Every year during the holiday season, Foundation 2 staff work with youth and families who are need of donated items to make their holidays brighter.  The Foundation 2 Youth Shelter strives to provide gifts to any youth staying at the shelter on Christmas Day.  We are in need of donated items to give to the youth and families we work with.

Can you please help?

Below is a list of items that are needed for the youth and families that Foundation 2 serves:

Radio/alarm clocks

Hand held video games, electronic games (20 Questions, Poker, Yatzee, Battleship, Sudoku, etc…)

Discmans/portable CD players/IPods, memory Sticks, disposable cameras

Winter hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, coats

Clothes- especially shoes, socks, sweatshirts (sizes adult M to XXL), ball caps

Slippers, PJ’s, stuffed animals, funky shoe laces, ball caps

School supplies such as trapper keepers, nice pens, back packs

Sporting goods such as basketballs, footballs, soccer balls

Art supplies such as drawing tablets, charcoal pencils, paints, markers, “how to draw books,” modeling clay, floam, shrinkey-dinks, posters to color, markers, art kids, ceramic figurines to paint

Stationary, envelopes, postage stamps

Books, wall posters

Puzzles, puzzles books such as Sudoko

Cologne, perfumes, makeup items, nail polish


Card games, board games (Phase 10, Uno, Rook, Life, Monopoly, Scene-It)

Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, the malls, movie theatres, calling cards (phone), bowling, restaurants

CD’s, DVD’s, computer games

Hair accessories and products such as brushes, irons, straighteners, barrettes

Lotions, bath items and soaps

Beads, craft kids, building kits (such as bird houses, model kits, cross stitch, knitting, crochet supplies)

Bracelets and jewelry

Photo albums and picture frames (no glass, please!)

Journals and diaries

Model kits: cars, planes, action figures

“Fuzzy” blankets- twin or full size

Candy, snack foods or gum

Soda, energy drinks, bottled drinks

If you are interested in donating items from this list, or are interested in any donation to Foundation 2, please contact Elisabeth Kissling, Director of Development and Marketing, at (319) 362-1170 or ekissling@foundation2.org.

Thank you!

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