Every dollar counts (times 3!)

Compared to other shelters, we operate on a relatively small budget at Family Promise. In fact, for every dollar raised, $3 of in-kind services goes back to helping families in need. This is completely thanks to the in-kind giving of our faith communities: providing shelter, meals and services to help our families buy time to get back on their feet.

Please consider a gift, large or small, to our mission to continue to help families working to overcome homelessness because every child deserves a home

Donate online using our secure form below or send a check to:

Family Promise of Linn County
310 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Youth Giving

Houses for Change

There is no age to young (or old) to begin giving back.

There are so many ways to teach your children about giving back. At Family Promise, we would like to help!

Click here to download a printable template for our Houses for Change collection boxes. Print on heavy paper (or card stock) and then let the kids go to town with decorating. Encourage children to collect spare change in their completed “house banks.”

When you are ready, we welcome you to bring your children by the Day Center to deliver their donations and learn a bit more about Family Promise

Houses for Change are also a great project for bible school and school projects! The possibilities are endless.

In-Kind Gifts

Family Promise welcomes in kind gifts to support our programs and to provide families with needed supplies daily life. Your donations help to take away some pressure homeless families deal with daily. Below is a list of items that our families need. We will also accept many other items. If you have any questions please give us a call at (319) 540-6494.

  • Dental Hygiene Supplies
  • Hangers
  • Toys
  • Kleenex and Paper towels
  • Gloves and Socks
  • Garbage bags
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Baby Clothing
  • Luggage and reusable shopping bags
  • Winter Hats
  • Diapers and Wipes
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Kitchen Wares (Tupperware, Pots, pans and Etc.)
  • School Supplies
  • Adult Underwear (new)
  • Laundry and Dish Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene Supplies
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Children Underwear (Male and Female)
  • Coloring books and coloring supplies
  • Socks (new)
  • Medical Supplies (Band-Aids, over-the-counter medications like Tylenol & cold medicine)
  • Office Supplies
  • Stamps and plain Envelopes
  • Gift Cards and Gas Cards
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Family Promise is completely supported through the generosity of people like you. Thank you.
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