The We Care Shop
Due to the COVID-19 situation, our staff is working remotely and the office is closed until further notice. If you have any questions please email staff. The health of our staff, volunteers, families and you is our main concern and we will try our best to help in the case of an emergency.
During this time, YPN participant shopping hours and items will be limited to just diapers, wipes & formula. This will be a drive-up service only. Hours for this are:
Monday: 1-5pm Thursday: 2:30-5:30pm
We will not be taking any donations at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
Looking for a place to take your gently used or new baby items and help make a difference in a family’s life? The YPN We Care Shop is an incentive based shop where families involved with YPN can purchase items with points earned through participating in programs.
This incentive project 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.
Why support the YPN We Care Shop?
Because of YOU, YPN is able to provide basic needs items to all of our families and their very young children, in turn taking away the worry and concern of providing for their young child.
Every donation counts
Because the majority of the items on the shelves in the YPN We Care Shop come from generous individuals within our community, YPN has the freedom to focus on what matters most – empowering our participants to be the best parents they can be.
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. Each donor will receive a receipt as a record for their taxes.
Common needs for the families we serve include
Baby care products
Children’s clothing – newborn to size 5
Children’s books and toys
Items we are unable to accept: