New Directions Shelter - Needed Items

You can make a difference by volunteering your time or donating much needed items.  All of the items below are needed to support those we serve.     

To coordinate a donation drive, contact Missy Reams by email at mreams@bidwellriverside.org or by phone at 515-244-6251 ext. 5.

Most Needed Right Now                                         

  • Gas Cards - QT & Casey's

  • 39-gallon garbage bags

  • 13-gallon garbage bags

  • All-Purpose Cleaners

  • Size 5 & 6 diapers 

  • Lotion

Cleaning Products                               

  • All-Purpose Cleaner

  • Bleach

  • Pine-Sol

  • Dish Soap (Not For Dishwashers)

  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  • Toilet Bowl Brushes

  • Lysol/Disinfectant Spray and Wipes

  • Mops

  • Brooms

  • Dustpans

  • Paper Towels

  • Dryer Sheets

  • Garbage Bags (39 Gallon)

  • Laundry Detergent (Powdered Preferred)

  • Garbage Bags (13-Gallon)

Personal Hygiene Products

  • Body Wash

  • Deodorant

  • Hair Spray, Mousse, etc.

  • Ethnic Hair Products

  • Hair Dryers and Straighteners

  • Heavy-Duty Brushes and combs

  • Lotion

  • Toilet Paper

  • Diapers (sizes 4-6), Pull-ups, and Wipes

  • Baby Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Lotion

Health Products

  • Children’s Tylenol and Ibuprofen

  • Sore Throat/Cough Drops

  • Cold Medicine (adult and children)

  • Tums

  • Thermometers

  • Neosporin

  • Orajel for babies and adults

  • Vicks Vapor Rub (adult and children)

  • Allergy medication (adult and children)

  • Chapstick

Household Needs

  • Pillows in Good Condition

  • Twin Bed Sheets

  • Twin Comforters and Blankets

  • Towels and Washcloths

  • Storage Containers (Tupperware)

  • Forks and Spoons

  • Tumbler-Type Plastic Drinking Glasses

  • Sippy Cups and Bottles

 

Other Needs

  • Gift Cards (Dahls, Hy-Vee, Walmart,)

  • Gas Cards

  • Long Distance Calling Cards

  • Postage Stamps

  • Kid-Friendly Cereal

  • Kid’s Snacks

  • Sandwich-Sized Ziploc Bags

  • Gallon-Sized Ziploc Bags

  • Baby Formula

  • Coffee

Employment Needs

  • Bus Tokens

  • Jump drives- for storing resumes electronically

  • Black two-pocket folders for job fairs

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Contact Us

volunteers@bidwellriverside.org

Phone: 515-244-6251

Fax: 515-244-3815

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