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Giving in the Junction

About the Event

Join the Historic Valley Junction Foundation and Veridian Credit Union in the spirit of giving back this holiday season with a personal care item donation that will benefit West Des Moines Human Services and serve those in need in our community. We are building a better community by fighting poverty today. Together, we can make a difference.

All personal care item donations are encouraged, but the top 10 items needed are listed below:

  1. diapers (larger sizes 5 and 6)
  2. kids underwear (new)
  3. kids socks
  4. kids boots
  5. kids winter coats & snow pants
  6. kids hats and mittens  
  7. adult winter coats
  8. grocery store gift cards – $25 increments
  9. new unwrapped toys for Giftland Program 
  10. blankets (new or gently-used)

Drop off your personal care item donation off at the Historic Valley Junction Foundation office, 137 5th Street, West Des Moines located immediately south of the Theatrical Shop, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Thursdays during Jingle in the Junction from 5-9 p.m. Items can also be dropped off at participating Historic Valley Junction businesses. Please see list below.

Thank you for your support! 

West Des Moines Human Services is located at 139 6th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265.  They have have been assisting low-income, elderly, and disabled residents since 1979. They currently provide assistance to move than 1,600 households in West Des Moines and surrounding western suburbs. They offer emergency assistance for rent and utilities, transportation, handyman services, youth recreational assistance, clothing and food assistance in addition to many other programs for those struggling with poverty. The staff at West Des Moines Human Services strives to create an environment where those seeking our help experience compassion, acceptance, and commitment. 

Donate Directly Online to WDM Human Services


December 5–19


Historic Valley Junction Foundation Office
137 5th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Participating Businesses

Alexander's Photo
The Iowa Quilt Block
The Knotty Nail
Martin's Flag Company
Memory Lane
Metro Market
Nan's Nummies
Theatrical Shop
Zebra's on 5th

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