On Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we will serve special meals to the homeless men, women and children staying at our emergency shelter and recovery facilities. We will also deliver thousands of meals to low-income, homebound and disadvantaged individuals and families throughout the Greater Des Moines Area. This will take hundreds of on-site volunteers!
In addition to on-site volunteers on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have a number of holiday outreach opportunities perfect for families, small groups, congregations, businesses and others looking to reach out to those in need.
Each holiday, we have three on-site volunteer opportunities including:
Sign up for Easter is now open! Register for any of the above opportunities, please fill out this online form or call 515-265-7272.
Each year at Christmas-time, we provide more than 200 gift bags for men, women and children in our emergency shelter and life recovery centers . . . and we couldn’t do it without you!
When you “adopt” a man, woman or child, we’ll provide a specific gift list and you’ll fill a Christmas bag with hygiene items, devotional books, toys and other items from the list. The cost estimate per bag is $35-$50
To sign up to provide one or more gift bags, give us a call at 515-265-7272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We serve and deliver thousands of meals each holiday. Plus, we serve more than 450 meals every day at Hope Ministries. You can help provide holiday meals by donating much-needed food items.
We will collect Easter food donations on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our Bethel Mission shelter (1310 6th Ave.). Food needs include:
If you have any questions on any of these holiday opportunities, please contact our volunteer coordinator at (515) 265-7272 or email@example.com.