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Through our programs, we meet the basic needs of these children who find themselves in crisis situations, where they suddenly have no home, few possessions and an uncertain future. Our goal is to meet the basic needs of children in the foster care community immediacy, reliability and the spirit of hope and dignity.

More than ever, your support is needed at Families Helping Families. We are dedicated to helping foster care children in our community by pairing them with programs, opportunities and scholarships to help them thrive at home and in school.

Every day opens a new opportunity to help these children gain self-confidence, security and redefine their human potential, no matter what their circumstances.

Donate Now!

If you would like to donate to Families Helping Families there are two easy and convenient ways to do this.

  • Donate Online: Donate online via Paypal
  • Donate Via Mail: Donations can be sent via mail to 3516 Center Pt Rd NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Families Helping Families, from financial contributions to contributions of time, memorial gifts, and more.

Monetary Donations

When you support Families Helping Families, you have the option of designating your gift. If you want to donate specifically to a program or event, let us know with your donation, or, leave your gift undesignated and we’ll put your donation toward the program with the highest need. Monetary donations can also be made anonymously.

Gifts in Memorium

If someone has impacted your life or the life of someone else, consider an In Honor gift. You can also honor the memory of a loved one through an In Memorium gift. Memorium and honor gifts are great for honoring someone you love during the holiday season.


Join our growing list of supports and sponsors, supporting the mission of Families Helping Families of Iowa, Inc. Your sponsorship supports our operations, events and community resources that assist families across the state. Learn more about sponsorships and how you’ll benefit from becoming a sponsor.

Estate Planning

Families Helping Families also welcomes estate planning donations. If you are interested in estate planning for your donation, contact us today.

Donate to Stuff Etc. in Cedar Rapids

From old furniture to gently used home decor, you can support Families Helping Families. If you’re cleaning out your house and want to donate your loved furniture and home goods, drop off your items at Stuff Etc. at 252 Blairs Ferry Road in Cedar Rapids, where we have a registered account. Just tell the associate that your donation is for Families Helping Families and you’ll collect a tax receipt for 50% off the total value of the items.

And remember, children’s items are always welcome at our office to help support the Clothing Closet. Large items from beds and bureaus to lamps and loungers can be donated to Stuff Etc. For more information, contact us.

Amazon Smile & eBay Giving Works

When you shop for eligible items with Amazon Smile or eBay Giving Works, you can opt to have a portion of your purchase donated to Families Helping Families. It’s a great way to make a difference through online shopping.


Volunteering your time and talents is just as valuable as supporting our mission with monetary donations. From supporting our Clothing Closet to coordinating and planning our annual events, your energy is appreciated.

Donate Your Gift Card

Did you know more than $2 billion is left unused on gift cards every year? If you’re one of the 40 percent of gift card receivers who never get around to using the total, consider gifting your card to Families Helping Families. There are plenty of ways to donate your remaining balance to Families Helping Families to continue supporting our mission:

  • Donate your balance online – Find hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants and donate your balance today
  • Host a card party – Invite friends and families to donate their unused balances, too, and help make a difference in your community!

For More Information

To learn more about our accepted donations to Families Helping Families, contact us.

Thank You to Our Local Supporters