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[date]: Welcome to the Heartland campaign

Donate Money

Donated money will be used to purchase gift cards. USCRI will distribute the gift cards to Afghans and refugees to purchase essential living items such as food supplies, household items, and warm clothing. Donations of any amount are welcome. Mail or drop off your contribution to:

CoSI Refugee Drive
First Presbyterian Church
1025 5th Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Housewares Donation Drive

Drop off new (or very gently used and clean) items for resettlement agencies to supply refugee families in their new homes.

    • Date: May 21, 10:00 to 4:00pm
    • Location: Large Group Room in Drake Community Library, Grinnell, IA

Items accepted:

  • Only items in good condition are accepted: Twin sheet sets, twin comforters, full sheet sets, full comforter sets, blankets, glassware sets, silverware sets, dinnerware sets, pots and pans sets, mixing bowl sets, Pyrex sets, kitchen towels, pot holders, cutting boards, can openers, paper towels, baby wipes, dish soap/sponges, bath towels, alarm clocks
  • Walmart gift certificates, especially in increments of $50 or less

Online Donation Wish Lists

Donate goods directly to the resettlement agencies using the following links. For tips on using wish lists, view our Wish List Instructions page.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) in Des Moines:

Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) Resettlement Services:

Catholic Charities Diocese of Des Moines Refugee Services: