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.
Waukee Area Christian Services
Attn: Seasonal Program (Example: Thanksgiving)
1155 SE Boone Drive
Waukee, IA 50263
Make checks out to Waukee Area Christian Services
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 toys and goodies for young children.
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.
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.
JUNE – AUGUST
School Supplies Drive
Help a student who can’t afford school supplies start the school year equipped to succeed. We have three ways you can donate:
- Donate Supplies: Go to the store, purchase school supplies from our checklist and drop them off OR click on the links provided in our signup genius, buy online and ship directly to us.
- Monetary Donation: Click on the donate button to the right and your financial donation will go towards this school drive.
- Become a School Supplies Sponsor: Click here to learn about a simple way to play a big role in building an equitable learning environment for local children.
Most Wanted 2023 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.
Most needed items will include an online link, if you would like to shop online and mail directly to WACS.
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 Dallas County.
Please consider donating snacks or assembling snack packs with a group of friends or co-workers.
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!
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.
Your continued support allows to provide top-notch service and care to all of our valued clients in Dallas county.