It’s time for the annual Easter “Baskets of Love” collection! Since Waukee Area Christian Services (WACS) started the program eight years ago, 947 baskets have been given to children through the food pantry. What makes these baskets unique is that that each child will receive not just the traditional Easter goodies, but they also receive essentials – new socks and underwear.
Please help us continue to share the love with children in need by donating an item or two to help fill our baskets. Items needed include: new socks and underwear (all sizes, toddler to teen, girls and boys), healthy Easter treats, and small toys (bubbles, sidewalk chalk, cards, coloring books, jump ropes, etc.). Note: the baskets have been provided.
Monetary donations can be made on-line here.
Donations can be dropped off at the Waukee Family YMCA, the WACS Food Pantry, or any one of our partner churches which can be found here.
Donations needed by March 16.
Since 2008, we have been blessing families with ingredients to prepare their own Thanksgiving meal with their families. We call this “Share Your Feast”. Please help us continue to pass on the blessing so they too can enjoy a Thanksgiving Fest.
Waukee Area Christian Services is conducting its annual “Back to School Supply Drive” now through July 31.
With the first day of school quickly approaching, we are reaching out to our community to assist in donating much needed school supply materials. These supplies will be distributed to families through the Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry.
Many local families have difficulty meeting this need for their children. This creates stress for our students, which is a barrier to achieving a positive outlook in their education.
Three ways to get involved:
1) Sponsor a Student. We’ll provide the first name of the student and the list. Return the items to us and we’ll make sure the student receives your personal donation. Contact us for more info! 987-5523.
2) Donate Supplies from our most needed list. Including new and gently used back packs AND athletic/gym shoes.
3) Donate Money to purchase needed supplies. Mail to WACS, Attn: School Supplies, 1155 SE Boone Dr, Waukee, IA 50263.
New this year! We are collecting new and gently used athletic/gym shoes. All sizes. K-12 grade. Our goal is to collect 300 pairs, so far we have 56!