The road to “Creative Giving” at Hope Ministries

It's a surprising reality: An estimated 90% of Americans' wealth is in non-cash assets. That means things like: Property ~ Cars ~ Homes ~ Boats ~ Fine Jewelry and much more.

Donations of non-cash assets are tax-deductible and will help us provide food, clothing, shetler and long-term life-recovery programs for those who are homeless, hungry and hurting. One of Hope Ministries' core values is stewardship of resources--so you can be certain your donation will help fund our life-changing programs and services.

VEHICLES+ also provides you an opportunity to steward your assets to benefit those who are homeless, while still receiving a personal financial benefit. 

Other assets may include:

  • Farm equipment
  • Cell phones
  • Furs
  • Business/store inventory
  • Office furniture
  • Motorcycles
  • Collectibles
  • Artwork
  • Recreational vehicles

Click here for the full list.

Interested in donating through VEHICLES+

If you're interested in learning more about how can donate your non-cash assets to Hope Ministries, please fill out our Information Request Form and check the VEHICLES+ box. Or, contact us at (515) 265-7272 or

ENCORE Thrift Store

Hope Ministries also receives in-kind (non-cash) donations at our ENCORE Thrift Store. Donations of clothing, shoes, household goods and furniture are accepted there, whereas the VEHICLES+ program is for larger and/or higher-cost items.

How will Hope Ministries coordinate my non-cash donations?

In an effort to be good stewards of our resources, Hope Ministries partners with a company called iDonate to ultimately liquidiate many of these donations. Learn more about iDonate here.

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