-Your generosity-

Funders and donors

It’s incredible how generous people are in supporting us all year round! If that’s you – if you are one of our funders or donors – we’d like to say thank you for your kindness towards the young women and moms of the Des Moines metro area.

Thinking about donating?

If you are someone thinking about ways to help Alpha Women’s Center – by either donating money or items – we would sincerely appreciate it! We are 100% dependent on donor support – we receive no government funding. The services we provide are literal lifelines to some women and their families in the community. Des Moines and Ankeny have such young and growing populations so our need for your help will never change!

Factsheet

Check out our factsheet to help you understand who we serve and what we do to meet a real need in the Des Moines metro area.

Maternity clothes
(especially winter) in good condition
Baby wipes
unopened packages
Personal care products for mom
unopened full-size items
Personal care products for baby
unopened full-size items. No baby powder
Diapers
unopened packages, especially sizes 4-6
Baby clothes
especially 18 mos. – 2T fall/winter clothing
Bottles
in good condition
Baby Linens
in good condition. No bumper pads, pillows, or fluffy bed items
Bibs
in good condition
Car seats
we can’t accept these
Shoes and snow boots
in good condition
Coats
in good condition
Toys
that can be cleaned
Strollers, pack & plays, high chairs
in good condition. High chairs must have a manufactured date of June 2019 or later
Furniture
we can’t accept cribs or other large furniture pieces

-Giving Calendar-

JANUARY & FEBRUARY

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and our Baby Bottle Campaign

Give a gift for back to school supplies for girls in school

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

MARCH & APRIL

Give a gift to celebrate Easter

Gift for National Adoption and Walk for Life Month by adoptive parents

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

MAY & JUNE

Give a gift in honor of Mom or Dad

Christmas or year-end gift

DECEMBER

JULY

Give a gift for Alpha’s anniversary or your own anniversary

Gift a gift in memory of a loved one

ANYTIME!

-Giving Calendar-

JANUARY & FEBRUARY

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and our Baby Bottle Campaign

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

Give a gift for back to school supplies for girls in school

MARCH & APRIL

Give a gift to celebrate Easter

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

Gift for National Adoption and Walk for Life Month by adoptive parents

MAY & JUNE

Give a gift in honor of Mom or Dad

DECEMBER

Christmas or year-end gift

JULY

Give a gift for Alpha’s anniversary or your own anniversary

ANYTIME!

Gift a gift in memory of a loved one

-Creative ideas for events and drives-

Brainstorming?

Are you part of a church or group that would like to do something extra special together for a good cause? We have some tried and tested ideas for you to consider. If any of these appeal to you or if you have other ideas – we’d love to hear them and facilitate your efforts if we can. Please Contact us so we can help.

Tried and tested ideas

DIAPER DRIVE

Last year we distributed 23,016 diapers – we can never have too many! Why not organize a diaper and wipe drive? We always need the larger sizes, especially sizes 4 to 6, but all sizes – newborn to 6 are welcome. One of the advantages of this type of drive is that kids and teenagers can get involved too!

Babies love cozy blankets (and moms, too!) and they can be fun to make. Do you know a group of people who could get together for a quilt/blanket making class? Perhaps turn it into a Ladies Night Out project? We would LOVE to receive your handmade efforts to pass on some love and warmth to babies in need.

BLANKET CLASS

BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG

Usually, bottles are filled with milk but we have a fun use for them – collecting donations! We can supply your church with bottles for each church family. We can provide bulletin inserts to explain how to fill the bottles with cash, coins, or checks.

We usually distribute bottles to interested churches on Sanctity of Life Sunday (in January) or Mother’s Day. The bottles are collected one month later and are usually counted/processed by the church and the total sum forwarded to us as a check.

Why not make Christmas extra special this year by organizing a Christmas banquet, and ask each guest to bring a new small baby item/gift? Then as part of your celebration dinner – guests can assemble the items into new baby baskets. What a joy these baskets have been in the past for moms in our community!

Items your guests could bring include outfits, sleepers, blankets, onesies, bottles, pacifiers, rattles, baby shampoo. Enjoy getting creative!

CHRISTMAS BANQUET & BABY BASKETS

Tried and tested ideas

DIAPER DRIVE

Last year we distributed 23,016 diapers – we can never have too many! Why not organize a diaper and wipe drive? We always need the larger sizes, especially sizes 4 to 6, but all sizes – newborn to 6 are welcome. One of the advantages of this type of drive is that kids and teenagers can get involved too!

BLANKET CLASS

Babies love cozy blankets (and moms, too!) and they can be fun to make. Do you know a group of people who could get together for a quilt/blanket making class? Perhaps turn it into a Ladies Night Out project? We would LOVE to receive your handmade efforts to pass on some love and warmth to babies in need.

BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG

Usually, bottles are filled with milk but we have a fun use for them – collecting donations! We can supply your church with bottles for each church family. We can provide bulletin inserts to explain how to fill the bottles with cash, coins, or checks.

We usually distribute bottles to interested churches on Sanctity of Life Sunday (in January) or Mother’s Day. The bottles are collected one month later and are usually counted/processed by the church and the total sum forwarded to us as a check.

CHRISTMAS BANQUET & BABY BASKETS

Why not make Christmas extra special this year by organizing a Christmas banquet, and ask each guest to bring a new small baby item/gift? Then as part of your celebration dinner – guests can assemble the items into new baby baskets. What a joy these baskets have been in the past for moms in our community!

Items your guests could bring include outfits, sleepers, blankets, onesies, bottles, pacifiers, rattles, baby shampoo. Enjoy getting creative!

-Pray for us-

Psalm 11:7

Our prayer requests

“For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face”.

We believe that our gracious and sovereign God hears our prayers and answers them. Thank you for bringing our prayer requests before our Father in heaven!

REQUEST

REQUEST

REQUEST

REQUEST

Pray for our Director, Jeanie Thomas as she speaks at churches, schools, and other events.

Pray for new volunteers to be faithful and teachable.

Pray for hearts to be tender to the truth of God’s word.

Pray for God to continue to bring in the clients, volunteers, and funding that we need in order to serve as He directs.

-Pray for us-

Psalm 11:7

“For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face”.

We believe that our gracious and sovereign God hears our prayers and answers them. Thank you for bringing our prayer requests before our Father in heaven!

Our prayer requests

REQUEST

Pray for our Director, Jeanie Thomas as she speaks at churches, schools, and other events.

REQUEST

Pray for new volunteers to be faithful and teachable.

REQUEST

Pray for hearts to be tender to the truth of God’s word.

REQUEST

Pray for God to continue to bring in the clients, volunteers, and funding that we need in order to serve as He directs.

-Volunteer with us-

Dependent on volunteers

We rely very heavily on help from volunteers to serve the women of the Des Moines metro area on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Meeting whole-woman needs

God has established our ministry to help meet the practical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women and young moms in our community. We want to share God’s supreme love and mercy with every woman we meet!

Who we are looking for