Give Back Locally This Holiday Season

Thinking about donating this holiday season, but don’t know what or where to give? Live2Give has got you covered! Here is what several Iowa City nonprofit organizations are asking for this holiday season.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

“Creates, finds and supports programs that improve the health and well-being of children and families.”

  • Ribbon and bows
  • Holiday and winter themed wrapping paper
  • New or gently used toys
  • Pop tabs
  • Sponsor a family
  • Shop their Target wish list
  • Purchase the Southern Living’s Christmas Cookbook, all proceeds benefiting house
  • Volunteers to cook a meal or help out around the house
  • Monetary donation

Crisis Center of Johnson County

“Our vision is that every individual in Johnson County, Iowa, has support in a time of need.”

  • A monetary donation of $25 will purchase a complete holiday for a family in need
  • Volunteers to help distribute meals
  • Donations made through December 16th will be matched by The University of Iowa Community Credit Union
  • Toiletries
  • Canned and box food items within their expiration date

The Shelter House- Iowa City

 “Provides safe shelter and helps people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness.”

  • Iowa City/Coralville bus passes (24 hour passes, and monthly passes- available at Hy-Vee customer service)
  • Deodorant (men and women)
  • Cough drops and over-the-counter medications
  • 50 juice boxes and 2 fruit trays for our Children’s Holiday Party
  • Sleeping cots
  • Sleeping bags
  • Plastic spoons and forks
  • Paper dishware (cups, bowls, plates, etc.)
  • A monetary donation for the Out of the Cold Campaign
  • Volunteers

United Action for Youth

“Through respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity, and stewardship, UAY is a safe place for teenagers under the age of twenty-one to find opportunities to create, grow, and lead.”

  • Winter clothing
  • A monetary donation
  • Baby supplies
  • Books
  • Art supplies
  • Music supplies.

Ronald McDonald House Hosts its Annual Pop Tab Collection Program

Every year, The Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City hosts its annual pop tab collection program. All of the proceeds earned from the donated pop tabs go directly back to the house benefiting all of the families who stay there. To learn more on how to donate visit