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How To Help

How to Help

Get involved with Central Iowa Shelter & Services by volunteering or donating. CISS volunteers support our mission by serving meals, running our clothing closet and food pantry, helping at the front desk, and much more. If you don’t have time to volunteer, consider donating to CISS! Both financial and in-kind donations are vital in meeting the needs of our clients. View our Top Needs to see what items we need most.


Use your time to give back and serve those in need at CISS. Check out our volunteer opportunities and learn how you can get involved.

In-Kind Donations

Central Iowa Shelter and Services is thankful to receive generous donations from the community, such as new or gently used clothing, non-perishable food items, fresh produce, kitchen supplies and more. Check out our page for a full list!


Attend events, follow and share our social media, and spread the word about Central Iowa Shelter & Services. The more people we can reach, the more help we can give and receive. 

Our Impact This Year

  • Number of People Served This Year


  • Lbs harvested from Mulberry Farms & Food This Year


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