Your treasures benefit children, youth and families
Thank you for supporting YSS and our community organizations Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (IHYC) and Francis Lauer Youth Services (FLYS). Your generous in-kind gifts are of great support to the thousands of Central Iowa youth we serve.
While we do appreciate the spirit of giving, there are some items we do not accept: sofa beds, used car seats, used microwaves, analog televisions, cribs not meeting current safety regulations, older steel office furniture and used stuffed animals.
If you have questions about what can or cannot be accepted, please complete the form below to contact our Community Engagement team.
To give in Ames (YSS)
Clothing and household items can be delivered to the YSS Family Life Center (125 S 3rd Street) during regular business hours. Please contact us to make an appointment for delivery of larger items, such as furniture, vehicles, appliances, children's toys, etc. To arrange delivery, please email our YSS Community Resources Coordinator.
To give in Des Moines (IHYC)
To make a donation of goods to Iowa Homeless Youth Centers in Des Moines, please email our IHYC Development Coordinator, or call (515) 883-2379.