Ways to Donate

New House of Hope building

The building was generously donated by Dr. Christensen and his family.

We’re increasing our size to serve more families and we need your help!

Renovations are currently underway at 847 West 4th Street, with the grand opening planned for March 2018. We’ll increase our capacity to help by 50%, providing homes for 15 families in the Cedar Valley. Unfortunately, we’re still $140,000 short of our fundraising needs.

Build hope with us.

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We appreciate the generous donations given by:
Hydrite Chemical, Black Hawk County Gaming Association, Otto Schoitz Foundation, McElroy Trust, Nazareth Lutheran Evangelical Church, Pauline Barrett Trust, State Farm Neighborhood Assist, Target Distribution, Principal Financial, Variety-the Children’s Charity, Farmer’s State Bank

Research shows that ending homelessness reduces healthcare costs with fewer ER visits and reduces crime and arrest rates in communities.

Your gift makes a difference.


Buys supplimental food for 10 families for three months.



Administers life skills classes for three months.



Provides a roof and warmth for a family for one night.



Provides a baby with formula and diapers for a week.


Another way to donate.

Monetary donations are always appreciated, but we’re also in great need of gently used clothing, household items, and furniture. Our full list is below.


  • Women’s seasonal items
  • Children’s seasonal items

Children’s items

  • Diapers
  • Pull-ups
  • Formula

Household items

  • Twin sheets
  • Pillows
  • Pots and pans
  • Non-breakable plates and cups
  • Silverware
  • Bath towels
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Toiletries
  • Personal care items
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper


  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • Twin beds
  • Small dressers
  • Flat screen TVs

Cleaning products

  • Garbage bags
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish detergent
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Laundry baskets
  • Bleach

For any donation, we kindly ask that you call ahead so we can be prepared to accept your donation.

While we appreciate you thinking of us, we do not accept these items:

  • Out of season clothing
  • Men’s clothing
  • Children’s toys
  • Used car seats
  • Used cribs
  • Entertainment centers

We want to give a big thanks to our 2017 Cedar Valley donors.

Cedar Valley United Way, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, The Max and Helen Guernsey Charitable Foundation, Iowa Women’s Foundation

Anything you can give means everything to us.

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House of Hope is tried, tested, and proven with an 86% success rate.