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Types of Donations We Accept

This post is an attempt to clarify the types of donations we accept at Clive Community Services. If in doubt about whether an item is acceptable, please email, call (515) 257-8550, or bring the items in question to be reviewed by a volunteer. Please only leave items on the “Yes” list in our donation bins unless the items have been approved.We have very limited space for items that don’t fit a category in our food pantry or clothes closet.


  • food
  • clothing
  • personal care items
  • baby care items
  • household cleaning items/necessities

Maybe (please confirm items, quantities, and condition are acceptable with Executive Director or a volunteer first)

  • books
  • towels
  • sheets
  • kitchenware
  • school supplies
  • toys
  • baby gear
  • basic medical supplies (email our clinic with questions)


  • car seats
  • furniture
  • housewares
  • decor
  • electronics
  • small appliances
  • items that are broken, torn, missing parts, dirty, stained, smelly