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Help Survivors in Need

When individuals or families make the choice to leave a living situation that involves violence or domestic assault, they often need to leave necessities behind. From items you need to move into a new home like kitchenware and utensils to bare necessity items like clothing and toiletries, these families need help getting a new start. You can help make that happen by making a donation to Friends of the Family.

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Thank you for considering a donation to Friends of the Family. To donate safely online, you can use our secure form.

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If you would like to donate by mail please send check to:

Friends of the Family
PO Box 784
Waverly, IA 50677

For any donation-related questions, please call 319-352-1108 or contact us through our online form. Thank you!

Supply Donation Needs at FOF

Our Top 5 Donation Needs Include:

  • New bras, underwear and socks of all sizes
  • 13-gallon trash bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers
  • Laundry soap

We also take donations for our shelter that include can and non-perishable food items, milk, juice and gift cards to local gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores and duffel bags or backpacks. 

Family Starter Kits

To help families start over, FOF has a list of “starter kits” that can help families. We give these kits out throughout the year as families leave our shelter and move into their own homes.

  • Bathroom Kit: Towels, Washcloths, Toilet Paper, Shower Curtain & Liner, Rug, Small Trash Can, Hygiene Products
  • Kitchen Kit: Pots and Pans, Silverware, Hand Towels, Dishware, 13-Gallon Trash Can and Bags, Cooking Utensils (Optional: Dish Drying Rack, Tupperware, Toaster, Coffee Maker)
  • General Cleaning Kit: Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, General Disinfectant, Paper Towels, Mop, Broom, Dustpan, Sponges/Rags, Dish Soap (Optional: Duster and Vacuum)
  • Laundry Kit: Laundry Basket, Detergent, Fabric Softener, Hangers (Optional: Iron, Ironing Board, Drying Rack)
  • Kid’s Kit: Board Games, Puzzles, Activity/Coloring Books, Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils, Toys

Donation Items We Can't Accept

  • Clothing not usable for current season
  • Torn clothing
  • Clothing with broken zippers
  • Stained clothing
  • Worn out or torn shoes
  • Used underwear or socks
  • Clothing with a musty or smoky odor
  • Dirty items