Donate to our We Care Shop

The YPN We Care Shop is an incentive project that allows families to earn points in a variety of ways; attending group meetings, going to prenatal visits, receiving their high school diploma or GED, getting their child immunized on schedule, accessing counseling, and many other healthy behavior choices for themselves and their families. The points are then taken to the YPN We Care Shop and used to purchase much-needed items for their families.

Every donation counts

All of the items on the shelves in the YPN We Care Shop come from generous individuals within our community. YPN has created an incentive model that allows parents to learn and earn, having access to baby care items, and helping them save funds in their budget for things like rent and utilities. Your donation allows YPN to provide this service, together, we Support, Educate and Empower families in our community!

“We we’re able to meet other parents going through similar things by joining YPN group and the support is so helpful; without the We Care Shop, diapers and wipes alone would have been a huge financial burden. The kids love the toys, too.”

~Val & Jeremy, YPN Mom & Dad

How to donate

Donors can drop off items at the YPN We Care Shop at 420 6th Street SE, Suite #180 (in the Sister Mary Lawrence Community Center) in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Standard donation hours are Monday-Thursday 8am – 4pm and Fridays from 8am – Noon.

Please pull around to rear of the building – look for the door with the white awning.

Please call 319-364-8909 and staff will greet you to help with your donation.

Please wear a mask.

Each donor will receive a receipt as a record for their taxes.

Common needs for the families we serve include

  • Diapers/wipes/diaper bags

  • Baby care products/baby food/baby formula

  • Bassinets/crib sheets/toddler bedding/pack n play

  • Children’s clothing/coats/shoes – newborn to size 5t

  • Children’s books and toys/puzzles/activity table

  • High chairs/strollers/baby swing/bouncers

  • Breast pumps/boppy pillows/blankets

Items we are unable to accept:

  • Car seats/booster seats

  • Cribs/bumper pads

  • Changing tables

  • Stuffed animals/bike helmets/life jackets

  • Walkers with wheels/large play sets

  • Outdoor yard items

  • Medela brand breast pumps

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