Items We Cannot Accept

At Hope Ministries, we work hard to be good stewards of all our resources. For this reason, we are only able to accept in-kind donations which benefit our ministry. Below is a list of items we are unable to accept at this time.

  • Items/materials that are damaged, soiled, stained or ladened with bad odor/pet hair
  • Building materials or other items that can be installed into a residence
  • Christmas trees and Christmas decorations until October...and then only through Christmas
  • Winter coats until September...and then only through February
  • Golf clubs/bags, bowling balls, ab loungers, treadmills or other heavy exercise equipment
  • Tall entertainment centers designed for TVs that are not flatscreens
  • Child car seats or booster seats (used)
  • TVs or old computer monitors that are not flatscreen
  • Computer or camera printers without software
  • VCR tapes
  • Used mattresses/box springs (including those in hide-a-beds or sofa sleepers)
  • All clothing hangers

In the interest of inventory and quality control, Hope Ministries reserves the right to use discretion and refuse donations as need. We thank you for your understanding.

Verse of the Month

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

-Romans 8:28




Hope Ministries
PO Box 862, Des Moines, IA 50304
Phone:  515.265.7272 | Fax: 515.262.0471