Helping Students & Schools, Helping the Community
Each August, over 10,500 students in our community begin a new school year, eager for new opportunities and exciting challenges. They don’t have to do this alone – generous people throughout the community support their journey by giving time, talent, and treasures to ensure every child is equipped for a successful year. Join us to make sure our kids start the new year off on the right foot.
How to Support? The following are three opportunities to help support students’ school readiness:
- Donate Funds 🡪 If you want your gift to have the largest impact, we suggest making financial contributions rather than donating items. Our partner organizations are able to leverage funds to go even further and reallocate as new needs emerge throughout the year. A $1 cash donation can go further than $10 worth of items thanks to our outstanding collaborators.
You can donate directly to the Waterloo Community Schools Foundation. From their homepage, there is a DONATE button that will take you through the process. Those funds will be placed in a restricted fund to be distributed within the District on a case- by-case basis (dependent on need).
- Donate Items through programs 🡪 Reference the opportunities by category:
Boys & Girls Club – Contact Nayeli Torres or call 319-234-2839.
|Anything is welcome. Please refer to the school supply list|
|Young Parents Together– Contact Jill White or call 319-231-9373 .||Yes please– Backpacks, Notebooks, Binders, Folders, Pens, Pencils
No thanks – Crayons or calculators
|Clothing (Uniforms & Shoes)
Junior League – Drop off at office 2530 University Ave Ste 1Waterloo
|Yes please- school uniforms & shoes|
|Eye of the Needle – Call Patricia King @ 319-215-6151||Yes please– School uniforms & clothing
No thanks – No used clothing
Junior League – Drop off at office 2530 University Ave Ste 1
|Yes please- Maxi pads, Tampons, Soap|
|Waterloo Young Parents Together– Contact Jill White or call 319-231-9373||Yes please- shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste|
|Tri-County Child & Family Dev – Contact Pauline Jones or call 319-320-4762||Yes please-bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, children’s toothpaste, combs/hair brushes
No thanks- toothbrushes
- Volunteer 🡪 Visit VCCV.org for opportunities
Ready Set School | List of Services
Our Youth = Our Future. We want to ensure they are school ready on their first day.
The following are organizations that provide services to ensure your student is ready for school.
Boys & Girls Club – Contact Nayeli Torres or call 319-234-2839.People’s Clinic – Free event and open to the public on August 10 to receive folders and spiral notebooksYoung Parents Together– Contact Jill White or call 319-231-9373
|Clothing (Uniforms & Shoes)
Junior League/League Lockers – Coordinate with counselors at Waterloo High Schools (East, Expo, West) Eye of the Needle – Call Patricia King @ 319-215-6151 to register your student
Junior League/League Lockers – Coordinate with counselors at Waterloo High Schools (East, Expo, West) Young Parents Together– Contact Jill White or call 319-231-9373
Allen Community Engagement Salvation Army Partnership – Free school athletic physicals given on July 28 from Noon-6pm, walk-in basis. Location: Salvation Army 89 Franklin St, Waterloo
Vision to Learn – Work with your school office to learn more on this program