In-kind Gifts

Bags of clothing. Boxes of food. A sofa or dining room table with useful life left in them. Deodorant, bar soaps and toothbrushes.

All of these things are valuable to the people we serve at Hope Ministries. Many struggle to survive from day to day, and some of the basic comforts many of us enjoy are difficult to afford. Because of that, your gifts of these items are appreciated.

Here are some areas of constant need for you to consider:

  • Food—which we use to serve three free meals every day of the year.
  • Personal items—like disposable razors, deodorant, underwear, socks, shampoo, etc., which help homeless men and women directly.
  • Clothing—which we can accept at our Bethel Mission men’s emergency shelter, Door of Faith men’s long-term recovery center and ENCORE Thrift Store facilities. Clothing is given to our shelter guests, sold in our thrift store and given away free through our King’s Closet program.
  • Household Items—which are accepted at our ENCORE Thrift Store. Proceeds from the sale of these items go straight back into supporting our programs and services.

You can keep up-to-date with our most specific and current needs by bookmarking our Current Needs page.

If you would like to donate in-kind items, please feel free to contact us at (515) 265-7272 or for delivery information. Donations of clothing, shoes and household items can always be delivered to our ENCORE Thrift Store during store hours.

Interested in coordinating a donation drive?

We’re incredibly grateful to individuals, churches, businesses, civic service clubs and other organizations who coordinate donation drives for much-needed in-kind items.

To learn more about donation drive opportunities, click here. And please remember to contact us at (515) 265-7272 or before beginning a donation drive. Thank you!

Holding a garage sale?

Why not help support Hope Ministries through your sale either by:

  1. Donating your leftover items
  2. Donating a portion of the proceeds

We’ve also heard from people who decide to skip the time and effort of putting on a garage sale and instead donate their stuff. Either way, we’re thankful for your support!

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