Holiday Giving

Holiday Giving Opportunities

We appreciate your partnership throughout the year! During the holiday season, we strive to provide those we serve with additional support. You can join us in these efforts to make a difference for youth in our Emergency Youth Shelter, young adults in our Fostering Futures program, and more.

Donate online

We thank you for your generous giving during the holiday season. Our annual year-end appeal is an opportunity to further your impact by supporting our mission.

From this year’s annual appeal: “Every time someone calls Foundation 2 Crisis Services, they have their own story – perhaps they are experiencing thoughts of suicide, are anxious about a big life decision, or are struggling with an
interpersonal relationship. Regardless of why they reach out, we are here to support them – any time of day, every day of the year. We are able to answer their call, in part, because of your continued support. We are sincerely appreciative of that.”

Donate holiday gifts

Emergency Youth Shelter

Youth who stay at the Foundation 2 Emergency Youth Shelter often lack a traditional support system, including during the holidays. With your help, we can provide the youth in our care with a festive holiday season, including gifts of their own to open. The shelter is open to all youth ages 11-17.

Requested items:

  • Hoodies (all sizes)
  • Board games and card games
  • Preteen and teen books
  • Sports and recreation equipment
  • Movie theater gift cards
  • MP3 players (we recommend inexpensive, easy-to-use devices)
  • Arts and crafts sets
  • Drawing pads and drawing supplies
  • Socks and underwear

Donations can be dropped off at Foundation 2 Crisis Services, 1714 Johnson Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 17. Questions? Call 319-362-1170 or email

Fostering Futures (youth aging out of foster care)

The Foundation 2 Fostering Future program helps young people who are aging out of foster care. We work to help them establish and maintain stability as independent young people. Areas of focus include housing, employment, transportation, and education/training. During the holiday season, we appreciate your partnership to be able to provide another layer of support for these young people.

Join us on Giving Tuesday (Tuesday, Nov. 30) at Craft’d Coffee (333 1st St SE Suite 100 in Cedar Rapids) to Stuff the Truck, a partnership with the Junior League of Cedar Rapids! Donations are also accepted daily at Craft’d through Dec. 3.

Needed items include:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Mixing bowl
  • Can opener
  • Cookie sheet
  • Flatware set
  • Measuring spoons & cups
  • Plastic Tupperware
  • Spatula
  • Pizza cutter
  • Dish sponge
  • Shower hooks
  • Shower liner
  • Trash bags
  • Kitchen towel & potholder
  • Hand and bath towel
  • Twin sized sheet set
  • Queen sized blanket
  • Cutting board and knife set
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Tooth brush & tooth paste

Vote for us!

You can help Foundation 2 Crisis Services win $1,000 by voting for us in Linn Area Credit Union’s holiday poll before it closes on November 29 at 5 PM! The three nonprofits with the most votes will receive $1,000. You can vote daily, and there is no cost. Visit and scroll down to vote for Foundation 2!