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Iowa Veterans Home Donation Needs

 
Monetary Donations
Canteen Book FundSupplies canteen books to indigent residents
Christmas Gift FundPurchases a Christmas gift for every resident
Recreation FundProvides admission for residents to recreational activities such as movies and sporting events; provides phone cards, postage stamps and greeting cards to residents; purchases plants for resident garden boxes; purchases birthday gifts and bingo prizes for residents; funds resident bowling program; purchases popcorn and supplies for Tuesday popcorn program.
OTHER NEEDS
Birthday Gift Ideas (New Items Only)
Alarm Clocks - electric,
battery or wind-up
Insulated Hot Beverage CupsCologne for Women
Billfolds - Men's and
Women's
Aftershave for MenWomen's Bath Sets
Watches - Men's and
Women's
Bingo Prize Ideas (New Items Only)
SodaIndividually Wrapped Snack Items - Little Debbie Snacks, Cracker Packs, etc.
Candy BarsSample-Sized Toiletries - Hand Cream, Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, etc.
Additional Needs (New Items Only)
Postage StampsStationaryGreeting Cards
Toiletry Items - Alcohol-Free Mouthwash, Razors, Shaving Cream, Electric Pre-Shave, Shampoo, Lotion
Clothing Donations - All sizes of men's and women's but in particular, they need XL - XXL sizes for both men and women. Women's plus-size knee-hi hosiery. Men's baseball caps.
The following items are NOT needed at this time
BooksCombsPlaying Cards
Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
For Monetary Donations, make your checks out to Iowa Veterans Home and mail them to this address:
Volunteer Services
Iowa Veterans Home
1301 Summit Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158-5485
You may send all donated items to this address or check with one of the local Veteran Service Organizations since they make frequent trips to the Iowa Veterans Home:
Quartermaster
Iowa Veterans Home
1301 Summit Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158-5485

Iowa City VA Medical Center Donation Needs

   
Monetary Donations
Please use the memo line of checks to indicate what you wish the funds to be used for.
4408Canteen BooksDonations to this account provide for $4.00 meal vouchers for patients needing assistance to purchase meals in the Canteen
4409/4426/4429ChaplainDonations to this account are used to provide religious materials for veteran use.
4410HolidaysDonations to this account are used to purchase gifts for patients who are in the hospital during the holiday season
4413General PurposeDonations to this account encompass all non-specific donations. This fund is utilized for a variety of patient needs including, but not limited to, hygiene products and coffee service.
4416Social WorkDonations to this account are used to patient's emergency needs. Social workers are responsible for dispensing these funds.
4417Special RecreationDonations to this account are used to support therapeutic recreation programs throughout the medical center
4418WheelchairDonations to this account are used to purchase wheelchairs for in-house use.
4425Cedar Rapids Vet CenterDonations to this account are used for the Cedar Rapids Vet Center.
4431Cable TelevisionDonations to this account are used to pay for cable television service for the medical center and various VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
4434TransportationDonations to this account are used to provide van transportation to and from the medical center
4436Quad Cities Outpatient ClinicDonations to this account are used for items needed by the Quad Cities Outpatient Clinic
4440Vet Center MolineDonations to this account are used to purchase items needed at the Moline Vet Center.
4444Volunteer SupportDonations to this account provide for the annual volunteer recognition ceremony and other volunteer events.
4448Hospice CareDonations to this account provide for items needed for the Hospice Care department.
4455OncologyDonations to this account provide for items needed in the Oncology Department.
4457RI Homeless OutreachDonations to this account provide for items needed at the Rock Island Homeless Outreach Center.
4458Galesburg Outpatient ClinicDonations to this account provide for the Galesburg Outpatient Clinic
4484Women's ClinicDonations to this account provide for items needed by the Women's Clinic.
4485Cancer Survivor EventDonations to this account provide funding for the yearly Cancer Survivor event.
4488InfusionDonations to this account provide funding for the dialysis/infusion units.
4489Cedar Rapids Homeless OutreachDonations to this account provide for items needed at the Cedar Rapids Homeless Outreach Center.
OTHER NEEDS
Hygiene Items (Travel/individual-sized hygiene items are given to inpatients as needed. Hygiene items should be new and unopened/unused, unexpired and alcohol-free
ShampooToothpasteDeodorant (stick or roll-on)
Shaving CreamToothbrushes (individually wrapped)Disposable Razors (twin blade preferred)
After ShaveNail/Toenail Clippers (packaged)Soap (small bars)/Body Wash
Body LotionBaby PowderCombs (individually packaged)
Mouthwash
General Items (These items provide comfort and care to patients. Items should be new and unused)
Coffee (cans, unexpired)Postage Stamps (Forever/current rate)Playing Cards (full decks)
Prepaid cellphone cardsPrepaid cellphones (TracFone, etc.)Crossword/Word Search Puzzles
Ditty Bags (19" x 12.5" pre-sewn)
Lap RobesA blanket is given to each inpatient shortly after admission to the hospital. These blankets should be made of soft, new material (not made of used clothing/draperies/linens) or be new/store bought and approximately 4' x 5' or larger. Blankets with tags that include last names or any form of contact information cannot be distributed.
ClothingAll clothing items must be new/unused in original package and/or with tags. The most commonly distributed items include sweatshirts, sweatpants and T-shirts in sizes small through 5X (limited need for sizes 2X to 5X). During cooler weather, coats, hats and gloves are welcomed.
Gift CardsVisa gift cards or gift cars for commonly-found stores (Target, Wal-Mart, etc.) are used for patients in need of general assistance. Gas gift cards can also be used for patients who need assistance with transportation expenses. Restaurant gift cards can be provided to patients staying in Iowa City during their treatment who cannot afford their own meals outside the hospital. Recommended gift card amounts are $10.00 to $25.00 per card.
Greeting CardsCards to send well wishes to our patients are welcome throughout the year. Simple messages such as "Thank You For Your Service," and "Thinking Of You," are recommended. During the holiday season, phrases such as "Happy Holidays," and "Seasons Greetings," are ideal. Please refrain from sealing cards in envelopes, sending cards with glitter or political references, and providing your full name and/or contact information (first names are acceptable). We do not accept blank or unfilled greeting cards (birthday, sympathy cards, etc.).
The following items are NOT needed at this time
BooksMagazines
For Monetary Donations, make your checks out to Voluntary Service (135) and mail them to this address:
Voluntary Service (135)
601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA 52246
You may send all donated items to this address or drop them off at Bremer County Veterans Affairs since we make several trips per week to the Iowa City VA Medical Center:
Voluntary Service (135)
601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA 52246

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