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Caring Hands' ministry would not be possible without the faithful support of generous donors. 

Your financial gifts go a long way toward mobilizing compassion to your neighbors. That’s because over 90% of donations go directly towards providing assistance to our neighbors. And when you make your donation a recurring gift, it helps us budget more effectively and purchase food with confidence. 

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Matching Gifts
Many companies will match employee donations or volunteer hours. Ask your employer if they will match your gift to Caring Hands. We are happy to complete any necessary matching gift paperwork. Contact us with any questions.

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Hands on Compassion Campaign

The needs of our neighbors in southeast Polk County continue to expand. The Hands on Compassion Campaign allows us to broaden our Uplift Program to cultivate relationships with our neighbors and provide support to lift individuals and families up and out of cyclical poverty through mentoring, counseling, and the acquisition of work skills. Click here to learn more about the Hands on Compassion campaign.

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Donate Food & Hygiene Products

Donations of nonperishable foods, personal hygiene items (diapers, feminine hygiene products, soap, toothbrushes, etc.) and fresh produce from your garden may be dropped off at Caring Hands Altoona Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Food items may also be placed in specially-marked barrels at Hy-Vee in Altoona, Fareway stores in Altoona and Pleasant Hill, or the Altoona Public Library.
LIST OF MOST REQUESTED ITEMS

Organize a Food Drive

We would love to partner with your civic group, small group, class, neighborhood, or family to host a food drive for Caring Hands. You’ll find a list of our most requested items here. For more information, please contact our Director of Operations. We’ll be happy to help you promote your event.
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Donate Time

Caring Hands offers many opportunities to serve your community. Over 200 volunteers pick up donations, organize inventory, evaluate collections and estates, tend the garden, and assist our food pantry visitors. If you feel called to give your time, there is a place for you!

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Donate Items to Secondhand Treasures

Donate your secondhand treasures and shop for antiques, décor, furniture, clothing, and home goods. All proceeds benefit Caring Hands Outreach Center. Click the link below for shop hours and a comprehensive list of items we will gratefully accept.

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Pray

You can support the ministry of Caring Hands considerably by praying for our clients, staff, and volunteers. We list prayer requests in our newsletter each month.
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