We are grateful for the many ways our community partners with us in tending to the needs of the homeless and hungry—including donating much-needed in-kind items for use in our ministry centers. Below are the lists of the most current needs at our facilities.
Donations may be dropped off at our ENCORE Thrift Store during business hours (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Please mark your items for the facility at which they’re needed.
We also appreciate when groups collaborate to help us through donation drives for items like those listed below. If you plan to organize a donation drive, please contact us so we can assist in accurate promotion of our ministry to the general public. Send an e-mail to email@example.com or call (515) 265-7272 and indicate that your group would like to organize a donation drive for one of the items listed below. .
We also have a need for a number of food items. If you would like to donate any of the following food items, please call us at (515) 265-7272 to confirm and arrange delivery details.
ENCORE Thrift Store
- Ground Beef
- Breakfast cereal
- Fresh Eggs
- Plastic Bowls
Hope Family Ministries
- Plastic grocery sacks
- Clothing and other donations
Hope Men's Ministry
- Laundry Soap
- Paper Towels
- Dish soap
- Feminine hygiene products
- Preschool workbooks
- Elementary reading prizes (toy cars, puzzles, rubber animals, fancy pens, etc.)
- Christian music CDs
- Jewelry-making kits for teens
- 2x-3x-4x t-shirts
- Underwear (all sizes)
- Men's jeans
- Men's tennis shoes
- Men's socks, tube style/tall
- Men's deodorant
- 6x Clothing (BIG need)
Other Current Needs
Bible donations: Hope Ministries has a need for Bibles for men in recovery at our Bethel Mission facility. We would greatly appreciate donations of Bibles. NIV translation preferred. Large-print Bibles are also helpful. You can donate Bibles by dropping them off at our Bethel Mission facility at 1310 6th Avenue in Des Moines. Or, contact us at (515) 265-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Computer donations: Hope Ministries currently has a need for PC's (personal computers) with Core 2 Duo and above. If you have a computer to donate, please call (515) 265-7272. Thank you so much!
Your donation of clothing helps the homeless! Did you know that Hope Ministries accepts donations of clothing of any kind throughout the year? In addition to providing clothing free to those in need through our King’s Closet program and selling low-cost clothing in our ENCORE Thrift Store. We also bale excess clothing—much of which is then sent to developing countries. So no matter what happens to your shirts, pants, jackets, shoes, etc., once you donate them to Hope Ministries, you can know you’re making a difference!!
That said, we invite you to donate clothing to our ministry! Or, perhaps you’d consider coordinating a clothing drive for your church, business or organization. If this is something you’re interested in, we welcome you to give us a call at (515) 265-7272 or e-mail email@example.com.
Clothing donations can be dropped off at our ENCORE Thrift Store located at 4640 Merle Hay Road in Urbandale.
Personal hygiene items: Personal hygiene items are a daily need at Hope Ministries at all three of our shelter and recovery facilities for use by our homeless guests throughout the year. To find out more about how you can help provide our residents with basic personal care necessities, please contact us so we can direct you to our current need. You can contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (515) 265-7272.