top-notch service and care to all of our valued clients in Dallas county.

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