Programs with a Purpose

Throughout the year, clients are invited to participate in a series of seasonal programs. These include: Easter Baskets of Love (April), School Supplies (August), Share Your Feast Thanksgiving (November), The Gift of Food (December) and Christmas Gifts for Kids (December).

Residents of Waukee School District are eligible to apply.  Online registration is required.

If you would like to participate in our Thanksgiving and Christmas programs, please complete and submit the online application by clicking the “2022 Client Holiday Application” button below.


Easter Baskets of Love

The Easter Baskets of Love program is an opportunity for your children to celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each basket is filled with traditional Easter goodies, small toys, and new socks and underwear.

Children ages 212 will be eligible for Easter baskets. All children through high school age are eligible to receive new socks and underwear.

NOTE: Basket items, socks, and underwear are based on availability.

Client Registration Deadline:

Check back March 2022

Client Pick-Up Dates:

  • Pick-up time assigned during client registration
  • Typically the week before Easter


School Supplies

Helping students start the school year equipped to succeed. Back-to-school supplies are available for children in grades kindergarten through high school.

Pre-registration is required. Click the application button below to register.

Client Registration Date:

July – August 10, 2022

Client Pick-Up Date:

August 17, 2022


Share Your Feast Thanksgiving

Each pre-packaged Thanksgiving box provides all the ingredients for a family to make a generous holiday meal. Items are based on availability, including a selection of either a turkey, ham, or whole chicken.

Online pre-registration is required. 

Apply online using the “Client Holiday Application” link at the top of this page.

Client Registration Date:

October – Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Client Pick-Up Date:

Friday, November 18, 2022


The Gift of Food

This program provides an opportunity to receive assistance with both a Christmas food box and Christmas gifts for kids.

The food box is pre-assembled and includes a variety of food and personal care items that will provide you with a little extra blessing during the Christmas season. Families in need of help with gifts for their children can apply online. 

Online pre-registration is required.

Apply online using the “Client Holiday Application” link at the top of this page.

Client Registration Date:

October – Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Client Pick-Up Date:

Friday, December 16, 2022

Waukee Area Christian Services supports 200+ families during each of our seasonal programs.

Holiday Food Donation Drive

Food is often the centerpiece of holiday family gatherings.  With your help, our clients have the opportunity to receive the ingredients for a bonus holiday meal in November and in December as well as Christmas gifts for their children.

Please consider sharing your blessings right here in our community.

Update: You and your organization can print checklists to share with others who can help!  Click the "Printable Food Drive Checklist Handout" button below.

School Supply Donation Drive

Let’s help kids in our community start the school year ready to learn!

Please donate to our school supplies drive.

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